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Today's Features

  • Aaron McDowell and his band, Blue Soul Gypsys, are set to perform at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21. McDowell, a native of Buffalo, said he’s excited to return to the area to perform.

    “It means everything [to return],” he said. “I don’t care if there are five people there. There’s nothing like people – they know they’re a part of it. I’ve been to (Los Angeles) and back playing music. But there’s nothing like doing it here.”

  • Eli Marcum, 5, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Sept. 11, 2014, and since then has had multiple rounds of chemotherapy and brain surgeries. A port was installed to drain fluid off of Eli’s brain, caused by a cyst that formed around the tumor.

    After hearing about his struggle, the family’s neighbor, Tabitha Smith felt moved to do something “more than just pray.” She decided to form a group, called Heroes for Eli to conduct fundraisers for the family and provide updates to people who care for Eli.

  •  RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig

    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Famous Recipe Night

    The Living Strong team will have Relay for Life Day at Lee’s Famous Recipe, 11 a.m. to closing Feb. 17.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Gatti’s

  • A spiritual change is the greatest change that can take place in any of us. Paul tells the Romans, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (3:10-12). So a spiritual renewal is needed for all of us.

    We are renewed when Christ comes into our hearts and lives for the old is gone and the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).

    But what about down the road? Is it possible to experience even more renewal later? Yes. Paul in Philippians 4:10-13 is talking to Christians who have already met Christ and now he gives three areas of renewal needed.

  • Georgetown

    By John R. Smith

    Lila Williams returned home last Monday after being in rehab at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Edith Reed, a relative of Mary E. Smith of Hodgenville, was admitted to the nursing home in Horse Cave. Kaye Curle and Yvette Best had surgery at Hardin Memorial Hospital last week.

    The Kentucky Association Pastors’ Conference at First Baptist Elizabethtown will be Feb. 17-20.

    Feb. 22 is Black History Sunday.

    The South District Mass Choir at First Baptist Church, Danville, will rehearse at 10 a.m. Feb. 21.

  • LaRue County’s Relay for Life Committee is changing things up a bit this year with the May 30 event not only moving locations, but changing the time and entertainment focus.

  • Classic artists live again, as Williams Star Tributes performs 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Park and Recreation building.

    Joseph Williams, Allen Williams and The Perkins Brothers (Elvis and Meatloaf) will perform as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr. and Sr., Elvis and possibly Waylon Jennings.

    Williams has performed three other times in Hodgenville, in addition to winning the Lincoln Days Karaoke Contest and competing at the LaRue County Fair.

    Williams said the songs will be familiar to anyone who knows the artists.

  • The Kentucky Cancer Program is offering its annual Adventure Weekends to women cancer survivors (all cancers) in the state.

    The sessions are May 15-17 at Barren River Lake State Resort Park & Carter Caves State Resort Park; and Aug. 28-30 at Carter Caves.

    Cost is $50 for room and board and all activities. Financial scholarships are available.

    The activities are designed for women who are no longer in treatment and are able to participate in light to moderate physical activities.

    Participants must provide own transportation.