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Community News

  • Cro-Knitters complete projects

    Sunrise Manor Cro-knitters was started six years ago by Candy Vincent to get the community involved with residents. We have four ladies from the community who attend the Wednesday night group. We work on knitting looms and anyone is welcome to come out and join us.

    We meet 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays but are on winter break now. We will start back on Jan. 7. Three Sunrise residents love working with the looms.

    During the last three years, the Sunrise Manor Cro-knitters group made Christmas gifts (hats and ear warmers) for Hodgenville Head Start children.

  • Christmas greeting from the Chamber of Commerce

    On behalf of the LaRue County Chamber Board of Directors and our 130 members, we wish you and your families a blessed merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    It has been an exciting year at the Chamber as we have welcomed 24 new Chamber members and our office has seen countless visitors from near and far. We thank our members and the community for their continued involvement as the Chamber strives to always promote and support the commercial, industrial and civic interests of LaRue County.

  • MILESTONE: Kentucky Colonels
  • SCHOLAR: Nurses pinned in ceremony

    Gusler and Bell graduate

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said he didn’t think anyone could be in better hands than those of a Campbellsville University nurse. Cheatham spoke at CU’s annual associate degree nursing program pinning ceremony Dec. 11 at Ransdell Chapel.

    He said “competence, caring and compassion” are traits of a Campbellsville University nurse.

    Local graduates Renee Bell of Campbellsville; and Bethany Gusler, of Sonora, participated in a pinning ceremony.

  • MILITARY - DeSpain promoted

    Maggie DeSpain, USN, was recently promoted to Petty Officer Second Class, in Naval Aviation Ordnance. Petty Officer DeSpain is stationed at the Naval Air Station in Lemore, California and is assigned to the Super Carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.

    Petty Officer DeSpain’s parents are Neal and Jennifer DeSpain of Hodgenville.  

  • WEDDING - Wooden

    Laura Bunnell of Sonora and Jason Wooden of Elizabethtown were married Oct. 11, 2014, at the Elizabethtown Christian Academy Chapel.

    The bride is the daughter of Paul and Paula Bunnell of Sonora.

    The groom is the son of Debra Wooden and Cecil Wooden, both of Elizabethtown.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father. The maid of honor was Amanda Turner of Elizabethtown, friend of the bride.

    Best man was James Wooden of Elizabethtown, brother of the groom.

  • COLUMN: Follow recommendations for baby's safe sleep

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health reminds parents to follow recommended safe sleep practices for infants, particularly during the colder winter months, which present different challenges for keeping babies warm and free from danger.

  • The secret to a long life: Mac Mather celebrates centennial birthday

    One hundred years ago, a baby boy was born in the Tanner section of LaRue County.

    Madison “Mac” Mather was born on Friday, Dec. 11, 1914 – in the same year that World War I began, the Panama Canal opened to traffic, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo, and Charlie Chaplin made his film debut.

    He is the oldest son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, and their only surviving child. He lost his parents in 1975. They died within weeks of each other and were buried at Barren Run Cemetery.

  • Bull-fighting technique used to train horses

    A Buffalo woman is helping to popularize a different form of horse training. The technique of garrocha originated in the Spanish bull-fighting scene.

    Karen Weaver, originally from Voorheesville, New York, discovered the method of training while watching videos of the bullfighters herding bulls. She is one of a handful of American practitioners of the art.

    Garrocha is a Spanish word meaning “vaulting pole.” It is also a method of training horses.

  • Bennett hired as deputy

    Kevin Bennett is the newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    He was hired as a deputy on Oct. 1.

    Bennett said his new job has “been a dream of [his]” since he was a child, but he only actively started pursuing it in the last seven or eight years.

    Bennett said being from the area gives him an advantage when it comes to knowing how to get places and people to talk to. He’s always had a desire to help people, and when the job came open, he felt like he should pursue his dream.