Community News

  • Family donates heirloom spinning wheels to museum

    A pair of antique spinning wheels (used to weave thread) and a yarn spinner (used to store yarn for knitting) has been donated to The Lincoln Museum’s collection. Director Iris LaRue, said the donation is very special, due to the items’ history in LaRue County.

    Mae Bright, a 93-year-old native LaRue Countian, gifted the antiques because she didn’t want them to leave the county.

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    R.B. Smith is in Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, room 2501, with his wife Mary E. Smith. He’s doing fairly well and as he says, “just taking one day at a time.” Ella Lacey Doepp is home from Hardin Memorial Hospital and was at church Sunday morning. She was released last Wednesday. Alice Lee Thomas has returned home and doing well. Rennie Powell has also returned home. Mitzi Smith Moore had surgery Monday at Suburban Hospital, Louisville.

  • New Haven center hopes to provide social activities, education

     The Historical Preservation and Information Center, located at 306 Center St. in New Haven, has been developing over the past year into a gathering place for the community and a celebration of town history and local military personnel.

    In the front room of the building, photographs of New Haven veterans line the walls, and in the office area, Tessie Cecil, director of the center, displays a collection of items and photos of New Haven businesses and landmarks throughout the years.

  • Fundrai$ers - Nov. 12, 2014

    Santa’s Helpers bake sale and food drive

    Santa’s Helpers will hold a bake sale and canned food drive beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Hometown IGA. Proceeds will be used to buy new toys for children at Christmas. For more information, call Snookie Morrison at 270-234-3313.


    Photo fundraiser for Cutting Edge

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 12, 2014

    Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive

    Santa’s Helpers are collecting new and used toys and batteries for the 48th annual Santa Run on Dec. 24. Donations are accepted at Santa’s Workshop, 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville – or a volunteer will pick up the items. For more information or to volunteer, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.


    Magnolia Village Post Office grand opening

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    R.B. Smith was transferred to Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Monday afternoon. He’s slowly improving, but has a long way to go.

    Ella Lacey Doepp was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last week. Alice Lee Thomas has returned to her residence after spending time in HMH and Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. She’s doing well.

    Rennie Powell remains a patient at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

    Rev. Jeff Yocum was the guest speaker at First Baptist Sunday morning in the absence of Rev. Wilkinson.

  • The Oak Ridge Boys to perform at Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will be rocking away once again with The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Christmas Night Out” at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    Known for their hits such as “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue” and “American Made,” The Oak Ridge Boys group is one of the biggest names in country music. The group has scored 12 gold and three platinum albums, one double platinum album, plus one double platinum single, and had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits.

  • It’s holiday season at the Chamber

    The Holiday Season is in full swing at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and we hope you join us in the fun. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Phillip and Shirley Sallee

    Phillip and Shirley Sallee of Cecilia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 15, 2014.

    They were married on Nov. 15, 1964, at Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Eastview by Bro. Archie Nottingham.

    They raised five children, Ronnie Sallee, Earl Sallee, Elizabeth Bird, Dwight Sallee and Carlus Sallee. They also have 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

    A celebration in their honor will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at New Freedom in Hodgenville.

  • BIRTH: Welcome, Shelby Grace

    Emily and Nate Eldridge of Somerset announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Grace, born Sept. 24, 2014. 

    Shelby Grace weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her siblings Natosha, Zachary and Braxton.

    Maternal grandparents are Dianne and Steve Gardner of Hodgenville; paternal grandparents are Bernice and Lonnie Eldridge of Somerset. 

    Great-grandparents are Anita and Jr. Gardner of Hodgenville, and Elsie Fish of Louisville.