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.
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.
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.