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Today's Features

  •  The “Old Toad Guitar Duo” will perform at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Old Toad Guitar Duo is Steve Mattingly and Matt Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. Their group is named after a pub in Rochester, NY they frequented during their student days.

  •  If you have an overdue library book and have been worried about paying a fine, why not give peanut butter instead?

    The LaRue County Public Library, as part of Have a Heart, Give Food for Fines Month in February, will be accepting jars of peanut butter or canned vegetables for overdue fines.

    Library customers will receive $5 in current fines waived for each unexpired jar of peanut butter and $1 in current fines waived for each unexpired can of vegetables donated.

  •  A fish cookery class will be at the Extension Office 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Feb. 2. You will view a 45-minute DVD demonstrating six different healthy fish recipes. You will also receive a recipe booklet and get to taste one of the recipes.

    The class is free and open to everyone, no registration required. It is sponsored by the County Homemaker organization. If weather is bad enough to cancel school on Feb. 2, the class will be canceled.

  •  A popular show from The History Channel, American Pickers, may be coming to Kentucky this spring, according to Jake Bandman on cineflix.com.

    The show is looking for leads of “great characters with interesting, unique, rare items and lots of 'em!”

    Only private collections of “rusty gold” stored in barns, garages and sheds are considered. The show does not go into antique shops and flea markets.

    To suggest a subject for the show, contact jbandman@cineflix.comor 646-873-6257.

  •  The LaRue County Relay for Life effort continues to grow with each month. With 11 participating teams and more expected in the days ahead, the county committee is thrilled to report the progress toward the 2012 goal of $49,500 and 16 teams by the May 11-12 event at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Warm Blessings ”Empty Bowls” soup dinner and fundraiser will be 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11. The soup kitchen is located at 609 E. Dixie Ave. with parking across the street at Caldwell Banker.

  •  Kendrick Bryan, 24, of Elizabethtown, has announced his plans to run for the State House of Representatives in the May primary.

    Bryan lives in the 25th House District currently represented by Democrat Jimmie Lee.

    Bryan is a graduate student at Western Kentucky University and a substitute teacher at LaRue County High School.

  •  Diana Leathers, left, with the LaRue County Health Department spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club Jan. 26. She is pictured with Rotarian Adam Gordon. 

  •  Senior activities

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville

    Feb. 1 – Bingo, exercising, walking

    Feb. 2 – stretching, exercise at 10:30 a.m., educational session, chair massages

    Feb. 3 – Bingo, music

    Feb. 6 – walking, exercise, skipbo, sewing

    Feb. 7 – manicures, chair massages, exercising

    Feb. 8 – Bingo, Senior of the Month, birthday celebration, bookmobile

  • The Sonora Days Festival, which over the years has featured a road race, parades, street vendors and entertainment, has been canceled for this year.

    Event organizers say the cost of staging the three-day event and the need for more volunteers prompted them to call off this year’s event.

    Martha Cruse, former president of the Sonora Merchants Association, said it was a difficult decision to make.

    “Money is an issue,’’ she said. “And it takes a lot of manpower to have it.’’