Today's Features

  • Recently we received an e-mail titled, “Preparing for Memorial Day,” which was a series of thought-provoking serious cartoons about this event. 

    One depicted a young boy giving thanks at a meal with the caption, “Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have; Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks for the people who fought for the things we have.”

  • “Her children … call her blessed; her husband also … praise her.” Proverbs 31:28

    A man who felt neglected because his wife was spending so much time with the kids, decided to make a change. Storming into the house he announced, “As the man of this house, my word is law. From now on I expect you to prepare gourmet meals every night, run my bath, and leave out my clothes. Then afterwards, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?” Quietly his wife replied, “The funeral director.”

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  • It’s been a long journey, but the LaRue County Genealogy Society finally has found a home.

    The group opened its research center and library Tuesday inside the former Hodgenville city police station at 109 N. Greensburg St. The building also houses the city maintenance department.

    The building became available in January after the police department moved next door to Hodgenville City Hall on West High Street. Mayor Terry Cruse said the city will pay the electricity and water bill for the combined offices.

  • Paul Dangerfield of Hodgenville is a new junior member of the American Angus Association headquartered in Missouri.

    Junior members are eligible to register cattle, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

    The American Angus Association is the largest beef registry association in the world with nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members.

  • Family Fun Day and the Main Street yard sale will be Aug. 8 with details to be announced at a later date. The annual banquet will be combined with a concert in July.

    Winter plans include the Festival of Trees, which will be open for setup Nov. 2-6 and be available for viewing and bidding Nov. 7-21. The opening date was chosen to coordinate with the various open houses planned by local stores. Christmas on the Square will be Nov. 21.

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  • What a joy to listen to former major league baseball player Darryl Strawberry share how Jesus Christ had made such a change in his life. He unashamedly spoke of his relationship with Christ on Huckabee’s Fox News television program recently. Darryl played with several major league teams, including the New York Yankees. He had a long struggle with drugs.


  • Jeanne Caffee has been selected as the March employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1998 and is under the supervision of Charlotte Elzy in the shipping department.

    Yanet Martinez has been selected as the April Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 2007 and is under the supervision of Lucille Riggs in the jacket department.

    Both will receive awards for dedication and service.


  • The LaRue County trail of painted quilt blocks continues to grow. The latest block uses the Little Dutch Girl pattern. It is located on the farm of Juanita and William Routt at 624 Cox Lane near Sonora. This is displayed on a white barn on the side facing KY 84.

    Juanita and Bill’s daughters, Brenda Wilkerson of Upton and Sally Davenport of Oklahoma, worked together to get family members to help create this quilt block for a surprise birthday gift for their mother. Five generations of their family helped to inspire or create this quilt block.

  • The 4-H Photography Club elected officers in March. Officers are president, Lindsey Shelton; vice president, Michaela Rock; secretary, Catelin Niemynski; and reporter, Maddy Poirier.

    The winners of the March photo contest, “Everything Green,” were first, Poirier; second, Rock; third, Kaylee Hornback; and honorable mention, Michael Hornback.

    The theme for the May contest is “Pets.” Photos must be taken by the 4-H member. Each member may enter one photo per contest. Photo size may be anything from a 4x6 inch photo to an 8x10 inch photo.