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Today's News

  • 8th birthday shared with fundraiser Date changed to Feb. 7

    Elyssa Hawkins will celebrate her eighth birthday Saturday with friends, cake and games.

    But she won’t receive a single gift.

    Instead, the second-grader is asking that any amount that would have been spent on a video game or doll be donated to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand project, a fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

  • Church calendar

    Family Worship Center  has praise service

    The Family Worship Center will have contemporary praise and worship 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Guest speaker is Bishop Rob Longmire. For more information, call 358-8903.

    Guest speaker

    Perry Huccaby will be the worship speaker at Nolynn Baptist Church Feb. 1. 

    Free gospel musical

  • Bicentennial events planned for Feb. 10-12

    The Lincoln Bicentennial – the 200th observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birth – will be celebrated with an unveiling of the new Lincoln penny by the U.S. Mint on Feb. 12.

    There will be other activities on Feb. 10 and 11 to honor Hodgenville’s most famous son.

  • Lincoln National earns superior rating

    The Lincoln National Bank has earned Bauerfinancial, Inc.’s highest 5-Star superior rating for financial strength and stability. Bauerfinancial has been analyzing the nation’s banks for more than 25 years, so to garner its highest 5-Star rating is a time-honored badge of distinction.

  • Newspaper delayed by storm

    Snapped power lines and downed trees delayed production of The LaRue County Herald News. The newspaper is printed in Elizabethtown and the presses were without power for more than 18 hours.

    The newspaper will be completed and delivered as soon as conditions allow.

    Papers were delivered to most rack locations and stores with power Wednesday evening. Carriers will be running routes and delivering where possible Thursday morning. Customers who received the paper by mail can expect a one-day deliver delay as well.

  • Chamber takes ‘Bold Steps to Advance Kentucky’

    As we count off the final minutes of 2008, the challenges of the new year can seem quite daunting.

    Ahead are 365 unknowns. After a year of disappearing jobs, seesaw gasoline prices, a long and sometimes divisive presidential campaign, the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the threat of economic collapse, it may be difficult to warmly embrace Baby New Year.

    For some, the natural response is to ignore the realities and purchase an extra-strength pair of rose-colored glasses. For others, the turmoil calls for extreme caution and hiding inside their personal shell.

  • Softball Boosters offer soup supper

    The Lady Hawks Softball Boosters will host a soup supper Jan. 30 during the Lady Hawks and Hawks basketball doubleheader against the Elizabethtown Panthers.

    The soup supper will take place in the LCHS cafeteria from 5 to 8 p.m. and will cost $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from team members. Cost includes unlimited soups, desserts and beverage.

  • Faith in the face of tragedy

    People come and go in our lives. For better or worse, some paths cross for only a short time. Others seem to intersect frequently despite relocations, job changes, marriages and the passage of time.

    I have known Tammy Nischan since she was a child. She says our wedding was the first she remembers and talks about how romantic she thought it all was. Years later, we attended her December wedding and gushed over the poinsettia decorations. Our oldest daughter was influenced by it and when it came time for her to wed, she set the date in the Christmas season.

  • LaRue County deals with storm aftermath, power outages

    LaRue County remains under a state of emergency because of extensive power outages. Judge-Executive Tommy Turner issued the declaration Tuesday morning.

    Power is on throughout most of the Hodgenville business district although Pamida remained dark Wednesday evening. All of Magnolia, Upton, Sonora and much of Buffalo also are without power.

  • Lady Hawks to retire two jerseys

    Friday night, before the Lady Hawks’ home basketball game, the LaRue County girls’ basketball program will retire two former players’ numbers.

    Jerseys 15 and 42 will be retired in honor of Verda Dunn-Hacker, Class of 1981, and Lisa Phillips, Class of 1990.

    The jerseys will hang in the gym lobby along with the only other Lady Hawk jersey to be retired – Tammy Shelton, number 32, Class of 2005.