Today's Features

  • As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a new state program to link Civil War sites throughout Kentucky will help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped a state torn by the war.
    The Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails program was unveiled last weekend at the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville. Besides battlefields and other war sites, the program includes a new website, www.kentuckycivilwartrails.org, which features maps, a monthly listing of commemorative events and a blog providing interpretive information.

  • Linwood Days is Oct. 8 with a parade at 11 a.m. Other events include free flea market setups, silent auction, cornhole and basketball tournaments, backseat driver contest, bounce houses for children, cake walk and bingo.
    For more information, call Danny or Marlene Pippin at 270-528-3017 or Stephanie Elmore at 270-528-7495.

  • Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 20 percent in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5 percent to 18 percent over the same period.

  • The LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show was held Sept. 24 in conjunction with the annual meeting.

    First place was Amanda Adyani singing Taylor Swift’s "Our Song." She is the daughter of Bonnie and Jason Wolford. She will represent LaRue County at the Kentucky Farm Bureau District 3 contest on Nov. 3 in Grayson County.

    Second place was Rachel Sheffer with a dance performance of "To the Sky." Third Place was Caleb Sheffer with a dramatic interpretation of "A Ref’s Point of View – Volger on the Line."

  • An actor was playing the part of Christ in an outdoor drama in the Ozarks. He was carrying the cross up the hill when a tourist began heckling him. Finally, the actor playing Christ laid his cross down and went over and punched out the heckler.

    The director said, “I know he was a pest, but we can't have the person playing Christ doing this, because Christ did not retaliate. If you do his again, you are fired.”

  • But now I come to you and these things I speak in the world that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. John 17:13

    Did you know that worry-warts usually have a higher than average IQ? But they also tend to have a bad case of the “what-ifs.”

    “What if I wreck the car … or get sick … or lose my job … or don’t measure up to the challenge?”’

    Now most of this stuff never actually happens but the fear of it overwhelms them and prevents them from living life now.

  • I remember trick-or-treating when I was little. My dad would take us all over the neighborhood and beyond. The amount of candy we ended up with was so enormous that we still had Halloween candy at Easter. Of course, it was mostly the stuff we didn't like.

    There was one house, every year, where the lady always gave us the same thing - an apple. I remember thinking, “Who gives apples on Halloween?”

  • Mike and Patty Hayden of Simpsonville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Angela Hayden to Billy Boyd, son of Darryl and Debby Boyd of Hodgenville.

    The bride to be is a 1999 graduate of Assumption High School, a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from UK in 2010. 

    The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of LaRue County High School and a graduate of UK with a degree in architecture and design.

  • Harlis and Bessie LaFollette of Hodgenville will celebrate their 56th anniversary Oct. 7, 2011.

    They were married by Rev. C.C. Omer.

    They have seven children, Charles LaFollette, Wanda Devers, Brenda Ford, Wilma Gribble, Dennis LaFollette, David LaFollette and Mike LaFollette; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Four generations of Jimmie Lee Wood’s posed for a photo. From left, Jimmie Lee Wood Sr., Jimmie “Jay” Lee Wood Jr., Jimmie Lee Wood III and Jimmie Lee Wood IV.