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Today's Features

  • Mike Abell, gunnery sergeant, retired, served 1975-1997. He is a Gulf War veteran with 22 years of service. 

  • Rob Hutchins served as a radio telephone operator (RTO) with the U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, from July 1969 to July 1970.

    He retired as LaRue County Extension 4-H Agent and now works in the LaRue Circuit Clerk’s office. 

  • As with many LaRue County families, the Marvin Allen family has served their country long and well.

    Four of five sons answered the call to service during World War II. Harvey, Leamon, Charles and Haynes all served in the Pacific, and were overseas at the same time.

    The fifth son, Ruel, could not serve because of a heart condition. Ironically, it was his children who represented the next generation in the service. Harold served in Germany, Gussie in the States and Charles in Vietnam.

  • The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool opened Tuesday.

    There were a few delays as workers cleaned and painted the area. The kiddie pool will not open due to water leaks, according to interim Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    The pool will be open every day until school starts back on Aug. 6. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

    It can be rented 6-9 p.m. for pool parties.

    Admission to the pool is $6 for ages 12 and older and $3 for ages under 12. A pool pass for a family of four can be purchased for $30.

  • Weight loss program

    The LaRue County Health Department – in partnership with the LaRue County Extension office – is offering a 10-week weight loss program at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone in the community. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, contact Diana Leathers at the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 or Theresa Howard at the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

  • Gospel concert at Nolynn Association

    Nolynn Association Campground, 2745 Bailey Road, Magnolia, will have a free gospel concert 7 p.m. June 28 with Masters Four Quartet. An offering to benefit missionaries will be accepted. The campground is located between Buffalo and Mount Sherman on Hwy. 1192.

    VBS at South Fork

    South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.

  • Bark Bash

    Barktown Rescue and Bourbon City Bark Park is having a fundraiser 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at www.barkbash.com. Ticket includes entry to the event, food and two drink tickets.

    Barktown Rescue is completing renovations to the old Boston School building and grounds, making it a suitable shelter facility for the abandoned, stray and surrendered animals rescued each day in Nelson County.

    Visit www.barktownrescue.org.

    Big Band under the stars

  • Shelbi Morgan Brooks, of Hodgenville and daughter of Jeffrey and Jodi Brooks, has been awarded the J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship by Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

    The J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship was established by Nancy Handley Goodin at her death in 2007 to honor her aunt and uncle, J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards. This $2,000 per year renewable scholarship is offered each year to LaRue County High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in education.

  • Some years ago, a picture of the historic flag designed by Betsy Ross appeared around July 4 on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Underneath the picture were the words, "It's time to check our stitches again." It's almost July 4 again, and in my opinion we need to check our stitches to see if we are still the home of the brave and the land of the free.

  • A yard on Keith Road was “forked” last week. Ann Skaggs said someone stuck about 100 white plastic forks in her front yard. One group of forks appeared to form the initials “LC” similar to the LaRue County Schools logo. “I don’t know if they meant it for a joke – or to be hateful,” said Skaggs. “I guess it’s kind of comical.”