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Today's Features

  • A few years ago, Bobby Morrison picked out an embroidered panel for his own casket.
    His family did not know what he had done – but after they saw it last week at the funeral home, they agreed the design fit him perfectly.
    Morrison, who died June 8 at the age of 88, had selected depictions of Santa Claus, a fire department and Ferris wheel. The words “Scout Master Troop 425” underscored the colorful motifs.

  • LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who works with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, was a guest at the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He discussed the duties of the task force and the problems the area is facing. He was the guest of Rotarian Cheryl Thomas and is pictured with Rotarian Katie McDowell.

  • Addilyn “Addie” Roberts, the 3-year-old daughter of Angela and Ben Roberts of Hodgenville, started her final phase of chemotherapy last Monday.
    The little girl with the big smile was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2 and has been on treatment since then.
    “She’s been doing pretty well. She had a really rough month in February, though,” said Angela, who added her daughter lost 13 pounds in two weeks due to nausea caused by the chemo.
    “But she got through it and she’s doing really well,” she said.

  • There are times in life when we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place and we need someone to rescue us. The psalmist seems to be in such a place when he pleads with God in Psalm 141 to “come quickly.” He says, “Hasten to me. Give ear to my voice when I call to Thee.”
    God loves for his children to talk to him in prayer. Someone has said that prayer is our talking to God and Bible reading is God talking to us.

  • Hope Food Pantry
    The Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Road, will distribute food to LaRue County residents 4:45-6 p.m. on June 18. New participants must bring a photo ID and a current utility bill. For more information, call Susan at 270-358-9328.

    VBS at Salem Christian
    Salem Christian Church will hold vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 22-27 for ages preschool to middle school. For more information, call Marsha Duncan at 270-234-3796.

    VBS at Pleasant Ridge

  • Lunch fundraiser
    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is holding a community luncheon fundraiser 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (while supplies last) on June 20. Barbecue sandwich, chips or potato salad and dessert for $6. Proceeds will be used to take two elders to Disney World. Deliveries available. Call 270-358-3105 to place your lunch order.

    Food served during car show

  • 4-H Rabbit Club members held a yard sale Saturday at the LaRue County Extension office. Proceeds will assist them on their trip to the national convention in Texas.

  • Country rocker J.D. Shelburne returns to the area for three upcoming concert events. Shelburne performed at last year’s LaRue County Farm Bureau’s AGstravaganza event, and returns to the area this weekend.
    Shelburne will headline a charity event Friday, June 20, at the Historic State Theatre in Elizabethtown. Information on this event can be found on page 2A of today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Weight loss program
    The LaRue County Health Department – in partnership with the LaRue County Extension office – is offering a 10-week weight loss program at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone in the community. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, contact Diana Leathers at the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 or Theresa Howard at the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Hosparus needs volunteers

  • Ben and Angela Roberts of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Allie Hope Roberts.
    Allie Hope was born at 9:31 p.m. Jan. 27, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was 19-inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
    Grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville, and John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.
    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.
    Allie Hope was welcomed home by her sisters, Addie, 3, and Audrie, 2.