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Today's Features

  • When Eddie Bowen wants to refer to a map of the USA, he need look no farther than a stone wall in the basement of his log cabin home in Magnolia.

    Bowen created the 8x15-foot map of the contiguous 48 states by cutting various shaped rocks into recognizable individual states and adhering them to a concrete wall.

    “I really owe this idea to my fifth-grade teacher, Jesse Ruth Hunt, who imprinted in our minds the shapes of the states so we could name them if we saw them,” Bowen said.     

  • A change in federal law that became effective Feb. 22 allows people to possess firearms in Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The law applies to residents who can “legally possess firearms under federal, Kentucky, and local law,” according to a National Park Service release. Possession of firearms in national parks also subject to the firearms laws of the state and communities where the parks are located.

  • More than 33,000 suicides occur in the U.S. each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death for all ages. This is the equivalent of 90 suicides per day, or one suicide every 16 minutes. Simply defined, suicide occurs when a person takes his own life. While this loss of life can be devastating to the person’s immediate family, suicide also affects the health of the entire community. Family, friends, and associates of persons who commit suicide may have feelings of shock, anger, sadness, guilt and depression.

  • Laurel Sisler recently joined the staff of the LaRue County Public Library as the youth services librarian.

    Sisler, a native of Barren County, lived in LaRue County as a teenager and now lives in Hart County. She attended college at Texas Tech and Indiana University at Bloomington.

    Sisler will be in charge of Story Hour beginning in April with the theme, “Bugs, Birds and Bunnies.

    Story Hour is 11 a.m. every Tuesday for ages 3-5, except April 13 when the library will be closed. The children will enjoy stories, songs, games and reading skills.

  • The Lincoln Cloggers meet Tuesdays at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation Center, 200 City Park Road, Hodgenville.

    For more information, contact Bonita Pendleton at 766-2398 or e-mail bonneta@scrtc.com.

  • You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.

  • You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.

  • When floodwaters subside, one of the first things to float to the surface is the scam artist.

    The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration remind businesses and homeowners to be wary of individuals who may try to take advantage of you.

    The most common types of fraud after disaster strikes are scam artists, contractor fraud, and identity theft.

    Remember: FEMA and the SBA never charge a fee for processing disaster aid.

  • Talking to Wesley Phillips gives a person a peek into our history of the past 100 years through the eyes of a man who has experienced changes from horse to rocket transportation, from word-of-mouth to I-phone communication, a man who has lived through two world wars and the Great Depression and is still going strong.

    This Sunday, Buffalo Nazarene Church, where Phillips and his wife Sue attend, will honor with special singing and a meal the man who’ll be a centenarian Sept. 7. The unpretentious Phillips, however, claims no credit for his longevity.

  • Enrollment open for 4-H

    It is time for current 4-H members to re-enroll and new members to join. 4-H is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. as of Jan. 1. Youth ages 5 to 8 may join 4-H as a Cloverbud. Various project clubs are available to join, or a child may join as a member at large. The 4th and 5th graders at HES and ALES will have a 4-H club meeting at school once a month. 4-H enrollment forms are available from the Extension Service office or ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment. 

    Poultry Club to meet