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Today's Features

  • Santa’s Helpers need toys
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas. They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away. For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.

  • Sunrise Manor residents and daycare clients received a special holiday treat Dec. 6.
    Tom Smith and B.J., a registered Tennessee Walking Horse, took the participants on carriage rides in Hodgenville.
    Morna Eastridge enjoyed the trip because it was something she had done many times with her husband.
    Wesley Meadows Church provided a delicious holiday meal and the carriage ride made a wonderful day.  
    Angela Smith summed it up best by saying, “It was fun.”

  •  Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  • Food pantry at Church of Christ
    The food pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.- noon Dec. 16 and 6-7 p.m. Dec. 21. For more information, call 358-9220.

    Wesley Meadows: Healing of the Heart service
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host a Christmas “Healing of the Heart” service 6 p.m. Dec. 18. For more information, call Rev. Votaw at 325-3740.

    Christmas program at Pleasant Ridge

  • LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler congratulated firefighter Michael Key for earning the department’s 2011 “Firefighter of the Year” award. 

  • Photos benefit Buffalo Fire Department
    Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a door-to-door fundraiser during the next several weeks asking $25 support to buy turnout gear. For your support Parish Photos of Campbellsville will offer a free 10x13 family portrait certificate. Photos will be taken at Buffalo Fire Department. For more information, call Wendell Perkins at 270-766-8529.

  • It’s often said that firefighters belong to a certain “brotherhood.” They work together for a common cause, share cookouts, family functions, business ventures and many other day-to-day activities.
    However, LaRue County/Hodgenville Fire Departments go a step further into the commonalities shared by these individuals.
    Of about 30-35 firefighters who make up the departments’ rosters, 14 of those men and women share the experience with their spouse and even more share it with their families.

  • LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia is one of five new members elected to the executive committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting.

    He will serve a four-year term expiring in 2015.

  • During this Christmas season when gifts are on the mind of most people, Kelly Clark is thankful that she has received a special present that is free and yet priceless – the gift of life.

    “The doctor told me that I should be dead, that I should have bled out,” Clark, 29, said, remembering a car accident on an icy LaRue County road Feb. 21, 2009, that left her with a severed carotid artery, multiple facial fractures, a broken collarbone, fractured shoulder blade and bleeding on her brain.

  •  Parents are important role models for children of all ages and communicating family needs and values to all family members is important. Children are sometimes left out of financial conversations, but because family finances affect them, it’s important to involve them as early as possible. These conversations also teach children responsibility and decision-making, important concepts to which they need to be exposed.