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Today's News

  • Poetry contest deadline is Monday

    The Kentucky State Parks are celebrating their 85th anniversary this year and is offering a poetry contest for visitors who like to write about outdoor experiences.

    The contest has three age categories – 11 and younger, 12-18 and 19 and older. Any style may be used but poets are asked to use a theme that is some way related to the natural, cultural or historical aspects of the 52 state parks.

  • Hodgenville Main Street finalist for state award

    The Hodgenville Main Street Association was a finalist in a competition for beautification. The nomination, in the design category, was for all the work on Lincoln Square and the surrounding area.

  • Breast cancer rates show gaps in races

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the U.S. according to a new American Cancer Society report, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-2010.

  • Nunn joins angus association

    Donald Nunn of Hodgenville is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry Association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 16 million registered Angus.

    The national breed registry organization is located in St. Joseph, Mo.

  • ALES announces September Lincoln Cabinet recipients

    The faculty of Abraham Lincoln Elementary is proud to announce its September Lincoln Presidential Cabinet recipients.

  • Patriotic pride, without fear

    I received an e-mail the other day and I wanted to share it with you. I checked out the story to verify it was true before I shared it. I love this lady’s patriotism and spunk.

  • Quilt uncovers 112 years of history

    When the congregation of Hodgenville's First Baptist Church presented its pastor, the Rev. B.F. Hagan, with a Christmas gift in 1897, he likely had no inkling that the present would become a conversation piece 112 years later. The gift — a 68-by-78-inch hand-stitched quilt — will be presented to the church on Tonieville Road during the worship service there Sunday, Oct. 25.

    One of the more interesting things about the full-size coverlet is that it contains some 660 names hand stitched into a Boston Puzzle style pattern.

  • Lady Hawks fall to Bethlehem at regionals

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball season came to an abrupt end Oct. 21, with a semifinal regional loss to Bardstown Bethlehem with scores of 25-14 and 25-14.

    “We just came up short tonight.  Bethlehem did an incredible job of putting pace on their serves and forcing us to make bad first passes,” LaRue coach Ben Schell said. “Had we been able to cut down on our errors, we would have been able to push them.”

  • Hawks takes second in Jack Mitchell invitational

    It was cloudy and extremely cool Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Jack Mitchell Invitational Cross Country Meet at the First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. The LaRue County varsity boys and girls each placed second in the five-team event.  Ryan Durbin paced the boys’ varsity team, placing third with a time of 18:49 in the 5K event. Adam Sandidge placed seventh with a time of 19:43 and Alex Wood finished 14th with a time of 22 minutes flat. 

  • Despain: A family tradition

    For the Despain family, racing was and is a “family tradition. In the mid 1950s, the late Vernon “Jim Bob” Despain began racing stock cars, or hot rods, as they were called in those days and raced at the stock car track that was located at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville that was promoted by the Louisville Automobile Racing Association.