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Today's Features

  • It looked like Christmas time. You know the scene: boxes upon boxes of gifts cascading from tables, smiling kids and an overwhelming feeling of good will. First Baptist Church of Hodgenville was just that setting as the church continued a 10-year tradition of giving.

    First Baptist youth loaded more than 700 shoe boxes on Nov. 17 to be delivered as part of Operation Christmas Child, a charity that provides a box of  small toys, candy, hygiene items and clothing for needy children around the world.

  • The Share and Care Club honored its founder during the group’s monthly luncheon Nov. 25 at the Hodgenville Christian Church annex.

    Jonell McCaleb invited six women to her home for a luncheon in 1998, shortly after the death of her husband, Henry. Each was dealing with the loss of a spouse and together the women formed a support group.

    It has been meeting monthly since October 1998 and now has 43 dues-paying members, according to Hilda Harned.

  • By MARY VAUGHN

    More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and bariatric surgery is becoming a popular option for taking off excess weight and, more importantly, keeping it off.

    Gastric banding surgery is the fastest-growing weight loss procedure in the United States. It involves a small adjustable band that circles the upper part of the stomach, limiting the amount of food a person can eat at one time. It’s less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than  standard gastric bypass procedures.

  • Citizens Union Bank locations are collecting Teddy Bears for its Ardi's Bears program. 

    Ardi's Bears is a non-profit organization, which collects bears for gifts to children in need through organizations such as The Dream Factory, Wayside Christian Mission, the Center for Women and Families, children in orphanages and hospitals, and also to senior citizens in nursing homes. 

  • The Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby spoke at the Hubbard Cemetery fundraiser Oct. 11 at LaRue County High School. Cosby is senior pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville – a church with about 10,000 members.

    The fundraiser provides for the upkeep of the cemetery on College Street in Hodgenville.

    Hope McNeill, who helped organize the fundraiser, said about 200 people attended and $1,420 was raised. The program still is receiving donations and Cosby declined his speaker’s fee, donating it back to the cemetery fund.

  • LaRue County’s Relay for Life is off to a good start.

    The event is months away but a kickoff Saturday resulted in the enrollment of 12 teams in the fight against cancer. That’s only one less than the 13 teams who participated in the overnight benefit last year, said Becky Hawkins, who along with her husband, Bill, are the local team recruiters.

  • John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, was elected president of Kentucky’s largest denomination during the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s 171st annual meeting.

    Messengers affirmed Toby by acclamation during the convention’s afternoon session Nov. 11 at Immanuel Baptist Church. There were no other candidates.

    Also elected unopposed were Skip Alexander, pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, as first vice president, and E. Lee James, pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Paducah, as second vice president.

  • John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, was elected president of Kentucky’s largest denomination during the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s 171st annual meeting.

    Messengers affirmed Toby by acclamation during the convention’s afternoon session Nov. 11 at Immanuel Baptist Church. There were no other candidates.

    Also elected unopposed were Skip Alexander, pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, as first vice president, and E. Lee James, pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Paducah, as second vice president.

  • John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, was elected president of Kentucky’s largest denomination during the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s 171st annual meeting.

    Messengers affirmed Toby by acclamation during the convention’s afternoon session Nov. 11 at Immanuel Baptist Church. There were no other candidates.

    Also elected unopposed were Skip Alexander, pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, as first vice president, and E. Lee James, pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Paducah, as second vice president.

  • Market research recently collected by Preston-Osborne Marketing Communications and Research on behalf of the Lincoln Trail Career Centers found that 62 percent of respondents who live in the area are satisfied with their current job.

    The top employment sectors in the area are services; manufacturing; utilities, trade and transportation; and schools and state/local government.