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Today's Features

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthday Luncheon will be held at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School at noon, Saturday, Feb. 12.
    While the celebration will be toned down from the events held during the Lincoln Bicentennial, the 202nd observance of Lincoln’s birthday will remain memorable, according to Opal Dail, a director of the Lincoln Days Celebration.
    The meal – a steak dinner with assorted desserts – will be catered by LaRue County Beef Producers.

  • Benjamin Franklin, that famous American patriot, once said, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
    Recognizing that it may take a few more steps for many of us to achieve those goals, the LaRue County Extension Office has organized a life-changing challenge: “Small Steps to Health & Wealth Challenge.”
    Extension Agent Theresa Howard said the series of classes “will be similar to the past programs I’ve done on Lighten Up LaRue County, except we’re adding money management info too.”

  • What is the main reason you give for not getting enough exercise in your day? 

    Are you too busy, too tired when you get home from work, or just don’t have the energy to even think about exercising? 

    We give all sorts of excuses. What if activity wasn’t a dreaded thing and what if you could make it fun and fit it into your normal everyday routine? It is possible to incorporate more activity into your day by doing simple things.

  • Did you know that children today are in danger of having shorter life spans than their parents? And did you know that danger exists at least partially because of children's unhealthy daily activities?
    We need to pay attention and redirect our children firmly toward daily physical activity and if possible, outdoor interaction with nature.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric B. Curry of Lexington and formerly of LaRue County, announce the birth of their first child, Elliott Douglas Curry.

    Elliott arrived on Dec. 14, 2010, at 4:06 p.m. at St. Joseph East. He weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Vicki Curry, formerly of LaRue County. Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Vivian Peel of Nicholasville.

    Paternal great-grandparent is Bettye Self of Elizabethtown.

  • Many people feel disappointed with life. They search for fulfilment and satisfaction, only to find emptiness and disappointment. In despair some turn to alcohol, drugs and even suicide.

    Why is all this so? Most of the time it is because they have not found what most want in life - love and acceptance, meaning and purpose. Many bars have "happy hours." If truthful, they would call it "the unhappy hour." Everyone present is not happy. Some are trying to fill a void in their life. Fame, success and money can't satisfy the deep longings in the heart.

  • The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.
    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Office by Feb. 4.
    Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Robert Lewis and Kathleen Enlow of Hodgenville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 30.

    They married Jan. 28, 1951 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

    Kathleen is a retired executive secretary of the Selective Service. Robert is a retired U.S. Customs officer.

    They are members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church. They have three children, Robert, Cindy and Kay and four grandchildren.

    The celebration will take place at their home on Bardstown Road.

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Delores Bale and Amanda Gatewood serving as hostesses.

    The meeting was called to order by President Emogene Gardner.  Also present were Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Hazel Hodges, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Julie Devore.

    The Club agreed to cater the annual County Extension Council Leadership and Awards Banquet.

    Bingo games were enjoyed after the luncheon.

  • Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County last week with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local businessman for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray. He owned the John Deere dealership in LaRue County many years ago.