Today's Features

  • Navy Capt. Mark Duell Turner, M.D. and his wife Sybil of Washington D.C., Charles Turner a McGill University student and Grace Turner, a Princeton University student enjoyed Christmas with his mother Mrs. Pauline D. Turner of Hodgenville, KY, and other relatives and friends 

  • The last time we visited the church we like, the pastor’s message was titled, “Let’s Eat Grandma — the Importance of Punctuation.”

    My first reaction was, “Hmmm. Punctuation? Really?” He spoke about commas.

    I’m a word person and I know a little bit about grammar and punctuation, but not much. And commas always throw me off.

  • The Apostle Peter says, “Whoever would love life and see good days must …” (1Peter 3:10-12). Peter goes ahead to tell us some things that we must do to see these good days. These are fascinating verses as we enter a new year for all of us would like good days in 2016.

  • Competition is heating up as turnip growers vie for bragging rights of who grew the largest turnip.

     Charles Williams of Elizabethtown, grew a sizable 3 lbs 4 oz turnip and submitted a photo for December 16 issue of the LaRue County Herald News.

    Paul Williams, of Mack Thomas Road, not to be out done, came in to our office to have his picture taken with his hefty 4 lbs 6 oz 22 inch circumference turnip which appeared in the December 30 issue.

  • Dance

    A dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday January 9 at the Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center on Bishop Lane in Elizabethtown. Prime Time Band will be playing. There will also be food by Barry Howard.All ages welcome. For more information contact Jim Walters 270-737-5655 or cell 270-766-4437 or email jmarwalt@comcast.net.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Relay for Life – Becky’s Team

    Becky’s Team will be selling chances on a one hour massage from N Touch Massage and Salon in Elizabethtown for $5 each. For more information call Becky Thompson at 270-765-9310.

    Relay for Life – Living Strong

    The Relay for Life – Living Strong is having an Adopt-A-Relay Pig fundraiser where contestants can win a prize for the heaviest, most traveled, biggest bucks or best decorated plastic purple pig with relay donations. For more information call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

  • Kentucky Public Retirees

    The Lincoln Trail Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11 at Golden Corral restaurant in Elizabethtown. The meeting will feature a presentation about the Silver Sneakers program.

    KPR includes members of KERS. CERS, SPRS or any spouse of any of the listed systems. For more information call Donna Brangers at 270-765-3963.

    LaRue County Public Library

  • Taco Soup


    2 pounds ground beef

    2 cans kernel corn (undrained)

    2 cans pinto beans undrained

    2 cans stewed tomatoes

    1 can extra hot Rotel Style Tomatoes

    1 package taco seasoning mix

    1 package Hidden Valley Original Buttermilk

    1 chopped onion

    1 bell pepper chopped

    Brown meat, onion and green pepper. Drain.

    Add all ingredients into a large pot, heat over low-medium heat on stove top for 1 hour. Serve with chips or crackers.

  • Thought for the week: Focus on what you have instead of what you don’t have. On what’s right in your world instead of what’s wrong.

    On where you’re going instead of what you’ve been through.

    On New Year’s Eve, I went to dance at the center and brought in the New Year with the Prime Time Band and friends. I had a great time. Hope everyone is starting the New Year off on a good foot.