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Community News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Florences celebrate 65 years

    Samuel Earl and Alta Florence of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th anniversary Nov. 2, 2011.

    They were married in 1946 in LaRue County and are members of Union Christian Church.

    They have six children, Janice Florence Graham of Harrodsburg, Barbara Florence Finnicum of Elizabethtown, Patricia Florence Burroughs of Hodgenville, Michael Stephen Florence, deceased, George Bradley Florence of Hodgenville, and Samuel Earl Florence Jr. of Buffalo; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

  • Military History Museum to re-open Veteran's Day

    A renovated Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will reopen to the public with a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The museum at 125 East Main St. in downtown Frankfort is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR – Oct. 26, 2011

    CLASS: Managing and Dining with Diabetes
    The “Managing and Dining with Diabetes” class series will be at the Extension Office on four Thursdays: Oct. 27, Nov.3, 10 and 17. Sessions are 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. No fee, but registration is required. Call 358-3401 to register or get a class brochure. The class is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service & Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Clothing giveaway

  • HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES

    Trunk-or-Treat, hayride and party at Wesley Meadows
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host trunk-or-treat, a hayride, party and chili supper 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29. For more information, call 358-3300.

    Trunk-or-Treat at Mount Tabor

  • Former LCHS principal passes away

    Robert E. “Bob” Brown, former principal of LaRue County High School, passed away Oct. 18, 2011, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home at the age of 84.
    Brown was well known in the community, having served as director of transportation, probation parole officer, radio personality and auctioneer. He was a member of Hodgenville Christian Church.
    Brown, a native of Winchester, Tenn., was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After service, he attended Sewanee University and Middle Tennessee State University where he played basketball and football.

  • Trick-or-Treat hours set

    Prepare to be spooked Monday night as trick-or-treaters will be out in force in both county and city.
    In LaRue County and Hodgenville, the time is 6-8 p.m.; in Upton, it’s 5-7 p.m.
    Downtown Hodgenville will be filled with little goblins, princesses and hobos for the annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square. In past years, about 1,500 people have participated.
    The City will close the square to vehicular traffic and offer extra police patrols to provide a safe evening for families, according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

  • PHOTO: Class of 1976 holds reunion

  • ENGAGEMENT: Tiffany Marie Higdon and David Cole Smith

    Connie Noe of Hodgenville and the late Jerry Noe and Noreen and Marc Clemmons of Westchester, Ohio, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Tiffany Marie Higdon and David Cole Smith.

    The bride to be is a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of Green County High School.

    The wedding is November 2011 in Kentucky. Formal invitations have been sent.

    Following the ceremony, the couple plans to reside in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Volunteers honored for Sunrise service

    Twelve Sunrise Manor volunteers received pins for their hours of volunteer work at the group’s semi-annual meeting held at the facility off North Lincoln Boulevard Oct. 18.

    Candy Vincent presented Junior Bowen a pin for 11,000 hours; Tickle Ragland, 4,000; Emogene Gardner, 2,500; Liz Ragland 1,500; Obadiah and Rebekah Okeson, 1,000 hours each; Hazel Hodge, 600; Bob Wilson, 400; Sybil Skaggs, 300; Ronald Benningfield, 200; and Julie Kessinger and Lillian Talley, 100 hours each.

  • COLUMN: Men: Control your diabetes for life