Christmas is past, but many of you may still want to look up your favorite, time-honored movie or books, and check them out at the LaRue County Public Library. Whether it is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol or Little Women, each one is made available for your enjoyment through the work of our technical services librarian, Sarah Graff.
Sarah contributes to the library in multiple ways.
The Santa’s Helpers brought Christmas to hundreds of LaRue County families for the 48th year.
Ann “Snookie” Morrison, Jimmie Engle, Linda Daniels, Karen Atwell, Tom and Phyllis Smith and dozens of other volunteers, delivered new and gently-used toys – via the aging Santa Bus – to five locations around the county on Christmas Eve.
It was a bittersweet event for many as the group’s founder, Bobby Morrison, died in June. Another longtime volunteer, Lenora Hoover, also died in June.
A Hodgenville man will be taking the stage in January to perform in the world premiere of Illyria, an opera based on William Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night.
Gordon Thomas has performed in world-class venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as singing countless times for local events. Now, he is tackling a first: performing in a world-premiere opera.
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.