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Today's Features

  • The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.

    Books

    11/22/63 by Stephen King; Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wisemen; Explosive 18 by Janet Evanovich; and Drop by Michael Connelly.

    DVDs

    Trepass; Dance off the Inches: Hip Hop Party; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Carjacked; Prep and Landing; Sarah's Key; Larry Crowne; Cars 2; and Water for Elephants.

    For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • It’s that time of year when all around us are the sights and sounds of Christmas. These all remind us that Christmas is near. Bells will be ringing, choirs singing and Christmas music filling the air.

    I am concerned that the noises of Christmas might cause us not to hear the sounds of that first Christmas night – the noisy inn and the mother’s lullaby. 

  • Glen Rice and Friends will perform a Christmas concert 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Hodgenville Civic Center.
    Performers include Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Amber Martin, Ron Benningfield, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Eddie Black and Glenn Williams.
    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charitable causes.
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information or tickets, call 325-3256 or 270-528-4014 or visit www.glenrice.com.

  • Saydee LeAnne Darst is proud to announce the birth of her baby brother, Finley “Jett” Loyall.

    Finley Jett was born 11:07 a.m. June 3, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is the son of Detra Darst and Zach Loyall, both of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tami Tawney and Darrell and Cathy Whitlock.

    Paternal grandparents are Daphne Loyall of Hodgenville and the late Mike Loyall.

  • The County Committee for LaRue County's Relay for Life has set the dates of May 11-12 for the annual event at Hodgenville Elementary School. The relay will return to a 7 p.m. start time on Friday and an ending time of noon on Saturday. Survivor registration will begin one hour earlier.

    To date, eight teams have pre-registered and collected $1,314.00 toward the county goal of $49,500. New or returning teams have until Jan. 24 to pay the $50 fee and register at www.relayforlife.org/larue. After this date, the registration rate increases to $100.

  • The Heart of Kentucky Men's chorus sings in the season at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Hardin County with “A Christmas Jubilee.”

    This is the group's sixth Christmas show and it's grown every year. It started with about 300 in attendance at the Historic State Theater.

    By 2007, the audience had grown and had to move to Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road to accommodate, group member Brian Simpson said.

    Now more than 1,000 come to see the holiday production each year, filling the room.

  • Return to the Lord. Say to him, ‘Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously.” Hosea 14:2

    What stops good people from cleaning up their act? Spiritual misconceptions.

    See if you recognize any:

    • Painful experiences are just the result of fate. They’re not connected to my choices.

    • God’s much too forgiving to permit escalating consequences or allow me to get hurt just to motivate me to stop sinning.

  • Josh and Andrea Skaggs of Mount Sherman announce the birth of a son, Levi Garrett Skaggs.

    Levi Garrett was born Sept. 9, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is welcomed home by a sister, Amadee Fields, 8; and brothers Hunter Fields, 12, and Hunter Skaggs, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Debra Riggs of Hodgenville and the late Garry Riggs.

    Paternal grandparents are Roy Skaggs and Cathy and Darrell Whitlock, all of Hodgenville.

  • Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents moved to the new facility Sept. 28.
    Wednesday, they celebrated their first major holiday since the move with a Thanksgiving parade.
    In Sunrise tradition, residents, adult daycare clients, staff, volunteers and family members joined in the fun with small floats, costumes and seasonal decorations. The parade’s grand marshal Claudine McCugh smiled and waved at other residents as the procession made its way around the first floor. The group took the festivities to the second floor by elevator.

  • Three generations of the LaFollette family posed for a photo with Santa Claus Saturday during Christmas in the Valley at Renfro Valley. Seated, Angela Smith; back, Candy Vincent and Cathy LaFollette.