Today's News

  • Golf scramble benefits youth baseball

    The LaRue County Youth Baseball Golf Scramble will be 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the LaRue County Country Club.

    The fee is $50 per person. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 each.

    Call Clarence Baker Jr. at 358-8651 for more information.

  • National Guard group plans reunion

    A 40th reunion and anniversary of the Kentucky National Guard, B Battery, 2nd 138th Field Artillery, is set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Elizabethtown Armory on Warfield Street.

    All former members are welcome to attend. This unit was deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968.

    For more information, contact Al McDonald at 270-300-8106.

  • Reception scheduled for retiring librarian

    A retirement reception will be held for Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

    For more information, call 358-3851.

  • Special Needs Adoption Program

    The Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.

  • Gribbins may serve 14 years for manslaughter

    A New Haven man who was indicted for double murder pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of two counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment during his pre-trial conference Friday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office recommended that Kenneth R. Gribbins serve 14 years on each count with the sentences to run concurrently.

  • Community Education accepting nominations for service awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2009 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.  

    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating the community.

    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place.

  • Librarian turns new page to retirement

    When Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, retires April 30, she plans to continue doing what she has loved since she was a little girl – reading.

    “When I was growing up in Franklin, Ky., I couldn’t wait for the bookmobile to come to our home so that I could read some new books,” said Martin, who has spent 26 years as a librarian, the past 12 at the library in Hodgenville.

    A retirement reception will be held for Marti from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

  • Lincoln Birthplace getting a new name

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is now a park.

    Three years ago, the General Management Plan for ALBNHS recommended changing the name of the site to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The addition of the Boyhood Home Site at Knob Creek Farm to the site necessitated the change, according to a National Park Service news release.

    A national historic site is defined as “containing a single historic feature that was directly associated with its subject.” 

  • Main Street offers home improvement seminars

    Hodgenville Main Street is hosting a day of free home improvement seminars Saturday.

    $uper $timulus $aturday begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room with Eddie Black.

    Black, who has worked on several of the historic buildings on Lincoln Square, will discuss home restoration and improvements.

    Scotty Lee of Lee’s Nursery will discuss planting schedules, along with “what, where and how,” 11 a.m.-noon.

    After lunch, Martha Lenardon will speak on “turning trash into treasure,” 1-2 p.m.

  • Merritt wins Excellence Award

    George C. “Clint” Merritt, manager of Southern States Hardin Cooperative – Hodgenville Branch, has won the President’s Operating Excellence Award. Only 40 co-op managers from Southern States 23-state territory earned this award, which Merritt has won two times since the program’s inception in 1987.