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Today's Features

  • Students at St. Catherine Academy in New Haven had a procession to the church last week where they said the Rosary in honor of the Blessed Mother. Picturted, the St. Catherine Academy choir sings.

  • Memorial Day is an attempt to remember and say “Thanks” to those who gave their best so that we could continue to enjoy our freedoms.
    Our present commemoration of this day came out of the Civil War when in 1865 some ladies in Vicksburg, Miss., chose May 30 as a day to place flowers on the graves of their war dead. This soon spread North and South and came to be known as “Decoration Day.” Finally, it was called “Memorial Day” to honor the fallen of all our nation’s wars who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

  • Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ
    The LaRue County Church of Christ, 1136 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville, will give away food to those who qualify 6-7 p.m. May 22 and 9:30 a.m.-noon May 24. For more information, contact Charles Wilson at 270-358-9812.

    Gospel singing at Union Band

    Union Band Church, Ky. 84, Howardstown, will have a gospel singing 7:30 p.m. May 25 with the Hornback family and speaker, Vaudie Bell.

  • Two family members have identified some of the old photos published in the May 8 edition of The LaRue County Herald News. The photos were found in a house now owned by Greg and Bonnie Ballard.
    Bobby Glenn’s daughter, Lindsey Burgess Perkins, and another relative, Josh French said the “gentleman sitting in a chair” is Robert Lee Rogers (1898-1969), the father of Bobby Glenn.
    The “lady on the porch” is Bobby Glenn Rogers’ mother, Sue Bloyd Rogers (1902-1982).

  • The LaRue County Public Library will kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program with a Teddy Bear Picnic from noon to 2 p.m.  Thursday, June 6, at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    There will be live music for families to enjoy and Smokey Bear will be there for the kids. The event is free of charge and open to all ages. You are asked to bring a blanket and a sack lunch.
    During the event, there will be guest readers and tours given by park rangers.

  • The next installment of Free Movie Night is the sports drama “Trouble with the Curve.”
    The movie plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.
    The 2012 movie stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman. Eastwood portrays Gus Lobel, a baseball scout, who is slowing down due to age and failing eyesight. His daughter tags along as he checks out the final prospect of his career.
    The movie is rated PG-13 for language and sexual references; and lasts 111 minutes.

  • Six students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 11.
    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.
    Each HES student competed in the 50 meter dash and the softball throw.
    Emma Grace Pepper took first place in the 50-meter dash and third place in the softball throw.
    Makayla Pearman took fifth place in the 50-meter dash and fifth place in the softball throw.

  • Allison Shepherd, general manager of The LaRue County Herald News, presented a check for $335 to Kathy Ross, Survivor chairperson for LaRue County Relay for Life. The newspaper collected donations for “in memory of” and “in honor of” ads for those who have battled cancer.
     

  • Thomas the Tank Engine will visit the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven June 1-2 and 8-9.
    Tickets are $20 plus tax for ages 2 and older.
    For more information and directions, contact the Kentucky Railway Museum at 800-272-0152 or www.kyrail.org.
     

  • Wayne and Barbara Wilcoxson celebrated their 60-year anniversary May 19, 2013.
    They were honored by their children, Mike Wilcoxson, Sheila Skaggs, Della Loyall and Wendell Wilcoxson; and several grandchildren.