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Today's News

  • Sixth-grader renews food basket ministry

    Gatlin Constant is a young man who puts words into action when it comes to doing good for others.
    For the eighth straight year, the 12-year-old LaRue County Middle School sixth grade student is dedicating himself to helping others in need during the holiday season.
    “It makes me feel good to be able to give to others, especially around Christmas, because that’s when we received the greatest gift of all,” he said.

  • COLUMN: Veterans are worthy of honor

    Originally Remembrance Day was set aside to remember and honor those who gave their lives in the wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45, but today we remember those who fought and died in all wars.

  • HONOR ROLL: Hodgenville Elementary School Third Graders, Fall 2011

    Third Grade
    All A
    First nine weeks
    Ashlyn Toher, Bella Thurman, Breana Blunk, Brianna McCauley-Posey, Bridgett Weaver, Campbell Sims, Chase Cooper, Connor Baker, Corbin Ball, Evan McCreery, Graham Kinzel, Haley Ferguson, John Geffre, Johnny Asagra, Kristen Burgess, Nate Warren, Ramond Crewz, Tanner Williams, Tripp Chapman, Zoe Puckett

    All A & B

  • HONOR ROLL: LaRue County High School, Fall 2011

    All A
    First nine weeks

  • Plastic bags recycled into sleeping mats

    With a knack for crocheting and a will to help others Hodgenville resident Martha Childress learned in February the art of crocheting plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for the homeless.
    Childress was introduced to the concept by the Bowling Green Community Action and immediately took a liking to it.
    Since learning how to crochet the mats, which take about 40 hours to complete, Childress has taught numerous other groups, organizations and individuals the art of helping others through creating the mats.

  • Animal rescue depends on faith and vet

    When Sandra Spisak began her lifelong dream of rescuing animals in 2006 she would have never imagined that she would need the animals as much as they needed her.
    While busy with her rescue in the summer of 2007 Spisak received devastating news that she had breast cancer. But through surgery and emotional turmoil she continued her dream of running the rescue.

  • Veterans honored in parade and ceremony

    The third annual Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony were  held Sunday, Nov. 6 in Hodgenville.
    William “Smitty” Smith was the parade’s grand marshal. He has been a member of American Legion Post 87 for more than 40 years and is a U.S. Army veteran.
    Capt. Chad Lorenz, Rear Detachment Commander for 6th Squadron, 4th Calvary Regiment, Fort Knox, was the guest speaker at the ceremony held after the parade at Hodgenville Civic Center.

  • Taft presenter to offer historic speech

    It’s not unusual to see a Lincoln presenter or impersonator visiting LaRue County. Those tall, lanky, melancholy men with their topcoats and stovepipe hats are a fixture during Lincoln Days, the annual festival honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.
    The upcoming celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building will feature a visit from a very different presenter: President William Howard Taft.

  • NRCS accepting applications for WHIP

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Nov. 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2012 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Lincoln Memorial turns 100

    One hundred years ago, LaRue County became the proud owner of the first memorial building to honor the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
    The granite and marble shrine was intended to protect what was thought to be the birthplace cabin (now called the symbolic cabin).
    Three thousand people attended its opening on the birthplace farm. The occasion was capped by a visit and speech by President William Howard Taft on Nov. 9, 1911.
    The National Park Service is planning a centennial celebration for the memorial building at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.