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Community News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Strader - Stults

    Truman and Mary Lou Strader of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Fawn Strader of Sonora to Joseph Bradley Stults of Sonora, son of Charles and Mechel Stults of Sonora.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with an associate’s degree in medical information technology. She is employed at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Cast a vote for your town in Reader's Digest contest

    Reader's Digest launched the second year of its We Hear You America campaign, the popular national, grassroots initiative that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their local communities by casting votes at ReadersDigest.com on behalf of their hometowns.

    Last year’s program touched 50 percent of the cities, towns, and villages in the United States, 110 of which received funds and promotional support for needed community projects and civic initiatives.

  • 'Donate a Car' makes a nice tax break

    This year has been tough on almost everyone because of the economy and the high unemployment. Americans are a very resilient people. Even during troubling times, they are always ready to lend a hand to someone who needs help and is struggling.

    A great way to help a person or an animal in need is to donate a car you do not us anymore to charity. The process is very simple, the pickup is free and the rewards are great.

  • BIRTH: Perkins family welcomes Asa Glenn

    Charlie and Lindsey Perkins of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Asa Glenn Perkins.

    Asa Glenn was born Oct. 26, 2011, at Taylor Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 15.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bill and Mary Pierson of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are David and Lisa Perkins of Buffalo and the late Jolene Perkins.

    Great-grandparents are the late Ray and Maime Perkins, the late Robert and Audrey Drumm and the late R.G. Rogers.

  • South Fork Homemakers plan catering

    The South Fork Homemakers met Nov. 15.

    Present were 12 members – Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

    The minutes were approved and treasurer’s report received.

  • New Hope Food Bank answers questions

    The New Hope Food Bank has not violated any United Way of Nelson County policies and will receive its fourth and final allocation of the year.

    The organization's board of directors made this decision Monday after a conversation with food bank Director Carmel Cecil about the New Hope Food Bank's recent six-month suspension from receiving food from Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: Miracle on 34th Street

    The movie classic “Miracle on 34th Street” will be featured at Free Movie Night Saturday, Dec. 17.

    It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center and is co-sponsored by the City and The LaRue County Herald News.

    The movie features Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle, an elderly man who is recruited to be a Santa in Macy’s and later claims to be the real Santa Claus. A youthful Natalie Wood co-stars as Susan Walker; Maureen O’Hara plays Susan’s aunt, Doris Walker.

  • COLUMN: Kickstart your savings

    Here are five ways that you can save $100 or more this winter:

    · Take a look at your cell phone bill. Many of us overestimate our cell phone usage. Drop minutes or features you’re not using to add to your savings.

    · Walk or bike rather than drive to destinations less than a mile. You’ll not only burn calories, but also save the wear-and-tear on your vehicle.

  • MILESTONE: Reed completes Cooper-Clayton program

    Ross Reed of Hodgenville completed the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking classes at the LaRue County Health Department. This series of 12 weekly classes is a science-based program that utilizes education, skills training and social support to help people become non-smokers.

    If you are interested in becoming a non-smoker and would like to participate in the next series of classes, call the LaRue County Health Department at 358-3844.

  • Help available on heating bill

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.