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Today's News

  • Turkey Winners
  • UK’s airsoft gun incident unacceptable, but will be a valuable lesson

    The only sounds that Kentucky football’s Class of 2014 was supposed to cause were Air Raid sirens and cheering on Saturday afternoons.

    Now, after a Sunday night in September, four of them (Dorian Baker, Stanley Boom Williams, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose) will instead be known for the sound of three airsoft guns being shot into the air in the middle of South Campus, and the subsequent pinging of 30,000 students’ cell phones alerting them to a campus-wide lockdown.

  • Mom’s magic returns for Thanksgiving

    My mother, who has been gone for 10 years, performed magic every Thanksgiving.

    Somehow, she managed to have ripe, garden-grown tomatoes on the table, year after year. They were always the last ones of the season and we knew we’d have to wait another seven or eight months for the next taste.

    A ripe tomato on an Old Town Blue Corelle plate, surrounded by a slice of turkey and a pile of homemade mashed potatoes and green beans seasoned with a bit of bacon: If there is anything better on Thanksgiving – I don’t know what it is.

  • ‘Cram the Cruiser’ feeds the hungry

    The Kentucky State Police kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive last week. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • Senior Activities

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Ryan’s, 1034 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. Touch of Class will entertain with Christmas music.

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 270-358-4311 or e-mail Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

     

    Daily activities

  • Katy Cecil honored by the Louisville CVB

    A LaRue County woman was honored Nov. 14 by the Louisville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

    Katy Cecil, a LaRue County High School teacher and coach of the speech and debate program, was named an ambassador for working to bring the National NCFL Speech and Debate Tournament to Louisville in 2017.

  • Park closed for construction

    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction.

    No one except the contractors is allowed in the site during construction due to safety hazards and security. The park will notify the public when the site is reopened for public use.

    For more information on the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, visit the park’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/abli or the park Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LincolnBirthplaceNPS. 

  • Bardstown Christmas Tour of Homes is Dec. 13

    The annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Bardstown will be 2-9 p.m. Dec. 13 and features five historic homes (including the Wright-Talbott House which now houses the Women’s Civil War Museum), three modern homes, and the historic Federal Hill (My Old Kentucky Home).

    The tour is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Bardstown Visitor’s Center, Court Square, beginning Thanksgiving weekend. The day of the tour, tickets ($15) will be available at the Old Library Building, also on the Court Square.

  • PHOTO: Hat Day
  • Festival of Trees a success

    Hodgenville’s annual Festival of Trees took place over the weekend and, according to Chamber of Commerce President Katie McDowell, it was an overwhelming success.

    According to McDowell, the unofficial total amount raised for charity was about $1,500. That money is sent to charities chosen by the donors.