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Today's Features

  •  Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  •  2012 Miss Teen LaRue County Fair, Adrienne Poole, collected and donated 150 toys to Ann “Snookie” Morrison for the Santa's Helpers Bus toy give-away. 

  •  U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Duell Turner, M.D., his wife, Sybil, and Grace Turner of Yokosuka, Japan, and Charles Turner, a student at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, spent Christmas with his mother, Pauline D. Turner, of Hodgenville, and other relatives and friends.

  •  LaRue County's first accumulating snow of the season made for a snowy Nativity scene at one Hodgenville home. The local area received anywhere from a dusting to about an inch of snow Dec. 28.

  •  Brigadier General Robert W. “Bob” Cundiff, LaRue County’s highest ranking military veteran, began his career in the U.S. Army in 1944. His first tour was in Germany during World War II.

  •  University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari often talks about how important teamwork is for success.

  •  A brand new year: Time for making a fresh start.

    How many New Year’s Resolutions have you made?

    The beginning of a new year of life is an excellent time to evaluate our accomplishments and failures of the past year and to look forward to the clean canvas of the upcoming year. It’s a time for fresh beginnings, new goals and objectives and making plans. The old year is done away with. We shouldn’t dwell on what we did or did not do last year, now is the time to think positively toward the New Year.

  •  Louise Fletcher Tarkington expressed the desire of many who long for new beginnings:

    “I wish there were some wonderful place

    Called the land of Beginning Again

    Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,

    And all our selfish griefs

    Could be cast like a shabby old coat at the door

    And never be put on again.”

  •  One day at the library, a book fell off a shelf and hit a boy named Milo Crinkley on the head.

    The title, “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days,” was just what he needed. 

    Wanting more than anything to be perfect, Milo checked the book out and set out to do everything the author, Dr. K. Pinkerson Silverfish, prescribed.

    So begins the 1982 children’s book “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days” by Stephen Manes.

  • The Stephen Foster Drama Association received a $25,000 grant to present “Shrek the Musical,” and Bardstown is one of the first locations that presented the musical off of its national tour.

    The grant came from the Community Project and Development Fund, said Dawn Pryzstal, vice president of tourism expansion and marketing.

    “The Stephen Foster Drama Association receives a grant every July, but based on the scope of this project, the board wanted to be supportive of them off-cycle,” she said.