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Community News

  • Realistic couponing class turns out savvy shoppers

    Extreme couponers have been around for decades but it took a television show – combined with a shaky economy – to bring the practice to the forefront.
    Those savvy shoppers find ways through coupons and online deals to make retailers pay them for patronizing their stores. They may haul hundreds of dollars worth of items out of stores for pennies.

  • Better Business Bureau offers several tips for summer

    1. Fake Sweepstakes – Local consumers have been receiving calls from legitimate-sounding sweepstakes companies that are actually scams. At times, the caller will use a real name and act as an “official” for Reader’s Digest or Publishers Clearing House. Some victims will receive a second call from someone acting as a U.S. Customs Official at an airport that has a letter regarding the sweepstakes win and will release it for a hefty fee.

  • August marks World Breastfeeding Month

    In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

    According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay Connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby, as well as the importance of having support.

  • WEDDING: Reception held for newlywed Raglands

    Josh Ragland and Lauren Simpson were married June 11 2011, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Lilburn, Ga.

    The bride is the daughter of Kent and Lynne Simpson of Grayson, Ga. She is a 2010 graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. where she graduated in elementary education. 

    The groom is the son of David and Debbie Ragland of Magnolia and grandson of Howard and Tickle Ragland of Magnolia. He is a 2011 graduate of Bryan College majoring in business administration. 

    The couple resides near Munfordville.

  • Leadership LaRue County classes are starting

    When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • Restraints a must when children are the passengers

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • PHOTO: LaRue contestants at county fair

    LaRue County contestants in Monday night’s Miss LaRue County Fair pageant were from left, Logan Brooke Grant, 16; Kayla Brook Nunn, 16; Kayla Machelle Skaggs, 16; Kellie Louise Owen, 19; Whitney Nicole Heath, 15; Casi Daniella Bright, 21; Linda Comstock, 18; Sydney Rae Dobson, 17; Tara Nicole Warren, 20; Leeann Marie Carothers, 19; and Audrey-Anna Skaggs, 16.

  • Glen Rice concert set for Aug. 12

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues its sixth season at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
    The concert, featuring former educator Rice, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Eddie Glenn Williams, Rick Durham, Mike Ash and Camille Turner, will be held at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.
    The concert includes the Future Star series where local and regional entertainers, including MaryBeth Sanders, Gordon Thomas, MaKayla Richardson and Stephanie Metcalf, will have the chance to show off their musical skills.

  • BIRTH: Shaws welcome Abigail Rose

    Jimmy and Holly Shaw announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Rose Shaw.

    Abigail Rose was born May 17, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Grandparents are Jim and Cathy Shaw; and Charles and Alice Wheeler, all of Hodgenville.

  • BIRTH: Sadlers welcome Oliver Chase

    Jason and Bethanie Sadler of Magnolia announce the birth of a son, Oliver Chase Sadler.

    Oliver Chase was born 11:46 p.m. July 1, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Jo Mather and Bobby O'Daniel, all of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Walter and Earnie Sadler of Hodgenville.