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Today's Features

  • School board to meet Thursday

    Monday’s school board meeting was canceled due to snow. There will be a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at LaRue County High School, same agenda.

     

    Extension Expo booth sign-ups

    Booth reservations are being taken for the Extension Expo to be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 in the LaRue County High School gym. Call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information or to sign up for a booth space.

     

  • Considering that the chances of being identical twins are three in a thousand, the fact that identical twins Wilma Bradshaw and Ilma Whittaker will celebrate their 90th birthdays March 1 is even more astounding.

    “We were born on our grandparents’ (Kenneth and Genora Miller’s) farm March 1, 1925,” said Wilma. “Dr. (Leigh) Maupin came out in a horse and buggy to deliver us and stayed all day.”

    Parents Harry and Alpha Gardner celebrated having the family’s first set of twins on that cold winter Sunday. 

  • Two years ago, the future of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc., was uncertain. The agency was experiencing significant financial difficulties, which resulted to changes in their transportation program for senior citizens and to their Head Start program in an effort to reduce expenses. At that time, Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action, spoke with government agencies in Marion and surrounding counties and asked for additional financial support in hopes of getting the agency back on its feet.

  • 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.