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Today's News

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Carwash

    Boy Scout Troop 151 will have a car wash at 9 a.m. May 9 in the parking lot of LaRue County Farm Bureau. Donations are appreciated.

    Cornhole for Relay

    Relay for Life will host a cornhole tournament 10 a.m. May 9 in the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School gym; $10 per person. For more information, call 766-7834.

    Project Graduation bake sale

    Project Graduation will hold a bake sale 9 a.m. May 9 in the IGA lobby. For more information, call 358-4375.

  • NRCS accepts applications for wildlife habitat

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program signup. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time however; applications received by April 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2009 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • New corn plantings threatened by insects and disease

    Excessive winter annual weed growth can affect insect management in corn. One insect group problem that may be encountered is the cutworms. Cutworms do not prefer to lay eggs on corn, they more commonly lay their eggs on winter annual weeds. Black cutworm cannot overwinter here; in early spring the moths migrate to Kentucky with weather fronts out of the south. As the moths tend to lay their eggs and feed on winter annuals, cutworm damage usually occurs when winter annuals have been burnt down with herbicides forcing the intermediate-stage larvae to feed on the emerging corn.

  • OEA report finds financial conflict of interest

    An attorney general investigation that apparently slipped through the cracks during the change of administrations in Frankfort has been re-opened regarding allegations that a financial conflict of interest exists with a LaRue County School Board member.

    James Richard “Dick” Greenwell may be required to resign his position if the current administration concludes that conflict does exist.

  • Reception held for Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center

    About 120 people attended the grand opening for The Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center on Thursday.

    The event, held in the Community Room and the library, coincided with the museum’s 20th anniversary.

    Former Board of Trustees chairwoman Kaye Bondurant, who has been with the museum board since 1989, was one of several dignitaries to address the crowd. She described the library’s beginnings – how local carpenters, bricklayers and other craftsmen volunteered their time to construct the 12 scenes of Abraham Lincoln’s life.

  • Precautions could prevent 350 deaths caused by rollovers annually

    Farm tractors and farm equipment can be dangerous. Each year there are accidents with farm equipment that causes injuries and death.

  • Relay to ‘paint the town purple’

    The LaRue County Relay for Life will paint the town purple Saturday, May 9, to promote interest in the cancer research fundraiser. Businesses around Lincoln Square in Hodgenville will sport purple ribbons and decorations and the bridge will be covered with purple balloons.

    At 5 p.m., members from the 16 teams will meet on Lincoln Square to speak about why they participate in Relay. County Relay survivor chairwoman Kathy Ross will be on hand to enlist cancer survivors for the survivor medal ceremony held at the beginning of the 16-hour event May 15.

  • Lady Hawks split doubleheader with E'town

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks split a doubleheader April 27 with Elizabethtown’s Lady Panthers.

    LaRue’s ladies won the first game 6-3 and dropped the second 3-1.

    Amelia Miller and Megan Smith shared the win on the mound; Brittany Enlow took the loss in the second game, striking out one and walking none.

    In the first game, senior second baseman Megan Mauldin, senior shortstop Christian Cox and Miller, a freshman, each hit a single. Cox had two steals and two runs scored to go with an RBI, while Mauldin scored once and Miller had two RBIs.

  • State Theater reopens in E'town

    Dark for more than 25 years, the lights of the State Theater in Elizabethtown soon will shine again following an extensive rehabilitation and revitalization project.

    Once the centerpiece of downtown and the entertainment center of the region, the theater has been empty since 1982. Now the new Historic State Theater Complex is the cornerstone project of Elizabethtown’s Kentucky Main Street/Renaissance on Main program.

    The public will have a chance to see and celebrate all the changes during events planned May 8-10.

  • New Haven to receive funds to relieve logjam

    The City of New Haven will receive funds to remove a logjam caused by limbs that fell into Rolling Fork River during the January ice storm. Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie helped secure $16,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Emergency Watershed Program.

    “It’s a start, I am just glad that they are thinking about us, I appreciate any help,” New Haven Mayor Tessie Cecil said.