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Today's Features

  • Ever since Shari Mabe watched and heard LaRue County’s Grimes family “jamming” to Bluegrass and gospel music at their house in 1998, she has had a desire to learn to play the acoustic guitar.
    Judging from the noted musicians she has been keeping company with lately, the Dangerfield Road resident has learned to pick that six-stringed instrument very well, thank you.

  • When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.
    That mission has been accomplished on both counts, according to the 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952.  And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.

  • The annual Sonora Days Festival will be held Aug. 26-28.
    The festival was moved this year from June to August and in an effort to help deal with the heat, most events will be held in the grassy, more shaded areas near the churches and old elementary school.
    The weekend kicks off Friday evening with country music in front of Cardin’s ProLix.
    Competitors may register 6:30 a.m. Saturday for the 5K/3K walk/run. The event begins at 8 a.m. with lineup at the Sonora First Baptist Church parking lot. Entry fee is $15 or $20 on the day of the festival.

  • Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, was the guest of Alex LaRue, and featured speaker at the Aug. 18 Hodgenville Rotary Club luncheon. From left, Dave Adkisson, Allison Hamilton-McIntire and Alex LaRue.

  • Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Nogay Walker is the 2011 grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Walker was appointed to her position in January to fill the unexpired term of Secretary of State Trey Grayson. She previously served as the 39th mayor of Bowling Green, being elected to the post in November of 2004. She became the first mayor in the city's history to be elected to two successive terms.

  • Evan Cline, a senior at LaRue County High School, graduated Aug. 4 from basic training in South Carolina and earned the award of Outstanding Soldier of the Cycle. 

    Each platoon of the graduating company nominates one individual to appear before a board of cadre. Nominees are questioned on military subjects and current events. They are also judged on personal appearance and general knowledge. The board selects the one soldier who has outstanding qualities of leadership, competence, and discipline.

  • Alexandria Ann House and Joshua Taylor Childress of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She is the daughter of Greg House of Elizabethtown and Penny Miller of North Carolina.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed by Peters Electric. He is the son of Tim and Regina Childress of Hodgenville.

  • Christy Nicole Gardner and Stephen Todd Curry, both of Cox's Creek, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Tommy Gardner and Christal Milliner of Hodgenville. She is a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is a training consultant at Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Louisville.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present Army Specialist Jake Stith and the Jazz Guardians in concert at noon Sept. 15. The concert will be in room 112 of the administration building; bring lunch.

    The Jazz Guardians will also be performing a concert that evening at 7 in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

  • Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9

    If you want God’s blessing, become a peacemaker. Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are the peace-lovers,” because everyone loves peace. Nor did he say, “Blessed are the peaceable,” who are never disturbed by anything. No, he said, “Blessed are those who work for peace.”

    Peacemakers are rare because peace-making is hard work. But it’s worth it. Relationships are always worth restoring.