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Community News

  • REAL ID a real solution for Kentuckians

    In 2005, Congress enacted legislation enhancing national security by adding new requirements for state driver’s licenses and other official ID cards. In an effort to comply with the standards, the General Assembly passed House Bill 410 this session, also known as REAL ID.

    While there has been some concern over the federal requirements, the measure recently passed in Kentucky complies with federal standards while making the new travel ID voluntary, and I want to ensure every citizen of House District 24 is informed on this new policy.

  • Junior Ranger Day set for April 22

    As part of National Park Week, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in Hodgenville will celebrate Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

    The Junior Ranger program helps kids get involved with the story of Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln, when he was just ‘Little Abe.’ Every child who completes the program will receive one of the park’s unique Junior Ranger badges!

  • Chain Ring Challenge

    Local cycling enthusiast and supporters kicked off a 24 hour indoor cycling fundraiser “Chain Ring Challenge” on March 25 to raise money for a local non-profit Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen of Elizabethtown.

    During this 24 hour period, teams had at least one person cycling at all times and individual participants biked as many hours as they could. Cycling for 24 continuous hours and with the support of sponsors, participants raised $4,000.

  • Community Calendar

    MEETINGS

    LaRue GOP Meeting

    The LaRue County GOP monthly meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on April 24 at Cathy Yarbrough’s home. For directions contact Carl Riggs at 270-358-9513.

    Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board Meeting

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board of Directors will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 19 in the Community Building at the Meade County Fairgrounds located at 878 Hillcrest Dr. in Brandenburg. For more information call 270-769-2393.

  • Plowshares to host mediation event

    Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality will have a meditation event on Sunday, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

    The event is called “Just Imagine!” and it will feature a communal interfaith walking meditation at Plowshares Farm. According to the news release, those in attendance will join each other in a prayerful walk through the farm, stopping occasionally to “stand in silent reverence of the life surrounding us while sharing dreams and visions of a better world and recommitting our lives to such visions.”

  • Hodgenville news - April 19, 2017

    Thought for the week: Sometimes we can feel lost and uncertain of the future, but no matter where you are right now, just trust that things will get better. Stay strong-you’ve got this.

    Congratulations to Magnolia Bank on receiving 5 star rating. On Good Friday, I went to the Community Good Friday service at the Civic Center. A great program with great fellowship. It was great to see the community and different churches come together to do the program. 

  • Community news - April 19, 2017

    Mitzi Smith Moore continue to slowly improve from home.

    Spring Revival at Sunrise Manor will begin this Wednesday and end Friday. There will be music provided by various singing groups of the surrounding area. Speakers are this Wednesday Reverend Mike Williams, this Thursday Reverend Billy Curle and this Friday Reverend Richard Binkley. Revival starts at 7 p.m. each night. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    April 26 through April 28, Reverend Billy Curle will be the evangelist at Steadfast Baptist Church for their revival. It begins at 7 p.m. each night.

  • First Baptist Ushers celebrate 47 years as doorkeepers

    The Ushers of First Baptist Hodgenville celebrated its 47th Usher Day on March 26. The afternoon guest was Reverend Jeff Williams and his congregation of Pleasant View Baptist Church of Smiths Groves. The day was a good day with the sun shining and perfect weather.

  • Cooking corner - April 19, 2017

    Vanilla wafer cookies

    1/2 cup butter (no substitute) softened

    1 cup of sugar

    1 egg

    1 tbsp vanilla extract

    1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

    1/4 tsp salt

    Cream butter and sugar together, beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture, mix well. Drop by teaspoon 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

    Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

  • Birthday: Lafollette celebrates 87th