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Today's Features

  • “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

    Outside Harvard, America’s oldest university, founded shortly after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, there is a commemorative inscription that reads, “After God carried us safe to New England … one of the … things we longed for and looked for and looked after was to advance learning … dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers … lie in dust.”

  • Abraham Lincoln appears on more than 50 U.S. postage stamps – more than any other person. Four more will be added to his tally in 2009, in celebration of his 200th birthday.

    The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission joined the U.S. Postal Service in Hodgenville,  and Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 30 to unveil the designs of the four commemorative stamps honoring Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. The cities will host the official first day of issue ceremony for the stamps Feb. 9 and they will be available throughout the week at the post office in Hodgenville.  

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Mary Lou Owen presiding. Hostesses were Hazel Hodges and Owen.

    Other members present were Virginia Allen, Janice Bowen, Sue Crutcher, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Billie Shahayda, Phyllis Perkins and Della Thomas.

    The club catered the LaRue County Farm Bureau Christmas dinner Dec. 12, the Area Eastern Star Dinner in Upton on Jan. 22 and the LaRue County Extension Banquet on Jan. 26.

  • A newly opened section of Red Hill Cemetery has been set aside for infant and cremations interment.

    The decision to “open an infant section” in the city-owned graveyard will allow land that was unsuitable for adult burials to be utilized, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Dec. 30 to discuss the project and finances of the cemetery. The commission is formed by members of Hodgenville City Council; the original commission was disbanded by the council in March 2008.

  • During a board meeting in a small mountain church, one of the deacons said, “Preacher, I think we need a chandelier in the church.” Another deacon spoke up, “No, I’m against it. Nobody in the church can spell it. Nobody can play it. What we need in this church is more light.”

  • Jephthah, the son of a streetwalker, was born out of wedlock. Raised in a hostile, abusive environment, he eventually was thrown out of the house and became a rebel gang leader. But things changed when the Israelites needed a guy with guts to defeat the Ammonites. They told Jephthah, “Come. Be our chief … and you may become head over … Gilead” Judges 11:6-8. So, true to form, he led them to victory and became their leader. You can read his story in Judges, Chapter 11-12.

  • Ruth Astor of Buffalo had a dream of opening a restaurant in honor of her grandmother, Lora Wrolen, who not only loved to cook, but was extremely talented in her cooking.

    That dream came true on Feb. 6 when Astor opened her new carry-out restaurant, Wrolen Pin Cafe, located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, next door to Lincoln Jamboree.

    Astor’s mother, Brenda Miller from Lincoln Place, Ill., her daughters, Sarah Beth and Rebekah and a friend, Ernest Baker, are helping with the grand opening.

  • Producer applications for the LaRue County Goat and Sheep Association’s Goat and Sheep Diversification Program will be accepted Jan. 5-30. Approved applicants must submit receipts for reimbursement of qualified expenses before Jan. 30. The program’s grant funds are a portion of the Phase 1 Tobacco Program. Applications and further information including guidelines and restrictions may be obtained by contacting program administrators Sherman and Renee Thomason at 358-0187, Gil Myers at 324-4366 or the LaRue County Extension Service office at 358-3401. 

  • A Scottsville couple have been named winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual Outstanding Young Farm Family contest.

    Bart and Sarah Jones received the first-place award last week at Farm Bureau’s annual meeting at the Galt House Hotel.

  • Twenty-eight farmers from the Hardin and LaRue County area met with Farm Market Analyst Jason Moss to review and discuss the new farm environment and how producers will need to compete in the 21st century.

    Moss – part of the nationally known Brock Report Team – delivered the message that the U.S. farm economy has undergone profound changes over the last few months with rising commodity prices, roller coaster economics and adjustments in hedging and margins, bringing a whole new set of risks to farming.