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Today's Features

  •  Imagine keeping a secret as big as being in a Steven Spielberg film to yourself for a year.

    Dr. Reese Land, associate professor of music/trumpet in Campbellsville University’s School of Music, did just that. And he is now able to talk about his role in the newly released movie “Lincoln” starring Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Steven Spielberg, who has been called one of America’s most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

  •  Tracy Lynn Pearcy and Donovan Ray Copley of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The private ceremony is Dec. 12, 2012, at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church. They will be attended by their children and grandson, Ciera, Kayla, Konner, Tyler and Ray.

  •  The calendar says that Christmas is coming. Many signs point to its approach, but will Christmas come this year? Dec. 25 will arrive, but I fear that Christmas will not come in the hearts of many people.

    Granted, the commercial side of Christmas is already here. Billions of dollars were spent the day after Thanksgiving.

    The social side of Christmas is here with all the parties and the travel - despite the gasoline prices. Christmas is being celebrated in churches too. The decorations, carols, dramas and music programs tell us the Christmas season is here.

  •  Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be exacerbated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations. Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you’re caring for and your extended family and friends by following the recommendations below.

  •  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed Dec. 7-16 at the Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center, 321 South Third Street, Bardstown.

    Performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, with 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 9 and 16. 

    Bardstown Community Theatre’s production of Barbara Robinson’s play will showcase “some of the brightest youth and adult talent in the area,” according to Tony Paulin, producer.

  •  Gene Enlow, a longtime Kentucky Baptist pastor with family ties in the Hodgenville area, has penned a memoir  A Legacy of Faith: The Enlow Papers.

    Enlow, now retired, shares stories like the night a man burst into his study, threatening to kill him because of the pastor’s opposition to legalizing sales of liquor by the drink. As Enlow pondered what to say, the Holy Spirit prompted him to pray that God help him love this man the same way He did.

  •  Leslie Fender doesn’t get in a hurry.

    At 54, the lanky Texan is retired from careers as a butler and a restaurateur, and like many men, he’s finally getting a chance to travel.

    But he isn’t jetting from city to city or hurtling down the highway in an RV. He’s taking the back roads with his traveling partner, Angel.

    Together they’ve traveled 4,200 miles this year, and they have many miles to go before they reach warmer country for the winter.

  •  Hodgenville city worker Ronnie Cruse installed a snowflake light on Lincoln Square in preparation for Lighting Up the Square.

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Nov. 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Hostesses were Delores Bale, Amanda Gatewood and Julia Devore.

    Also present were Virginia Allen, Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas, Sue Crutcher and Wanda West.