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Today's Features

  • The second Juneteenth LaRue County celebration was held Friday, June 19, at the LaRue County Civic Center in Hodgenville. Juneteenth is a national celebration marking the celebration of freedom from slavery, June 19, 1865, the day the slaves of Texas learned they had been freed.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore read a proclamation from Governor Steve Beshear honoring the day by declaring June 19 as National Freedom Day for Kentucky.

  • Hodgenville United Methodist

    Vacation Bible School, themed Underdogs, is 5:15-8:30 p.m. June 28-July 2 for ages 3-12 at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Rd. There will be a light meal at 5:15 p.m. For information, call 270-358-3028.

    LaRue County Church of Christ

    The LaRue County Food Pantry will give food to those who qualify, 6-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday and 9 a.m.-noon every fourth Friday. For information, call 270-358-9812 or 270-358-9220.

    Hope Food Pantry

  • I love free stuff.

    When we lived in California we lived near scads of big- box warehouse stores that always gave away free samples. Sometimes, if you got there on the right day at the right time, you could eat enough free samples and be too full to eat lunch or dinner when you got home.

    I wasn’t thinking of free stuff a few Sundays ago when I stopped at a little Pentecostal church I had never visited before, even though I’ve talked to the pastor many times.

    And what to my wondering eyes should appear? Free goodies and coffee!

  • The Nancy Lincoln Inn will be hosting a Craft Fair on June 26-28 and July 2-6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET.) Craft vendors who wish to set up outside the inn may do so free of charge. All crafts must be hand-made in Kentucky, such as quilting, paintings, hand-woven baskets, wood crafts, and candle-making. Items for sale are subject to approval by Eastern National.

    The Nancy Lincoln Inn is also looking for individuals to do demonstrations during the Craft Fair. Weavers, wood-workers, musicians, quilters, candlemakers, and other frontier-era demonstrations are welcome.

  • Steve and Peggy Mather of Hodgenville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this week.

    The couple was married June 27, 1975, at the Mill Creek Baptist Church in Bardstown, Ky., by the Rev. Wayne Etheridge

    The Mathers have three daughters, Elizabeth Whitlock, Frannie Mather and Sarah Farmer, all of LaRue County.