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Today's Features

  • A Magnolia native was one of the first inductees of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission Hall of Fame in 2000.

    Arthur Meredith Walters is most recognized for his role as the Louisville Urban League executive director from 1970 to 1987. The Louisville Urban League’s mission is to assist African-American and disadvantaged persons in the achievement of social and economic equality primarily through education, employment, housing, family development, and community development.

  • The Ragland name is one that you hear often in LaRue County. But few people know how deep those roots grow.

    Gideon Ragland relocated to Center Point, what is now Magnolia from Virginia in December 1808. He purchased 1,000 acres of land for $1,000 partly with monies from a Revolutionary War grant. This was the same month that Thomas Lincoln purchased the farm at Sinking Springs, mere months before the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

  • The 1947 Magnolia Majors basketball team was the first team in LaRue County to compete at the state Sweet 16 tournament.

    Players were Charles Read, Bill Lemons, J.D. Avery, Stuart Pepper, Coleman Miller, Charles Ward, Donald Mather, Hobart Bowen, Johnny Catlett (manager), Darnall McCubbin, Kenneth Bell, and Coach W.L. “The Fox” Reed.

    “We had a really great team that year. There were very few guys in our high school but our team was very, very good,” said Charlene Akin, a freshman and cheerleader for the team.

  • For most of its history, education has been an important part of the Magnolia community.

    The community’s first school was built in 1847, followed by two more schools built on surrounding farms.

    Magnolia College was built in 1879-80. Citizens of the town raised money to help build a brick building which was first designated the “Classical and Normal College.”

    The building burned May 31, 1894, according to the June 7, 1894 edition of The Herald News.

  • Jamie Allison Price of Hodgenville and Kristopher Quinn Reynolds of Munfordville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Mark And Tracy Price of Hodgenville, and Chris and Lisa Smith of Buffalo. She is a 2012 graduate of LaRue County High School and an employee of Citizens First Bank.

    The prospective groom is the son of Dean Reynolds of Bonnieville, and John and Cheryl Clay of Munfordville. He is a 2009 graduate of Hart County High School and an employee of Dart Container.

  • Donnie and Vickie Harris of Edmonton are honored to announce the wedding of their daughter, Jessica Harris, to Nicholas Pickerell, son of Dane and Lisa Pickerell of Hodgenville.

    The wedding is 6:30 p.m. July 13, 2013, at Boyd Farms-Nicholas Estate on Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville. A reception will follow.
     

  • Wheeler and Gore
    The Wheeler and Gore reunion is 12:30 p.m. July 14 at Sportsman’s Lake, Hodgenville. For more information, call Mary Burba at 217-465-4660.

    Class of 1973
    LaRue County High School Class of 1973 will have a 40th reunion on July 27 in Elizabethtown. Call Becky Tedder at 270-358-4032 if you have not been contacted.

    Saint Catherine alumni reunion

  • Kentucky author Ron Elliott will be at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown signing copies of his book published earlier this year, “American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872,” on Saturday, July 27.

    The book digs deep into the true story of Philip Arnold and John Slack, Kentucky natives and cousins, and their conjuring of a fake diamond mine scheme in 1872. The scheme was so convincing that many investors threw themselves in hoping to make a profit on the findings. This made the cousins rich for a time until it was found out that it was a hoax.

  •  Library offers free books