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  • PHOTO: Honor Flight

    Albert Peace, front, a World War II veteran, took part in an Honor Flight in June. The trip was organized through Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, a Louisville-based organization that flies American military veterans to visit and reflect at their memorials in Washington, D.C.  In back is Sen. Mitch McConnell and Peace’s daughter, Sandy Johnson.

  • Health departments brace for funding cuts

     Future cuts to Kentucky health departments will cause the Lincoln Trail District Health Department to change the role it will play in the community. The department currently serves seven counties in the area, including LaRue. 

  • United Way plans 'Day of Caring'

     After a decade of promoting volunteerism in a five-county area, United Way of Central Kentucky is taking on one of its largest projects to date: the first annual “Day of Caring,” to be held Saturday, July 21. 

  • Veteran recalls service in Vietnam

     When Gordon Bright graduated from LaRue County High School in 1965, he set traveling and seeing the world as major goals.

  • World War II veteran honored in Washington, D.C.

    World War II Army veteran Albert Peace of Magnolia didn’t march in any tickertape parades when he came home from the war in 1945, but he received rousing thanks for his service from crowds of people when he took an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C, June 6.
    “It was so touching to see people in uniform, others in casual clothes, even a group of elementary school children waving American flags and cheering,” said Sandy Johnson, Peace’s daughter who accompanied her father.

  • Free Movie Night features 'The Bucket List'

     What would you do with your life if you knew your days were numbered?

    That’s the premise of “The Bucket List,” the next installment of Free Movie Night.

    On Saturday, July 28, the 2007 movie, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, will be shown on the large screen at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    Nicholson’s character Edward is a billionaire; Freeman’s character Carter is a blue collar worker. Both have cancer and end up sharing a room in the hospital.

  • Cancer prevention study enrollment taken at Flaget

    Central Kentuckians are invited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Prevention Study-3.” The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30-65, who has never had a cancer diagnosis (besides basal or squamous cell skin cancer) and is willing to commit long-term to the study.

  • House struck by lightning

    Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire on S. L&N Turnpike about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
    According to Mike Cottrell of Magnolia Fire Department, lightning struck the home and set the gas meter on fire.
    “I’ve never seen that before,” said Cottrell.
    No major damage was done to the house, however, Kentucky Utilities was called to check the electrical service.

  • Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform law

     Voting 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health-care reform law, the core of which requires individuals to get health insurance or pay a fine.

    The decision means about 280,000 more Kentuckians will qualify for Medicaid, and about 220,000 will qualify for insurance under a state exchange where they can choose from various policies. More than 900,000 Kentuckians who were previously denied coverage for pre-existing conditions will now also be able to get coverage.

  • World War II planes on display in Bardstown

     Several restored World War II commemorative aircrafts were on display last week at the Bardstown-Nelson County Airport.

    It was part of the American Navion Society National Convention, an annual event where pilots throughout the country gather to showcase their historic planes.

    According to Mike Forsee, secretary/treasurer of Nelson County Navion Society, the 500-600 members of the American Navion Society take WWII aircrafts and commercialize them.