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Today's Features

  • Visitors can do more than read about history Saturday at the 12th annual Ancestral Trails Historical Society Book Fair.

    On tap this year is the society’s first-ever history jamboree including historical re-enactors in period dress and character.

    The theme of the jamboree is “Bringing History to Life.”

    Mark Twain, William Clark, the 9th Michigan Union Civil War Infantry and others are expected to share their stories.

  • LaRue County Schools will honor several retiring personnel at a reception 6:30-7 p.m. April 15 at the LaRue County High School Library Media Center. The reception will precede the regular school board meeting.

    Those to be honored include Mike Brown, Gary Canter, Doris Jean Holleran, Connie Shawler, Carol Underwood, Melinda McCubbin, Vicki Devers, Connie Gowen, Judy Hunter and Rodney Montgomery.

  • Larry and Cheryl Hedgespeth of Hodgenville are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Brandon Chan, son of Clyde and Rachel Chan of Sumter, S.C.

    Ashley is a graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and attended Ozark Bible Institute.

    Brandon is a graduate of Ozark Bible Institute, earning his bachelor’s degree in biblical literature.

  • Kelly Vick from iPay Solutions in Elizabethtown, right, visited the Hodgenville Rotary Club Thursday as a guest of Rotarian Cheryl Thomas.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, “Telling Tales Again, Sam?”, at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • Paul and Edna Williams of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 12, 2013.

    They were married April 12, 1963, by Rev. C.C. Omer in his home in Hodgenville.

    Edna is the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Essex. She became a homemaker, raising their four children - Teresa Pearsall, Lisa Childress, Tim Williams and Melody Lowther - and caring for their six grandchildren.

    Paul is the son of the late Albert and Hallie Williams. He retired in 1999 from Dow Corning, is a longstanding member of Valley

  • Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky have warned consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” said Conway.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

    Other common scams are:

  • What are your priorities in life? They really don't change that much. If you had them yesterday, you probably haven't changed them today. We tend to get in a rut and stay there.

    Health and fitness, career, personal finances, family and relationships, home improvement - some of these would be priorities for many today. But for many their priorities have nothing to do with the Lord. Some think only of this life and the afterlife does not interest them.

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    1. Prepaid debit card scams are gaining popularity. In one scam, scam artists are calling consumers, posing as Duke Energy, threatening to turn a customer's power off if a payment is not made within the hour, using a prepaid debit card. The scam artist asks the consumer to purchase a prepaid debit card then instructs the consumer to call back with the card's number and PIN.

     

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host a “Park Clean-Up Day” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for the event by calling the park’s visitors center at 270-358-3137.