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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Hawks kick Hart County

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks continued their winning ways Sept. 8 against Hart County. The Lady Hawks won 25-11, 25-27 and 25-7.

    “We played a great first and third set with Hart County tonight. The second set was great as well until we stopped playing to win and started making mistakes,” said Coach Ben Schell.

  • Division of Forestry awards $3,000 grant to LaRue

    The LaRue County Fire Department received a $3,000 grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

    The grant was a portion of $490,088 given to communities and fire departments through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program and the Firewise Community grant program.

  • Wounded Warrior presents Lincoln portrait to park

    Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Jones doesn’t consider himself an artist, but when he saw a portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, he made up his mind that he would make his own portrait of the 16th President.

    Instead of paint and brush, however, Jones used all Lincoln-head pennies, including some that were minted in 1909, 100 years after the Great Emancipator was born. 

    Lincoln holds a special place in Jones’s heart, partly because the sergeant is a native Kentuckian.

  • LaRue's girls' soccer team defeats Monroe 7-1

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks soccer team ventured on a long trip Aug. 31 to Monroe County and emerged victorious, 7-1. So dominating was the victory, the first of the season, that five different players left their mark on the scoreboard.

    Not to be outdone, the middle-school attackers wrestled against the high-school junior varsity and played them to a 1-1 draw.

    Junior Shelby Mouser began the onslaught after receiving a long kick from fellow junior Justine Scroggins. Scroggins took a free kick from midfield and delivered the ball to Mouser’s feet.