Today's News

  • McFarland sentenced to 18 years for shooting death of stepdaughter

    Family members of Sabrina Shirley gathered Monday to witness the sentencing of the man who shot and killed the young mother of two.

    In late August, David McFarland, 45, accompanied by attorney Bart Adams, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the July 2007 death of Shirley, his former stepdaughter.

  • Community calendar

    Blood drive

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club, 19 Lincoln Square, will hold a blood drive noon-5 p.m. Oct. 13.  Identification is required and you must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health.

    Look Good/Feel Better

  • Seniors shine at last home meet

    Last Thursday was senior night for the LaRue County soccer teams. Ten players were honored.

    The girls gave their signature performance – playing with heart – but came out on the short end with a 2-0 loss. It was not displayed on the scoreboard, but all that were present that night saw the emotions and raw determination on the field.

  • Senior activities

    Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Carol Walzemayer, Hardin Memorial Hospital representative, will speak about living wills.

  • 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


    First – Blake Merryman

    Second – Paul Hedge

    Third – Michaela Rock


    First – Chase Riffe

    Second – Abby Modrowski

    Third – Brittany Cruse


    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.