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Today's Features

  •  Ronnie and Margaret Gowen of Buffalo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13, 2012.

    They have one daughter, Angela Combs; and a grandson, Caleb Caffee, both of Buffalo.

    They were served an elegant dinner with many family members and friends in attendance. They contributed their 50 years of marriage to their heavenly father.

  •  The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, has several new books and DVDs.

    Books are George Keats of Kentucky by Lawrence Crutcher; Kentucky's Frontier Highway by Karl Raitz; Love That Multiplies by Michelle Duggar; 40 Acres and No Mule by Janice Holt Giles; Appalachian Home Cooking by Mark Sohn; Private London by James Patterson; Cross Roads by William Paul Young; and Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

  •  Army Pvt. Brandon R. Jewell graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  •  The LaRue County Extension Office offers 25 tips to eat better in the New Year:

    • To help with portion control, use the smallest plate that will hold your food.

    • At mealtime, serve from the stove instead of putting a serving bowl on the table.

    • Make double vegetables and serve them first, to take the focus off meat.

    • Switch to whole wheat pasta.

    • Eat vegetarian one night a week.

    • Cut back on butter or margarine – newer whole grain breads are tasty on their own.

  •  Someday.

    Somewhere.

    When I move.

    When I retire.

    There are many who do what I call “postponed living.”

    Steven Grellet, a French Quaker who lived in New Jersey in the mid 1800s, said, “I shall pass through this world but once and any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now and not defer it – for I shall not pass this way again.”

  •  The top three New Year’s resolutions are:

    • Spend more time with family and friends;

    • Exercise more/get in shape;

    • Lose weight.

  •  Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  •  2012 Miss Teen LaRue County Fair, Adrienne Poole, collected and donated 150 toys to Ann “Snookie” Morrison for the Santa's Helpers Bus toy give-away. 

  •  U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Duell Turner, M.D., his wife, Sybil, and Grace Turner of Yokosuka, Japan, and Charles Turner, a student at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, spent Christmas with his mother, Pauline D. Turner, of Hodgenville, and other relatives and friends.

  •  LaRue County's first accumulating snow of the season made for a snowy Nativity scene at one Hodgenville home. The local area received anywhere from a dusting to about an inch of snow Dec. 28.