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Today's Features

  •  Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  •  Christmas reminds us that joy is available to all of us through Jesus Christ.  The people in the inn 2,000 years ago were trying to bring some joy into their lives. They didn’t have much to be joyful about as a conquered people, oppressed and probably poor. The occupants of the inn had many reasons to be unhappy.

    Many guests in the inn were probably trying to dull their senses through alcohol in an attempt to forget their troubles.

  • When The News-Enterprisefood columnist Nora Sweat decided to compile a cookbook a couple years ago, she decided to call it “Mama & Me.”

    Sweat's father died in 1972, and as she got older, she and her mother became closer.

    “We became more like sisters rather than mother and daughter,” Sweat said.

  •  Meigan Jewell and Ben Purvis were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Freedom’s Way Assembly of God.

    The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Donald Jewell and granddaughter of William and Faye Drury. She is a 2009 honors graduate of LaRue County High School and employed at IGA in Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of Ray and Libby Purvis. He is a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and employed at Alltel in Elizabethtown.

    A reception followed immediately after the ceremony in the church basement.

  • You can travel to the far reaches of the globe and not see and experience what you can discover in Kentucky. There’s only one Mammoth Cave, one Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, one National Corvette Museum, one Kentucky Horse Park.

    Kentucky’s wealth of unique attractions forms the basis of the state’s 2012 travel and tourism marketing campaign, according to Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.

  •  Rev. L. Clyde and Virginia Allen of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2011.

    They were married by Dr. A.C. Baker in Louisville.

    Virginia is the daughter of the late Joel and Margaret Dixon of Hodgenville and a graduate of Magnolia High School and Spencerian Business College. She attend University of Louisville before accepting employment with H.V. Davis & Son Insurance Agency. She worked in the nursing service office at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta for 16 years.

  • The Jaymison Alazander Mariece Ulis Memorial Ride will be Dec. 17.

    The motorcycle ride will assist Jaymison’s family with medical and funeral bills.

    Jaymison, the 2 month old son of Ashley Clairmont and Syd Ulis III, died Nov. 25, 2011, at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. He was born 12 weeks early and had several medical conditions including trisomy 13, a cleft lip and plate, two holes in his heart, kidneys that grew together and a rocker foot.

  •  For you, O God, have tested us. You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; you laid affliction on our backs. You have caused men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you brought us out to rich fulfillment. Psalm 66:10-12

    When Jesus told his disciples the cost of following him, many turned back. Yet the impact of those who didn’t is still shaking the world.

  • Bobby Claycomb showed off his new law office, located in the former City Hall on Lincoln Boulevard, to visitors Saturday during the Hodgenville Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour. Right, cross-stitched Christmas stockings were part of the holiday décor at Jeremy and Beth Williams’ home.

  • Santa’s Helpers need toys
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas. They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away. For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.