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Today's News

  • Guide to Lincoln Days distributed in newspaper

    The official 64-page guide to the Lincoln Days festival is included inside this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News. All subscribers received a copy and the section is included as an insert in all copies sold in local stores and Herald News rack locations.

    It includes a detailed schedule, festival map, feature stories, photographs from previous festivals and registration forms for various events. The section is produced in concert with the Lincoln Days committee.

    The Lincoln Days festival is held annually on the first weekend of October.

  • New Haven holds Iron Horse Festival

    A large crowd attended New Haven’s 19th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival last weekend.

    Numerous LaRue Countians participated in contests, booths and the parade. New Haven is in Nelson County, but located between the LaRue communities of Athertonville and Lyons Station.

    The festival’s theme was “All Roads Lead Home.”

    The event began Friday night with bouncers, concessions, demonstrations, games and face painting at New Haven City Park.

    On Saturday, the streets were crowded with visitors taking in the sights and sounds.

  • Mayor pledges no increase in water rates

    The City of Hodgenville needs nearly $1 million to pay for a new 300,000-gallon water tower on Greensburg Street.

    But that will not mean an increase in water and sewer rates, according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

    Thanks to several grants and the city’s policy of earmarking about $10,000 each month for the project, the tank is nearly paid for.

    At Monday’s city council meeting, Cruse said the city will pay only about $211,000 of the total cost of the tower, engineering fees, any extra excavation fees and for the site where the tank will be located.

  • Two students named national proficiency finalists

    The National FFA Organization recently announced that LaRue County FFA members Emily Johnson and Cody Sullivan were selected as finalists for National FFA Proficiency Awards.

    Johnson is a finalist in floriculture-entrepreneurship/placement. Sullivan is a finalist in turf grass management-entrepreneurship/place-ment.

    Each is one of only four students chosen from across the nation to compete for this award at the National FFA Convention this fall.

  • Landri Taylor wins Beech Bend Superstar Talent Contest

    After a two-hour finale Saturday, Landri Taylor of Bethpage, Tenn., was crowned the winner of Beech Bend’s 2009 Superstar Contest.

    She sang the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw hit “Like You’ve Never Loved Before” and finished in a tie with runner-up and recent Bowling Green Idol winner Kyle Whitaker of Morgantown.

    By virtue of a predetermined tiebreaker system, Taylor was announced as the winner.

    Elena Korol of Portland, Tenn., finished in third place.

  • Lincoln Days contest registration draws near

    Lincoln Days will be held Oct. 3-4. But several events of the festival require an early registration.

    The baby contests and Little Abe, Little Sarah and best costumed family contests will be Sept. 27 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    There are categories for several age groups and registration must be complete by Tuesday, Sept. 22.

    Entry fee is $10. Pick up an application at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, download at www.lincolndays.org or call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

  • 4-H enrollment taking place

    4-H enrollment is taking place for 2009-10, school club meetings are being held for fourth and fifth graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school.

    However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year runs Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

  • New pharmacy planned for city

    A new pharmacy is planned for the Cradle of Lincoln development on the Lincoln Parkway connector road.

    Business partners and pharmacists David E. Bowman and Patrick Huff purchased a lot from Carl and Sharon A. Howell and hope to construct Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy by next spring.

    Huff and Bowman work together at a drugstore in Columbia and are “very excited about coming to Hodgenville,” said Huff, who has been a pharmacist since 2006.

  • County government considers health plans

    With the deadline approaching for choosing an insurance carrier and plan for the next year, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates listened to a presentation explaining different types of coverage including a health reimbursement account.

    Phil Brown, an insurance agent affiliated with the Kentucky Association of Counties, took questions from magistrates and audience at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 8 as he showed a PowerPoint presentation on health insurance.

  • Try to be more open in dealings with others

    “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another, Proverbs 27:17

    How do you handle correction? By taking offense? By hearing it as rejection? By getting defensive? All of us need people who will be honest with us because we’re easily blinded by our egos. When God sends somebody to correct you it’s because he loves you. He only does that to those he values.

    “If you are not disciplined … then you are illegitimate children and not true sons” Hebrews 12:8. Check your credentials.