Today's Features

  •  Although Eddie Miles has aged since his first performance as Elvis at the Memories Theatre at Pigeon Forge, he’s looking forward to making new memories there.

    Eddie Miles, a Nelson County native who has appeared numerous times at the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville, has made a living with his Elvis act for years and headlined at the Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge in the ’90s as Elvis Presley. Now he said he’s returning to his old stage to headline again.

  •  The Legal Aid Society has launched an online, interactive tool designed for low-income veterans as they apply for VA benefits, such as pension and service-connected disability. 

    Two versions of the tool are available: one version can be used by any veteran; the other helps veterans living in Kentucky find state-specific resources to assist in completing the application form.

    The tool can be found on Kentucky’s statewide legal aid website at http://www.kyjustice.org/veterans-interview.

  •  The staff at LaRue County Health Department participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1 to show their commitment to fighting heart disease in women. This day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign which brings awareness to women’s heart health issues. Front from left, Frances Kilgore and Barbara Kovalchik, APRN; back, Diana Leathers, Julie Percefull, RN, Tammi Moore, RN and Vicky Graham.

  •  The children at Friendship Baptist Church hosted a baby shower “In Jesus Name.” Church members brought wrapped gifts. The children hosted the event, decorating and setting up food for the guests. After the gifts were unwrapped they were delivered to SpringHaven, a local women’s shelter. Children are Kaleigh Graham, Patricia Keys, Hannah Boggs, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Peyton Foster, and Christian Veirs. Not pictured: Tyler Foster.  

  •  RELAY FOR LIFE: Bake sale

  •  Booths available for Expo

  •  Annual gospel fest is Feb. 8

  •  If you have overdue books, DVDs or other items from the LaRue County Public Library, now is the time to get them back and help the community.

  •  Lura Walsh celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 28, 2013, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Some of her family members surprised her on Jan. 27 with balloons, flowers and cake.

  •  James McDowell served in the U.S. Army at Fort Amador at the Panama Canal during World War II. He served 1942-1945. 

    McDowell died at age 66 in 1988. He is the brother of Bobby McDowell and father of Donald McDowell.


    Veterans salutes can be emailed to Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com. Photos and a brief biography will be published. For more information, call Ireland at 270-358-3118.