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Community News

  • LaRue County Genealogy Society finds a home in police station

    After a three-year wait, the LaRue County Genealogy Society has found a home.

    The historical research group will move to the Hodgenville City Police station on North Greensburg Street after the first of the year – just as soon as the police have relocated to another building. The new police station will be in the educational building formerly owned by First Baptist Church on West High Street.

    Last week, members of the historical society met with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse to hear his plans for accommodations for the group.

  • Update on cabin photo report

    Last week, the Herald News ran a story about a South Carolina couples’ quest for information about a photo found in an attic trunk.

    David and Diane Sanders have had some luck in identifying the photo of a log cabin.

    David Sanders wrote in an e-mail: “Jim LaRue put us on to a great article on the cabin history " Ancestral Trails, published in Vine Grove. It absolutely proves that our picture is of the Lincoln birthplace cabin. The story is quite lengthy, and goes into great detail.”

  • How is your gut feeling?

    With the winter’s crazy weather and food safety issues hitting the public, how is your gut feeling lately? Since all the power outages, has your stomach been giving you problems? The answer to that may be related to consuming foods or beverages that had been refrigerated or frozen and should have been thrown out if they were allowed to get to room temperature and stayed that way for many hours or possibly days.

  • ECTC presents children’s play

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, In One Basket, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Auditorium on the Elizabethtown campus. Admission is $2. The performance is open to the public.

  • Shipp selected to Georgia Leadership Institute

    Dr. John Todd Shipp, son of Johnny L. and Joan Doty Shipp of Hodgenville, has been selected to attend the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. The Institute was designed to help school administrators incubate and support sharing of systematic solutions to improve education leadership. The GLISI curriculum is rigorous both mentally and physically. In June, each school system cohort team will send a group of administrators to climb to the top of Stone Mountain, Ga.

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Day was a success

    Wow, this year is going by so quickly, I feel like I am in a time warp.

    With our winter ice storm and the debris she left behind, we have had a crazy beginning to our New Year.  I have heard that the debris removal teams have just about finished and may be done by the end of the month. A big thanks to all who assisted with this huge-mongous job. 

  • Special Needs Adoption Program

    The Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.

  • Lincoln Birthplace getting a new name

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is now a park.

    Three years ago, the General Management Plan for ALBNHS recommended changing the name of the site to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The addition of the Boyhood Home Site at Knob Creek Farm to the site necessitated the change, according to a National Park Service news release.

    A national historic site is defined as “containing a single historic feature that was directly associated with its subject.” 

  • Reed judges mock trial championship

    Madison Central High School/Kentucky Tech in Richmond recently earned the championship title in the 2009 Kentucky High School Mock Trial Tournament. This is the second time the team has won the state championship, first winning it in 2000. The title qualifies the team to compete in the National High School Mock Trial Tournament in Atlanta from May 6-10.

    Judging the competition were Court of Appeals judges, circuit and district judges, attorneys and law students. LaRue and Hart District Judge C. Derek Reed was among the judges. 

     

  • ECTC to offer French class in April

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a conversational French class in April. The class is designed to introduce the student to phrases, vocabulary, culture and grammar that would be helpful when going abroad.

    The course will be held four Mondays beginning April 6, 6-8:30 p.m., in room 411 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center building on the ECTC campus. Registration is $89. Deadline to register is March 30.