Community News

  • ENGAGEMENT: LeeAnn Willian and Andrew Cooper

     Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cooper announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their children, LeeAnn Willian and Andrew Cooper.

    The ceremony will be 7 p.m. July 20, 2012, at My Old Kentucky Home, 501 East Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown. A reception will follow.

  • PHOTO: Stone House School 1902

  • New at LaRue's library: Blood Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs for loan.

    Books – Danger in Plain Sightby Marta Perry; Between the Linesby Jodi Picoult; Coming Homeby Karen Kingsbury; Summerlandby Elin Hilderbrand; Wicked Businessby Janet Evanovich; Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilleyby J.D. Davis; The Pope and Iby Jerzy Kluger; Blood Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys by Lisa Alther; and The Politicianby Andrew Young.

  • COLUMN: AARP offers local driver safety course

     AARP is offering a driver safety program 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The class includes four hours of instruction time and will have a lunch break, on your own. The class is all indoors and doesn’t involve a road test or a written test.

    Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call the Extension Office at 358-3401. Payment is requested by check-only at the class, made out to AARP. Please bring your driver’s license and AARP card.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys & Girls Ranch

     Several girls attended the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch July 1-6 in Gilbertsville. From left, Angela Matthews, Elizabeth McIntosh, Tiffany Brown and Alexis Herrington. In back, LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith escorted the girls to the camp. At right is Ranch Head Counselor Kelly Buck.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Rodney and Willie Ann Peace celebrate 50 years

     Rodney and Willie Anne Higdon Peace of Magnolia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 15, 2012.

    The couple married July 15, 1962.

    Willie Ann was born and raised in Hodgenville. She is the daughter of Daisy Mae Bratcher Higdon and Ancil Abselent Higdon.

    Rodney is the son of Lura Geneva Slayton Peace and Alberton “Shorty” Peace of Hart County.

    Rodney was 18 and Willie was 16 when they married.

  • COLUMN: Think before you drink

  • LaRue County Fair Pageants

     The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or www.laruecofair.com.

    Pre-register by July 23.

    The events are as follows:

    • Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.  All contestants must be a resident of Kentucky.

    • Miss Teen, ages 13-15. The pageant is 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.

  • PHOTO: Williams family reunion

     A large number of family and friends attended the Williams family reunion.

  • FUNDRAI$ERS - JULY 4, 2012

    All-you-can-eat breakfast
    There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. July 7 at B.R. Young Masonic Lodge #132 on the square in Hodgenville. A $5 donation will benefit the building fund. For more information, call 270-234-4223.

    Motorcycle Run benefits Optimist Toy Drive