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Today's News

  • Local Lincoln sites named to Civil War Trail

    As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a new state program to link Civil War sites throughout Kentucky will help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped a state torn by the war.
    The Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails program was unveiled last weekend at the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville. Besides battlefields and other war sites, the program includes a new website, www.kentuckycivilwartrails.org, which features maps, a monthly listing of commemorative events and a blog providing interpretive information.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Nifty Needles stitch heartfelt gifts

    The sewing group “Nifty Needles” meets monthly at the LaRue County Extension Office – giving back to the community one stitch at a time.
    Headed by Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith, the group completes a variety of service projects for those in need, including cancer patients, senior citizens and preschoolers.
    Smith completed a two-year program offered by the University of Kentucky Extension Office to become a Master Clothing Volunteer and teach others the art of needlework.

  • COLUMN: Lincoln Days - cold or hot - warms the heart

    The 36th annual Lincoln Days Festival was deceptively chilly on Saturday: blue skies and sunshine with a tendency to turn cold and windy. It made for a slight crowd Saturday morning, but as expected, hundreds of people poured into town just before the parade.
    It warmed up on Sunday afternoon – and the crowds turned out in force again.
    As always, the entertainment was top notch and there were plenty of activities for the family. And, it’s good to see old friends and catch up on news – the birth of new grandchildren, retirements and job changes.

  • KCCT results: Schools improve in some areas

    Results released Sept. 27 from the Kentucky Core Content Test, an achievement assessment taken by all public schools in the state last spring, showed LaRue County Middle School improving in all areas over the previous year’s results.
    Both Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementary schools had significant gains in social studies and writing. HES improved in reading as well.
    LaRue County High School’s reading scores improved 12.5 points. Math, science and writing all increased as well.

  • ALES students prove 'we can care'

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School collected more than 1,000 canned goods last month to be donated to a local food pantry. About 500 cans were collected during the last week of the month.
    Staff and volunteers who had the job of counting and sorting the items were a bit overwhelmed. The front hallway at ALES was lined with cans: cans of asparagus, whole kernel corn, peas, soup, cranberry sauce and something called mini-o’s. There were brand name products and store brands.

  • Linwood Days is Saturday

    Linwood Days is Oct. 8 with a parade at 11 a.m. Other events include free flea market setups, silent auction, cornhole and basketball tournaments, backseat driver contest, bounce houses for children, cake walk and bingo.
    For more information, call Danny or Marlene Pippin at 270-528-3017 or Stephanie Elmore at 270-528-7495.
     

  • Sunrise Manor residents move to new facility

    “Here’s your new room.”
    That statement was made at least 122 times last Wednesday as Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents moved into brand new living quarters.
    The transition from the 1967-era building to the spacious “big house on the hill,” as some staff members refer to it, was completed in a matter of hours.  

  • Brown furloughed until final sentencing

    A Hodgenville woman, charged in 2010 with human trafficking of a child under her care, has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
    Rhonda Brown, 54, originally faced numerous other counts including first-degree sexual abuse and complicity; and third-degree rape and sodomy and complicity after a teenager accused her of making an arrangement with James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, of Hodgenville.
    According to allegations made in court records, Curtsinger paid Brown’s expenses in return for sexual favors from the teen.

  • Farm News: Updated 10-04

    Beef Producers meet
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The guest speaker will be 19th District State Representative Michael Meredith who serves on the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.
     
    Kentucky Grazing Conference

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-04

    Livestock Club
    The 4-H Livestock Club meets 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Extension Office. All youth planning to show livestock through 4-H must obtain a minimum of six hours of educational training by attending meetings. For more information, contact Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

    Cloverbuds meet
    The Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Extension Office. The group is open to ages 5 to 8 or kindergarten through third grade.

    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club meets 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Extension Office.