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Today's News

  • Didn’t like Lincoln Days cartoon

    I take issue with the editorial cartoon published in the Herald News Sept. 9.

  • Upton Days Festival under way

    The Upton Days Festival begins Friday evening with baby, food and coloring contests and karaoke.

    All events will be in the Community Center at 377 College St. There is a $2 admission fee at the door for all events with no charge for ages 10 and younger.

    Kathy Williamson, one of the event’s organizers, said she has fielded several calls about the baby contest from non-local residents. The contest is limited to Upton residents only.

  • Cardboard Nation fundraiser is tonight

    Sleeping in a cardboard box may not seem like an enjoyable night, but this Friday, there are over a hundred locals who will choose to do just that. The event is called Cardboard Nation and it allows citizens to experience homelessness for one evening by sleeping in a cardboard box and eating from a soup kitchen without the simple pleasures of life such as electronic games, cell phones or even a pillow.

  • Hawks defeat Green by 1

    Down to the last seconds, the Hawks pulled together a scoring drive to beat fourth-ranked and undefeated Green County at Greensburg 28-27 with 19.7 seconds on the clock during a  rainy Friday night.

    Hawks coach Rodney Armes gave accolades to both defensive and offensive efforts.

    “Our offensive line did such a tremendous job Friday night,” Armes said, “we ran the ball 95 percent of the time with sophomore Jordan Brewer being the difference maker.”

    Brewer got the nod as the starting quarterback Friday.

  • ‘Drink It and Sink It’ recycling program comes to district

    Conservation of resources and improving our environment, commonly referred to as “going green,” make sense not only from a financial viewpoint, but also from a safety and health perspective.

    LaRue County Nutrition Services has made several strong efforts in the last couple of years to work toward becoming “green,” according to Nutrition Services Coordinator DeeAnne Sanders.

  • New Haven mayor honored

    Landmark News Service

    The Tessie R. Cecil Pavilion was officially dedicated Friday night to the New Haven mayor for which it's named.

    Tessie Cecil has served as mayor in the small town in the southern portion of Nelson County for 19 years ago. But her dedication to the city began more than 30 years ago when she moved there with her husband where together they raised their family.

    State Sen. Dan Kelly was in New Haven to honor Cecil during the dedication, which was part of the weekend's Iron Horse Festival.

  • Don’t rely on oven for home canning

    I’ve gotten a variety of calls and e-mails recently on topics related to nutrition and food safety. I wanted to remind everyone to always keep food safety in mind whether you are trying to do home canning or just making purchases for your family.

    Q. Is it safe to process food in the oven, or try to do home canning in the oven?

    A. This method involves placing filled jars in the oven set at a specific temperature and “processing” for a certain period of time. This method has never been recommended as a safe procedure for a variety of reasons.

  • Our Christian beliefs affect the way we run our businesses

    A storeowner once said, “What I believe has nothing to do with the way I run my store. Church is church and business is business. Religion should keep its nose out of people’s work. It has no business being there.”

    Is that right? Should faith be divorced from all the areas of our lives, like work or play or school? Does faith deal only with the spiritual and not the earthly?

  • Main Street event to be held Sept. 26

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association will hold a dinner and concert event Sept. 26 at the Civic Center. Water’s Edge will appear in concert following the dinner.

    Tickets for the concert alone, or for the dinner and concert may be purchased at the Main Street Office, the Chamber of Commerce or from any Main Street Board member.

    Tickets are $20 for dinner and concert; $15 for concert alone.

    Reservations are requested by Tuesday.

  • Workers tackle mold problem at Lincoln Memorial Building

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will close periodically for repairs over the next few months.

    The building, designed by John Russell Pope, was built between 1909 and 1911 to mark the centennial of Lincoln’s Birth. It houses the traditional cabin that is representative of Lincoln’s birthplace.