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Community News

  • Christmas spectacle draws viewers from around county

    The Christmas spirit can surface in unexpected places: shopping, sitting at a red light, eating dinner and driving down the back roads of LaRue County.

    Out on Knob Schoolhouse Road, toward Sonora, you’ll find the Fulkerson house. It’s hard to miss. Covered in multicolored Christmas lights and surrounded by holiday-themed inflatables (including one chilly polar bear who shivers), the house stands out in the daylight. At nighttime, though, it shines.

  • PHOTOS: Ham winners
  • Community News

    Georgetown

    By John R, Smith

    Elzierine “Rinnie” Powell passed away Thursday at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Her funeral was Monday at First Baptist Hodgenville. Burial was at Buffalo Cemetery. Let’s keep the families in our prayers.

    To each and everyone, have a Merry Christmas and remember the reason for the season.

    Happy 10th wedding anniversary to Dale and Reka Embree on Thursday.

  • PHOTO: Donation to Santa program
  • Cro-Knitters complete projects

    Sunrise Manor Cro-knitters was started six years ago by Candy Vincent to get the community involved with residents. We have four ladies from the community who attend the Wednesday night group. We work on knitting looms and anyone is welcome to come out and join us.

    We meet 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays but are on winter break now. We will start back on Jan. 7. Three Sunrise residents love working with the looms.

    During the last three years, the Sunrise Manor Cro-knitters group made Christmas gifts (hats and ear warmers) for Hodgenville Head Start children.

  • Christmas greeting from the Chamber of Commerce

    On behalf of the LaRue County Chamber Board of Directors and our 130 members, we wish you and your families a blessed merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    It has been an exciting year at the Chamber as we have welcomed 24 new Chamber members and our office has seen countless visitors from near and far. We thank our members and the community for their continued involvement as the Chamber strives to always promote and support the commercial, industrial and civic interests of LaRue County.

  • MILESTONE: Kentucky Colonels
  • SCHOLAR: Nurses pinned in ceremony

    Gusler and Bell graduate

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said he didn’t think anyone could be in better hands than those of a Campbellsville University nurse. Cheatham spoke at CU’s annual associate degree nursing program pinning ceremony Dec. 11 at Ransdell Chapel.

    He said “competence, caring and compassion” are traits of a Campbellsville University nurse.

    Local graduates Renee Bell of Campbellsville; and Bethany Gusler, of Sonora, participated in a pinning ceremony.

  • MILITARY - DeSpain promoted

    Maggie DeSpain, USN, was recently promoted to Petty Officer Second Class, in Naval Aviation Ordnance. Petty Officer DeSpain is stationed at the Naval Air Station in Lemore, California and is assigned to the Super Carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.

    Petty Officer DeSpain’s parents are Neal and Jennifer DeSpain of Hodgenville.  

  • WEDDING - Wooden

    Laura Bunnell of Sonora and Jason Wooden of Elizabethtown were married Oct. 11, 2014, at the Elizabethtown Christian Academy Chapel.

    The bride is the daughter of Paul and Paula Bunnell of Sonora.

    The groom is the son of Debra Wooden and Cecil Wooden, both of Elizabethtown.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father. The maid of honor was Amanda Turner of Elizabethtown, friend of the bride.

    Best man was James Wooden of Elizabethtown, brother of the groom.