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Today's News

  • Middle school wrestlers take third at state

    The slimmest of margins separated first from third at the middle school state wrestling tournament. In the end, the Mat Hawks fell short of winning their fourth straight middle school state championship, finishing in third place, just four points out of first place.

  • Keep learning and growing

    “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

    Outside Harvard, America’s oldest university, founded shortly after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, there is a commemorative inscription that reads, “After God carried us safe to New England … one of the … things we longed for and looked for and looked after was to advance learning … dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers … lie in dust.”

  • Softball organizational meeting is tonight

    A girls’ youth softball meeting is planned tonight at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation building to organize the softball season. It begins at 7 p.m.

    Anyone interested in helping or coaching may attend. This meeting is not for signups. Signups will start in March.

    For more information, call Regina Devers at 234-6217.

  • Middle school wrestlers take third at state

    The slimmest of margins separated first from third last weekend at the middle school state wrestling tournament. In the end, the Mat Hawks fell short of winning their fourth straight middle school state championship, finishing in third place, just four points out of first place.

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers holds board meeting

    What if you were a bit chilled and needed a blanket or shawl tucked around you? What if you needed help cutting up your food or maybe feeding yourself? What if you wanted some water or ice? What if you needed your chin wiped? What if you needed someone to take you to the church services or various events? What if you would like someone to just sit and talk with you? What if you would like to have the Bible read to you? What if you wished for someone to just hold your hand, give you a hug or perhaps pray with or for you?

  • LaRue County receives emergency funds

    LaRue County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. LaRue County has been chosen to receive $10,495 to supplement emergency food and temporary lodging programs in the area.

  • ECTC will present Lincoln wartime leadership address

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College “Lincoln Bicentennial Speakers Series” will present an address on “Lincoln’s Wartime Leadership and Presidency” by Prof. Charles P. Roland, at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in room 112A of the administration building. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • Abe's 200th marked by blue skies and song

    Feb. 12 – Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday was celebrated with the release of a new coin in his honor, a gun salute, a banquet and an opera.

    Visitors from around the state, nation and a couple of foreign countries joined local residents in honoring Hodgenville’s famous native son. Blue skies and temperatures in the 50s were a plus and stood in stark contrast to last year’s wintry weather. Sleet and ice caused the cancellation of the Feb. 12, 2008 Lincoln Bicentennial national kickoff.

  • County contends with debris removal

    Debris from the worst ice storm in recent history and what to do with it consumed the agenda as LaRue County Fiscal Court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 10.

    “I can sum up the road department report in three words, ‘working in brush,’” Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, told magistrates. Brown said his crews are continuing to clear limbs to “get school buses through without breaking their mirrors and lights.”

  • Carolyn’s life was one big adventure

    My friend Carolyn Martinette was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. Her initial diagnosis was gloomy, but she went about her life with more optimism than most healthy people muster on their best days. It’s a shame they can’t bottle that kind of courage.

    Besides being deputy circuit court clerk, she was a board member for Main Street and the founder of a unique business – Lincolnlicense.com. She produced souvenir driver’s licenses with Abraham Lincoln’s image.