J.C. and Naomi (Bowen) Ragland will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 20. They were married on June 20, 1953, in Buffalo, KY, at the home of Rev. E.W. Godbey.
Mrs. Ragland worked at LaRue County Public Schools food service for 29 years at the Hodgenville Elementary School. Mr. Ragland retired from Houchens Industries after 34 years of service in the meat department.
Bettye Jean Thomas was announced as the 2015 LaRue County Fair Mother of the Year.
Thomas lives between Hodgenville and Sonora, and is an active member of the County Homemakers organization, Hodgenville First Baptist Church and the Kentucky Association of Retired Teachers. She also has served on the Hodgenville Cemetery Board.
She had a great impact on many youth in her role as a teacher with the LaRue County Schools for more than 30 years. Three of her children followed in her footsteps and also became teachers.
The 108th LaRue County Fair continues through Sunday.
Monday evening, despite a downpour and less-than-favorable weather conditions, Lacey Graham of Elizabethtown was crowned this year’s Miss LaRue County. Abigail French from Hodgenville was second runner up.
Tuesday night’s events included KOI Drag racing, and the Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen pageants. Information on all the the winners will be in next week’s edition of the Herald News.
Today and tonight at the Fair (Wednesday) events include:
It is only fitting and proper that on this the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War on Memorial Day we pay tribute to our Civil War Veterans. This conflict was the costliest conflict ever fought on American soil. Only one third of the deaths contributed to this war were from battle injuries. The majority of deaths were from disease and the unimaginably horrid living conditions of the soldiers. After 4 years of war, a large number of deaths, property destruction, loss of income and family relationships had been destroyed it was time for rebuilding.
When LaRue County’s Living Strong Relay for Life team was brainstorming new ideas for fundraisers, little did they realize that a leftover box from the American Cancer Society of plastic purple pigs would end up being one of their biggest money makers for the May Relay.
Boyhood Home closed
The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.
FREE CLASS: Growing herbs
The LaRue County Public Library will hold a free class, “Growing Herbs” 4:30 p.m. May 14 with herbalist Christy Arendt. Call 270-358-3851 to register.