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Today's Features

  • "Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February, the National Park Service announced in a news release.

  • "Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February, the National Park Service announced in a news release.

  • Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, just outside Hodgenville.

    The national kickoff for a two-year celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth was to be held in LaRue County on Feb. 12. Several dignitaries, including first lady Laura Bush and actor Sam Waterston, were slated to speak.

  • Hosparus-Hospice of Central Kentucky needs volunteers in LaRue County and will provide free on-site training. 

    “Patient care volunteers provide respite care and are an integral part of the patient’s care plan,” said Lisa Sanford, director of development and community relations at Hosparus. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to volunteer. On-site training is one way that we can reach out to the community and make it more convenient for individuals  and groups interested in volunteering.”

  • It is said that Socrates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50, Aristotle for 40 and Jesus for only three. Yet the influence of Christ’s ministry transcends the impact left by the combined 130 years of teaching from these men who were among the greatest ancient philosophers. Jesus painted no pictures; yet some of the finest paintings of Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci received their inspiration from him.

    Jesus wrote no poetry; but Dante and Milton, and scores of the world’s greatest poets were inspired by him.

  • Family Worship Center  has praise service

    The Family Worship Center will have contemporary praise and worship 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Guest speaker is Bishop Rob Longmire. For more information, call 358-8903.

    Guest speaker

    Perry Huccaby will be the worship speaker at Nolynn Baptist Church Feb. 1. 

    Free gospel musical

  • In 1935, Washington County residents gathered at Lincoln Homestead State Park to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks.

    They also gathered to celebrate the legacy of Hanks by dedicating a memorial to her just a few feet from the cabin where she grew up.

  • The 4-H Photography Club will begin a new photo contest this month.

  • State agencies have spent several hundred thousand dollars promoting Kentucky as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln during the 200th celebration of his birth.

    The funds spent on Lincoln Bicentennial Web sites, refurbished historical landmarks, advertising and visitor brochures seem to be paying off in terms of increased tourism and greater awareness of Lincoln’s life and contributions.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. ECTC has partnered with ed2go, an online instruction center, to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated courses and announces the launch of “Making Age an Asset in Your Job Search.”

    Based on research and programs developed by AARP, this course is a guide for people over 50 who want to make a career change, find employment opportunities, or learn the strategies that will give them the best chance of getting hired.