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Community News

  • Early signups taken for Christmas Eve run

    Snookie Morrison and the Santa’s Helpers are planning their 47th Christmas Eve bus run.
    This year, they are accepting early signups for toys and clothing for children.
    If you plan to attend the Christmas Eve run, sign up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    The Helpers are having a clothing giveaway on the grounds that day and will be happy to assist, said Morrison.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Diorama

    A diorama, “A Legacy of Lincoln,” was debuted during October’s Lincoln Days Celebration at Creekfront Park. The triangular structures contain historical images of the 16th President’s tenure. Megan Kelley, a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and art curator in Nashville, Tenn., designed the art project.

  • PHOTO: Spirit of Jefferson

    A group from Hodgenville and surrounding counties had a lunch cruise Sept. 4 on the Spirit of Jefferson in Louisville. The cruise was sponsored by Bancorp Investment Office and hosted by local representatives Regina Byrd, Page Beard and Gail Kelly.

  • John Ward retires from KSP

    Kentucky State Police Capt. William John Ward began his public safety career as a volunteer at Upton Fire Department. Just a teenager, he rode his bike to the department to assist on fire runs.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey, who was a state fire instructor at the time, remembers teaching the teenage Ward.

    “He was dedicated to helping people,” Hulsey said.

    Ward, now 51, retires at the end of the month after 28 years with KSP, the last nine of which have been spent as commander of Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise hayride

    Residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home visited Crawford's Farm. They enjoyed a hayride and viewing sights and sounds of fall.

  • BOOKMOBILE NOVEMBER 2013 SCHEDULE

    Nov. 5 – Laugh & Learn, Miami Court, Cox Lane, Landmark Road, Polley Avenue, New Freedom, Dana Drive

    Nov. 6 – LCMS, Watch Me Grow, West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Nov. 11 – Rose Circle, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Trumbo Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road

    Nov. 12 – LCHS, Sunrise Manor, Campbellsville Road

  • Flint Hill festival is Saturday

    For a first-time event, last year’s Flint Hill Fall Festival had a solid debut.

    Now organizers are hopeful Saturday’s festival at the Flint Hill General Store in Sonora is even better.

    Organizer Patty Rucker said attendees braved poor early weather conditions last year to make the festival a success.

  • COLUMN: Library offers Talking Books

    Kentucky libraries offer many services, but one service many people may not be aware of is the Kentucky Talking Book Library where audio and Braille materials are available, postage free.

    The collection includes fiction and non-fiction, with items suitable for all ages. The special equipment needed for the audio is also provided by the Kentucky Talking Book Library.

    Anyone who cannot see well enough to read regular print or cannot hold a book and turn the pages is eligible for this service.

  • Glen Rice concert is Nov. 8

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    The concert will feature the music of “the greatest country groups” including The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers, Alabama and The Gatlin Brothers.

    Southern Spice featuring Clinton Spaulding and Megan Stout, along with Allie Shae Hash and David Dunaway, will perform.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Dohns celebrate 30 years

     Glenda and Joe Dohn of Hodgenville celebrated their 30th anniversary on Oct. 15, 2013.

    Glenda is the daughter of Dixie Farmer Pearman of Hodgenville and the late J.T. Pearman.

    Joe is the son of Nannie and Fred Dohn and grandson of Ruby Sherrard Berry of Rineyville and the late Willie J. Berry. 

    They have five children, Alex, Carla, Calvin, Judson and Garrett; and two who are deceased, Joseph and Maggie. They have four grandchildren.

    They took a trip to Saint Augustine, Fla., to celebrate.