Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 53rd anniversary this weekend.
Joel Ray Sprowls bought the restaurant June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule. Several superstars have dined here: Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, Bill Monroe, Englebert Humperdink, Johnny Cash Band and many others.
LaRue County’s WHAS Crusade for Children collection totaled about $12,500, according to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks.
LaRue and Hodgenville fire departments staffed check points at intersections with buckets collecting money for the Crusade, which was started in 1954 by WHAS-TV to raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to assist special needs children.
Fire departments raise about 60 percent of Crusade’s money.
Those attending the Hobart Wilkins reunion are front from left, Ruth Nicholas, Ramona Dever, Gonda McCubbin; back, Kevin McCubbin, Chuck Dever, Billy Dever, Harley Dever, Ricky Wilkins, Mona Bell, Larry Crowe, Betty Hornback, Mike Wilkins, Billy Dunn, Connie Milby, Lisa Pickerell, Brenda Slaughter, Peggy Sprowles, Sue Myer and David Dever.
Helen Clark of Hodgenville will celebrate her 100th birthday, noon to 3 p.m., June 16, 2012, at The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square.
She is the wife of the late Paul Clark. They have five children, Geneva Viers, Doris Jones, Betty Allen and Leroy Clark, all of Hodgenville, and Zelma Potts of Woodlawn, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
All friends and relatives are invited to the celebration. No gifts requested.
The LaRue County Farmers Market is again sponsoring a Taste of LaRue County. It will be Tuesday, June 19 beginning at noon at the Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Come support local farmers and small businesses while getting ideas on how to prepare fresh, local products.
Space is limited at the tasting event; cost is $5. To reserve a seat you must purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are available at the Extension Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 358-3401 for more information.
U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Duell Turner, M.D., executive officer Naval Hospital Bremerton, Bremerton, Wash., spent Memorial Day weekend with his mother, Pauline D. Turner, of Hodgenville. He also visited other relatives and friends.
Command Sergeant Major Leo C. Pike Jr., director emeritus of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, died May 24, 2012.
Pike (U.S. Army Retired) served Fort Knox Federal for more than 50 years as a volunteer, professional staff member and leader. He was the Credit Union’s first active duty military member when membership was expanded to include military as well as civilians in 1960.