Local News

  • Kids Crew faces bleak financial future

    The LaRue County School System ended fiscal year 2009 with $9.8 million, according to an audit prepared by Stiles, Carter & Associates, P.S.C.

    The cash balance reflected $2.2 million increase in the general fund, Brian Woosley, accountant for the firm, told school board members Sept. 21. The primary reason for the increase was cost control measures and not spending contingency funds.

    The district improved its financial position through an increase of $1.8 million in net assets – land, improvements, buildings, vehicles and construction in process.

  • Lincoln Days festival schedule

    Festival schedule of events


    7-9:30 a.m. – Hodgenville Woman’s Club Breakfast

    8 a.m. – Flag raising on Lincoln Square

    8:30 a.m. – Opening ceremonies

    9 a.m. – Vendor booths open, Lincoln Oratory Contest, live music and Tractor Show

    9:30 a.m. – Railsplitter Run 5K Run/1 mile walk

    10 a.m. – Hardin County Fair Squares, Quilt Show

    10:30 a.m. – Lincoln Look-A-Like Contest, Pioneer Games, Art Show

  • Lincoln Days festival wraps up Sunday

    SUNDAY, OCT. 4

    8 a.m. – Flag raising

    8:15 a.m. – Music from Eddie Black, Doug Gary and Jim Walters

    9 a.m. – Non-denominational church service, car show

    10 a.m. – Vendors open, art show, music from Mark DeWitt and Kim Webber

    11 a.m. – Heartland Brass

    Noon – Prime Time Band

    1 p.m. – Junell Street Band

    2 p.m. – Jordan Coppage and the Rock-A-Billy Band

    Entertainment order of appearance Sunday

    Eddie Black

  • School Board hires insurance consultant

    At its regular meeting Sept. 21, the LaRue County School Board agreed to hire R.C. Riley as an insurance consultant for the district. He will be paid $2,500 retainer.

    The consultant is to look over the district’s policies and make recommendations in an effort to consolidate or save money on premiums when possible.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders recommended Riley, saying he consults in Hardin and Nelson counties.

  • Registration looms for Lincoln Days Talent and Air Guitar Show

    It’s time to tune up vocal chords and perfect air guitar moves.

    The Lincoln Days Talent Search begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 3, offering local entertainers a chance to perform and earn cash prizes.

    The Saturday evening show, sponsored by WQXE 98.3 and WULF 94.3, has turned into a crowd pleaser with past contestants singing, playing instruments or dancing. It will be held on the Town Square Stage.

  • Band wins BOA Class A Regional Championship

    Last Saturday, the Band of Hawks traveled to Louisville to perform at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and to compete in the Bands of America Regional Championship.  According to band director Jaime Smith, BOA events are known for being host to numerous large, high caliber band programs — all competing for the top prize.

  • Registration required for Lincoln Days Parade

    Anyone who wishes to participate in the Lincoln Days Parade must register before 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

    The parade starts at 2 p.m. Registrations received on the day of the parade will be added to the back of the parade.

    Registration forms may be obtained by visiting www.lincolndays.org or by stopping by the Lincoln Days office on Lincoln Square.

    For more information, call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

  • Jim Sayre named grand marshal for parade

    Long-time Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg is this year’s Lincoln Days Parade grand marshal.

    The once clean-shaven Sayre began growing a beard in the late 1970s after a stint in the Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia and required to “shave every day.”

    “I let the beard grow, sometimes mutton chops, and people kept remarking on the resemblance (to Lincoln),” he said.

  • Lincoln Days Entertainment

    Order of appearance Saturday

    Prior to parade at 2 p.m.

    Eddie Black will appear as a soloist to open the festival.

    Jeff Knopp

    Hardin County Fair Squares

    LaRue County Showcase (Glen Rice, Eddie Black, Camille Turner, Ronnie Benningfield)

    Main Street

    Post parade

    Ricky Whitlock 

    Brighter Day (Linda Grimes, Patty Chaudoin, Gene and Leon Grimes)

    Lincoln Cloggers

    Jeff Knopp

    Heartland Brass

    Salsa Rhythms

    Order of appearance Sunday

    Eddie Black

  • Attendance still good in LaRue schools

    LaRue County School District has, so far, managed to maintain high attendance despite widespread flu in the state. Director of Pupil Personnel Mike Brown said Tuesday that attendance is a little lower than this time last year, but is still about 95 percent.

    The schools continue preventive measures such as providing hand sanitizer and frequent cleaning to guard against flu outbreak, Brown said.

    Two neighboring school districts have canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to student illness.