James Higdon, author of “The Cornbread Mafia” had a book signing Monday at Lincolns Loft in Hodgenville. Left, Lisa Downs of New Haven asked Higdon to sign her copy. The book deals with the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history.
National Day of Prayer service
Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will hold a National Day of Prayer service beginning at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, May 3. The program will last about 45 minutes. For more information, contact Judy Hensley at 358-3103 ext. 1060.
Comedienne and author Chonda Pierce will serve as keynote speaker at the 16th annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference June 22-23 at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown.
A “meet and greet” with conference faculty will be 7-9 p.m. June 21 at the church.
Pierce has authored six books, including her most recent release, Laughing in the Dark.
As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 11-12 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual cancer survivors, caretakers and the teams who are raising funds for the event.
With a little more than a week until Relay 2012, LaRue County Relay for Life teams are scrambling to reach the $49,500 goal for this year’s event scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. May 11 at Hodgenville Elementary School. This year’s Relay runs through noon, Saturday, May 12.
Regina Childress, County Chair, is pleased with the teams’ progress and notes that many teams still have events planned for this week and through May 12 including Buffalo Baptist, Veirs Crew, Howardstown Relay and the Boaters, Campers and Horse Lovers teams.
“Small Town Sexy” author Kim Huston will be the guest speaker for the 2012 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting May 10.
“She will speak on the allure of living in small town America,” said LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director Jessica Davis, “and I believe residents of LaRue County can definitely relate to that.”
Huston, a Bardstown resident, formerly of Bloomfield, writes in her book about the offerings of a small town while capturing the charm that small communities display.
Frederick Lewis and Nannie Berry Dohn, of Rineyville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 4, 2012.
They were married May 4, 1962, by Rev. William R. Smith at New Salem Baptist Church in Vine Grove.
Fred, son of the late Anna Schlatter and Frederick Edward Dohn, has worked as a farmer all his life.
Nan, daughter of Willie and Ruby Sherrard Berry, is a homemaker.
The couple volunteers at their church, Blueball Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, and enjoy working in their garden.
The opening day for the 2012 LaRue County Farmers Market is 2-5:30 p.m. May 4 at the LaRue County Extension Office parking area. This season the market will be open 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
Anyone who wants to participate as a producer in the market may contact Extension Food & Nutrition Education Program assistant Abby Tate at the Extension Office at 358-3401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This farmers market is for local producers.