Union Civil War Fort Duffield will commemorate the beginning of its construction on Nov. 2, 2014. The earthen fortification is located in West Point in northern Hardin County.
On Sept. 4, 1861, Confederate soldiers, under the command of General Leonidas Polk, occupied Columbus, Kentucky. This action effectively ended Kentucky's neutrality. Two days later U. S. Grant's Federal soldiers took Paducah. The actions of Grant and Polk brought the Civil War into the Commonwealth.
Santa’s Helpers are collecting new and used toys and batteries for the 48th annual Santa Run on Dec. 24. Donations are accepted at Santa’s Workshop, 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville – or a volunteer will pick up the items. For more information or to volunteer, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.
Alice Lee Thomas is in Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. She’s doing very well. R.B. Smith was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He’s improving. Rennie Powell is in Jewish Hospital, Louisville. She and her family desire your prayers.
The annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, The LaRue County Herald News and the City of Hodgenville, will begin with a costume contest for the kids on Friday. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. and the contest will begin promptly at 5 p.m. There is a fee to enter.
The contest has been moved to the lower parking lot beside Hodgenville City Hall off Lincoln Square.
Trick-or-Treat in the city, county and on the square is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials urge motorists to use extra caution during the event.
A workshop for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. The workshop will assist with legal and financial planning. To register, call 270-358-3401, 1-800-272-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required.