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Today's Features

  • Snookie Morrison and the Santa’s Helpers are planning their 47th Christmas Eve bus run.
    This year, they are accepting early signups for toys and clothing for children.
    If you plan to attend the Christmas Eve run, sign up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    The Helpers are having a clothing giveaway on the grounds that day and will be happy to assist, said Morrison.

  • A diorama, “A Legacy of Lincoln,” was debuted during October’s Lincoln Days Celebration at Creekfront Park. The triangular structures contain historical images of the 16th President’s tenure. Megan Kelley, a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and art curator in Nashville, Tenn., designed the art project.

  • A group from Hodgenville and surrounding counties had a lunch cruise Sept. 4 on the Spirit of Jefferson in Louisville. The cruise was sponsored by Bancorp Investment Office and hosted by local representatives Regina Byrd, Page Beard and Gail Kelly.

  • Members of B.R. Young Lodge #132 were honored at last week’s Grand Lodge meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.
    The lodge was presented with the Grand Master’s Lodge of Excellence Award. Only 22 of 394 lodges successfully completed the requirements for this prestigious award.
    Accepting the award for all members was this year’s Worshipful Master, Bill Gehr.

  • Elizabethtown Junior Women’s Club collected supplies for Clarity Solutions for Women for their quarterly product drive. Pictured are Hilary Skaggs, Eileen Townsend, Leanna Milby and Leslie Steiner.

  • Tommy and Ramona Despain were the winners of the $2,000 Rotary-sponsored Lincoln Days raffle. Rotarian Paula Varney, right, sold the winning ticket.

  • Trunk or Treat at Buffalo Baptist
    Buffalo Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31. It will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather. Chili and soups will be served while the children trunk or treat. For more information, visit the church’s new website www.mybuffalobaptist.org.

    Trunk and Treat at Rolling Fork
    Rolling Fork Christian Church will hold Trunk and Treat 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church parking lot. Free photo opportunity for kids in costumes. For more information, call Bro. Tim Underhill at 502-827-3061.

  • Kentucky State Police Capt. William John Ward began his public safety career as a volunteer at Upton Fire Department. Just a teenager, he rode his bike to the department to assist on fire runs.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey, who was a state fire instructor at the time, remembers teaching the teenage Ward.

    “He was dedicated to helping people,” Hulsey said.

    Ward, now 51, retires at the end of the month after 28 years with KSP, the last nine of which have been spent as commander of Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Members of B.R. Young Lodge #132 were honored at last week’s Grand Lodge meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

    The lodge was presented with the Grand Master’s Lodge of Excellence Award. Only 22 of 394 lodges successfully completed the requirements for this prestigious award.

    Accepting the award for all members was this year’s Worshipful Master, Bill Gehr.