You can travel to the far reaches of the globe and not see and experience what you can discover in Kentucky. There’s only one Mammoth Cave, one Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, one National Corvette Museum, one Kentucky Horse Park.
Kentucky’s wealth of unique attractions forms the basis of the state’s 2012 travel and tourism marketing campaign, according to Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.
Rev. L. Clyde and Virginia Allen of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2011.
They were married by Dr. A.C. Baker in Louisville.
Virginia is the daughter of the late Joel and Margaret Dixon of Hodgenville and a graduate of Magnolia High School and Spencerian Business College. She attend University of Louisville before accepting employment with H.V. Davis & Son Insurance Agency. She worked in the nursing service office at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta for 16 years.
The Jaymison Alazander Mariece Ulis Memorial Ride will be Dec. 17.
The motorcycle ride will assist Jaymison’s family with medical and funeral bills.
Jaymison, the 2 month old son of Ashley Clairmont and Syd Ulis III, died Nov. 25, 2011, at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. He was born 12 weeks early and had several medical conditions including trisomy 13, a cleft lip and plate, two holes in his heart, kidneys that grew together and a rocker foot.
Bobby Claycomb showed off his new law office, located in the former City Hall on Lincoln Boulevard, to visitors Saturday during the Hodgenville Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour. Right, cross-stitched Christmas stockings were part of the holiday décor at Jeremy and Beth Williams’ home.
Santa’s Helpers need toys
Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas. They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away. For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.
About 40 million Americans are age 65 and over, a number projected to more than double by 2030 due primarily to the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are the post-World War II babies born worldwide between 1946 and 1964. In America, they represent 29 percent of the population. In 2011, the first of the boom reached the retirement age of 65. This group of adults represents an estimated 1.2 million Kentuckians.
A community-wide Christmas celebration attracted about 150 people to Lincoln Square and Hodgenville’s Civic Center Saturday.
The event began with caroling downtown with performances by the First Baptist Church children’s choir.
Following caroling and the reading of “The Christmas Story,” Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse turned on the Christmas tree lights on the square and at Creekfront Park in preparation for Santa’s arrival.