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Community News

  • Student spending spring break in Guatemala

     Lucas Pepper, a sophomore at Campbellsville University, plans to give up his spring break to serve on a mission trip to Guatemala.

    Pepper, who lives in Hodgenville, is part of a student-staff-faculty team traveling either to Haiti, Guatemala, Florida or New York March 4-8

  • Parker completes Basic Training

     PARKER. Navy Seaman Randi D. Parker, daughter of Janet W. Parker-Brown and Matthew S. Brown, both of Elizabethtown, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

    Parker is a 2006 graduate of Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va.

    She is the granddaughter of James E. Wood Sr. of Hodgenville and the late Jane Wood.

  • Community Calendar - Feb. 20, 2013

     Extension Expo Booth Sign-ups

    Booth reservations are being taken for the Extension Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16, in the LaRue County High School gym. Call the LaRue County Extension office at 358-3401 for more information or to sign up for a booth.

     

    Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board to meet

    Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board of Directors will meet 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the LTADD office, 613 College Street Road, Elizabethtown. U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield will speak.

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 20

     RELAY FOR LIFE: Lee’s Famous Recipe Day

  • ANNIVERSARY: Johnsons celebrate 60 years

     Randell and Shirley Johnson celebrated their 60-year wedding anniversary on Feb. 17, 2013, with their family.

    They have three children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Randell retired from General Electric after more than 35 years of service. He had a 15-year career in real estate.

    Shirley also worked at General Electric.

    They were married on Randell’s birthday by the Rev. Manley Towles in Jonesville.

  • COLUMN: Organize paperwork before a crisis occurs

     An estate plan is a plan for the disposition of resources and property after death or during crisis. A will is one component of an estate plan. Although necessary to direct the distribution of assets after death, almost 70 percent of U.S. adults do not have wills. Dying without a will is called dying “intestate” and means that state and federal regulations will determine the distribution of assets. A carefully written legal will, however, provides for family and others in a manner consistent with a person's desires.

  • PHOTO: A wreath for Abe

     The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc. placed a wreath in front of the seated Lincoln statue in commemoration of the 204th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Glen Rice receives Mary Brooks Howard Award

     Iris LaRue, right, presented Glen Rice of Buffalo with the Mary Brooks Howard Award at the Feb. 12 Lincoln Luncheon. Rice, a retired educator, is now a professional singer. He has emceed the Lincoln Days Parade for more than 30 years.

  • Veterans Salute: Ernest Vance

     Ernest T. Vance of Magnolia served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Medal, two Battle Stars for New Guinea and a Purple Heart. He was wounded in action on Leyte in 1944.

    He received an honorable discharge on Sept. 15, 1945.

    He was born Jan. 13, 1919 in Linwood.

    His daughter is Betty Rucker.

  • Local students are part of Campbellsville play

     “Much Ado about Nothing,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, will be performed by the Campbellsville University Theater department 7 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    Taylor Campbell and Sarah Mortensen, both freshmen from Hodgenville, are part of the production. Campbell is an actress. Mortensen works on set construction.