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Today's Features

  • A retirement reception will be held for Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

    For more information, call 358-3851.

  • The Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is now a park.

    Three years ago, the General Management Plan for ALBNHS recommended changing the name of the site to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The addition of the Boyhood Home Site at Knob Creek Farm to the site necessitated the change, according to a National Park Service news release.

    A national historic site is defined as “containing a single historic feature that was directly associated with its subject.” 

  • George C. “Clint” Merritt, manager of Southern States Hardin Cooperative – Hodgenville Branch, has won the President’s Operating Excellence Award. Only 40 co-op managers from Southern States 23-state territory earned this award, which Merritt has won two times since the program’s inception in 1987.

  • Have you ever been on a tour inside Mammoth Cave? When you make you way out of the cave you see a ray of light. As you get closer to the opening of the cave, the light gets brighter. Finally, you step outside into the brilliance of the sunlight.

  • Twelve Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer at Maple Mount, including one who ministered in LaRue County. 

  • Relay for Life Bunco

    The Family Matters Relay for Life team will host Bunco 6:30-8:30p.m. April 16 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 766-7834.

    LaRue Baptist auction and chili cook-off

    LaRue Baptist School will hold an auction and chili cook-off at 5 p.m. April 17 to benefit the LaRue Baptist School Athletic Booster Club. For more information, call 358-4673.

    Relay for Life bake sale

  • To Mike and Angela Rock, the birth of triplets in October 2007 was a blessing – and a challenge.

    After Angela gave birth to sons Gabriel, Kagan and Devin, she intended to return to work as soon as possible. Day care, however, proved to be an insurmountable challenge.

    “If I’d gone back to work,” Angela said, “all I’d have been working for was day care and gas. It would be like paying to be gone. I’d rather be with them.”

  • Plans for the second annual Mind, Body, Soul ... and Chocolate Women’s Ministry Event are in the final stages. The mini-retreat is 6:30-9 p.m. April 17 at First Baptist Church.

    Described as a night designated for the mind, body and soul, the event begins with string music by The Gibson Girls followed by a devotional time with Joan Clagett of Elizabethtown. There will be break out sessions with free manicures or massages, a mission project for Sunrise Manor, and a quiet time to visit with friends. The women’s quartet Joyride will top off the event.

  • The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 15th annual golf scramble 10:30 a.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Country Club, 1175 Greensburg Road, Hodgenville.

    First place is $400 plus jackpot.

    Entry fee is $60 per player; $240 per team.

    For more information, call 358-3411.