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  • Deadline for annual 4-H Poetry Contest is approaching

    The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the Extension office by Feb. 20. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest, or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Make your tax refund work for you

    It’s easy for us to think of this year’s tax refund as free money coming to us courtesy of Uncle Sam. However, the truth of the matter is that the check you receive is a return of your own hard earned money. And since you’re going to get your own money back, why not use it to get ahead of your financial goals?

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue
  • Circuit Clerk: 332 lives saved through organ donation

    The Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky made 2014 a momentous year in the fight to save lives. With 998 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant, there is no better time to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

    In 2014, 103 individuals in Kentucky were able to save 332 lives, and many more individuals enhanced someone’s life or gave sight through tissue and cornea donation.

    More than 124,000 patients are currently waiting for their organ transplant. Each day 21 patients lose their fight, and their lives, waiting.

  • Community Calendar: Jan. 21, 2015

     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.

     

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  • Perkins graduates from lineman school

    Patrick Perkins graduated in December from Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia.

    SLTC provides apprentice training for line workers in the electric utility industry.

    Perkins is the son of the late Ray Perkins of Howardstown and Roxie Perkins of New Haven.

  • Hazles celebrate 60 years of ‘blessings’

    New Year’s Eve, 1954, marked not only the beginning of a new year for Charles “Red” and Phyllis Hazle, but also the start of a new life together as husband and wife.

    “We’ve been blessed,” Phyllis said as she looked back over the 60 years since their wedding. “Our greatest blessing is our three children who live in service to others.”

  • A life of full service

    Most people in Hodgenville are familiar with Rock and Rogers Service Station. The little green building sits on the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Forrest Avenue. It’s been there for a long time, providing full service gas to customers.

    A part of the business’s foundation is moving on, though. Jimmy Rogers, who has owned at least a portion of the business for the last 38 years, retired at the beginning of the year. All told, Rogers worked at the service station for over 40 years.

  • Sunrise resident celebrates 105th year

    A Hodgenville woman celebrated a very special birthday earlier this month. Dora Taylor turned 105 years old on Jan. 3.

    Taylor has lived in Sunrise Manor for the past couple of years, according to Quality of Life Director Sally Rineker. She drove until she was 95, and has always maintained a measure of independence.

  • PHOTO: Babes in Christ