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Today's Features

  • LaRue County Circuit Court Clerk Larry C. Bell participated in the Circuit Court Clerks Fall College Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the training, which offered 11 hours of continuing education credit

    The theme was data-driven decisions, focusing on improved customer service through technology, database management and court processes.

    The college offered sessions on legislative tools, accuracy in case management, driver licensing, court interpreting services, domestic violence protective orders and property bonds.

  • Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III and Circuit Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serve Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College Sept. 20-24 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the training for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Here are a few tips for holiday calorie control:

    Keep a weight journal

    Write down your weight now. Record the time of day and what clothes you are wearing. During the holidays, it helps to be aware of how much you weigh each week so you can keep track and make adjustments before the problem gets out of hand.

    500 calories per week

  • William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, has been named the Outstanding Executive for 2009 by the Credit Union Executive Society. The national award was announced at a special banquet during the group’s CEO Network meeting Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla.

    Recipients of the CUES Executive of the Year award must show exceptional leadership skills, be committed to professional development and contribute to their credit union’s success.

  • “In everything give thanks” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

    Gratitude works like a vaccine; it keeps you from getting infected with a spirit of “grumpiness.” It’s the anti-toxin that counteracts the poisonous affects of ingratitude.

    Have you noticed that we live in a thankless society? Paul said, “In the last days . people will be … ungrateful” II Timothy 3:1-2.

  • What do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Is it eating, football, shopping on Black Friday or some other item?

    Thanksgiving is not just food, football and family. For God’s people, every day ought to be Thanksgiving Day.

    Thanksgiving Day is a distinctive holiday. It does not commemorate a battle or anyone’s birthday. It is simply a day set aside to express our gratitude to God.

  • International TV and recording artist Lowell Mason will appear at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Rolling Fork Christian Church three miles west of New Haven on KY 52. Mason has been called the “World’s Smallest Gospel Singer” because of his height of 46 inches.

    Mason has conducted more than 1,000 gospel music concerts at the Precious Moments Chapel Complex in Carthage, Mo.

  • LCHS Class of 1994

    The LCHS Class of 1994 will hold its 15-year class reunion 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 27 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Cost is $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. For information, call Kathy Hagan Okeson at 358-5295, Sherri Jeffries Cochran at 505-5690 or mail payment to Julie Wright Skeens at 3774 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 42748 or go to LaRue County Class of 1994 on www.facebook.com.

  • A hostoric book has been donated by Davis Lee and Zelma Clark Potts in memory of Paul Albert Clark and to honor Helen Bayne Clark to the Lincoln Museum for the Lincoln Library. The collector’s book on 1886 Kentucky History was given to Potts by retired Maj. Eugene Davis Shaw, who died on Jan. 1, 1993.

    Rita Williams presented the book to Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum.

  • A fundraiser will be held for Crystal Craddock on Jan. 2 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Craddock, a mother of two, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant.

    The fundraiser will include a silent and live auction, informational booths, dinner, snacks and activities for children.

    Organizers request contributions from artists and crafters to be auctioned. In addition to one-of-a-kind items, any merchandise or services would be appreciated. Volunteers and food drive locations also are needed.