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Community News

  • Merry Christmas, Danny

    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.

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  • Gordon Thomas to perform in world premiere of Illyria

    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.

  • Legal Aid Clinics planned for January, February, March

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in October, November and December. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.

    Divorce Clinic– 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15, Feb. 13 and March 12. Clients will receive assistance from attorneys in filling out all of the necessary paperwork to file for a divorce.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.