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Today's Features

  • Bob Swope and Dr. Bill Handley of the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary club spoke about the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project to the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Hodgenville Rotary club is a co-sponsor of this project. Pictured is Dewayne Murray, treasurer, presenting Bob Swope a check for $1,000 to help with the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project.

  • A group of seamstresses who meet during the monthly Open Sew Day at the LaRue County Extension Office have given themselves the name “Nifty Needles.” The group made 50 fabric chair back covers with storage pockets for the students in preschool classes. This gave each classroom more storage space for each student. Front from left, Carrie Lee Kidd, Peggy Edwards, Rebekah Okeson. Others are Martha Childress, Mae Burden, Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith, Judy Bridge, Phyllis Miles, Betty Downey and Rose Cottrell.

  • The Reverend Mark Price, pastor of Poplar Grove Methodist Church, is a firm believer that a small congregation can do big things.
    The church, nestled in a hollow near where Taylor, Green and LaRue Counties join, has according to Price an average attendance of about 18 worshippers.
    “Jesus took 12 men and turned the world upside down,” said the pastor who also shepherds Taylor’s Chapel in Green County. “I tell my congregation, ‘Don’t call yourself small just because you’re few in number.’”

  • The LaRue County High School gym was dedicated in 1959. Superintendent Sam Sanders shared these photos of the dedication ceremony and other views of the school. He received the photos from Mickey Miller, son of former School Board Chairman Lee Miller.
     

  • Bill Justice has been named superintendent of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    He takes over for Keith Pruitt, who retired several months ago.

    Justice began his duties in mid-August.

  • Travis and Tiffany Merriman of Memphis, Ind., announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Ann Merriman.

    Ryleigh was born at 3:52 p.m. Aug. 17, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Tammy Shoffner of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Becky Merriman of Mooresville, Ind.

  • Jamie and Danette Aubrey Skaggs of Summersville announce the birth of their daughter, Audra Reese Skaggs.

    Audra Reese was born at 6:57 p.m. July 5, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighted 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Will and Diana Aubrey of Summersville. Great-grandmother is Audra Walker of Summersville.

  •    What do we do about sin in our lives and the lives of others?  The Apostle John gives four suggestions to help us answer this question (1 John 5:16-21).

  • Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Pullin of Hodgenville wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Kristen Dawn Pullin to James “Jim” Edgar Brothers III of Bardstown.

    The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Sandy Fenley of Bardstown and the late James Edgar Brothers Jr.

    A fall wedding is planned. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • 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.”