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Today's Features

  • Five generations of the Gardner family met. Front from left, Harper Gardner, 3 months, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Jarred Gardner, left and Terry Gardner, right.

  • A community-wide Christmas celebration attracted about 150 people to Lincoln Square and Hodgenville’s Civic Center Saturday.
    The event began with caroling downtown with performances by the First Baptist Church children’s choir.
    Following caroling and the reading of “The Christmas Story,” Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse turned on the Christmas tree lights on the square and at Creekfront Park in preparation for Santa’s arrival.

  • A small group of Santa’s Helpers have been busy for several months, collecting toys and clothing, repairing and cleaning gently-used dolls and trucks and brainstorming ways to assist an ever-growing list of needy families.

  • The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.

    Books

    11/22/63 by Stephen King; Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wisemen; Explosive 18 by Janet Evanovich; and Drop by Michael Connelly.

    DVDs

    Trepass; Dance off the Inches: Hip Hop Party; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Carjacked; Prep and Landing; Sarah's Key; Larry Crowne; Cars 2; and Water for Elephants.

    For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • It’s that time of year when all around us are the sights and sounds of Christmas. These all remind us that Christmas is near. Bells will be ringing, choirs singing and Christmas music filling the air.

    I am concerned that the noises of Christmas might cause us not to hear the sounds of that first Christmas night – the noisy inn and the mother’s lullaby. 

  • Glen Rice and Friends will perform a Christmas concert 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Hodgenville Civic Center.
    Performers include Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Amber Martin, Ron Benningfield, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Eddie Black and Glenn Williams.
    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charitable causes.
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information or tickets, call 325-3256 or 270-528-4014 or visit www.glenrice.com.

  • Saydee LeAnne Darst is proud to announce the birth of her baby brother, Finley “Jett” Loyall.

    Finley Jett was born 11:07 a.m. June 3, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is the son of Detra Darst and Zach Loyall, both of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tami Tawney and Darrell and Cathy Whitlock.

    Paternal grandparents are Daphne Loyall of Hodgenville and the late Mike Loyall.

  • The County Committee for LaRue County's Relay for Life has set the dates of May 11-12 for the annual event at Hodgenville Elementary School. The relay will return to a 7 p.m. start time on Friday and an ending time of noon on Saturday. Survivor registration will begin one hour earlier.

    To date, eight teams have pre-registered and collected $1,314.00 toward the county goal of $49,500. New or returning teams have until Jan. 24 to pay the $50 fee and register at www.relayforlife.org/larue. After this date, the registration rate increases to $100.

  • The Heart of Kentucky Men's chorus sings in the season at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Hardin County with “A Christmas Jubilee.”

    This is the group's sixth Christmas show and it's grown every year. It started with about 300 in attendance at the Historic State Theater.

    By 2007, the audience had grown and had to move to Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road to accommodate, group member Brian Simpson said.

    Now more than 1,000 come to see the holiday production each year, filling the room.

  • Return to the Lord. Say to him, ‘Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously.” Hosea 14:2

    What stops good people from cleaning up their act? Spiritual misconceptions.

    See if you recognize any:

    • Painful experiences are just the result of fate. They’re not connected to my choices.

    • God’s much too forgiving to permit escalating consequences or allow me to get hurt just to motivate me to stop sinning.