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Today's Features

  • First Baptist Church of Hodgenville again will participate in Operation Christmas Child, a program of Samaritan’s Purse which prepares shoebox-size packages of gift and personal items for children overseas.

    The church building at 730 Tonieville Road is an unofficial drop point for the program. The items collected here are taken to a regional collection point in Bowling Green.

    For information, call Nancy Brown at 358-0130, Donna Shelton at 324-3219 or the church office at 358-3193.

     

  • Kentucky sheep and goat producers voted in favor of check-offs to assess themselves at a rate of one-half of 1 percent of the net market price of their animals.

    In separate referenda held Oct. 1 in county Extension offices throughout the state, goat producers approved check-offs by a 75-41 vote, and sheep producers approved by a 32-12 count.

    A date when check-off funds will begin to be collected has not been determined.

  • Hodgenville Fall Festival

    Hodgenville Elementary School’s fall festival will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 with a chili supper, silent auction, games and other activities. There is a $25 charge to set up a vendor booth. Proceeds go to the PTSO. Call Sonya Turner at 734-6084 to reserve a booth.  

    Lane Lincoln Thanksgiving Banquet

  • The North American International Livestock Exposition has five local entries from Ashley Hornback of Magnolia entering a limousin in the beef division; and Cody Howell and Tyler Howell, both of Hodgenville, have entered two head of beef in the junior hereford division.

    Meredith Heath and Weston Heath of Hodgenville have entered five head of cattle.

  • It all started with two boys being boys, messing around in the garage and getting into dad’s tools. By the time dad walked in and saw what they were up to, they gave him an idea. It turned out to be a big hit and the talk of Creekfront Park during the Lincoln Days Antique Tractor Show.

    For most people, seeing it once wasn’t enough. They all seemed to come back and see it again and point it out to a friend.

  • The 2009 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is under way and receiving stations will be opening soon.

    But now is the time to start planning for next year and LaRue County farmers need to begin prepare to manage diseases in the 2010 burley crop.

  • Quint Pottinger, LaRue County FFA member and former Kentucky FFA president, was named the National FFA officer candidate for Kentucky. Pottinger will represent the Kentucky FFA in his quest to become one of six National FFA officers. 

  • While my wife and I were traveling in North Carolina last week, we visited the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.

    Walking through the Prayer Garden, we were impressed at the simplicity of the grave of his wife, Ruth Bell Graham, who died in 2007.  

    An ordinary field stone, like many of its kind in that area, marks her grave. Inscribed at the top is the Chinese figure for righteousness, appropriate because she was born and reared in China, the daughter of missionaries there, and always retained her love for the Chinese people.

  • Pam Tebow, mother of University of Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow, told the story of her son buying Cocoa Krispies.

    She recently spoke to a packed crowd at a local church about being a person of influence.

    She said her son “Timmy” normally doesn’t eat sweets, but this one time they were at the store together and he put a box of Cocoa Krispies in the shopping cart.

    A little boy, a Tebow fan, saw the box of cereal and told his mom, “Tim Tebow eats Cocoa Krispies!” and he wanted some, too.

  • “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him will I trust.” Psalm 91:2

    Those who live in the shelter of the most high will find rest in the shadow of the almighty. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.