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Community News

  • COLUMN: Class is all about cooking fish

     A fish cookery class will be at the Extension Office 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Feb. 2. You will view a 45-minute DVD demonstrating six different healthy fish recipes. You will also receive a recipe booklet and get to taste one of the recipes.

    The class is free and open to everyone, no registration required. It is sponsored by the County Homemaker organization. If weather is bad enough to cancel school on Feb. 2, the class will be canceled.

  • American Pickers may film in Kentucky

     A popular show from The History Channel, American Pickers, may be coming to Kentucky this spring, according to Jake Bandman on cineflix.com.

    The show is looking for leads of “great characters with interesting, unique, rare items and lots of 'em!”

    Only private collections of “rusty gold” stored in barns, garages and sheds are considered. The show does not go into antique shops and flea markets.

    To suggest a subject for the show, contact jbandman@cineflix.comor 646-873-6257.

  • Relay for Life close to goal for May 11-12 finale

     The LaRue County Relay for Life effort continues to grow with each month. With 11 participating teams and more expected in the days ahead, the county committee is thrilled to report the progress toward the 2012 goal of $49,500 and 16 teams by the May 11-12 event at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Warm Blessings hopes to raise funds through 'Empty Bowls'

    Warm Blessings ”Empty Bowls” soup dinner and fundraiser will be 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11. The soup kitchen is located at 609 E. Dixie Ave. with parking across the street at Caldwell Banker.

  • Bryan plans run for House

     Kendrick Bryan, 24, of Elizabethtown, has announced his plans to run for the State House of Representatives in the May primary.

    Bryan lives in the 25th House District currently represented by Democrat Jimmie Lee.

    Bryan is a graduate student at Western Kentucky University and a substitute teacher at LaRue County High School.

  • Senior Activities - LaRue County Senior Citizens Center

     Senior activities

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville

    Feb. 1 – Bingo, exercising, walking

    Feb. 2 – stretching, exercise at 10:30 a.m., educational session, chair massages

    Feb. 3 – Bingo, music

    Feb. 6 – walking, exercise, skipbo, sewing

    Feb. 7 – manicures, chair massages, exercising

    Feb. 8 – Bingo, Senior of the Month, birthday celebration, bookmobile

  • Sonora Days Festival canceled for 2012

    The Sonora Days Festival, which over the years has featured a road race, parades, street vendors and entertainment, has been canceled for this year.

    Event organizers say the cost of staging the three-day event and the need for more volunteers prompted them to call off this year’s event.

    Martha Cruse, former president of the Sonora Merchants Association, said it was a difficult decision to make.

    “Money is an issue,’’ she said. “And it takes a lot of manpower to have it.’’

  • Senior menu - Feb. 2012

    Menu LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skimmed milk

    Feb. 1 – hamburger, baked potato, pork and beans, relish plate, banana

    Feb. 2 – baked Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes, whole wheat roll

    Feb. 3 – vegetable beef soup, sandwich on wheat bread, ham or turkey, mixed fruit, peanut butter cookie

    Feb. 6 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, spaghetti, green beans, fruit cup, whole wheat roll

  • Thompsons celebrate 48 years of marriage

     Melvin and Doris Jean Thompson celebrated their 48th anniversary Dec. 28, 2011, at Cracker Barrel.

    They were married in Celina, Tenn.

    They have two children, Penny Veirs and Darryl Thompson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Ross, Myers honored at Extension banquet

     Kathy Ross and Gil Myers received the 2012 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence at LaRue County Extension Council’s leadership banquet at the Extension office in Hodgenville Jan. 23.