Features http://www.laruecountyherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en Lost in LaRue - May 3, 2017 http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-may-3-2017 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0470.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-19 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0189_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Detours, that&rsquo;s the brand of travel I like most. Taking the same route every single day is monotonous. Lets face it, there&rsquo;s no adventure in monotony, is there? I took a detour, really it was a complete loop that brought me back to where I started, but enough of that.</p> <p> I took Cissal Hill Road and made my way up to the top of the ridge. It was a gray misty sort of morning, perfect for photographing the vibrant redbuds because there isn&rsquo;t any color competition and the light wouldn&rsquo;t be direct, it&rsquo;s more diffused.</p> Lost in LaRue - March 29, 2017 http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-march-29-2017 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0106.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Have you ever seen a cow let out of a barn after a long winter? That is one of my first memories as a kid. We were living on a dairy farm and I vaguely remember the sight of cows hopping and skipping into the fields on a warm spring day. This is exactly how I know I&rsquo;m going to feel when I get done with all the deskwork I&rsquo;ve had lately.</p> 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" width="180" height="85" /><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" width="128" height="85" /><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" width="112" height="85" /><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>