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Today's Features

  • After the Lincoln Jamboree’s 55th anniversary show Saturday, Joel Ray Sprowls parked himself in a tall cloth chair backstage and put his feet on a worn leather footstool.

    He then engaged in a bit of historic math: 55 years times 52 weeks equals 2,860 Saturday night performances of his music review that began in1954 in a rented theater on Lincoln Square. That total doesn’t include an occasional 53rd Saturday resulting from a well-timed leap year, the travel shows and county fairs or the 26 weekly television done on long ago Thursday nights in Bowling Green.

  • Tracie Davis has been selected as the July Employee of the Month at Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since January 1988 and is under the supervision of Denise Dewitt in the jacket department.

    Tabatha Metcalf was selected as the August Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since February 2006 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trouser department.

    Both will receive a special award for dedication and service.

     

  • A large crowd attended New Haven’s 19th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival last weekend.

    Numerous LaRue Countians participated in contests, booths and the parade. New Haven is in Nelson County, but located between the LaRue communities of Athertonville and Lyons Station.

    The festival’s theme was “All Roads Lead Home.”

    The event began Friday night with bouncers, concessions, demonstrations, games and face painting at New Haven City Park.

    On Saturday, the streets were crowded with visitors taking in the sights and sounds.

  • The National FFA Organization recently announced that LaRue County FFA members Emily Johnson and Cody Sullivan were selected as finalists for National FFA Proficiency Awards.

    Johnson is a finalist in floriculture-entrepreneurship/placement. Sullivan is a finalist in turf grass management-entrepreneurship/place-ment.

    Each is one of only four students chosen from across the nation to compete for this award at the National FFA Convention this fall.

  • 4-H enrollment is taking place for 2009-10, school club meetings are being held for fourth and fifth graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school.

    However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year runs Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

  • Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency Inc. of Hodgenville has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in Kentucky for 2008. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lexington, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 2003.

    Auto-Owners Insurance has been doing business since 1916, and serving Kentucky since 1994.

  • After a two-hour finale Saturday, Landri Taylor of Bethpage, Tenn., was crowned the winner of Beech Bend’s 2009 Superstar Contest.

    She sang the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw hit “Like You’ve Never Loved Before” and finished in a tie with runner-up and recent Bowling Green Idol winner Kyle Whitaker of Morgantown.

    By virtue of a predetermined tiebreaker system, Taylor was announced as the winner.

    Elena Korol of Portland, Tenn., finished in third place.

  • “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another, Proverbs 27:17

    How do you handle correction? By taking offense? By hearing it as rejection? By getting defensive? All of us need people who will be honest with us because we’re easily blinded by our egos. When God sends somebody to correct you it’s because he loves you. He only does that to those he values.

    “If you are not disciplined … then you are illegitimate children and not true sons” Hebrews 12:8. Check your credentials.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Jones doesn’t consider himself an artist, but when he saw a portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, he made up his mind that he would make his own portrait of the 16th President.

    Instead of paint and brush, however, Jones used all Lincoln-head pennies, including some that were minted in 1909, 100 years after the Great Emancipator was born. 

    Lincoln holds a special place in Jones’s heart, partly because the sergeant is a native Kentuckian.

  • The LaRue County Fire Department received a $3,000 grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

    The grant was a portion of $490,088 given to communities and fire departments through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program and the Firewise Community grant program.