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Today's Features

  • In December, 561 students completed their studies and were graduated from University of the Cumberlands.

    Among them were Chase Cruse and Jennie Patterson, both of Upton.

  • Maddie Royalty, a sophomore at LaRue County High School, is volunteering at The LaRue County Herald News.

    You may hear her friendly voice on the phone in upcoming weeks as she updates information in our annual Discover LaRue County section.

    Maddie “already has an idea” of where she would like to go after high school.

  •  “I will be careful to lead a blameless life.” (Psalm 101:2). This was some goal the Psalmist had for his life. But was it possible? He gives several suggestions in Psalm 101 to aid in living such a life.

    “… To you, O Lord, I will sing praise” (101:1). In singing to the Lord, he was focusing his attention on God.  He realized that if he were to live a blameless life, he would need to focus on the Lord.

  •  Monday

    American Sewing Guild

    A neighborhood chapter of the American Sewing Guild meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday each month at the LaRue County Extension office. For more information, contact Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith at 270-358-9049. 

     

    Hodgenville City Council

    Hodgenville City Council meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at Hodgenville Civic Center (city hall).

     

    Creative Corner

  •  The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program is set for Jan. 16-17 in Lexington, and Montana Metcalf is preparing to represent LaRue County.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, won LaRue County’s Distinguished Young Woman program in August. She performed a gymnastics routine, showing off tumbling skills, dance, cheer motions and other choreography.

    She left Sunday to stay with a host family. The first preliminary is 7 p.m. Jan. 16. The second preliminary is 1 p.m. Saturday. Finals are 7 p.m. Saturday.

  •  Multivitamins and minerals marketing campaigns claiming to improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease constantly bombard us. Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry. In 2012, dietary supplement sales reached $11.5 billion. In a 2013, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported more than half of all U.S adults have taken a dietary supplement in the past month. The 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed 34 percent of children and adolescents take a vitamin or mineral supplement.

  •  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.

     

    Dance at Senior Center

    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will play a variety of country and rock classics. Admission is $4. For more information, call Jim Walters at 270-737-5655.

  •  Retired Teachers’ Association to meet

    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 North Mulberry, Elizabethtown. The meal will be $12, followed by a presentation from Virgil Willoughby of the Elizabethtown Police Department. The community service project is spaghetti sauce and pasta. For more information, call 270-737-8063.

     

    Senior Citizens music

  •  If someone told Elizabeth and Earl Sanders that their 65-year marriage was made in heaven, he would get no argument from either one of them.

    “I believe that God has a plan for everyone, and that he is in control,” said Elizabeth. “God meant for me to marry Earl, although I didn’t know it when we first met.”

    In fact, marriage was the last thing on her mind when she met her future husband.