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Community News

  • PHOTO: Firefighter of the Year

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler congratulated firefighter Michael Key for earning the department’s 2011 “Firefighter of the Year” award. 

  • Fundraiser Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Photos benefit Buffalo Fire Department
    Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a door-to-door fundraiser during the next several weeks asking $25 support to buy turnout gear. For your support Parish Photos of Campbellsville will offer a free 10x13 family portrait certificate. Photos will be taken at Buffalo Fire Department. For more information, call Wendell Perkins at 270-766-8529.

  • Turner named to KHS executive board

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia is one of five new members elected to the executive committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting.

    He will serve a four-year term expiring in 2015.

  • COLUMN: Teach your children about money

     Parents are important role models for children of all ages and communicating family needs and values to all family members is important. Children are sometimes left out of financial conversations, but because family finances affect them, it’s important to involve them as early as possible. These conversations also teach children responsibility and decision-making, important concepts to which they need to be exposed.

  • Corvette Museum offers $1 admission in December

    The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has named December “Dollar Days.”

    All month, Kentucky residents may tour the Museum for $1 admission per person and will need only show a Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency.

    Children will be admitted at the $1 price with adults presenting proper identification.             

  • Lead poisoning is preventable

     Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  • Memories are featured ingredient in new cookbook

    When The News-Enterprisefood columnist Nora Sweat decided to compile a cookbook a couple years ago, she decided to call it “Mama & Me.”

    Sweat's father died in 1972, and as she got older, she and her mother became closer.

    “We became more like sisters rather than mother and daughter,” Sweat said.

  • WEDDING: Meigan and Ben Purvis

     Meigan Jewell and Ben Purvis were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Freedom’s Way Assembly of God.

    The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Donald Jewell and granddaughter of William and Faye Drury. She is a 2009 honors graduate of LaRue County High School and employed at IGA in Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of Ray and Libby Purvis. He is a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and employed at Alltel in Elizabethtown.

    A reception followed immediately after the ceremony in the church basement.

  • LINCOLN: There's only one birthplace

    You can travel to the far reaches of the globe and not see and experience what you can discover in Kentucky. There’s only one Mammoth Cave, one Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, one National Corvette Museum, one Kentucky Horse Park.

    Kentucky’s wealth of unique attractions forms the basis of the state’s 2012 travel and tourism marketing campaign, according to Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Allens celebrate 65 years

     Rev. L. Clyde and Virginia Allen of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2011.

    They were married by Dr. A.C. Baker in Louisville.

    Virginia is the daughter of the late Joel and Margaret Dixon of Hodgenville and a graduate of Magnolia High School and Spencerian Business College. She attend University of Louisville before accepting employment with H.V. Davis & Son Insurance Agency. She worked in the nursing service office at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta for 16 years.