Today's Features

  •  Murle Elliott has never been one to flit, like a bird, from job to job.

    When he was only 17 years old, he found a job he loved – operating a bull dozer – and 69 years later he’s still going strong, sometimes putting in 40-60 hours a week.

     “I feel better when I’m getting up and going to work,” said Elliott, who lives on Jericho Road. “If there’s work for me, I’ll do it.”

    Elliott’s love for the big tractors began when he worked on a relative’s farm at Fern Creek.

  •  The “Week Of The Horse” was celebrated last week at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare with a wide range of horse related events. The run for the roses was held on Friday followed by a Derby Party with special holiday food. Lou Floyd of Hodgenville won the first race. She was presented the red roses by daycare director, Beverly Heath

  •  Fire departments blessed on St. Florian’s Day

    New Haven and Rolling Fork Fire Departments will observe a service of recognition and blessings at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the departments’ station, 363 Center Street, New Haven. The two departments provide fire protection and rescue to New Haven, southern Nelson and northern LaRue counties. The service coincides with the observance of the feast day for St. Florian, patron saint of firefighters. For more information, contact Fr. Overton at 502-549-3680 or Chaplain Lusk at 502-827-9111.

  •  President Rita Smith opened the executive board meeting of Sunrise Volunteers on May 1 with prayer.

    Jim Kessler read minutes of the Feb. 7 executive board meeting which were approved as read.

    Treasurer Wanda West reported receipts of $155 in membership dues and memorial donations. As of April 23 the treasury showed a balance of $3,518.55 with no outstanding bills.

    Historian Tickle Ragland reported that the scrapbook is up to date and that she needs pictures of activities in which the volunteers have participated. 

  •  Prime Time Band to perform

    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. May 11 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will perform with musicians Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver. For more information, call 737-5655 or 270-766-4437.


    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

  •  Holbert Wilkins

    The Holbert Wilkins reunion is 11 a.m. May 26 in the Union Christian Church fellowship hall. For more information, contact Ramona Dever at 358-3785.



    The East Hardin Rebeleer Band reunion is 4-11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Tickets are $20. To register for the event, call 737-2118 or visit www.rebeleers.com.

  •  Of the 12 LaRue County Relay for Life teams, Buffalo Baptist and First Baptist Hodgenville are the two largest church teams in the area. They began their Relay fundraisers early in the Relay year and continue through this weekend.

  •  Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville is one of 138 cancer survivors who walked in the May 4 Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.

    Those honored were selected through an online nomination and selection process. Three hundred sixty women from around the country were nominated.

    The Oaks is the Derby’s companion race for 3-year-old fillies. Patrons are encouraged to wear pink, the official color of the Oaks. The event raises funds and awareness for cancer research.

  •  The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs that may be checked out.

    Books – Come Home by Lisa Scottoline; Following Your Heart by Jery Eicher; Same Sun Here by Silas House; Vanish in Plain Sight by Marta Perry; Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon; House Beautiful: Decorating with Books; Flea Market Finds by Matthew Mead; Strength Training Anatomy Workout 2 by Frederick Delavier; and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

    DVDs – The Conspirator and Ghostbusters.

  • Katelyn Elizabeth Davila of Hodgenville and John Douglas Henderson of Summersville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in management with a double concentration in business administration and human resources management.

    She is the daughter of Barbara Howard Davila of Hodgenville and Larry Davila of Phenix City, Ala., and the granddaughter of Lura Leigh Thomas of Hodgenville.