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Today's Features

  • April Lynn Cundiff of Bowling Green and Eric Ryan Coffey of Elizabethtown announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a graduate of LaRue County High School and attended Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She is the manager of Duke’s Sporting Goods in Bowling Green.

    She is the daughter of Grant and Vickie Cundiff of Hodgenville.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of Central Hardin High School and University of Louisville. He is employed by Gene Coffey Construction.

  • The “cancer rollercoaster” sums up the cancer journey for the patient and loved ones.

    One moment you’re on top with good news and hope (treatments are working, cancer’s in remission) only to plunge downward in unexpected twists and turns.

    My husband was diagnosed with lymphoma almost four years ago and has undergone multiple chemotherapy treatments and two bone marrow stem cell transplants. It is difficult to not allow cancer to dominate our thoughts.  

  • The dormant earth has sprung to life with the warm sunshine. Blossoms have poked through the dried grass. Buds have formed a lovely kaleidoscope of color in the woods and lawns. Birds loudly chirp and busily build nests for their young. The earth loudly and vibrantly praises God as it comes back to life now that winter has passed.

    Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:2-26.

  •  The semi-annual meeting of Sunrise Volunteers was held April 24 in Sunrise Manor's second floor chapel.

    Sunrise Manor provided a very pleasant meal of Alfredo lasagna, cheese cake, salad and drinks.

    LaDean Self introduced Steve Skaggs, a singer-musician from the Hodgenville area, as the evening's entertainment.

    Jim Kessler, secretary, read minutes of the Oct. 18, 2011, semi-annual meeting which were approved as read. 

  •  The opening day for the 2012 LaRue County Farmers Market is 2-5:30 p.m. May 4 at the LaRue County Extension Office parking area. This season the market will be open 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

    Anyone who wants to participate as a producer in the market may contact Extension Food & Nutrition Education Program assistant Abby Tate at the Extension Office at 358-3401 or email abigail.tate@uky.edu. This farmers market is for local producers.

    Free Cooking Classes

  •  May 2 – New Freedom, Magnolia Street, Westpoint Bank, Upton, Watch Me Grow, Upton, Maxine Road, Magnolia Mall, New Jackson Highway

    May 3 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, North L&N Turnpike, Bardstown Road, Carter Brothers Road

    May 7 - Bullfrog & Butterflies, Learning Tree, Hodgenville Elementary School

    May 8 – LaRue County High School, Evenstart, Poplar Avenue, South L&N Turnpike, Sunrise Manor, Phillips Lane, Campbellsville Road

  •  Jamie and Heather Hack of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Kinzleigh Brooke Hack.

    Kinzleigh Brooke was born 11:57 a.m. Oct. 29, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Kaitlin, 11, and brothers Caleb, 7, and Caden, 3.

    Grandparents are William and Shelia Beams and Jim and Vicki Hack, all of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Minnie Walsh and the late Dale Walsh; and the late Finis and Pauline Hack.

  •  In one way, LaRue County could be called the birthplace of the National Day of Prayer.

    President Abraham Lincoln, born outside Hodgenville on Feb. 12, 1809, made a proclamation in 1863 for a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer.”

    In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May, according to the website http://nationaldayofprayer.org.

  •  Comedienne and author Chonda Pierce will serve as keynote speaker at the 16th annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference June 22-23 at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown.

    A “meet and greet” with conference faculty will be 7-9 p.m. June 21 at the church.

    Pierce has authored six books, including her most recent release, Laughing in the Dark. Pierce has ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers and her comedy DVDs are consistently strong sellers, with six certified Gold and three Platinum releases.

  •  Do you recall an expression, “Children are to be seen, but not heard”?

    When it comes to being a Christian in today’s world, that seems to be the feeling of many people. It is OK to be a Christian, but they don’t want you trying to force your beliefs on them.

    Sometimes Christians are not treated the same way as any other group. No one seems alarmed when any other large group gets together, but they become alarmed when the gathering has a religious purpose.