Today's Features

  •  Two Hodgenville families who lost their houses to a Feb. 29 tornado have received grants toward mortgages on their rebuilt homes.

  •  Kentucky Public Retirees meet

  •  Some of Sunrise Manor Silver Angels staff and clients found their first train ride at the Kentucky Railway Museum to be a memorable experience. The activity was so well received by the public that it was necessary to add an additional car to accommodate the participants.

    The majority of the children wore their pajamas for photographs with Santa.  Betty Nevins thought that we were not appropriately dressed for the occasion in street clothes. The children were absolutely adorable and so well behaved after having to wait.

  •  Cub Scout Pack 210 was given a tour Dec. 1 of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and how families lived during the early 1800s. The Scouts were shown how Abe Lincoln's family cooked their food which used similar utensils as they did at their recent camp out at South Fork Baptist Church.

    Pack 210 had a great turnout as 15 families bore the freezing temperatures on Nov. 16-17 to earn the right to carry pocket knives and to experience cold weather camping. 

  •  It was a great weekend for the congregation of Lane Lincoln as they celebrated 145 years of service.

    It all began Saturday evening with their first Black & White Gala at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful time. Sunday morning the anniversary began with Christina Turner, chairperson and JaRay Weathers, co-chairperson.

    Lane Lincoln’s history

  •  The National Corvette Museum has named the entire month of December “Dollar Days” for residents of Kentucky who visit the Museum. All month long, Kentucky residents can tour the Museum for a $1 admission per person, and will only need to show a Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency to take advantage of the special offer.

    Children will be admitted for $1 with adults presenting the Kentucky identification.

  •  Imagine keeping a secret as big as being in a Steven Spielberg film to yourself for a year.

    Dr. Reese Land, associate professor of music/trumpet in Campbellsville University’s School of Music, did just that. And he is now able to talk about his role in the newly released movie “Lincoln” starring Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Steven Spielberg, who has been called one of America’s most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

  •  Tracy Lynn Pearcy and Donovan Ray Copley of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The private ceremony is Dec. 12, 2012, at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church. They will be attended by their children and grandson, Ciera, Kayla, Konner, Tyler and Ray.

  •  The calendar says that Christmas is coming. Many signs point to its approach, but will Christmas come this year? Dec. 25 will arrive, but I fear that Christmas will not come in the hearts of many people.

    Granted, the commercial side of Christmas is already here. Billions of dollars were spent the day after Thanksgiving.

    The social side of Christmas is here with all the parties and the travel - despite the gasoline prices. Christmas is being celebrated in churches too. The decorations, carols, dramas and music programs tell us the Christmas season is here.

  •  Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be exacerbated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations. Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you’re caring for and your extended family and friends by following the recommendations below.