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Today's Features

  • Bob Yapp of Preservation Resources, Inc. will lead two workshops in Paducah for those interested in learning more about historic window preservation. The workshops will demonstrate how preservation can be both environmentally responsible and economically sound. Workshops will be held April 14-16 at The Grand Lodge, 121 North 5th Street, Paducah.

  • Charles R. Crain has been hired as an instructor of business at Campbellsville University’s Hodgenville campus, the Brockman Center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.
    Crain earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management from Campbellsville University in 2009. His undergraduate degree was also in business administration; he graduated in 1991 from McKendree University. Crain is a 1984 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • A silent auction is being planned to assist with medical expenses for a Hodgenville Elementary School student.
    Eight-year-old Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia. She’s been battling the disease through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her older brother Austin.

  • Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.
    Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for Sunday’s benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.
    Riggs, a LaRue County native and 1995 graduate of the high school, was unable to attend the event, which benefited the school’s Youth Service Center, but said she would “be there in spirit.”

  • Representatives from Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen gathered at KNB for the transfer of the deed for the property at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown,  in which Warm Blessings operates the meal program. Pictured from left are Cookie Walsh, Roger Ball, Jeanette Goodman, Carol Sargent, Bob Sargent, Linda Funk, Ken Dozer, Vickie Green, Joan Dale, Diane Sturdivant, Jack Ransdell and Sandra Cilyok. For more information about Warm Blessings, to volunteer or make a donation, call 737-2929.

  • Gowdy and Vienise Hash of Taylor County celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 2010.

    A reception in their honor was hosted by their children at the Rolling K Ranch with more than 200 attending.

    The couple were married on Sept. 24, 1960, in Celina, Tenn., by the Reverend Alex Nichols at the United Methodist Church.

    Both retired from Fruit of the Loom.

    They have two sons, Anthony Hash and Greg Hash; and four grandchildren.

  • Country singer Miranda Lambert has a popular song out now, “The House that Built Me,” about a woman who goes back to the home of her childhood to vicariously relive the precious memories that she formed there.

    In a way, local home restorer Eddie Black is doing the same thing as he repairs and preserves a historic home on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville, a house that, like Lambert, “built him.”

  • Angela and Ben Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Addilyn Grace was born at 1:08 a.m. Jan. 21, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.

  • The LaRue County High School Class of 1975 held its 35th reunion Nov. 27, 2010, at the LCMS cafeteria. The meal was catered by South Fork Homemakers.

  • Decluttering your closet is a liberating experience. Life begins to feel more manageable and your clothing and shoes are better suited to who you are now.
    If tackling all of the closets at once is to too daunting, set aside a firm two-hours each week and clear one room’s closet at a time. Start by getting four large boxes. Label them keep, throw out, donate and not sure.