Today's Features

  • Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families, and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau. Veterans’ Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.

    BBB Military Line provides free financial literacy and consumer protection services to the military community, as well as information on the latest scams, schemes, and ID theft tactics that threaten them. Among the scams to watch out for:

  • New officers for the Hardin County Historical Society were elected Oct. 24.

    They are: president, Judith French; first vice president, Twylane VanLahr; second vice president, Susan McCrobie; secretary, Charles Skees; and treasurer, Larry J. Hall. They will serve three-year terms.

    Speaker for the meeting was James Caufield. His program complete with Civil War memorabilia was entitled “J. D. Shacklette – Recalling Service to Hardin County and Dixie’s Land.”

  • The elders (residents) at Sunrise Manor are taking part in culinary therapy in the new facility’s therapy kitchen. Above is elder Mary Bryant showing off her buttermilk biscuit baking skills in the therapy kitchen.

  • One Knox in conjunction with its Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Council have launched a web page – www.oneknox.com/welcomehome.

    The page provides our region with a variety of opportunities to support soldiers of the 3rd Brigade as they return from Afghanistan over the next two months.

    Community members are invited to visit the page and sign up to host soldiers for a meal during the holiday season; and receive notification of welcome home ceremonies.

  • “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you.” Joshua 1:5

    Can you imagine trying to fill the shoes Moses wore? God had used him to turn the Nile River into blood, part the Red Sea, destroy the Egyptian army, receive his law on Mount Sinai and feed more than 2,000 Israelites each day in the wilderness.

  • The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.

    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Pro­gram  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • The Frazier History Museum is featuring historic photographs from LaRue County, along with other areas of Kentucky as part of “Rough Road: The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975-1977,” a new exhibit which runs through Jan. 15.

  • While Jerry Williams and Ken Baldwin were putting the finishing touches to their Christmas CD, “Strings and Bows,” last year at Williams’ home on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville, the two planted a seed idea for another album of a completely different nature.
    “I’m a Civil War buff and, since the War occurred 150 years ago, I thought that putting together a mixture of traditional and original songs with a flavor of the period would be a timely project,” said Williams.

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers’ Executive Board voted to help fund Christmas presents for Adult Day Care participants by holding a bake sale, featuring homemade cookies and  candy, Dec. 16 at the  facility’s gift shop.
    At the board’s Nov. 1 meeting, Tickle Ragland, historian, reported that the scrapbook is almost up to date, but she needs pictures of volunteer activities.  Ann Easton reported  $4,398.15 in the organization’s treasury.

  • Although Magnolia resident Tickle Ragland and Sharon Meisenheimer, who lives in Walnut, Ill., have exchanged letters for 65 years, neither pen pal knew until recently that Sharon’s husband Lester has relatives buried in LaRue County.
    “We knew Lester’s grandparents came from Hodgenville and moved to Illinois where they were buried, but we didn’t know where the rest of his family was buried,” Sharon said.