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Community News

  • Baby boomers join the silver tsunami

    About 40 million Americans are age 65 and over, a number projected to more than double by 2030 due primarily to the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are the post-World War II babies born worldwide between 1946 and 1964. In America, they represent 29 percent of the population. In 2011, the first of the boom reached the retirement age of 65. This group of adults represents an estimated 1.2 million Kentuckians.

  • Fundraiser Calendar - Dec. 7, 2011

    Bake sale at Middle Creek
    Middle Creek Baptist Church’s Women’s Ministry will hold a bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 at Hodgenville IGA. For more information, call 737-6174.

    Pancake breakfast
    benefits Mallory Williams’ family

  • PHOTO: Betty Stinson celebrates 70 years

    Five generations met to celebrate Bettie Stinson’s 70th birthday. Front from left, Aven Carter, 2, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Terry Gardner and Ashley Carter.

  • PHOTO: Five generations of Gardners

    Five generations of the Gardner family met. Front from left, Harper Gardner, 3 months, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Jarred Gardner, left and Terry Gardner, right.

  • Crowd enjoys Christmas on the Square

    A community-wide Christmas celebration attracted about 150 people to Lincoln Square and Hodgenville’s Civic Center Saturday.
    The event began with caroling downtown with performances by the First Baptist Church children’s choir.
    Following caroling and the reading of “The Christmas Story,” Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse turned on the Christmas tree lights on the square and at Creekfront Park in preparation for Santa’s arrival.

  • Donations down as Santa's Helpers struggle to 'make Christmas'

    A small group of Santa’s Helpers have been busy for several months, collecting toys and clothing, repairing and cleaning gently-used dolls and trucks and brainstorming ways to assist an ever-growing list of needy families.

  • Library has several new DVDs and books

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.

    Books

    11/22/63 by Stephen King; Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wisemen; Explosive 18 by Janet Evanovich; and Drop by Michael Connelly.

    DVDs

    Trepass; Dance off the Inches: Hip Hop Party; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Carjacked; Prep and Landing; Sarah's Key; Larry Crowne; Cars 2; and Water for Elephants.

    For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • Glen Rice plans concert at Civic Center

    Glen Rice and Friends will perform a Christmas concert 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Hodgenville Civic Center.
    Performers include Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Amber Martin, Ron Benningfield, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Eddie Black and Glenn Williams.
    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charitable causes.
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information or tickets, call 325-3256 or 270-528-4014 or visit www.glenrice.com.

  • BIRTH: Saydee welcomes baby brother Finley 'Jett' Loyall

    Saydee LeAnne Darst is proud to announce the birth of her baby brother, Finley “Jett” Loyall.

    Finley Jett was born 11:07 a.m. June 3, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is the son of Detra Darst and Zach Loyall, both of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tami Tawney and Darrell and Cathy Whitlock.

    Paternal grandparents are Daphne Loyall of Hodgenville and the late Mike Loyall.

  • Relay for Life 2012 dates set

    The County Committee for LaRue County's Relay for Life has set the dates of May 11-12 for the annual event at Hodgenville Elementary School. The relay will return to a 7 p.m. start time on Friday and an ending time of noon on Saturday. Survivor registration will begin one hour earlier.

    To date, eight teams have pre-registered and collected $1,314.00 toward the county goal of $49,500. New or returning teams have until Jan. 24 to pay the $50 fee and register at www.relayforlife.org/larue. After this date, the registration rate increases to $100.