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Today's Features

  •  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.

  • About 40 million Americans are age 65 and over, a number projected to more than double by 2030 due primarily to the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are the post-World War II babies born worldwide between 1946 and 1964. In America, they represent 29 percent of the population. In 2011, the first of the boom reached the retirement age of 65. This group of adults represents an estimated 1.2 million Kentuckians.

  • Bake sale at Middle Creek
    Middle Creek Baptist Church’s Women’s Ministry will hold a bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 at Hodgenville IGA. For more information, call 737-6174.

    Pancake breakfast
    benefits Mallory Williams’ family

  • Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church celebrated its 144th anniversary Sunday.
    On Feb. 13, 1867, the original deed between Jerome and Martha S. Smith sold the land to Lou Handley, Albert Woodson and J.W. French, Trustees of the “Colored” Methodist Church for the sum of $50. The location was at the northwest corner of Hodgenville where the small frame church was built.  

  • Five generations met to celebrate Bettie Stinson’s 70th birthday. Front from left, Aven Carter, 2, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Terry Gardner and Ashley Carter.

  • Five generations of the Gardner family met. Front from left, Harper Gardner, 3 months, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Jarred Gardner, left and Terry Gardner, right.

  • A community-wide Christmas celebration attracted about 150 people to Lincoln Square and Hodgenville’s Civic Center Saturday.
    The event began with caroling downtown with performances by the First Baptist Church children’s choir.
    Following caroling and the reading of “The Christmas Story,” Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse turned on the Christmas tree lights on the square and at Creekfront Park in preparation for Santa’s arrival.

  • A small group of Santa’s Helpers have been busy for several months, collecting toys and clothing, repairing and cleaning gently-used dolls and trucks and brainstorming ways to assist an ever-growing list of needy families.