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News for July 29th

Local businesses proceed with caution after latest order

Today marks a full month since bars were allowed to reopen in Kentucky. And in that same timeframe, they’ve already been told to close once again. Bourbon Barrel Tavern co-owner Stacy Reynolds says that Monday’s news did come as a shock. Reynolds says the bar was prepared, going ahead and filing all documents needed to provide food to customers, thus allowing the business to remain open.

Reynolds says the bar will operate this way as long as the closure lasts. Which, he says, might be longer than 2 weeks. But, if another shutdown occurred, Reynolds is concerned that the bar might not be able to reopen.

KHSAA says sports will happen this fall

High school sports will take place in Kentucky this fall. The KHSAA voted yesterday to delay the start of the fall sports season until September 7th, with golf being the only fall sport not affected by the vote. The schedule of a return to high school sports is as follows:

Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey

  • August 24th: Practices begin but with time restrictions
  • August 31st: Practices return fully with no time restrictions
  • September 7th: Regular season begins


  • August 24th: Helmet only practices
  • August 31st: Full pad practices
  • September 11th: Regular-season will start (9 week season)

Commissioner Julian Tackett says football will still conclude the season with the state finals taking place December 11 through 12. 

Warm Blessings seeks volunteers for packing meals

With an increased need and less volunteers available, Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is hoping to get entire families involved with their mission. Spokesperson Donielle Lovell says that the Kitchen needs about 3-5 people to be able to put the boxes together. Altogether, Lovell says the commitment isn’t a time consuming one.

Those interested in volunteering can contact the soup kitchen.

Knob Creek Tavern to receive overhaul with year-long rehab

A significant Larue County tourism site is receiving a facelift. The Lincoln National Birthplace is planning to begin the Knob Creek Tavern Rehabilitation Project on August 3rd. The park’s Chief of Interpretation Stacey Humpherys says that the project has been in the works for a while, and that the nearly 90-year old structure needs it now more than ever.

“There will be a metal skeleton … inserted in to the structure,” Humphreys says. “That way, people can go in safely. Right now, currently, in it’s current condition, it is not safe for visitors to go in.”

The structure, which was built in 1933, was one of the first tourism sites dedicated to the legacy of the Lincoln family, Humphreys says. Once the project is complete, guests will be able to enter the building to see various exhibits about the Knob Creek farm.

The Park plans to celebrate with a grand reopening ceremony when work is completed in August of 2021.

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