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  • War of 1812 hero honored

    War of 1812 hero honored
    Ceremony recognizes veteran, 200th anniversary of 19th-century conflict
    By Amber Coulter

    Cassandra Carroll solemnly accepted the folded flag last Monday honoring Capt. Christopher Miller, a distant ancestor who served in the War of 1812.
    Cassandra, a seventh-grader at Bluegrass Middle School, said it was special to accept the flag during the grave-marking ceremony at Miller’s burial site in Freeman Lake Park in Hardin County.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Hannah Bingham and Nick Berry

    Hannah Bingham of Hodgenville and Nick Berry of Tompkinsville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jimmie and Pam Bingham of Hodgenville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Pam Berry of Tompkinsville.

    The wedding is 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012, at Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

  • Wise's cartoon appears in UN publication

     “The secret to a balanced life? Spend as much time on each other as you do on Facebook.”

    Terry Wise’s editorial cartoon of a couple seeking answers from a philosopher appeared in a recent publication by the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.

    The publication focused on “happiness in world religions.”

  • PHOTO: Sheriffs' Ranch

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch summer camping program is in its 37th year. In attendance from LaRue County, Toby Ashley, Derrick Robinson, Charles Benningfield and James Brown. Also pictured are LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith and Constable Joe Allen, who transported the campers, and Head Counselor Kelly Buck.

  • Nolin RECC to sponsor Honor Flight

    Nolin RECC and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have once again joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to sponsor an Honor Flight on Saturday, Oct. 6 for veterans from Kentucky who served during World War II.

    The veterans will visit the World War II Memorial, the Iwo Jima Monument and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and will return to Louisville that evening. While in Washington, the veterans will be transported around the city on chartered buses.

  • Motown concert set for Aug. 4 in Campbellsville

     Motown sounds will fill the air when Greater Campbellsville United's "Music on the Square" takes place for the public on Saturday, Aug. 4.

    Well-known musicians Yulonda Bradshaw, Becky and Dwight Taylor and other friends will provide the singing starting at 6:30 p.m.

    The event will take place on Courthouse Square in downtown Campbellsville, in front of the historic mural. Bring a lawn chair.

    For more information, call GCU executive director Wanda Washington at 270-465-9636.

  • Websites provide information about nursing homes, hospitals

     Two websites that help Americans make informed choices about hospitals and nursing homes have been redesigned and will make more information available to the public, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

    The two sites – Hospital Compare http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/  and Nursing Home Compare http://www.medicare.gov/nhcompare/home.asp  – have been enhanced to make navigation easier by users, and have added important new comparison tools like findings from nursing home inspections.

  • Vanity Hair Grand Opening

    Vanity Hair, Hodgenville’s newest hair and nails salon, held an open house Friday. Members of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new business.
    Master stylist and owner Daniel Skaggs hopes to offer “a fresh but classic style” to LaRue County and surrounding areas.
    Skaggs has seven years of professional styling experience and is optimistic about Vanity Hair’s future. One day he hopes to include a spa aspect to the salon.

  • Fundraiser Calendar - 2012

    Tickets available for A Taste of the Heartland

    The Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties is holding its annual fundraiser “A Taste of the Heartland.”The charity dinner/art auction begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Historic State Theatre in Elizabethtown. The Clinic provides volunteer-based basic healthcare services to low-income, uninsured, chronically ill residents. Tickets are available at http://www.thecommunityhealthclinic.com.

    Yard sale benefits LCMS cheerleaders

  • Reunion Calendar - July 25, 2012

    Hodgenville Class of 1954

    The Hodgenville High School Class of 1954 will have a reunion Aug. 4 at Hodgenville Methodist Church. Food will be prepared and served at noon by the ladies of the church. Plan to come early to visit. For more information, contact Donald Davenport at 270-358-3372 or Ginger Luzon at 502-459-4577 or gingerluz@insightbb.com.

    Class of 1987