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Today's Features

  • The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe recently hosted a Back to School Fashion Show at its Helmwood Plaza location. A dozen models ranging in age from 6 to 17 sported the latest styles. With name brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Guess, these threads were cool enough for the most discerning young wardrobe.  
    Moira Taylor, Thrift Shoppe manager, says the Fashion Show boosted sales to more than $700 for the day.
    “We were thrilled with the turnout, donations and sales that day. Our models had a great time as well.”

  •  Would you like more help in understanding how to select different cuts of meat? Or learn the best ways to prepare meat depending to the type of cut it is? Come to the Meats 101 class at the Extension Office 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

  • Joyce Lupresto was selected as the Central Kentucky Art Guild Artist of the Month. The theme for July was “Fantasy” and her painting was entitled “New Mexico Fantasy.” The painting is hanging at Cobblers Café in downtown Elizabethtown. The next meeting of the CKAG is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road. Visitors are welcome.

  • LCHS Class of 1981
    The LaRue County High School Class of 1981 will have a reunion beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Sportsman’s Lake, Hodgenville. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Send money to Mary Ann Crain, c/o Magnolia Bank, 651 W. Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

    Ireland family reunion
    The Ireland family reunion will be 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at the youth center of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Sherman. Bring drinks and a covered dish. For more information, call 270-528-7238 or e-mail vb528@hotmail.com.
     

  • Ever since Shari Mabe watched and heard LaRue County’s Grimes family “jamming” to Bluegrass and gospel music at their house in 1998, she has had a desire to learn to play the acoustic guitar.
    Judging from the noted musicians she has been keeping company with lately, the Dangerfield Road resident has learned to pick that six-stringed instrument very well, thank you.

  • When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.
    That mission has been accomplished on both counts, according to the 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952.  And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.

  • The annual Sonora Days Festival will be held Aug. 26-28.
    The festival was moved this year from June to August and in an effort to help deal with the heat, most events will be held in the grassy, more shaded areas near the churches and old elementary school.
    The weekend kicks off Friday evening with country music in front of Cardin’s ProLix.
    Competitors may register 6:30 a.m. Saturday for the 5K/3K walk/run. The event begins at 8 a.m. with lineup at the Sonora First Baptist Church parking lot. Entry fee is $15 or $20 on the day of the festival.

  • Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, was the guest of Alex LaRue, and featured speaker at the Aug. 18 Hodgenville Rotary Club luncheon. From left, Dave Adkisson, Allison Hamilton-McIntire and Alex LaRue.

  • Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Nogay Walker is the 2011 grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Walker was appointed to her position in January to fill the unexpired term of Secretary of State Trey Grayson. She previously served as the 39th mayor of Bowling Green, being elected to the post in November of 2004. She became the first mayor in the city's history to be elected to two successive terms.

  • Evan Cline, a senior at LaRue County High School, graduated Aug. 4 from basic training in South Carolina and earned the award of Outstanding Soldier of the Cycle. 

    Each platoon of the graduating company nominates one individual to appear before a board of cadre. Nominees are questioned on military subjects and current events. They are also judged on personal appearance and general knowledge. The board selects the one soldier who has outstanding qualities of leadership, competence, and discipline.