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Today's Features

  • Samuel Earl and Alta Florence of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th anniversary Nov. 2, 2011.

    They were married in 1946 in LaRue County and are members of Union Christian Church.

    They have six children, Janice Florence Graham of Harrodsburg, Barbara Florence Finnicum of Elizabethtown, Patricia Florence Burroughs of Hodgenville, Michael Stephen Florence, deceased, George Bradley Florence of Hodgenville, and Samuel Earl Florence Jr. of Buffalo; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

  • A renovated Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will reopen to the public with a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The museum at 125 East Main St. in downtown Frankfort is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.

  • The annual Festival of Trees will be Nov. 12-19.
    The event, sponsored in the past by Hodgenville Main Street, has been adopted by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.
    Individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to enter a decorated tree, wreath, garland or other holiday decoration to be placed for silent auction. Viewing and bidding will take place in the Lincoln Museum Community Room and will be open to the public. Funds raised benefit local projects or charities.
    A “People’s Choice,” based on votes will receive $25.

  • CLASS: Managing and Dining with Diabetes
    The “Managing and Dining with Diabetes” class series will be at the Extension Office on four Thursdays: Oct. 27, Nov.3, 10 and 17. Sessions are 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. No fee, but registration is required. Call 358-3401 to register or get a class brochure. The class is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service & Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Clothing giveaway

  • Trunk-or-Treat, hayride and party at Wesley Meadows
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host trunk-or-treat, a hayride, party and chili supper 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29. For more information, call 358-3300.

    Trunk-or-Treat at Mount Tabor

  • University of Kentucky national champion and record-holder Cameron Mills will speak and give his testimony at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at Gospel of Grace Baptist Church, 3426 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. There will be a brief meet-and-greet following the event, and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

  • Robert E. “Bob” Brown, former principal of LaRue County High School, passed away Oct. 18, 2011, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home at the age of 84.
    Brown was well known in the community, having served as director of transportation, probation parole officer, radio personality and auctioneer. He was a member of Hodgenville Christian Church.
    Brown, a native of Winchester, Tenn., was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After service, he attended Sewanee University and Middle Tennessee State University where he played basketball and football.

  • Prepare to be spooked Monday night as trick-or-treaters will be out in force in both county and city.
    In LaRue County and Hodgenville, the time is 6-8 p.m.; in Upton, it’s 5-7 p.m.
    Downtown Hodgenville will be filled with little goblins, princesses and hobos for the annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square. In past years, about 1,500 people have participated.
    The City will close the square to vehicular traffic and offer extra police patrols to provide a safe evening for families, according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

  • The need for blood is constant. In fact every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need.
    That’s why on the second Tuesday of every other month, downtown Hodgenville is lined with signs urging people to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.
    “It’s a simple, but life saving process,” said Volunteer Coordinator Faye Puyear “The actual giving blood part only takes eight to 10 minutes.”