Today's Features

  • Think of bucket lists and you expect to see names of exotic islands or as-yet-unachieved goals.

    The item at the top of Charles Slayton’s list, however, is neither a place nor an accomplishment. Instead, it is to fulfill the wish of his late father in finding a long-lost World War II German officer’s Luger.

    His dad, Wilburn “Web” Slayton, grew up in the Magnolia area of LaRue County.

  • The Holiday Season is in full swing at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and we hope you join us in the fun. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

  • Phillip and Shirley Sallee of Cecilia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 15, 2014.

    They were married on Nov. 15, 1964, at Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Eastview by Bro. Archie Nottingham.

    They raised five children, Ronnie Sallee, Earl Sallee, Elizabeth Bird, Dwight Sallee and Carlus Sallee. They also have 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

    A celebration in their honor will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at New Freedom in Hodgenville.

  • Emily and Nate Eldridge of Somerset announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Grace, born Sept. 24, 2014. 

    Shelby Grace weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her siblings Natosha, Zachary and Braxton.

    Maternal grandparents are Dianne and Steve Gardner of Hodgenville; paternal grandparents are Bernice and Lonnie Eldridge of Somerset. 

    Great-grandparents are Anita and Jr. Gardner of Hodgenville, and Elsie Fish of Louisville.

  • Walking toward a nearly dried up Prather Creek in Loretto, Theresa Hartley reminisces about her childhood home, which used to sit feet away from the creek on Spencer Hamilton Road.
    A cement slab sits on the ground where her family’s garage once stood.
    She can still remember where their dog pen was located on the property. Aside from that, there’s little proof that a home once stood there.


    Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive

    Santa’s Helpers are collecting new and used toys and batteries for the 48th annual Santa Run on Dec. 24. Donations are accepted at Santa’s Workshop, 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville – or a volunteer will pick up the items. For more information or to volunteer, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.


    Dance at Senior Center

  • People can rob us of our joy. A lack of unity in the church at Philippi was threatening to rob Paul of his joy. Epaphroditus had evidently brought news to Paul in Rome that two women in the church were not getting along.

    Paul says, “Make my joy complete by being of the same minds” (Philippians 2:2).

  • Georgetown

    By John R. Smith

    The First Baptist Missionary Society met at the Embassy Suite, Lexington, on Saturday.

    R.B. Smith was admitted to University of Kentucky Care Center, Lexington, last Tuesday. He’s slowly improving, but has a long way to go. Rennie Powell remains a patient at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

    Marsha Handley, formerly of Hodgenville passed away last Saturday in Louisville. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

  • Trunk-or-treat at First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville, will have trunk-or-treat 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Chili supper follows 6-7 p.m.


    Trunk-or-treat at Buffalo Baptist Church

  • Union Civil War Fort Duffield will commemorate the beginning of its construction on Nov. 2, 2014. The earthen fortification is located in West Point in northern Hardin County.

    On Sept. 4, 1861, Confederate soldiers, under the command of General Leonidas Polk, occupied Columbus, Kentucky. This action effectively ended Kentucky's neutrality. Two days later U. S. Grant's Federal soldiers took Paducah. The actions of Grant and Polk brought the Civil War into the Commonwealth.