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Today's Features

  • Many of my childhood memories revolve around the tiny general store in Ovesen Heights.

    It was a joy to go inside the little block building and listen to the owner, Boots Howell, and my mom swap stories.

    Boots would sell you one egg, one roll of toilet paper, enough flour to finish your biscuits or a postage stamp. She was a true believer in customer service.

    For 35 cents, you could get a quarter’s worth of pickle dog and a Coke.

  • The “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before You Die!” contains information about points of interest across the state. It includes Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville and the Zachary Taylor Cemetery in Louisville as well as natural wonders. West provides historic detail and stories that enhance a cross-state adventure or provide arm-chair entertainment.

  • The Department of Revenue will hold a statewide Property Valuation Administrator exam for anyone interested in running for PVA in 2010 in any county in the state.

    The test will be 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, 1000 Eagle Lake Drive, Lawrenceburg. Individuals who pass this exam will be eligible to seek election in the 2010 primary and general elections.

  • The Kentucky State Parks are celebrating their 85th anniversary this year and is offering a poetry contest for visitors who like to write about outdoor experiences.

    The contest has three age categories – 11 and younger, 12-18 and 19 and older. Any style may be used but poets are asked to use a theme that is some way related to the natural, cultural or historical aspects of the 52 state parks.

  • The Hodgenville Main Street Association was a finalist in a competition for beautification. The nomination, in the design category, was for all the work on Lincoln Square and the surrounding area.

  • Ancestral Trails Historical Society met earlier this month with Steve Mather presenting a program on grave dowsing. He illustrated how it was done by using a male and female to lie on the floor and let the dowsing rods indicate the sex of the person. The dowsing rods can determine the height of the person also. The society hopes to have him return next spring and illustrate the art of grave dowsing at a local cemetery.

    The next meeting will be Nov. 6 at the public library in Elizabethtown.

  • Navy Seaman Phillip A. Rogers, son of Laurice D. and John L. Rogers of Hodgenville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, Rogers completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

  • Good Shepherd Mission Store

    The Good Shepherd Mission Store next door to Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is open 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. For more information, call Fran Dowell at 324-4968.

    Cowboy Ministries

    Cowboy Ministries Church holds services at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Contact Pastor Eric Page at 828-817-9205 for more information.

    Event for kids in Buffalo

  • Endurance is a great quality of life that we need. An athlete endures the physical hardships of a sports contest in order to win the victory.  We must be willing to endure in our individual lives.

    Life could be compared to a marathon race. It can only be won by endurance and dependability. As you run the race of life, remember that he who endures to the end will be the real winner.  

  • Crawford Farms recently had a contest for local schools with the winning school receiving a giant pumpkin.

    Students were invited to visit the farm during the week of Oct. 5. Any sales during that week were credited to the student’s respective school.

    The school with the highest percentage of overall students who came to the farm during that week and purchased pumpkins would win the giant pumpkin.