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Today's Features

  • On Feb. 10, 2007, Illinois senator and former civil rights lawyer Barack Obama declared his candidacy for the U.S. presidency.

    How fitting that Obama – now the first black president-elect –  made the announcement while standing in front of the same building Abraham Lincoln made his famous “House Divided” speech against slavery 150 years ago.

    Like Lincoln, Obama asked his country for unity.

  • Hosparus tea tickets available now

    Hosparus – Hospice of Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “World UniTea,” 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $25. No reservations will be accepted without payment. For more information, call Lisa Sanford at 737-6300 or 1-800-686-9577. Tickets may be purchased at Hosparus’ Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Drive. Tea proceeds benefit Hospice of Central Kentucky patients and families.

    Fundraiser for childhood cancer

  • The Hodgenville Woman’s Club’s sixth annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party will be Dec. 6.

    The pre-tour tasting party starts at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse at 19 Lincoln Square and lasts until 3:30 p.m. Appetizers and desserts are prepared by the Woman’s Club members.

    Four local homes will be featured on the tour, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

    Harry home

  • “The truth itself stands up for Demetrius.” 3 John 12

    When others speak well of you, you have acceptance but when the truth speaks well of you, you have character. Demetrius had it – do you? A lot has been written and said about character. Study the following words carefully then ask yourself. “Do I have character?”

  • Anyone who passes by the yellow frame house across from the LaRue County Courthouse in Hodgenville will immediately notice two unusual things: lighted candles in each of the windows, and painted rocks, small, big, yellow, green, solid colors, mixed colors, polka dots – encircling the house’s foundation.

    “Those rocks and candles are a statement of our faith,” said Geri Stanley, whose daughter Jessi, has painted almost all of them. “The lights will remain on and the rocks here until our daughter is healed.”

  • As we get ready to begin a new year, it is good to review our livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some things for each month of 2009 as you attempt to feed cattle through grazing as much as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.

  • In this age of rocket thrusters and afterburners, 1999 LaRue County High School alumnus and Navy pilot Jonathan Whelan flies a propeller plane that, in comparison to the FA 118, F-122 and other jets is like matching the tortoise to the hare.

    But this aircraft, the P-3 Orion, is perfectly suited to the crucial military missions it performs and wouldn’t be as effective at supersonic speeds.

  • January brings several farm-related state annual meetings and state programs important to LaRue County and Kentucky farmers. In today’s column we will highlight the programs of many of them.

  • He jumps on the couch and curls up in a ball. The fuzzy black and white dog is oblivious to the sounds around him, even though the barks and meows are bound to disrupt his nap.

    So begins another day at the Taylor County Animal Shelter – the facility that houses LaRue County’s strays.

    Those wanting to adopt a stray animal have been able to do so for just a $20 donation for nearly a year. As a result, Director John Harris says, the shelter’s adoption rates have just about doubled.

  • 4-H is always in need of volunteers to help expand the program to the youth of LaRue County.

    The organization is in need of volunteers to help lead 4-H school club meetings and to help with other 4-H activities and events throughout the year.