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Today's Features

  • Sisters Abby and Martha Brewster certainly don’t look like serial killers who have just disposed of their 12th victim. The two genteel characters in LaRue County High School speech team’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” could just have easily been retired schoolteachers.

    In fact, the two women who play those roles are retired LaRue County school teachers Phyllis Blakeman (Abby) and Susie Litteral (Martha).

  • The LaRue County Extension Service conducts corn and soybean variety plots annually in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers.  For the fourth year, the cooperator was Carlos Tucker on the Duel Creekside Farm. Seed companies supply seed, assist at planting and harvest and sponsor a field day.

    Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year. Each company was permitted to enter two varieties of both corn and soybeans.

  • Eugene Daub and Rob Firmin, principals of Daub & Firmin Studios, have been selected as the artists to create the Rosa Parks sculpture for the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.

    The firm designed the Boy Lincoln statue in Hodgenville for the Lincoln Bicentennial.

    A panel formed by the National Endowment for the Arts selected finalists from more than 100 artists nationwide, according to a press release. The winners were chosen from the finalist group by the Joint Committee on the Library of the United States Congress.

  • Nineteen students in Jennifer Keith’s Financial Literacy and Financial Services classes flew to Chicago, Ill., in November. They were accompanied by six chaperones.

    The LaRue County High School students financed the trip by selling about $3,000 worth of T-shirts and sweatshirts. Magnolia Bank, Lincoln National Bank and Citizens Union Bank contributed to the cause.

    It was the first trip in an airplane for many of the students. After checking into their hotel, they visited the Shedd Aquarium and explored downtown Chicago. They had dinner at The Pizzerio Uno.

  • Think about the last time you journeyed somewhere new and foreign. There were many preparations that had to be made, including an itinerary of places to visit and even places to avoid. The traveler tries to learn as much information ahead of time about the places that will be visited so the trip doesn’t seem so scary or overwhelming. The end result of any journey is to return home again with lots of wonderful memories and stories to tell.

  • Hodgenville State Farm Agent Denise Brooks and her team Kimberly Jennett, David Whitlock and Adam Cecil, received the prestigious Summit Award and the Second Place Team Winner of the 2009 Fall Life Campaign in Kentucky and Tennessee during State Farm’s fall planning conference.

    To qualify for the award, her agency had to write a minimum of 100 applications across six lines of insurance with zero zeros - Auto, Fire, Life, Health, Bank and Mutual Funds. 

  • Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet Dec. 14 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with an express lunch. The Heartland Fillies will sing.

    Blood sugar testing

    A registered nurse will offer free blood sugar testing 8:30-9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at Flaget Health Connection, 111 N. Third St., Bardstown. Entrance is at the rear of the building.

    Sewing classes

  • Hope Food Pantry

    The Hodgenville United Methodist Church Hope Food Pantry will be open 5-8 p.m. Dec. 16 in the fellowship hall. Program is designed to provide a three- to five-day supply of groceries to LaRue County residents in need. For more information, call 358-3028 or 358-9328.

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  • Do you remember being 15 years old? Hormones are doing all sorts of weird things in your body, peer pressure is obvious and the need to be independent is important at 15.

    Scholars tell us this was about the age of Mary when the angel told her she was going to give birth to the son of God. How would you have responded? Mary’s reaction is found in Luke 1:46-55.

  • “He is … acquainted with grief.” Isaiah 53:3

    Christmas can be a difficult time when you’ve lost a loved one. The sounds and sights that once brought joy just reinforce your sense of loss. There’s no magic formula; grief is a process you must walk through, and it takes time.

    Here are some ideas that might help:

    •Keep things in prospective. Christmas is just one day out of 365. You can do anything for 24 hours because God promised that “Your strength will equal your days.” Deuteronomy 33:25.