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Today's Features

  • Bob and Geri DeVary will celebrate their 45th anniversary on Feb. 12, 2011.
    They were married Feb. 12, 1966, in Harrodsburg.
    They have five children: Gerald DeVary, Eric DeVary, Maria DeVary-Thurman, Winona DeVary-Matthews and Kyle DeVary.
    Bob is a retired farmer. Geri is a registered nurse at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
    The open house/reception is 1-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at The Lincoln Museum Community Room in Hodgenville.

  • Fistfights, hair pulling, trash talk and mayhem sum up the set of the Jerry Springer show.
    Chelsee Mitchell, a spunky 18-year-old from Mount Sherman, got a firsthand look at the show as a guest last month.
    Mitchell said she was in shock when she got the call to be on the famous Springer show, especially since she never applied to be on it in the first place.
    According to Mitchell, one of her acquaintances, Courtney Reliford of Campbellsville, applied to be on the show a few months ago. On Jan. 14, Reliford received the call saying she had been accepted.

  • Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill., will celebrate her 92nd birthday Feb. 9, 2011.

    She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Athertonville. She lived in Kentucky several years before moving to Illinois.

    She retired from Harper and Wyman in Princeton, Ill. and worked also at Hollywood Vasserette.

    She and her former husband Donald ran the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette.

  • Bernice Ray and Dorothy Harper Crump will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.

    They were married Feb. 13, 1961, in Celina, Tenn., by Bro. Robert Holland.

    Bernice Ray is the son of the late Herbert and Amy Crump of Glendale. He is a retired barber having worked on Lincoln Square in Hodgenville for 20 years.

    Dorothy is the daughter of the late Alvin and Annie Harper of East View. She works as a beautician at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.

  • The Hardin County Historical Society met Jan. 24 at the State Theater Gallery.  The dinner was followed by a program presented by David Toczko, a long-time Elizabethtown resident and graduate of Western Kentucky University. Toczko, above, shared information about Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and the Shakers’ history through his very informative program. 

    The Historical Society meets again 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the State Theater Gallery. 

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Fine Arts Committee and the Multicultural Committee will present a free piano concert 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

    The Japanese performer, Sami, resides in El Paso, TX. Following is his official site. For more information about Sami, visit http://www.samilive.com/about_sami.htm.

  • Dr. Thelma White, President/CEO of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has announced the appointment of Felicia Toliver as Director of Cultural Diversity. 

    Toliver will be responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating programs and services which promote multiculturalism and inclusion throughout the college community. Her activities involve working with faculty, staff and students to accomplish these goals, and include recruitment, retention, training and workshops, advising, and the Governors Minority Student College Preparation Program.

  • John Gordon of the National Weather Service was the guest speaker at the Jan. 19 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Gordon provided a lively presentation of the weather facts and trivia of this area.
    He shared some interesting facts for Hodgenville, which included:
    •Hottest temperature: 107°, July 23, 1983
    •Coldest temperature: -25°, Jan. 21, 1984
    •Wettest day:  5.95-inches, May 2, 2010
    •Snowiest day:  15-inches, Nov. 2, 1966
    •Deepest snow:  16-inches, Jan. 20-22, 1978

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthday Luncheon will be held at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School at noon, Saturday, Feb. 12.
    While the celebration will be toned down from the events held during the Lincoln Bicentennial, the 202nd observance of Lincoln’s birthday will remain memorable, according to Opal Dail, a director of the Lincoln Days Celebration.
    The meal – a steak dinner with assorted desserts – will be catered by LaRue County Beef Producers.

  • Benjamin Franklin, that famous American patriot, once said, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
    Recognizing that it may take a few more steps for many of us to achieve those goals, the LaRue County Extension Office has organized a life-changing challenge: “Small Steps to Health & Wealth Challenge.”
    Extension Agent Theresa Howard said the series of classes “will be similar to the past programs I’ve done on Lighten Up LaRue County, except we’re adding money management info too.”