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Community News

  • COLUMN: 4-H Club works on sewing skills

     The 4-H Sewing group met for their first meeting of the year on Saturday, Feb. 15. Members are meeting on Saturdays to begin working on their 4-H clothing projects. 

    Depending on their age and previous sewing experience, they are given a few options of what to make. Unit 1 sewers will make a pair of pants, shorts or a skirt with an elastic waistband. Unit 2 sewers, who are in their second year in sewing, will make a skirt, pants, or shorts that include a zipper. As the 4-Her progresses through the units, they learn additional skills.

  • COLUMN: Look for ways to automate savings

     Sometimes it’s difficult to actually do the right thing. This is especially true when it comes to saving money – for emergencies, for retirement, or for almost anything else.

    But there is some good news. Studies show that once we do set money aside, we’re likely to leave it there. Here are five easy ways to do just that.

    Sign up for your company’s retirement plan

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Panthers
  • PHOTO: Empty bowls fundraiser
  • Dinky performs fundraiser magic for Lions Club

     Dinky Gowen, a LaRue County illusionist, will perform a family-friendly, fundraiser magic show to benefit the Hodgenville Lions Club at 7 p.m. March 1.

    The two-hour show will be held at the LaRue County High School auditorium.

    One child will get the chance to be levitated.

     Jake Wisdom will demonstrate the trick that made Houdini famous – the straight-jacket escape.

    Tickets are $8. Free admission for ages 5-and-under.

  • Community Calendar - Feb. 19, 2014

     Extension memories wanted

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 19, 2014

     SpringHaven concert

  • RELAY: Survivor dinner planned

     With LaRue County’s Relay for Life less than three months away, local businesses are beginning to step up for the all-night event scheduled for May 16 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Hodgenville man in 'Antigone'

     Tickets are on sale for the Campbellsville University Theater Department production of the play “Antigone” by Sophocles in the Russ Mobley Theater Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, all at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.

    Tyler Litton of Hodgenville will play one of the guards. Megan Kist of Elizabethtown, will play Antigone.

    Ticket information and reservations can be found at www.campbellsville.edu/theater or by calling (270) 789-5266.

  • Arctic chill increases electric bills

     The big chill of 2014 has given home heating units a workout and has increased electric bills, with record-setting cold from a polar vortex stretching further south than normal.

    In January, temperatures for Nolin RECC members averaged 27 degrees, the coldest in 11 years. On Jan. 6, the United States set a record for the coldest day since 2000 with the average temperature nationwide at 17.9 degrees.