Community News

  • Veterans Salute: Hilda Morrison Harned

    The sign at the post office read, “Your country needs you.”
    The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps was established by Congress on June 15, 1943 (the Bolton Act) as an emergency to provide an adequate supply of nurses at home and the military during World War II.
    Hilda Morrison Harned of Hodgenville was one of the 95,000 women to answer that call.

  • Community Calendar - March 27, 2013

    Karaoke and dancing
    There will be karaoke and dancing 7-11 p.m. March 29 – and each following Friday night – at the old square dance building, 1524 Hodgenville Road, Elizabethtown. All ages welcome. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing. No alcohol. Admission is $3 to go toward building’s rental fee. For information, call Steve and Linda Vincent at 735-5077.

    Ancestral Trails

  • PHOTO: Cancer survivors dinner

     The second annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner was held Thursday at First Baptist Church Hodgenville. About 90 people attended, including 40 survivors equaling nearly 420 years of cancer survival.

    The meal was blessed by David Stillwell, caregiver and husband of recent cancer survivor, Mary Jane Stillwell. Sister Rita Jerrell, a Hero of Hope, gave the group some challenging words to live by as well as sharing her personal cancer story.

  • COLUMN: Know your health numbers

     Our daily lives are flooded with numbers: PIN numbers, phone numbers and various account numbers. But there are also certain health numbers that can save and extend your life.

    • Cholesterol: less than 200mg/dl.

  • Spring break: Free admission to Lincoln Museum

     The Lincoln Museum will kick off its 25th anniversary events with LaRue County Week during spring break, April 1-7. Admission is free to any LaRue County resident. 

    Children and adults can follow Lincoln’s footsteps and participate in a scavenger hunt during their visit. Every 25th visitor will receive a small gift.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    The Lincoln Museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 270-358-3163.

  • Prepare for those spring storms

     Now that we are into spring, storms are a good likelihood and Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company provide simple ways for customers to plan for severe weather. KU takes steps year-round to prepare for the effects of inclement weather and offer customers the following tips and suggestions to plan ahead and also prepare, so they can be safe during storm events:

  • American Idols join Rice on stage

     Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues a new season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.

    The concert features Kentucky’s Hollywood American Idols – Kenzi Lewis of LaRue County, Brandy Neelly, Kelly Casey and Jenny Beth Willis; and Clinton Spaulding of Louisville.

    The event will be held at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Longstanding Meetings - March 20, 2013


  • T-shirt fundraiser planned to assist HES student

     A few months ago, 11-year-old Ashley Long designed a T-shirt for a cancer awareness campaign.

  • Fundrai$ers - March 20, 2013

     RELAY FOR LIFE: Bake sale

    The Circle of Friends team will have a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. March 20 at IGA.


    Amish dinner benefits twins’ family

    D&D Grocery will host an Amish dinner 6 p.m. March 22 at Pritchard Community Center. Proceeds will benefit an Amish family who had twin boys with a three-month hospital stay. For more information, call 270-737-2300 or 528-1333.


    Bluegrass Festival in Upton