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.
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.
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.
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.
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.