Features http://www.laruecountyherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en Ministering to those imprisoned http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/ministering-those-imprisoned <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jail_committee.jpg" alt="Standing outside LaRue County Jail in which Christian services, conducted by volunteers, are held several times each week are jail ministry committee members, from left, Gary Taylor, David Wortham, Jenn Mayfield, and James Smith. submitted photo" title="Standing outside LaRue County Jail in which Christian services, conducted by volunteers, are held several times each week are jail ministry committee members, from left, Gary Taylor, David Wortham, Jenn Mayfield, and James Smith. submitted photo" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Taking Matthew 25:36, &ldquo;I was in prison and ye came unto me,&rdquo; as their raison d&rsquo;etre, volunteers from the LaRue County Christian Jail Ministry visit and worship with inmates of the county jail in Hodgenville three evenings each week.</p> <p> &ldquo;The jail ministry has over 50 ministers,&rdquo; said Jenn Mayfield, ministry coordinator since 2010. &ldquo;Most are laity; some are ordained ministers and some, licensed.&rdquo;</p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-18 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0466_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Iwas headed toward Howardstown to get a photo of St. Ann&rsquo;s Church for our Discover LaRue County publication. It was a pretty day, the sun was shining and the temperature was warming up. As I got closer to Howardstown and began descending into the knobs, the temperature began to drop and the rocks beside the road still had icicles, shielded from the sun and still clinging to their craggy ledges refusing to give in to the rising temperature.</p> Volunteer Spotlight http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/volunteer-spotlight <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0305.jpg" alt="Curtis O’Dell explains how, through the braille replica cabin, blind people are able to see with their hands Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace cabin. " title="Curtis O’Dell explains how, through the braille replica cabin, blind people are able to see with their hands Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace cabin. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <em>This is the third in a series featuring volunteers who dedicate their time in service to Abraham Lincoln&rsquo;s Birthplace National Historical Park. Many of these volunteers have put in over 250 hours of service during 2016 and were awarded a Centennial Coin for their dedication.<br /> </em></p> <p> Visitors to Abraham Lincoln&rsquo;s Birthplace National Historical Park who have the opportunity to meet Curtis O&rsquo;Dell will surely walk away with a memorable experience.</p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-17 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0181.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In all my travels around LaRue County, it never ceases to amaze me I still find places that I haven&rsquo;t seen, or perhaps I&rsquo;ve driven past but didn&rsquo;t really look at while driving.</p> Lost in LaRue - January 18, 2017 http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-january-18-2017 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lost_in_larue_jan_11.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Color in winter; I&rsquo;ve been on a mission to find it. I find myself looking for little bits of color that stand out against the gray landscape during the winter months. The best time to look for color in winter is when it is snowing.</p> <p> As the sky sprinkles light powder across the earth as if it was a giant pastry, colors begin to pop out. What once looked like a row of gray trees, now have many hues of brown, russet and burnt umber; as the stark white of the snow hides a carpet of fallen leaves.</p> Starting with a clean slate http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/starting-clean-slate <p> January 1 marks not only the beginning of a new year, but also for many people the opportunity to start over with a resolve to make this upcoming year better than the previous ones.</p> <p> According to a 2016 study conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, some 48 percent of Americans usually make New Year&rsquo;s resolutions, but only about eight to 12 percent keep them throughout the year.</p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-16 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0366.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Lost in LaRue - November 23, 2016 http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-november-23-2016 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0632.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> This time my trip in my vehicle was short. It lasted the whole of three minutes. I walked out of the office and drove less than half a mile to the LaRue County Courthouse where I got lost in the year 1853. You read that correctly.</p> <p> I&rsquo;ve been looking, off and on, for information about the county poor house farm for about three or four months. There were supposedly two in LaRue County, I was looking for the one that was located between White City and Howardstown somewhere along Plouvier Road.</p>