Today's Features

  •  The LaRue County Relay for Life effort continues to grow with each month. With 11 participating teams and more expected in the days ahead, the county committee is thrilled to report the progress toward the 2012 goal of $49,500 and 16 teams by the May 11-12 event at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Warm Blessings ”Empty Bowls” soup dinner and fundraiser will be 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11. The soup kitchen is located at 609 E. Dixie Ave. with parking across the street at Caldwell Banker.

  •  Kendrick Bryan, 24, of Elizabethtown, has announced his plans to run for the State House of Representatives in the May primary.

    Bryan lives in the 25th House District currently represented by Democrat Jimmie Lee.

    Bryan is a graduate student at Western Kentucky University and a substitute teacher at LaRue County High School.

  •  Diana Leathers, left, with the LaRue County Health Department spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club Jan. 26. She is pictured with Rotarian Adam Gordon. 

  •  Senior activities

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville

    Feb. 1 – Bingo, exercising, walking

    Feb. 2 – stretching, exercise at 10:30 a.m., educational session, chair massages

    Feb. 3 – Bingo, music

    Feb. 6 – walking, exercise, skipbo, sewing

    Feb. 7 – manicures, chair massages, exercising

    Feb. 8 – Bingo, Senior of the Month, birthday celebration, bookmobile

  • The Sonora Days Festival, which over the years has featured a road race, parades, street vendors and entertainment, has been canceled for this year.

    Event organizers say the cost of staging the three-day event and the need for more volunteers prompted them to call off this year’s event.

    Martha Cruse, former president of the Sonora Merchants Association, said it was a difficult decision to make.

    “Money is an issue,’’ she said. “And it takes a lot of manpower to have it.’’

  • Menu LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skimmed milk

    Feb. 1 – hamburger, baked potato, pork and beans, relish plate, banana

    Feb. 2 – baked Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes, whole wheat roll

    Feb. 3 – vegetable beef soup, sandwich on wheat bread, ham or turkey, mixed fruit, peanut butter cookie

    Feb. 6 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, spaghetti, green beans, fruit cup, whole wheat roll

  •  Have you heard that troubles will make you bitter or better? We decide which it will be. Blessings and difficulties come to us all. How we respond to the things that come into our lives is very important. Our response will reveal our character. We can all smile in the sunshine, but trouble reveals our true inner self.

  •  Melvin and Doris Jean Thompson celebrated their 48th anniversary Dec. 28, 2011, at Cracker Barrel.

    They were married in Celina, Tenn.

    They have two children, Penny Veirs and Darryl Thompson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  •  Kathy Ross and Gil Myers received the 2012 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence at LaRue County Extension Council’s leadership banquet at the Extension office in Hodgenville Jan. 23.