Community News

  • Medal of Honor recipient to marry Bristol Palin

    Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer announced on social media Saturday that he plans to marry Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the unsuccessful Republican nominee for vice president in 2008.

    Meyer, a Greensburg native, posted about the engagement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    "I'm definitely the luckiest guy ... to be able to spend the rest of my life with Bristol Palin!" Meyer said on his Facebook page.

  • BIRTH: Alexandria Alene Reed

     Rev. William Brandon and Olivia Danielle Reed of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Alexandria Alene Reed.

    Alexandria Alene was born at 8:18 a.m. Feb. 4, 2015, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Willie and Lauralene Reed of Hodgenville; and Jeff and Denise Gillenwater of Cecilia.

  • Gatlin Brothers to perform in Campbellsville

    Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will perform 8 p.m. April 17 at Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    All tickets are general admission for their 60th Anniversary Tour concert. Tickets are $35. The concert will begin following the Derby Rose Gala, and a meet and greet will be after the concert for an additional $25. The meet and greet, in the back of the chapel, includes a photograph taken with the band.

  • BIRTHDAY: Pat Greer celebrates 90th year

    Pat Laha Greer of Hodgenville celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family on Sunday, March 8.

    She was born March 7, 1925, in Henry County, Illinois.

    She and her husband, Austin, who is deceased, had four children: Steve, Barry, Mark and Donna.

  • Community Calendar: March 11, 2015

     Boyhood Home closed

    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.


    FREE CLASS: How to keep my computer clean

    The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, will hold a free basic computer maintenance class, “How to keep my computer clean,” at 5:30 p.m. March 12. For more information, call 270-358-3851.


  • Fundraisers - March 11, 2015

     Relay for Life 

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.


    RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig

    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.


  • WEDDING: Nance and Burris

    Jack Nance III and Beth Burris were married Feb. 14, 2015, at the LaRue County Senior Center in Hodgenville, surrounded by close friends and family.

    The bride is the daughter of Shelly Ogden of Radcliff and Tim McCorkle of Munfordville. She is a driver for CK Cats in Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of Regina Nance of Elizabethtown and Jack Nance II of Ohio. He is a maintenance tech at Konsei in Hodgenville.

    The couple honeymooned in Louisville due to a snowstorm that was on the way.

  • Best named 123 Air Wing First Sergeant of the Year

    Master Sergeant Steven D. Best distinguished himself as First Sergeant, Logistics Squadron, 123d Mission Support Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard, Kentucky, in 2014.

    He was named the 123 Air Wing First Sergeant of the Year.

    Sgt. Best assisted the squadron commander and chiefs with highly valued input on management in regards to assigned personnel.

    Best is a 1989 graduate of LaRue County High School and currently resides in Jamestown.

  • Community Calendar: March 4, 2015

     Boyhood Home closed

    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.


    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings

     Kentucky Public Retirees President Judith Lesher, left, delivered donations to Linda Funk at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen in Elizabethtown. Members collected personal hygiene items and Styrofoam plates in November and December for the kitchen.