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Today's Features

  • The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, has several new books and DVDs.

  • There are several no-cost or low-cost improvements you can make to your home to reduce your winter bills. According to the U.S. Department of

    Energy, 46 percent of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling your home.

    To reduce your heating costs, adjust your thermostat to as high or as low as is comfortable in the winter. You may also want to consider a programmable thermostat. By turning back the temperature during the day while you are at work, the Department of Energy estimates you can save about $180 per year in energy costs.

  • Christmas is all about God coming to earth as a man, so that men might come to God. At Christmas we see what God has done for us in the person of Jesus Christ. Men have attempted to remove God, but he is at the heart of Christmas.

    There was a heavenly host with the angel who announced to the shepherds, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men" (Luke 2:14).

  •  Pat and Donetta Eastridge of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Eastridge, to Bo Piper, son of George and Kathy Piper of Sonora.

    The bride-to-be graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Middle Grades Education. She is employed by Hart County Schools as a middle school language arts teacher.

    The prospective groom attended Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and is employed at Altec Industries.

  •  Daniel Skaggs and Sara Davis of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Danilyn Aras Skaggs.

    Danilyn was born Nov. 17, 2012, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are the late Chuck and Sandra Davis. Her paternal grandparents are Sue and Donnie “Cuz” Waggoner of Hodgenville and Teresa Skaggs of Big Clifty and the late Danny Skaggs.

    Great grandmothers are Laverne Skaggs and Barbara Payne of Hodgenville. 

  •  Poinsettia drawing at library

  •  ‘The Nativity Story’ shown at Greater Works

  •  God’s Favorite

  •  William “Junebug” Gowen, a self-described amateur archeologist for the last 40 years, has spent countless hours studying the scriptures … and rocks.

  •  Many years ago someone came up with the phrase, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” I love this phrase. I seriously doubt if there would be any Christmas celebration were it not for the Christ of Christmas.

    Since Christmas is about Christ, let us consider who he is, what he did and what we owe him. First, Jesus was God come in the flesh (John 1:14). He was human and divine. The Apostle John says, “In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning” (1:1-2).