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Today's Features

  • Gowdy and Vienise Hash of Taylor County celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 2010.

    A reception in their honor was hosted by their children at the Rolling K Ranch with more than 200 attending.

    The couple were married on Sept. 24, 1960, in Celina, Tenn., by the Reverend Alex Nichols at the United Methodist Church.

    Both retired from Fruit of the Loom.

    They have two sons, Anthony Hash and Greg Hash; and four grandchildren.

  • Country singer Miranda Lambert has a popular song out now, “The House that Built Me,” about a woman who goes back to the home of her childhood to vicariously relive the precious memories that she formed there.

    In a way, local home restorer Eddie Black is doing the same thing as he repairs and preserves a historic home on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville, a house that, like Lambert, “built him.”

  • Angela and Ben Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Addilyn Grace was born at 1:08 a.m. Jan. 21, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.

  • The LaRue County High School Class of 1975 held its 35th reunion Nov. 27, 2010, at the LCMS cafeteria. The meal was catered by South Fork Homemakers.

  • Decluttering your closet is a liberating experience. Life begins to feel more manageable and your clothing and shoes are better suited to who you are now.
    If tackling all of the closets at once is to too daunting, set aside a firm two-hours each week and clear one room’s closet at a time. Start by getting four large boxes. Label them keep, throw out, donate and not sure.

  • COLUMN: DIANA LEATHERS, COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR

    Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer. Yet in Kentucky, about 2,600 new cases will be diagnosed each year and about 900 people will die.  March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Call your doctor and ask about a screening test that's right for you. Routine screening is highly effective. Nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • It would be difficult to top becoming a contestant on “American Idol.”

    But for Hodgenville teen Kenzi Lewis, a trip to Rupp Arena comes close.

    The 15-year-old has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the boys' Sweet 16 basketball tournament March 19. She will perform at the 10 a.m. semi-final session.

    Lewis drew plenty of attention last month when she appeared on American Idol. She was sent home after “group night.”

    She earned the trip to Hollywood from her audition last summer in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Sierra Enlow, a LaRue County High School graduate, has been named Kentucky Cherry Blossom Princess.

    She was selected to represent the Kentucky Society of Washington D.C. and will be representing the state at the Cherry Blossom Festival April 3-9 in Washington D.C.

    Each princess is selected by her state society, territory or country to be cultural ambassadors for the National Conference of State Societies for a one-year reign.

  • The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all bodily functions, all organs, thoughts, emotions, memory and ability to be self-aware. Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even more if you do not take care of it. 

  • The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown is selling new and gently used formal dresses for the approaching prom season. The Shoppe recently received a donation of new dresses, sizes 8-24, in a variety of styles and colors and they are $20 each. The Shoppe is accepting donations of new and gently used formalwear.

    Moira Taylor, Shoppe manager, encourages donations of last season's dresses. "It's a great way to recycle a dress that can't be worn again and it will help a great cause," she said. Donations of tuxedos are also welcome.