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Community News

  • Sonora Days Festival canceled for 2012

    The Sonora Days Festival, which over the years has featured a road race, parades, street vendors and entertainment, has been canceled for this year.

    Event organizers say the cost of staging the three-day event and the need for more volunteers prompted them to call off this year’s event.

    Martha Cruse, former president of the Sonora Merchants Association, said it was a difficult decision to make.

    “Money is an issue,’’ she said. “And it takes a lot of manpower to have it.’’

  • Senior menu - Feb. 2012

    Menu LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skimmed milk

    Feb. 1 – hamburger, baked potato, pork and beans, relish plate, banana

    Feb. 2 – baked Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes, whole wheat roll

    Feb. 3 – vegetable beef soup, sandwich on wheat bread, ham or turkey, mixed fruit, peanut butter cookie

    Feb. 6 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, spaghetti, green beans, fruit cup, whole wheat roll

  • Thompsons celebrate 48 years of marriage

     Melvin and Doris Jean Thompson celebrated their 48th anniversary Dec. 28, 2011, at Cracker Barrel.

    They were married in Celina, Tenn.

    They have two children, Penny Veirs and Darryl Thompson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Ross, Myers honored at Extension banquet

     Kathy Ross and Gil Myers received the 2012 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence at LaRue County Extension Council’s leadership banquet at the Extension office in Hodgenville Jan. 23.

  • COLUMN: Start a successful savings plan, write down your goals

     Many people start the New Year with a financial resolution: to reduce debt, save money, spend money more wisely, increase their retirement savings or something similar. But despite good intentions, New Year’s resolutions often get abandoned. To stay on track, consider the following tips:

  • Community Calendar - Jan. 25, 2012

     Date change for fiscal court

  • Fundraiser Calendar - Jan. 25, 2012

     Middle Creek youth have bake sale

    The Middle Creek Baptist Church youth group will have a bake sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 4 at Hodgenville IGA. Proceeds will be used to help the youth go to camp.

  • LaRue library announces new books, DVDs

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings:

    DVDS – Courageous; Abduction; The Ides of March; Mile in His Shoes; Marley & Me: The Puppy Years; and The Lamp.

  • R. Brent Wright, M.D. named to KMA board of trustees

     R. Brent Wright, M.D., formerly of LaRue County, was elected to the Kentucky Medical Association Board of Trustees during the 2011 KMA Annual Meeting in September.

    Wright will represent the KMA 6th District, which includes 11 counties: Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Cumberland, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers Jan. 2012

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 17 at the County Extension Office.

    The meeting was called to order by President Billie Shahayda. Present were 13 members Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Shahayda, Linda Simmons, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

    Upcoming events were discussed by Theresa Howard. They include:

    • Area Homemaker Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at Marion County Extension Office.