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Community News

  • BIRTH: Levi Garrett Skaggs

    Josh and Andrea Skaggs of Mount Sherman announce the birth of a son, Levi Garrett Skaggs.

    Levi Garrett was born Sept. 9, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is welcomed home by a sister, Amadee Fields, 8; and brothers Hunter Fields, 12, and Hunter Skaggs, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Debra Riggs of Hodgenville and the late Garry Riggs.

    Paternal grandparents are Roy Skaggs and Cathy and Darrell Whitlock, all of Hodgenville.

  • Sunrise residents enjoy Thanksgiving parade

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents moved to the new facility Sept. 28.
    Wednesday, they celebrated their first major holiday since the move with a Thanksgiving parade.
    In Sunrise tradition, residents, adult daycare clients, staff, volunteers and family members joined in the fun with small floats, costumes and seasonal decorations. The parade’s grand marshal Claudine McCugh smiled and waved at other residents as the procession made its way around the first floor. The group took the festivities to the second floor by elevator.

  • PHOTO: Three generations visit Santa at Renfro Valley

    Three generations of the LaFollette family posed for a photo with Santa Claus Saturday during Christmas in the Valley at Renfro Valley. Seated, Angela Smith; back, Candy Vincent and Cathy LaFollette.

  • COLUMN: Where does all our money go?

    At the end of the month we often find ourselves asking: Where did all of my money go?
    A 2009 survey by the United States Department of Labor answered that question. The average consumer unit or household in the United States is made up of 2.5 people earning a total of $63,091 before taxes. The household’s annual expenditures are $49,638. But just where does all of that money go?

  • Elvis and Meatloaf in concert Thursday

    The Perkins Brothers AKA Elvis and Meatloaf will be in concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.
    Tickets are $10 in advance; $20 at the door. Senior and children discounts available.
    For advance tickets, call 765-5672.
    Silent auction and door prizes available.

  • Carpenter completes Citizen's Police Academy

    Candis Carpenter, staff writer for The LaRue County Herald News, graduated Nov. 22 from the Citizen’s Police Academy sponsored by Kentucky State Police Post 4.
    She received training in traffic stops, criminal and drug investigations, as well as demonstrations from the KSP K-9.
    She learned about Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the KSP lab and how evidence is handled.

  • Local child featured in Museum's photo exhibit

    A local child is being featured in a photo documentary at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville.
    Ashley Long, the 9-year-old daughter of Todd and Linda Long of Hodgenville, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in November 2009.
    She and her family were interviewed for the photo project “Redefining Normal” almost a year ago. Fifteen other children from Kentucky and southern Indiana are featured.

  • Donate a car to charity

    A great way to help a person or an animal in need is to donate a car you do not use anymore to charity. The process is very simple, the pickup is free and the rewards are great.
    In return for your generous donation, you will get the gift of a tax deduction when you itemize on your federal tax return. You will find hundreds of worthy charities to support with your car donation at Cars4Charities.
    For complete details, call toll free 1.866.448.3487 or log onto http://www.cars4charities.org/.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Brittany Struck and Austin Smith

    Brittany Struck, formerly of Hodgenville, and Austin Smith, both of Sacramento, Calif., announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding 12:11 p.m. Dec. 11, 2011, at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Davy and Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville, and Russel and Sandy Struck of Hardin, Mont.

    She is the granddaughter of Wanda and the late Joseph William Bartley Sr. of Bardstown, and Richard and Selma Struck of Hardin, Mont.

  • PHOTO: ECTC Choristers plan free concert

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Choristers and Concert Band will present their holiday concert 7 p.m. Dec. 8. The concert will take place in the Morrison Gallery of the college. There is no admission charge. The concert will include sacred and secular music for the holiday season.