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Today's News

  • Get equipment ready for corn harvest now

    LaRue County’s grain producers soon will begin an expected bountiful harvest of corn. With these higher yields, it is critical to fine-tune equipment to reduce field loss, reduce mechanical delays, improve performance, assure a safe harvest and maintain grain quality of your crops. In fact, a few hours spent with combines, augers, conveyors, dryers and storage bins usually will have a considerable pay back. 

  • Joel Ray still kickin' it after 55 years in show biz

    Each week for 55 years, a few hundred people have arrived each Saturday to enjoy Joel Ray Sprowls’ antics on stage and the talented house band and various entertainers that comprise the Lincoln Jamboree.

    Far fewer share in the behind-the-scenes operations.

  • Carrie Warren competes in Ironman

    Since she took up running to help her lose weight 10 years ago, Carrie Warren has progressed from jogging a couple of miles near her home at Ovesen Heights to mini-marathons and then to marathons, including New York City’s famous race.

    She stepped up big time, however, Aug. 30 when she completed her first Ironman. The Ironman includes three grueling parts – a 2.4-mile swim followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride and then a 26.2-mile marathon run.

  • Goats and sheep a growing industry in LaRue County

    According to the 2007 USDA Agricultural census, LaRue County ranks sixth in goat production and about 25th in sheep production in the state. While sheep numbers have declined for several years, goat production has done just the opposite – numbers have increased significantly.

    Much of the increase in goat numbers has been the introduction of meat type goats such as Boer goats from Africa and other foreign countries. This has generated an increased supply of higher quality goat meat for consumers.

  • Lincoln presenter will be honored at parade

    Long-time Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg is this year’s Lincoln Days Parade grand marshal.

    Sayre began growing a beard in the late 1970s after a stint in the Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia and required to “shave every day.”

    “I let the beard grow, sometimes mutton chops, and people kept remarking on the resemblance (to Lincoln),” he said.

    Although the similarities to the former president were “completely unintentional” on Sayre’s part, he’s “not a bit sorry that it happened.”

  • 4-H fourth-graders file report

    Mrs. Smith’s and Mrs. Cline’s fourth-grade classes met for their 4-H meeting Sept. 16 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. 

    The meeting was held by Misty Wilmoth, 4-H Agent. 4-H membership forms were sent home by Mrs. Wilmoth for parents to fill out and return. Jada Montgomery led the 4-H pledge. Mrs. Wilmoth talked to everyone about what 4-H was.

  • Board holds property tax rates at ’08 level

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to keep the property tax rate at last year’s level.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders recommended the board not take the compensating rate which could be levied without a hearing or recall (KRS 160.470). The compensating rate, when applied to current year’s property assessment, produces an amount equal to that produced in the preceding year, Sanders said.

  • Lady Hawks defeat North Hardin

    Landmark News Service

    Lauren Patterson spelled doom for the North Hardin Lady Trojans Sept. 14.

    With the junior middle hitter behind the service line, the LaRue County Lady Hawks went on an 8-0 run in the first game and a 13-0 run in the second as they cruised to a 25-11, 25-10 victory over the homestanding Lady Trojans.

  • Lincoln Memorial Building to close temporarily

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will be closed for repairs beginning Sept. 28.

    Interior work will include replacement of the HVAC system, restoration of plaster, rehabilitation of windows and bronze doors and renovation of the skylight, according to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Superintendent Keith Pruitt. Exterior work consists of roof replacement to prevent further leakage and damage to the building.

  • Main Street event is Sept. 26

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

    Water’s Edge “music ranges from gospel to jazz and even Elvis may make an appearance,” according to Main Street Director Celia McDonald.

    The performers are tenor Dan Blanchard; Stu Sollman, lead; Tim Shaner, baritone; and Tim Blanchard, bass and vocal percussionist as well as arranger/writer for the group. All are from Louisville.