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Today's Features

  • There are plenty of talented athletes but few make the jump to professional sports.

    One of Mount Sherman’s own made waves in pro baseball in the 1920s.
    Herman S. “Hi” Bell, was born July 16, 1897, to Nathaniel and Martha Ann Holthouser Bell.

    Nathaniel, also known as “Nathan,” was the eldest son of Moses Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson Bell. He was a 20-year-old farmer at the time of his marriage in 1891 to 17-year-old “Mattie.”

  • At the turn of the century, an area near Mount Sherman became known as “dog gallus” or “dog gallows.”

    The story, as told by Gary Gardner, goes .... a group of young men had imbibed some “liquid corn refreshment,” near the Old Sherman Cemetery. Their entertainment for the evening was to shut up for good an old howling hound dog by hanging it from one of the boys’s pair of galluses or suspenders. The name stuck and for many years, residents of the area would say, “I’m going home to Dog Gallus.”
     

  • Local historians believe Mount Sherman was named after Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the Union’s military leaders during the Civil War.

    No one seems to be certain, however, just why the small town opted to recognize one of the most notorious generals of the war.

    Sherman was promoted to brigadier general after the Battle of First Manassas and sent to Kentucky. President Abraham Lincoln thought Sherman could keep the state from seceding. Sherman made a statement that the war would not end quickly and was replaced by Don Carlos Buell.

  • During the 1950s to 1970s, a small dry goods store in Mount Sherman provided LaRue and surrounding counties with boots and blue jeans. “Benningfield’s” or better known as “Clyde’s” – named after proprietor Clyde Benningfield – sold the first Levi’s in the area.

  • Residents at Sunrise Manor have brought out their artistic sides, creating pieces that are on display for public viewing in the facility’s first-ever art gallery.

    “In a nursing home facility residents often feel like there are things that they can’t do and that’s what we are trying to get away from as a company. We want to be able to help residents do what they want to do – to help them understand that there’s a lot of life still yet to live,” said Sally Rineker, Quality of Life director at Sunrise Manor.

  • Winners of the Adult Summer Reading Drawing at the LaRue County Public Library were Gloria Mitchell, Crystal Jackson (not pictured), Wilma McDowell and Cindy Hall (grand prize). For more information on library programs, visit www.laruelibrary.org or on Facebook.

  • Kentucky Public Retirees to meet
    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1034 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. Stephanie Heller from Humana Insurance Company will be the guest speaker.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Hosparus needs volunteers
    Hosparus needs volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer a free training session 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22 at its Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr. for patient support. Lunch is included. Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation. To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org.

    Bluegrass Pipeline meeting

  • LaRue County’s Trent Everett Byers will play the role of Grantaire in the chorus of the dramatic play Les Miserables, hosted by the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.

    Byers had been involved in performances at the PAC while he attended LaRue County High School from 2003 to 2007; and has since been involved in productions with Pandora, Stephen Foster Amphitheater, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville.

  • UPTON LODGE: Breakfast
    Upton Masonic Lodge #749 F&AM, 315 Grayson St., Upton, will serve breakfast 8-11 a.m. Aug. 10; $5 per person.

    Valley Creek pig roast
    Valley Creek Fire Department, 2569 Valley Creek Road, Elizabethtown, will hold a pig roast 11 a.m. Aug. 17. An auction will begin at 3 p.m. The Bryan Young Band will perform.

    UPTON LODGE: Fish fry and breakfast