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Today's Features

  •  The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs for loan.

    Books – Danger in Plain Sightby Marta Perry; Between the Linesby Jodi Picoult; Coming Homeby Karen Kingsbury; Summerlandby Elin Hilderbrand; Wicked Businessby Janet Evanovich; Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilleyby J.D. Davis; The Pope and Iby Jerzy Kluger; Blood Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys by Lisa Alther; and The Politicianby Andrew Young.

  •  AARP is offering a driver safety program 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The class includes four hours of instruction time and will have a lunch break, on your own. The class is all indoors and doesn’t involve a road test or a written test.

    Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call the Extension Office at 358-3401. Payment is requested by check-only at the class, made out to AARP. Please bring your driver’s license and AARP card.

  •  Several girls attended the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch July 1-6 in Gilbertsville. From left, Angela Matthews, Elizabeth McIntosh, Tiffany Brown and Alexis Herrington. In back, LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith escorted the girls to the camp. At right is Ranch Head Counselor Kelly Buck.

  •  Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 4 Kentucky in association with The Lusk Group performed a POW/MIA flag-raising on June 9 in Muldraugh. The flag-raising team consisted of John Locke, Mike Preston, Cap Stanley, Mike Hill and Charley Wachowski. Mark Gill led the formation of Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter Four Kentucky members.

  •  Rodney and Willie Anne Higdon Peace of Magnolia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 15, 2012.

    The couple married July 15, 1962.

    Willie Ann was born and raised in Hodgenville. She is the daughter of Daisy Mae Bratcher Higdon and Ancil Abselent Higdon.

    Rodney is the son of Lura Geneva Slayton Peace and Alberton “Shorty” Peace of Hart County.

    Rodney was 18 and Willie was 16 when they married.

  • “America wants God’s blessings, but not God. Our nation has systematically pushed him out of the national consciousness by rejecting Biblical morality, ignoring his word and relying on the political and entertainment areas for moral guidance.” 

    These are the words of John MacArthur and they express the beliefs of many Christian leaders today.

  •  The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or www.laruecofair.com.

    Pre-register by July 23.

    The events are as follows:

    • Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.  All contestants must be a resident of Kentucky.

    • Miss Teen, ages 13-15. The pageant is 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.

  • The Wesley Meadows congregation celebrated the Fourth of July a few days early. On July 1, the group raised the American flag in honor of veterans who have served in the past or currently. Three retired veterans raised the flag for the first time – Jessie Roundtree, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Jack Jones, who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; and Herman Allen, who served in the U.S. Air Force. Allen called the flag, “the greatest sight he ever saw.”

  •  A large number of family and friends attended the Williams family reunion.