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Today's Features

  •  After having several top-10 country songs in the 1960s and ’70s, Hodgenville native Bobby Lewis has resurged to the top of the individual country artist (IndieWorld) charts with “Shutters and Boards.”

    “I want to say how much it means to me, all the contacts, phone calls from DJ’s and friends wishing me the best and helping me celebrate my first Number One record,” Lewis said from his home in Hermitage, Tennessee. “Many of my stablemates on Pretty World Records sent me a message of how happy they were for me.”

  •  An Ursuline Sister who taught in LaRue County is one of 12 Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are celebrating anniversaries of religious profession in 2014.

    Sister Clarentia Hutchins is celebrating 75 years as an Ursuline Sister. She is a native of Louisville.

    An educator for 46 years, she taught at Our Lady of Mercy School, Hodgenville from 1973 to 1982). She taught in many other schools in Kentucky. She is a member of the Powerhouse of Prayer at the Motherhouse.

  •  1. BBB is receiving calls about Free Government Grants. Scammers offer government money because a person pays bills on time, is a good citizen, or was picked in a random drawing. To receive the grant, the person must send fees via prepaid card or a wire transfer. There is no grant.

    2. Jury Duty Scam: A man who says he is with law enforcement is calling local consumers saying there is a bench warrant out for them because they failed to report to jury duty. The man asks the residents to pay fines with a credit card to avoid immediate arrest. This is a scam.

  •  Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone, Squire Boone: These names are immediately identified as part of the early history of Kentucky and also LaRue County.

  •  Megan Ross of Sonora and Leron Logsdon of Eastview announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a 2001 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2005 graduate of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with an associate’s degree in equine training and management. She is an equine inside sales representative for MWI.

    The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Central Hardin High School and attended Western Kentucky University 1997-98. He is a cell tower technician and co-ower of CellTek.

  •  About 150 veterans on bicycles, handcycles and recumbents rode through Hodgenville Wednesday morning.

    The group, part of the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge, was met by LaRue County deputies at the LaRue/Hardin line and escorted to the Hart County line. Hodgenville officers escorted them through the city.

    Several residents stood at the side of the road, waving and encouraging the cyclists. Debora Spano, spokeswoman for Ride 2 Recovery, said the community support is “phenomenal.”

  • Each year, poison centers across the United States receive more than 1 million calls about children being accidentally poisoned. Nine out of ten of the poisonings occur in the home. Many of the potential culprits for accidental poisonings are chemicals and cleaners used in our homes.

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    May is National Historic Preservation Month and the Kentucky Heritage Council wants to know, where is your favorite Old Kentucky Home? Show us by entering KHC’s “This is MY Old Kentucky Home” Facebook photo contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, the house said to have inspired Stephen Foster to write our state song, “My Old Kentucky Home.”

  • Todd Ray Skaggs and Melinda Elliott Skaggs, of Hodgenville, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

    Todd is co-owner of Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia. He also serves as LaRue County coroner. 

    Melinda is a nurse with Elizabethtown Physicians for Women.

    They have two children, Trevor, a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and Mallory, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

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    Over the course of the last few months, as I have featured various books and concepts for you to consider, it is with the idea that there are resources in your local library that you may have overlooked.