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Today's News

  • Railsplitter Run registration is day of race

    Registration for the Lincoln Days Railsplitter Run and Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The walk starts at 9:30 a.m.; the run starts at 10 a.m.

    For more information, visit www.Lincolndays.org or call 358-8710.

  • Jim Sayre named grand marshal for parade

    Long-time Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg is this year’s Lincoln Days Parade grand marshal.

    The once clean-shaven Sayre began growing a beard in the late 1970s after a stint in the Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia and required to “shave every day.”

    “I let the beard grow, sometimes mutton chops, and people kept remarking on the resemblance (to Lincoln),” he said.

  • Churches participate in Youth March for Christ

    First Baptist Hodgenville was host to the South District Youth March for Christ on Saturday morning. The South District is composed of nine counties including Boyle, Washington and Lincoln counties.

    Eight churches were represented with about 80 people attending. Each church represented had banners and shirts with their logo.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse delivered greetings from the city. There were individual classes for primary, intermediate and adults.

  • ‘Adopt-A-Backpacker’ helps fund expanding food program

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland has initiated a new pilot program called “Adopt-A-BackPacker” for the 2009-10 school year. The program is designed to help fund the ever-increasing cost and to allow for expanded participation in the BackPack Program. 

  • Lincoln Days Entertainment

    Order of appearance Saturday

    Prior to parade at 2 p.m.

    Eddie Black will appear as a soloist to open the festival.

    Jeff Knopp

    Hardin County Fair Squares

    LaRue County Showcase (Glen Rice, Eddie Black, Camille Turner, Ronnie Benningfield)

    Main Street

    Post parade

    Ricky Whitlock 

    Brighter Day (Linda Grimes, Patty Chaudoin, Gene and Leon Grimes)

    Lincoln Cloggers

    Jeff Knopp

    Heartland Brass

    Salsa Rhythms

    Order of appearance Sunday

    Eddie Black

  • Brewer earns bachelor’s degree

    Matthew Brewer of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University.

    He was among 1,445 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 8 in Marion, Ind.

  • Attendance still good in LaRue schools

    LaRue County School District has, so far, managed to maintain high attendance despite widespread flu in the state. Director of Pupil Personnel Mike Brown said Tuesday that attendance is a little lower than this time last year, but is still about 95 percent.

    The schools continue preventive measures such as providing hand sanitizer and frequent cleaning to guard against flu outbreak, Brown said.

    Two neighboring school districts have canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to student illness.

  • Homecoming celebration is Friday

    Football homecoming is Oct. 2. The Hawks face Central Hardin at 8 p.m.

  • NCLB scores show schools on track

    For the third straight year, the LaRue County School district has met all goals on the No Child Left Behind national assessment, according to Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor.

    Results were released today from the NCLB that assesses progress in math and reading among students in grades 3-8, sophomores and juniors. Under the NCLB, a school and district must make all of its goals in order to show adequate yearly progress.

  • Buffalo resident hurt in car crash

    A Buffalo woman was injured Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a head-on collision.

    About 10 a.m., John Jankowicz Jr., 30, of Oak Hill Road, was driving a 1999 Ford F250 eastbound on Parkers Grove Road, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2000 Dodge Intrepid driven by Brenda Meers, 53, of Ferrill Hill Road.

    Meers complained of leg injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters also responded.