Local News

  • Discover boyhood fun from Lincoln's days

    The Kentucky Historical Society will host “Fun and Games with the Lincoln Boys” Jan. 25 at the History Zone, Thomas D. Clark Center in downtown Frankfort.

    The free program allows participants to imagine the childhoods of Abraham Lincoln and his sons as they “go fishing” and learn to play corner ball, marbles, hoop and stick and other early 19th-century games. The program is 1-4 p.m. and targeted for children 5-10 and their families.

    For more information, call Erica Harvey at (502) 564-1792, Ext. 4461.

  • Parents as Teachers class offered

    New and expectant parents may feel a bit overwhelmed at the responsibilities of caring for an infant.

    “Parents as Teachers,” a free program sponsored by the Family Resource Center at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, may help allay those fears. The course provides information about infant and toddler brain development and the ways parents can stimulate motor and communication skills.

    Kayla McDowell is the PAT parent educator for the county. She completed a week of training in October to become certified nationally to provide services to parents.

  • Rolling Fork Historic Preservation Association meets Thursday

    The Rolling Fork Historic Preservation Association will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at New Haven City Hall.

    Upcoming fundraising opportunities for the Howell House project will be discussed.

    For more information, call Charles Lemons at 549-6310.


  • Sam’s Club opens in E'town

    Sam’s Club store in Elizabethtown is set to open Thursday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at  8:30 a.m.

    The store traditionally serves small businesses, company spokesman Jason Wetzel said. But club members can shop for a variety of bulk and individual household items — from food to furniture to jewelry and clothing. The Elizabethtown store off Ring Road near U.S. 31W will feature a tire center, a deli and a bakery.

    The store offers environmentally friendly features, such as skylights and a water preservation system in the restrooms.

  • Fundraiser scheduled Thursday to assist speech students

    After seven years as middle school speech coach, Katy Blair Cecil is traveling down a trail that her father, Garland Blair, blazed in 1968.

    Blair, who died in 1999, coached the LaRue County High School speech and debate team until 1992. During his tenure, his teams won several state and some national championships. When he retired from coaching, his daughter Kim Mather took over the duties and Cecil is continuing that family tradition.   

  • ‘One Man’s Lincoln’ to be performed Feb. 11

    The play “One Man’s Lincoln” will be presented in Hodgenville Feb. 11.

    The performance is sponsored by The Lincoln Museum and the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave as a “gift to the community” for the Lincoln Bicentennial, said museum director Iris LaRue. It features an actor portraying Abraham Lincoln’s law partner Billy Herndon.

  • Council backs decision to slash Main Street funding

    Several Main Street members attended Monday night’s Hodgenville City Council meeting to show their support for the downtown improvement organization.

    The city’s contribution to Main Street was slashed by $500 per month – and the group hoped to convince the council to overturn or modify Mayor Terry Cruse’s decision.

    They were unsuccessful.

    Larry Davis, president of Main Street, reminded council members of about $140,000 worth of improvements in the downtown area made possible through the Main Street program.

  • Main Street director resigns after executive board meeting

    Sixteen months ago, Hodgenville Main Street Director Rhonda Weidman arrived in town, greeted by a nearly empty office.

    Her new digs were supplied with a couple of file boxes and a broken office chair. Her enthusiasm for the new job undimmed, she promptly brought in her own computer and furnished the space with a new chair and supplies.

  • BBB warns against trying to cash in on Obama memorabilia

    Posters, buttons, coins, plates, cologne, bobbleheads: these are just a few examples of the kinds of Obama memorabilia that are getting snatched up by Americans wanting to own a piece of history. However, for those who are looking to get rich off of such merchandise, Better Business Bureau warns that the only value for most Obama memorabilia is sentimentality.

  • Fort Knox tightens security measures

    Entering Fort Knox has become more complicated as the post aligns its security procedures with the country’s other military installations.

    “We’re having a little more accountability,” Fort Knox spokesman Ken Beyer said.

    There was no specific event behind the decision, he said.

    Fort Knox still encourages members of the surrounding community to use its facilities, such as the Bowling Center and Lindsey Golf Course, Beyer said.

    “We’re not trying to keep anybody from coming on the post,” he said.