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Community News

  • PHOTO: United Way Day of Caring

    United Way’s Day of Action was June 21. This activity encourages community volunteers to give something even more valuable than their money to help others – their time. One of the projects was to spruce up the playground at Kids Crew Plus at the LaRue County Board of Education. Pictured are some of the volunteers that weeded, painted, raked, and cleaned the playground. From left are Katy McDowell, Mike Williamson, Ben Hornback, Sarah Hornback, Kyle Williamson and Allison McDowell. Not pictured are Paul Hornback and Dana Taylor.

  • PHOTO: Linda Funk honored

    Linda Funk, the executive director of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, was presented the Harry Lee Waterfield Humanitarian Award June 12 at the 31st annual Kentucky Public Retirees Conference in Louisville. This award is given annually to the Kentucky Public Retiree member who has been selected because of outstanding work in the community. From left, Charles Brackett, Funk, June Pugh and RoseGayle Waterfield Hardy.

  • Donald Ray Reynolds

    Donald Ray Reynolds, son of Curt and Wenona Reynolds, in 1953.

  • Lt. Col. Garry D. Ross

    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Garry D. Ross served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1995 in Vietnam and Desert Storm.

    He received several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism, Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal and Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

  • Hilda Celebrates 90th Birthday

    Hilda Morrison Harned of Lexington and formerly of Hodgenville, will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 28, 2014.

    She was born July 28, 1924, to John William and Bessie Woodall Morrison.

    She is a registered nurse and the former administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. She and her husband, Henry, now deceased, have one daughter, Donna Vela.

    The reception will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Hodgenville Christian Church annex on Lincoln Square.

    Family and friends are invited.

  • Engagement: Morrison and West

    Ms. Sarah Quesenberry-Graham of Buffalo, announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of her daughter, Chelsie Fay Morrison, to Michael Ray West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland West of Brandenburg.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She is employed as a second-grade teacher at Brandenburg Primary School.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a dual degree in economics and finance. He works at Jefferson National Financial in Louisville.

  • Community Calendar and Reunions July 2

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Reception at library

    The LaRue County Public Library will hold a reception at 5 p.m. July 3 in honor of Sarah Graff earning her paraprofessional certification for librarians. Punch and cookies will be provided by Friends of the Library.

    Dance: Prime Time Band to perform

  • Monument memorializes farm's history

    A new permanent monument has been placed to commemorate the multi-generational history of the local farm known as the J.V. Williams Farms, Inc.

    The farm is primarily located along Goodin-Williams Road just a few miles northeast of Hodgenville.

    J.V. Williams, who lived from 1893 to 1967, and his wife Katherine Dunn Williams, purchased the first 114 acres in 1919 for $3,000.

  • Airman Whitney Jones: Wearing the uniform every day

    RAF FAIRFORD, England – While deployed here at RAF Fairford, airmen from throughout Air Force Global Strike Command maintain focus on the mission using the four Air Force pillars of resiliency.

    Mental and spiritual resiliency, two of the four Air Force pillars of resiliency, is what motivates and empowers Senior Airman Whitney Jones to overcome her life obstacles.

    Jones, a defender with the 509th Security Forces Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., said that when life throws challenges at her, she recites the Philippians 4:13 biblical verse.

  • Miller's military career spanned decades

    David Miller enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1958 as a high school senior. He took a flight out of Louisville with two others from Elizabethtown, arriving in San Diego, California, for basic training.

    On the flight to San Diego, he met a young mother traveling with her handicapped daughter. This was the beginning of a long friendship with her and her husband, who was a surgeon at Harbor City Hospital.

    When he received his first weekend pass, his friend Bob picked him up and they toured Hollywood.