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Today's News

  • Woman injured in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured July 26 in a motorcyle crash in the Devers Curve area.
    Edward Bandurske was driving a motorcycle about 8 p.m. on Bardstown Road near Lincoln Boyhood Home and lost control in a curve, according to emergency services.
    Marcella Bandurske, a passenger on the motorcycle, was injured and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.
    A family friend said Edward Bandurske suffered minor injuries.

  • Marksbury joins Angus Association

    Eleanor Grace Marksbury, Buffalo, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • Peachy tips for freezing fruit

    Our office has had several calls about how to freeze peaches. As with many peeled fruits, they will darken during freezing, so you must be treat or coat the fruit to prevent discoloration.
    You can layer fruit with sugar and allow to stand 15 minutes. This may produce enough syrup with the fruit’s natural juice for a good coating. You can also make a syrup of sugar dissolved in water to coat your fruit pieces.

  • Park bench dedicated to David Stearman

    Friends and family of the late David Stearman gathered at Creekfront Park recently to honor him with the dedication of a park bench at the site. A group affectionately known as the “Lunch Bunch” purchased the bench in Stearman’s memory. He died last October after an extended battle with leukemia.   

  • COLUMN: Leadership LaRue program is a great investment in people, community

    When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • Abe's writing will be displayed at Springfield museum

    The oldest known sample of Abraham Lincoln’s writing will be on display during August at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to Myjournalcourier.com
    It’s a page from teenage Lincoln’s sum book, a homemade booklet of scratch paper Lincoln used to practice math.
    Lincoln’s stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, saved the book for 35 years. After the president’s death, she gave it to his law partner, who gave away pages to Lincoln’s friends. Ten pages still exist.

  • Meredith, Gibson testify about I-65 expansion

    Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) joined Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield (5th District) and Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin in Frankfort Thursday to testify on the need to expand Interstate 65 to six lanes in an area stretching from south of Elizabethtown to the Louie B. Nunn Parkway interchange near Glasgow.
    The three testified before the Budget Subcommittee on Transportation.

  • LaRue's unemployment is second lowest in state

    Unemployment rates fell in 96 Kentucky counties between June 2010 and June 2011, including LaRue County, while 19 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  
    LaRue County’s June 2011 rate was 7.5 percent, down from 9.1 percent a year ago and down from 8.3 percent from May 2011. Of a workforce of 7.384 people, 6,832 were employed.

  • 'Stop the Traffick' begins Lincoln road trip

    A classic 1964 Volkswagen Beetle traveled through Hodgenville Wednesday, drawing stares with its burdensome luggage rack and growing number of fender autographs.

  • COLUMN: Half the fun of fair is second-guessing the judges

    The 104th LaRue County Fair came to a close Saturday.
    It marked what to many, was the hottest, most humid fair in recent memory. The most comfortable spot on the grounds hands-down was the new Bobby Morrison and Jim Phelps building where the beauty and baby pageants were held.