The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.
LaRue County residents Wayne Moore, Bruce Barlow, and Darin Williams received recognition recently for their positive contributions to the community.
Recipients of the Voice of LaRue County Award, Moore and Barlow played an influential role in increasing charitable giving by campaigning on behalf of the United Way of Central Kentucky at their workplace, Cumberland Products.
Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues a new season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
The concert features Kentucky’s Hollywood American Idols – Kenzi Lewis of LaRue County, Brandy Neelly, Kelly Casey and Jenny Beth Willis; and Clinton Spaulding of Louisville.
The event will be held at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.
Fish fry at Middle Creek
Middle Creek Baptist Church will have a fish fry 5-7 p.m. every Friday from April 19 to May 31. Cost is $7.50 and includes fish, two sides, drink and dessert. Call Bro. Kurtz for more information at 502-536-3390.
Free Movie Night continues this spring with two new movies and a classic.
The City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News will jointly sponsor “Lincoln,” “Trouble with the Curve,” and “Citizen Kane.”
Movies play at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.
Daniel Day-Lewis earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of the 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”
Taylor County magistrates did an about-face last week, voting to close Taylor County Animal Shelter, effective April 17. The shelter was to become a holding facility that day, and shelter staff members were to transport animals for care. The county contracted with Adair County to provide that service at a cost of $44 per animal.
A pair of siblings found a copperhead snake last week on Bluegrass Drive near Save-A-Lot.
Jeremy Curtsinger, 22, said he picked up his sister Toni, 11, from school one afternoon. As she walked to the house, she spotted the 18-inch snake on the sidewalk.
“She walked right up to it and asked if it was real,” Jeremy said.
The snake was aggressive, he said.
A neighbor identified the venomous snake and killed it.
“It started snapping at us,” Jeremy said. “He was ready to get us.”
Douglas and Stacey Hert of Hodgenville are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Rylee Paige Hert.
Rylee Paige was born at 5:23 p.m. April 10, 2013. She weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces and was 17.5 inches long.
Grandmothers are Wanda Locke and Sandy Hert. Grandfathers are Steve Sperko Sr. and Bill Adams.
She was welcomed home by three siblings, Bubba and Charlie Hert, and Ryan Polly.
Ashley Kaye Cecil of Elizabethtown, and John Casey Clark of New Haven, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe Paul Cecil of Hodgenville and Donna Cecil of Elizabethtown. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in occupational therapy. She is employed by Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehab.