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Today's Features

  • The Christmas spirit can surface in unexpected places: shopping, sitting at a red light, eating dinner and driving down the back roads of LaRue County.

    Out on Knob Schoolhouse Road, toward Sonora, you’ll find the Fulkerson house. It’s hard to miss. Covered in multicolored Christmas lights and surrounded by holiday-themed inflatables (including one chilly polar bear who shivers), the house stands out in the daylight. At nighttime, though, it shines.

  • Georgetown

    By John R, Smith

    Elzierine “Rinnie” Powell passed away Thursday at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Her funeral was Monday at First Baptist Hodgenville. Burial was at Buffalo Cemetery. Let’s keep the families in our prayers.

    To each and everyone, have a Merry Christmas and remember the reason for the season.

    Happy 10th wedding anniversary to Dale and Reka Embree on Thursday.

  • Sunrise Manor Cro-knitters was started six years ago by Candy Vincent to get the community involved with residents. We have four ladies from the community who attend the Wednesday night group. We work on knitting looms and anyone is welcome to come out and join us.

    We meet 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays but are on winter break now. We will start back on Jan. 7. Three Sunrise residents love working with the looms.

    During the last three years, the Sunrise Manor Cro-knitters group made Christmas gifts (hats and ear warmers) for Hodgenville Head Start children.

  • On behalf of the LaRue County Chamber Board of Directors and our 130 members, we wish you and your families a blessed merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    It has been an exciting year at the Chamber as we have welcomed 24 new Chamber members and our office has seen countless visitors from near and far. We thank our members and the community for their continued involvement as the Chamber strives to always promote and support the commercial, industrial and civic interests of LaRue County.

  • Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Gleanings is a church steeped in Christmas traditions. The church was established in 1801 and for at least 89 years, they have been celebrating the birth of Christ with a live nativity scene. It is a community event that draws one of the largest crowds of the year.

    Several generations of families have participated in the production. Joseph has been played by Gene Price for more than 56 years. His wife, Charlene, was Mary for 53 years but can no longer participate due to illness. Ashley Lee Scott now plays the part of Mary.

  • Gusler and Bell graduate

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University, said he didn’t think anyone could be in better hands than those of a Campbellsville University nurse. Cheatham spoke at CU’s annual associate degree nursing program pinning ceremony Dec. 11 at Ransdell Chapel.

    He said “competence, caring and compassion” are traits of a Campbellsville University nurse.

    Local graduates Renee Bell of Campbellsville; and Bethany Gusler, of Sonora, participated in a pinning ceremony.

  • Maggie DeSpain, USN, was recently promoted to Petty Officer Second Class, in Naval Aviation Ordnance. Petty Officer DeSpain is stationed at the Naval Air Station in Lemore, California and is assigned to the Super Carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.

    Petty Officer DeSpain’s parents are Neal and Jennifer DeSpain of Hodgenville.