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Today's Features

  • Friends and co-workers of Dorothy Crump celebrated her retirement at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Monday. Crump has been the beautician at the facility for 40 years. She and husband Bernie plan to travel on their free time.

  • Ashley Brooke Cheshire and Nicholas Michael Childress of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jerry Cheshire and Tina Cheshire, both of Hodgenville. She is a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and has earned her certificate as a nurse’s assistant at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Pamela Childress of Hodgenville. He is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed at IGA in Hodgenville.

  • Don Waggoner and Sue Payne were married Sept. 17, 2011, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. by Rev. Rob Bremer.

    The bride is the daughter of Barbara Payne and the late C.L. Payne of Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of Jean Lewis and the late Ray Waggoner of Hodgenville.

  • The LaRue County Health Department in partnership with Colgate will offer free dental screenings for all ages during the Lincoln Days celebration.

    The screenings will be done by a licensed dentist and registered dental hygienist.

    The Colgate van will be located at Creekfront Park 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1.

    This will only be a screening. If dental work is needed you will need to schedule an appointment with a dentist.

  • Quitters aren't much of an inspiration, but a person who stays with a commitment, even when the going gets tough, is an inspiration to all of us.

    A man said to Jesus one day, "I'll follow you wherever you go."

    Jesus told him to count the cost of such a commitment and said that once you put your hand to the plow, then don't look back. When one begins the Christian life, but quits running the race after the going gets tough, he becomes the object of ridicule for some and a source of discouragement to others.

  • Families can take a cue from the fast-food restaurants, which increasingly are offering healthier side dishes and snacks. One of the best options is to limit fast food meals so they are an occasional, infrequent treat. Another long-term strategy is to eat at home and to pack a healthy lunch that includes nutritious snacks for all members of your family, especially children.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will be honored in public ceremonies as part of “Sergeant Dakota Meyer Week” on Oct. 2.

    Ceremonies will include a parade around downtown Columbia which will lead Sgt. Meyer to Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raider Stadium. The public may attend either or both the parade route or the ceremony to start at 2 p.m. at Blue Raider Stadium.

  • The Kentucky Baptist Men’s and Women’s Chorales will perform a free concert of sacred music 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Hodgenville First Baptist Church.
    (Original notice said event would be held at Severns Valley Baptist Church)

  • Impressive changes in foliage colors announce the arrival of autumn in Kentucky, and the 2011 edition of the ColorFall program coordinated by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks features a website that provides a variety of information about the state’s beauty at this time of year.

  • The Campbellsville University Orchestra will present its first concert of the semester 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University at 401 N. Hoskins Ave.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, will conduct along with Wansoo Cho, instructor in music, associate conductor.

    The program consists of both familiar and less familiar literature including Beethoven’s Symphony #5, 1st Movement, and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite.