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Today's Features

  • It’s often said that firefighters belong to a certain “brotherhood.” They work together for a common cause, share cookouts, family functions, business ventures and many other day-to-day activities.
    However, LaRue County/Hodgenville Fire Departments go a step further into the commonalities shared by these individuals.
    Of about 30-35 firefighters who make up the departments’ rosters, 14 of those men and women share the experience with their spouse and even more share it with their families.

  • LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia is one of five new members elected to the executive committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting.

    He will serve a four-year term expiring in 2015.

  • During this Christmas season when gifts are on the mind of most people, Kelly Clark is thankful that she has received a special present that is free and yet priceless – the gift of life.

    “The doctor told me that I should be dead, that I should have bled out,” Clark, 29, said, remembering a car accident on an icy LaRue County road Feb. 21, 2009, that left her with a severed carotid artery, multiple facial fractures, a broken collarbone, fractured shoulder blade and bleeding on her brain.

  •  Parents are important role models for children of all ages and communicating family needs and values to all family members is important. Children are sometimes left out of financial conversations, but because family finances affect them, it’s important to involve them as early as possible. These conversations also teach children responsibility and decision-making, important concepts to which they need to be exposed.

  • Living life is not easy. Each day brings its own trouble. People's emotions are damaged by hurtful words or feelings of rejection.

    In this fallen sinful world, we all are born with an Adam nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot control other people, but we can control how they affect us. 

  • The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has named December “Dollar Days.”

    All month, Kentucky residents may tour the Museum for $1 admission per person and will need only show a Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency.

    Children will be admitted at the $1 price with adults presenting proper identification.             

  •  Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  •  Christmas reminds us that joy is available to all of us through Jesus Christ.  The people in the inn 2,000 years ago were trying to bring some joy into their lives. They didn’t have much to be joyful about as a conquered people, oppressed and probably poor. The occupants of the inn had many reasons to be unhappy.

    Many guests in the inn were probably trying to dull their senses through alcohol in an attempt to forget their troubles.

  • When The News-Enterprisefood columnist Nora Sweat decided to compile a cookbook a couple years ago, she decided to call it “Mama & Me.”

    Sweat's father died in 1972, and as she got older, she and her mother became closer.

    “We became more like sisters rather than mother and daughter,” Sweat said.

  •  Meigan Jewell and Ben Purvis were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Freedom’s Way Assembly of God.

    The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Donald Jewell and granddaughter of William and Faye Drury. She is a 2009 honors graduate of LaRue County High School and employed at IGA in Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of Ray and Libby Purvis. He is a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and employed at Alltel in Elizabethtown.

    A reception followed immediately after the ceremony in the church basement.