Community News

  • 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

  • Community Calendar - July 4, 2012

    Ancestral Trails to meet
    Ancestral Trails Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. July 6 at the Hardin County Public Library, 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown. From there, they will visit the Elizabethtown City Cemetery where Steve Mather will demonstrate and discuss what can be learned from grave dowsing. For more information, call 270-862-3209.

    Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets

  • PHOTO: Vincent wins $20 gift certificate from summer reading program

    Candy Vincent was the winner of a $20 gift certificate from Lincolns Loft for the LaRue County Public Library’s adult summer reading program. Another drawing for a $20 certificate will be held on July 31. The more books you read, the more entries you have. Cathy Luttrell, LCPL adult programs coordinator, presented Vincent with the certificate.

  • BIRTH: Ben and Angela Roberts welcome daughter, Audrie Faith

     Ben and Angela Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Audrie Faith Roberts, at 8:18 p.m. April 10, 2012.

    Audrie Faith was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville. Paternal great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.