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Community News

  • Sister Clarentia Hutchins celebrates 75 years

     An Ursuline Sister who taught in LaRue County is one of 12 Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are celebrating anniversaries of religious profession in 2014.

    Sister Clarentia Hutchins is celebrating 75 years as an Ursuline Sister. She is a native of Louisville.

    An educator for 46 years, she taught at Our Lady of Mercy School, Hodgenville from 1973 to 1982). She taught in many other schools in Kentucky. She is a member of the Powerhouse of Prayer at the Motherhouse.

  • Red Hot Topics from the Better Business Bureau

     1. BBB is receiving calls about Free Government Grants. Scammers offer government money because a person pays bills on time, is a good citizen, or was picked in a random drawing. To receive the grant, the person must send fees via prepaid card or a wire transfer. There is no grant.

    2. Jury Duty Scam: A man who says he is with law enforcement is calling local consumers saying there is a bench warrant out for them because they failed to report to jury duty. The man asks the residents to pay fines with a credit card to avoid immediate arrest. This is a scam.

  • Genealogy Society plans long hunter program

     Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone, Squire Boone: These names are immediately identified as part of the early history of Kentucky and also LaRue County.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Megan Ross and Leron Logsdon

     Megan Ross of Sonora and Leron Logsdon of Eastview announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a 2001 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2005 graduate of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with an associate’s degree in equine training and management. She is an equine inside sales representative for MWI.

    The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Central Hardin High School and attended Western Kentucky University 1997-98. He is a cell tower technician and co-ower of CellTek.

  • COLUMN: Poison-proof your home against these look-alike products

    Each year, poison centers across the United States receive more than 1 million calls about children being accidentally poisoned. Nine out of ten of the poisonings occur in the home. Many of the potential culprits for accidental poisonings are chemicals and cleaners used in our homes.

  • Enter to win: My Old Kentucky Home contest

     

    May is National Historic Preservation Month and the Kentucky Heritage Council wants to know, where is your favorite Old Kentucky Home? Show us by entering KHC’s “This is MY Old Kentucky Home” Facebook photo contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, the house said to have inspired Stephen Foster to write our state song, “My Old Kentucky Home.”

  • ANNIVERSARY: 25 years for Todd and Melinda Skaggs

    Todd Ray Skaggs and Melinda Elliott Skaggs, of Hodgenville, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

    Todd is co-owner of Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia. He also serves as LaRue County coroner. 

    Melinda is a nurse with Elizabethtown Physicians for Women.

    They have two children, Trevor, a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and Mallory, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

  • COLUMN: Meet Dana Jolly in The Obscure Alcove

     

    Over the course of the last few months, as I have featured various books and concepts for you to consider, it is with the idea that there are resources in your local library that you may have overlooked.

  • Fundrai$ers - April 30, 2014

     Breakfast fundraiser for lodge

    B.R. Young Masonic Lodge #132 will hold a breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. May 3 at the lodge on Lincoln Square. Cost is $5, all-you-can-eat. Proceeds benefit the building fund. For more information, call 270-234-4223.

     

    Lincoln Museum picnic and craft market

  • Community Calendar - April 30, 2014

     Sunrise observes National Day of Prayer

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will host an observance of the National Day of Prayer at 1:30 p.m. May 1. 

     

    Women’s health seminar at HMH

    Hardin Memorial Hospital, 913 North Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, will host a women’s health seminar 5:30-7 p.m. May 1. A Light dinner will be served. There is no charge for this event, however registration is required at HMH.net or by calling 270-706-1247.