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Today's Features

  • Norma Jean McDonald, long-time member of South Fork Homemakers Club, was honored Monday by the LaRue County Extension Homemakers. She was named Mother of the Year at the LaRue County Fair.

    McDonald is active at South Fork Baptist Church and has served as church pianist and organist. She is president of the Women’s Missionary Union and participates in the Samaritan’s Purse program.

  • Only a few years ago, the main offerings at the LaRue County Public Library were books, newspapers, a handful of books-on-tape and a modest vinyl record collection.

    Today, there is still plenty of reading material but an increasing emphasis on new technologies as the staff attempts to meet customer expectations. The latest novels remain popular, but there is a growing demand for computer time and DVDs – both documentaries and new movie releases.

  • Elizabethtown resident Jo Nell Lee admits she needs a push to visit her doctor regularly.

    Lee rose early Wednesday to climb into Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit at Kroger on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown. The visit served as a motivational self-starter.

    The mobile medical unit has become a staple in Hardin and surrounding counties, including LaRue, pulling into local parking lots and setting up shop on the spot from 7 a.m. to noon.

  • The 4-H Teen Leadership Academy soon will start with its third class of participants. The leadership program is a combined program with teens from LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge and Grayson counties. Up to five participants from each county will be selected based on their applications.

  • Hodgenville resident Ruby Heady’s Memorial Day weekend visit to her father’s grave in France finally healed a wound that had agonized her for 66 years.

    Heady, who lives in Hutcherson Heights with her husband Bobby, was only 7 years old when word came that her dad, Roy McDowell, had died of injuries suffered while fighting the Germans in occupied France.

  • The Perkins Brothers headline a fundraiser concert Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The brothers, who hail from Ball Hollow in LaRue County, present musical tributes to Elvis, Meatloaf, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. and Sr.

    They’ve hosted several successful, sell-out concerts for the Elizabethtown theater.

  • A free concert by Edgewood offers a chance for you to enjoy music under the stars at Creekfront on this Saturday night. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs. Edgewood most recently was a headliner on 4th Street Live’s Hot Country Nights in Louisville and has lots of fans. We hope you’ll join them.

  • There is no other single food or beverage that promotes weight gain as much as sugary drinks do. Drinking one can of soda a day can add up to 10 extra pounds a year. The link between sweetened beverage intake and obesity is undeniable.  People who drink more soda, take in more calories and are heavier. Cutting back on sweet drinks and drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building is still under renovation and closed to the public, park officials say.

    The building, which houses the traditional birthplace cabin, was first closed in September 2009 to solve mold problems and issues with the heating and air system.

    In May, park officials were hoping to be finished with the renovation project by the end of this month. Workers now are unsure when the repairs will be finished.