Today's Features

  • The old Sunrise Manor opened in 1967 and, almost immediately, people from the community wanted to be involved in helping. Residents have a better quality of life. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters at first, then people that just wanted to help those less fortunate than themselves.

    Some of these volunteers became residents themselves. I know two past volunteers who are currently residents now. You just never know in life when you may need help.

  • Thought for the week:  One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that make you sad.

    Out and About in Hodgenville: On August 24, my cousin Rosetta LaFollette and I worked the booth of LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at the Kentucky State Fair. I love doing that, met some interesting people, which happen to be kin to me or kin to the person that was just at the booth, and mostly from New Haven, what a small world.

  • Nutty Apple Bars

    2/3 cup sugar

    2 egg whites

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1/2 cup all-purpose flour

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    2 cups chopped apples, like Granny Smith

    1/4 cup chopped pecans 

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. 

    In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites, sugar, and vanilla for 1-1/2 minutes or until frothy. Whisk in flour and baking powder until blended. Fold in apples and pecans. Pour into prepared pan. 

  • County Quilt Club-

    The County Quilt Club will meet monthly at the Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville on the 2nd Wednesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a project to work on or any recent quilt work to show and share. During the next meeting on September 9, Myra Vance will be demonstrating a twisting pinwheel design. The free event is open to everyone.

    LaRue County Adult and Community Education

  • Alice Lee Thomas was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital and released last week. She’s doing fairly well at home. Thursday, September 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will be a Pulled Pork Barbecue lunch at Lane Lincoln CME Church. Menu consists of pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, chips, pickle dessert and bottled water. For more information contact Kaye Curle at 270-766-8815 or 270-358-8138 to pre-order. Anyone interested in the Homecoming DVD morning services contact Kathy Turner.

  • The Friends of the Library donated Spanish for Kids: The Complete Collection - DVDs to the library in memory of Annetta Rafferty. Annetta was a member of the Friends of the Library. In photo, Youth Service Librarian Crystal Packard is shown giving the DVD to children involved in the library’s homeschool program.

  • Sept 1

    Rose Circle, Miami Ct., Lincoln Village, Cox, Landmark apt., New Freedom

    Sept 2

    LCMS, Westpoint, Hwy 357, Maxine Road., Aetna Wells Road, New Jackson Hwy

    Sept 3

    Laugh & Learn, Nationwide, North L & N , Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    Sept 8

    LCHS, Kids Crew, Sunrise Manor, Campbellsville Road

    Sept 9

    Kingdom Kids, Senior Center, Morningside Apartments, Larue Trace Apartments, Taylor Mills Apartments

    Sept 10

    Preschool ALE, First Friends

  • Wesley Chapel

    Baptist Church

    Wesley Chapel Baptist Church will have their revival at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 6. Pastor Stephen Hensley and John Hornback will be preaching. For more information call 270-765-5250 or email hornbacka@gmail.com.

    Lincoln Memorial Missionary Baptist Church Revival

  • In my family we have two new babies: Lily Aaron and Zachary Jack.

    Lily is my niece Jennifer’s third daughter and Zach is my nephew Shane’s third son. Both babies were born just a few weeks apart, Lily in July and Zachary in August. My sister now has six grandchildren.

    If Lily had been a boy she would be Jack Aaron. Jack is my dad’s name. Aaron is Lily’s dad Marc’s middle name.

    Got all that?

  • I love a good story. Recently I read one that meets all the qualifications for me. The late Vance Havner was a Baptist evangelist and he related the following story told to him by a friend.

    Dr. Clyde Turner pastored a church in Kentucky. A young boy in his church was a holy terror that no one could handle. The boy stopped coming to church and Dr. Turner said he nor anyone else rushed to persuade the youth to return.