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Today's Features

  • Studies show that nationwide, 32 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight or obese. In Kentucky that number climbs to 37 percent giving us the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. 

    A number of factors amplify the problem. Lack of physical activity and poor eating habits are two principal causes. 

    Here are some guidelines to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Umpires needed

    Youth girls’ softball is seeking umpires for the upcoming season. Those interested should call Regina Devers after 4 p.m. at 234-6217.

    Season passes available

    Season passes for softball and baseball are $20 students; $40 adults. See David Dawson at LaRue County High School or Melinda Rock at games for more information. Passes are good for varsity, JV and freshman home games.

    Sport schedules online

  • “He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

  • Gospel meeting

    Hodgenville Church of Christ will hold a gospel meeting 7:30 p.m. April 5-9. For more information, call 766-2725.

    Hope Food Pantry

    The Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Road, will distribute food at 5 p.m. April 14 for those in need. For more information, call 358-3028 or 358-9328.

  • Ancestral Trails Historical Society met this month with guest speaker Joe Carroll Miller who spoke on the history of Valley Creek Church.

    Miller has been the clerk of the church for over 50 years. She displayed all the books containing the past minutes of the church back to the beginning in 1872 when it was formed. W.C. Rogers donated the land for the first church. The present church was built in 1995.

  • A volunteer can be defined as a person who voluntarily offers himself for a service or undertaking; one who performs a service willingly and without pay. That pretty much sums it up for Brian Sprowles.

    There are many die hard LaRue County Hawks basketball fans around the state but one would be hard pressed to find one any more committed than Sprowles. He is a 1992 graduate of LaRue County High School and the son of long-time and retired teachers from the LaRue County School system, Donald and Nancy Sprowles. 

  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that’s right for you. Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer yet more than 2,500 Kentuckians will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 900 will die. Routine screening is highly effective, which means nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the LaRue County Extension Service office.  Anyone with an interest in serving on the council, should contact 4-H Agent, Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.  The meeting is open to the public.

  • Middle Creek Baptist egg hunt

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have an egg hunt at 6 p.m. March 31 for ages through fifth grade. Bring your own Easter basket. For more information call Nina Casteel at 737-6174.

    First Baptist Church presents “The Risen Christ”

  • Middle Creek Baptist egg hunt

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have an egg hunt at 6 p.m. March 31 for ages through fifth grade. Bring your own Easter basket. For more information call Nina Casteel at 737-6174.

    First Baptist Church presents “The Risen Christ”