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Today's News

  • Get moving with your fellow Kentuckians on Second Sunday

    It’s time to get up off the couch and head outdoors ... or at least its time to save the date to get up and moving. On Oct. 11, LaRue County is participating in a statewide event to promote healthy living.

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service is promoting Second Sunday — an event that encourages physical activity. People in communities throughout the state will simultaneously participate in the event, turning Kentucky’s reputation of being one of the unhealthiest states in the country upside-down and promoting a healthy lifestyle. 

  • Talent show winners announced

    Youth

    First – Blake Merryman

    Second – Paul Hedge

    Third – Michaela Rock

    Teen

    First – Chase Riffe

    Second – Abby Modrowski

    Third – Brittany Cruse

    Adult

    First – William Wesson

    Second – Stephanie Metcalf

    Third – Aaron Harp

    The top three winners of the talent contest received cash prizes.

  • LaRue’s unemployment decreases from July

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between August 2008 and August 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate increased from 7 percent to 11.3 percent in that timeframe; however, the rate decreased from July 2009 when the rate was 14.3 percent.

    Of 7,234 potential workers, 6,418 are employed.

  • Lincoln Days float winners

    The award winning floats of the Lincoln Days Parade.

  • Lincoln Days art contest winners

    Lincoln Days Art Contest Winners sponsored by The Lincoln Museum.

    Wes Kendall, Lincoln Division, first, “Gettysburg Prose”, Janet Gream, Lincoln Division, second, “Knob Creek”, Carl McKinley, Open Division, first, “Kentucky Horse Farm”, Theresa Shelton, Open Division, second, “Grain Bin at Irvington”. Martha Hollenback, Open Division, honorable mention “Wind in the Trees”.

    Burrows named People’s Choice winner

  • Statewide program encourages physical activity

    People across the state are joining together Oct. 11 to improve health and physical activity.

    Sponsored by UK Cooperative Extension Service, 103 counties have activities planned in the Second Sunday program. Locally, the event will be at 2 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Park rangers will lead walks on the unpaved open field area or up the overlook trail. Walkers will receive UK incentive items and T-shirts while supplies last. Bring water and insect repellent.

    For more information, call the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

  • Lincoln contest winners announced

    Abraham Lincoln Lookalike

    First – Larry Elliott

    Second – Jim Rubin

    Third – Whit McMahan

    Lincoln Oratory Contest

    First – Nicholas Bur

    Second – David Kreutz

    Third – Jim Rubin

    Mary Todd Lookalike

    First – Betty Mansfield

    Second – Mary Elliott

    Third – Debbie Grise

  • Lincoln contest winners announced

    Abraham Lincoln Lookalike

    First – Larry Elliott

    Second – Jim Rubin

    Third – Whit McMahan

    Lincoln Oratory Contest

    First – Nicholas Bur

    Second – David Kreutz

    Third – Jim Rubin

    Mary Todd Lookalike

    First – Betty Mansfield

    Second – Mary Elliott

    Third – Debbie Grise

  • Lincoln contest winners announced

    Abraham Lincoln Lookalike

    First – Larry Elliott

    Second – Jim Rubin

    Third – Whit McMahan

    Lincoln Oratory Contest

    First – Nicholas Bur

    Second – David Kreutz

    Third – Jim Rubin

    Mary Todd Lookalike

    First – Betty Mansfield

    Second – Mary Elliott

    Third – Debbie Grise

  • Fifth-grader plays in regional golf tourney

    Although only a fifth-grade student, Cameron Dawson competed in the regional golf tournament last week.

    He has two years’ experience playing on LaRue County High School’s varsity golf team.

    He’s been playing the sport for six years, partly because he can step into his back yard and he’s practically on the LaRue County Country Club course’s front nine.