Today's News

  • Concession stands must buy permits

    As the Lincoln Days Festival approaches, many groups are planning to set up concession booths.

    According to the LaRue County Environmental Office, all temporary food booths are required to get a permit if they are planning on serving at the event.

    Temporary food permits are $25 for a two- to three-day event.

    Temporary food booths are not limited on what they can serve, as long as they do it safely. The basic sanitation requirements for a temporary food booth are the same as restaurants.

  • Former Wonderful Wednesday students invited to walk in Lincoln Days parade

    The Wonderful Wednesday program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has been selected as grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Wonderful Wednesday began as a Commonwealth Institute for Teachers project with Karen Brooks Wells and Kathy Ross in the mid 1980s. The two teachers were working at Magnolia Elementary School and Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Lincoln Days continues Sunday

    Several events will be held Sunday as the Lincoln Days festival winds down.


    SUNDAY, OCT. 3

    8 a.m.  Flag raising; gospel music, Eddie Black

    9 a.m.  Gospel music, Jeff Knoop, Heartland Songwriters

    9 a.m.  Lincoln Days Car Show at Creekfront Park

    10 a.m.  Vendor booths open

    10:30 a.m.  Music by Doug Gary and Jim Walters

    11 a.m.  Non-denominational Church Service   

    Noon  Brighter Day Concert

  • Lincoln Days: Prepare for the memories

    Lincoln Days

    2010 Theme

    Made in Kentucky

       Entertainment will be staged on Lincoln Square on the Lincoln Days Stage and the Bluegrass Cellular Stage.


     6 a.m. – Street closing

    7-9:30 a.m. – Woman’s Club Breakfast               

    8 a.m. – Flag raising, wreath laying, music by Eddie Black

    8:30 a.m. – Music by Jeff Knoop (vocal, guitar)

  • Fiscal Court hears jail and road reports

    Joey Stanton was appointed chief administrative officer for the LaRue County Jail in June.

    Since then, nearly the entire staff of the jail has been replaced.

    At last week’s meeting of LaRue Fiscal Court, Stanton said many of the new hires are LaRue County residents.

    “When I came on … 48 percent of our employees were residents of LaRue County,” he said. “Currently, 71 percent of them (25 total employees including part time) reside in LaRue County.”

  • Old city hall fetches $60,000

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  • Shepherd joins Herald News staff

    Allison Shepherd has been named general manager/advertising manager of The LaRue County Herald News in Hodgenville.

    Shepherd will be responsible for the operational oversight, coaching and leadership of the newspaper’s staff to improve the news product and grow paid circulation. Her duties also include direct advertising sales for the weekly newspaper.

    Shepherd, 45, has an extensive sales and operational management background in a broad range of industries including agri-business, maintenance supply, automotive, trucking and media.

  • Heat stress can affect pregnancy rates in beef cattle

    Heat stress reduces conception rate of cows to 30-35 percent and can result in fetal loss between 25-45 days of pregnancy. Both of these factors have lead to low pregnancy rates this year.

    Pregnancy checking of cattle is a valuable management tool to know about and deal with this situation. Checking for pregnancy will allow a beef producer to make timely culling decisions and focus resources on the sound, reliable breeders.

  • Level I drought declared in state

    The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are issuing a Level I Drought Declaration for five drought management areas in western and central Kentucky. These five areas are in addition to the three currently under the Level I declaration.

    Hardin, Grayson and Meade are within the new Level I drought declaration areas. Serious impacts to agricultural water needs, wildfire risk and other water-sensitive sectors can be expected in the designated areas.

  • Hughes making the most of return home

    As I began my time in LaRue County, I was first introduced to Jeff Hughes.

    Jeff is president of the Lincoln Days Celebration that begins Saturday, Oct. 2. Jeff has served on the Lincoln Days committee for four years and has worked very hard this year getting the event sponsors and supporters all going in the same direction.

    Born and raised in Hodgenville, Hughes left small town life to go to the “Big Cities,” believing he would never return. But after working some 30 years, Hughes found his way back home to Hodgenville.