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Community News

  • Clark turns 102

    Helen Clark will celebrate her 102nd birthday on June 16, 2014.

    She and her husband, the late Paul Clark, have five children: Geneva Viers, Doris Jones, Betty Allen and LeRoy Clark, all of Hodgenville, and Zelma Potts of Woodlawn, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren (two deceased); 33 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

    Cards can be sent to her at 210 W. Main St., Hodgenville, KY 42748.

  • Golden anniversary for the Pences

    Kenneth “Sonny” and Lois Jean “Jeannie” Ward Pence of Bonnieville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month.

    The couple were married June 12, 1964, in Bonnieville.

    Lois Jean Ward Pence is the daughter of the late John and Alma Ward of Bonnieville. She is retired from the Hart County School system where she worked for many years as the Hart County High School librarian and teacher at Bonnieville Elementary School.

  • Glen Dale property to be sold at auction

    On a lot that once housed troubled and orphaned children, 13 decaying structures now stand, taken over by nature. After five years of abandonment, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home property near Glendale will be sold at auction next month.

    The property includes about 272 acres with premier road frontage. The sale is at 10 a.m. June 28. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Children’s Services.

  • 'A Remarkable Church Called Nolynn' presented Sunday

     You may have heard of Nolynn Baptist Church in Hodgenville and Severns Valley in Elizabethtown – maybe you’ve even attended one or the other – but what you may not know is that these churches were once one-in-the-same. 

  • Unemployment rate falls in LaRue

    Unemployment rates fell in 100 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between April 2013 and April 2014, while 14 county rates went up and six counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Brown named to Dean's List

     Bellarmine University has named New Haven resident Mary Brown to the dean’s list for spring 2014. Brown is a sophomore majoring in biology, and previously attended Nelson County High School.

    Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Smokin Em All BBQ is all-mobile

     If you crave barbeque and like to try new things, you might want to try Smokin Em All BBQ’s mobile kitchen. 

    Though Jesse Smith, of Hodgenville isn’t new to the craft of barbeque, his mobile kitchen has been up and running for three months. Smith cooks all the food and makes his own sauce, and is assisted by his fiancee, Bonny Burgess.

  • Community Calendar - May 28, 2014

     

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  • Free hearing tests available in May

     May is Better Speech and Hearing Month across America and in the spirit of awareness and hearing health, the National Hearing Test (www.nationalhearingtest.org) is offering free hearing screenings during the entire month.

  • Bunco tournament falls short of world record

     Despite not setting a world record, organizers of a May 18 Bunco tournament in New Haven said they’re pleased with the outcome of the event.

    “Of course I’m disappointed with the turnout, but everything ran so smooth,” said Bobbi Jo Nalley, organizer of the event, which was held on Main Street in New Haven. With the help of volunteers, “we had everything set up and ready to go in no time.”

    Jane Masse, who helped Nalley with the event, added, “The community really came together.”