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Community News

  • Community Thanksgiving service set for Tuesday

    A Thanksgiving community worship and praise service is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.
    The event, sponsored by the LaRue County Ministerial Association, will be held in First Baptist Church Hodgenville at 730 Tonieville Road.
    “This wonderful gathering is a time for fellowship and community worship in giving thanks to our creator and savior and giving thanks for our great community,” said Jenn Mayfield, one of the service’s organizers.

  • Church to open collection site for Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child kicks off its National Collection Week today and volunteers at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown will be busy preparing shoeboxes for impoverished children.

    Nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, according to a news release. Its goal is to fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, candy and necessity items. The boxes are hand-delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

  • COLUMN: Is it done yet?

    When you are cooking different types of food, especially meats, do you have a hard time deciding if it’s done yet? Everyone is at risk for a foodborne illness. One effective way to prevent illness is to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat, poultry and egg dishes.

  • RELAY: Ross and McCoy certified in 'Reach to Recovery'

    LaRue County breast cancer survivors Kathy Ross and Suzann McCoy were certified as Reach to Recovery volunteers this past weekend. This program, a part of the American Cancer Society, is a nationwide effort serving thousands of people confronting breast cancer- either as patients or as family and friends of patients.

    McCoy and Ross, when notified by the physician or the patient, will provide information and support to those battling the disease in the form of home or phone visits.

  • Craftsman leaves behind Boundary Oak legacy

    It was front page news when the Boundary Oak died.

    An impressive figure, the tree was six feet wide and 90 feet tall with a crown that spread 115 feet. A tree of that size casts quite a shadow.

    Its fame came not from its size but from the unique spot of Kentucky soil where the acorn fell. About a quarter century after it sprouted, a surveyor used the oak as a point of reference on a deed for the Sinking Springs farm.

  • Festival of Trees ends Saturday

    The decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands that are part of the annual Festival of Trees will be on display at The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square in Hodgenville through Saturday, Nov. 19.
    That’s the last day to participate in a silent auction, bidding on seasonal items for local nonprofits.
    The public can vote for their favorite tree or wreath. A “People’s Choice,” based on votes will receive $25.
    The Festival will be open to the public 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 16-18 and noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

  • Heartland Dulcimer Club releases Christmas CD

    The Heartland Dulcimer Club released this year its third CD, which has a Christmas theme.

    “Christmas in the Heartland” offers Christmas favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Good King Wenceslas” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain” along with several other tracks.

    CDs can be purchased from club members for $15 or on the club website www.heartlanddulcimerclub.org.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Scammers target veterans

    Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families, and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau. Veterans’ Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.

    BBB Military Line provides free financial literacy and consumer protection services to the military community, as well as information on the latest scams, schemes, and ID theft tactics that threaten them. Among the scams to watch out for:

  • New officers selected for Hardin County Historical Society

    New officers for the Hardin County Historical Society were elected Oct. 24.

    They are: president, Judith French; first vice president, Twylane VanLahr; second vice president, Susan McCrobie; secretary, Charles Skees; and treasurer, Larry J. Hall. They will serve three-year terms.

    Speaker for the meeting was James Caufield. His program complete with Civil War memorabilia was entitled “J. D. Shacklette – Recalling Service to Hardin County and Dixie’s Land.”

  • PHOTO: Elders enjoy Sunrise's therapy kitchen

    The elders (residents) at Sunrise Manor are taking part in culinary therapy in the new facility’s therapy kitchen. Above is elder Mary Bryant showing off her buttermilk biscuit baking skills in the therapy kitchen.