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Today's Features

  • The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.
    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Office by Feb. 4.
    Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Robert Lewis and Kathleen Enlow of Hodgenville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 30.

    They married Jan. 28, 1951 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

    Kathleen is a retired executive secretary of the Selective Service. Robert is a retired U.S. Customs officer.

    They are members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church. They have three children, Robert, Cindy and Kay and four grandchildren.

    The celebration will take place at their home on Bardstown Road.

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Delores Bale and Amanda Gatewood serving as hostesses.

    The meeting was called to order by President Emogene Gardner.  Also present were Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Hazel Hodges, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Julie Devore.

    The Club agreed to cater the annual County Extension Council Leadership and Awards Banquet.

    Bingo games were enjoyed after the luncheon.

  • Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County last week with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local businessman for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray. He owned the John Deere dealership in LaRue County many years ago.

  • When the new Military Unit at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System opens Feb. 1, those who serve our country will have a place to call home that meets their needs.
    “I think it’s important for people to know that with the Military Unit in place, we will have a separate unit for military, a separate unit for CD (chemical dependency) patients and a separate psychiatric unit,’’ LTBHS Chief Executive Officer Chuck Webb said. “It’s something that will be better for our military.’’

  • Family Fitness & Wellness Club

    6-7 p.m. at listed school location (Hodgenville Elementary or  Abraham Lincoln Elementary)

    Jan. 27          HES       Lower Body Conditioning

    Feb. 1            ALES     Kickboxing

    Feb. 3             HES      Walk/Fit Night

  • Frank and Deborah Fantasia of Hodgenville announce the birth of twins – a daughter, Rebecca Anne Fantasia and a son, Justin Thomas Fantasia.

    They were born Sept. 14, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Rebecca Anne weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Justin Thomas weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    They are welcomed home by siblings, Rachael, 11; Nicole, 8; and Joseph, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Sally Bourgeault of Elizabethtown.

  • If you want help with your goals for managing your weight or your money, come and join the Small Steps to Health & Wealth, 10-week program (Jan. 27-March 31). This is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service (358-3401) and will be offered in conjunction with the Thursday evening Family Fitness Club physical activity.

    The Family Resource Centers for Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have started a family fitness club this school year that meets two nights a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.

  • Sonora auctioneer David L. Knight is not lacking for friends.

    An outpouring of support for Knight, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes in September, reaped $20,000 over the weekend during a fundraiser held at Upton Community Center. Paralyzed from the neck down, Knight has been in medical care since suffering the strokes.

    The event included a chili supper and an auction, where a 1930s antique bedroom suite, old coins, TVs and cakes were up for bid. Local businesses also donated items, such as gift certificates.

  • The Hardin County Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the State Theater Gallery, 209 West Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. The buffet dinner will be catered by Back Home. The price is $8.50 per person. For reservations, contact Judy French at 735-9698 or jmfrench9@windstream.net by Jan. 21.