Today's News

  • Senior activities

    Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 N. Mulberry, Elizabethtown. Bob Henson, KPR representative on the Kentucky Retirement System Board, will be the guest speaker.

  • Community calendar

    Cholesterol screening

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will have cholesterol screenings 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8. Cost is $25 by appointment only.

    Prostate screenings

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will hold prostrate screenings – PSA lab work ($20 fee) 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8.; and digital rectal exam appointments 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Registration required. Call 737-4464 to schedule an appointment.

    Lincoln Labor Day program

  • Parish workshop to be held

    The Parish Health and Wellness Ministry workshop will be 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Catharine College Hamilton Health Sciences Building near Springfield. Sister Bea Keller, SCN, Norton Healthcare, will be the primary presenter. Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM will provide a session on public policy and health ministry.

    Four continuing education units are available for nurses on request with registration. The $5 fee includes lunch. Registration is required by Aug. 21. All faith communities are welcome.   

  • Utility increases power rates

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • Fields are ready for the harvest

    This summer it has been a real joy to drive through the countryside and see the beautiful crops. One can almost see and hear the corn grow. We’ve had ample good rain and the temperature has been moderate. How grateful the farmers should be, considering some recent years when not enough rain and other adverse conditions produced a less than desirable yield.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    BR Young Lodge breakfast

    BR Young Lodge No. 132 will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast and open house 8-10 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Masonic building on the square in Hodgenville. A small donation is requested for the bacon, sausage and pancakes meal. For more information, call Paul Withington at 324-3325.

    If you have items for next week’s fundraiser calendar, make sure you submit them by noon Friday for early deadline.

  • Classified ad customers should be aware of bogus calls

    An attempt to falsely obtain credit card and checking account information has been aimed at classified advertising customers.

  • State issues drunken driving warning

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will join law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation in the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” crackdown on impaired driving, which continues through Labor Day.

    Drunken driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. More than 13,000 people are killed nationwide each year in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol  concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or  higher.

  • Park to host Labor Day program

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a Bicentennial celebration on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

    Music will be provided by Anne Milligan. Living history presentations will be provided by costumed interpreters from Frazier International History Museum at 11 a.m. by Eric Franz; and 2 p.m. by Zoe Jackson.

    Franz portrays Lincoln, reflecting on his life up to his election as an Illinois State Representative.

  • Red Cross thanks

    The American Red Cross, Hardin/LaRue Service Center, held its annual golf scramble July 31 at the Lincoln Trail Country Club in Vine Grove. More than $6,700 was raised to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Services Program. Eighty golfers played in an 18-hole team scramble, with a complimentary lunch, goody bag, door prize for each player and cash prizes. Thanks go to The Cecilian Bank for co-sponsoring and helping with the event.