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Today's News

  • Volunteers needed as 4-H starts new program year

    4-H enrollment is taking place for 2013-14. School club meetings are being held for fourth- and fifth-graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school. However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18.

    All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds.

  • A fond farewell to Groundhog Hill

    “Oh sisters, let’s go down
    Let’s go down, come on down…
    Oh brothers, let’s go down…
    Down to the river to pray….”

    Well, the sunflowers have sung their last song of summer. And, the tune was from “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” a favorite of mine.

  • 4-H Performing Arts Troupe
  • Swope visits Rotary Club
  • Cottrell, Ferguson honored

    Two students were recently awarded the J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship by Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

    Carley Danielle Ferguson, New Haven, is entering her senior year at Western Kentucky University where she is studying early childhood education.

    Ashley Reed Cottrell is a 2013 graduate of LaRue County High School and has enrolled at WKU where she plans to pursue a degree in agriculture education.

  • Senior Activities -September 4, 2013

    Yard sale at Senior Citizens Center
    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave, Hodgenville, will have a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6.

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet
    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Rep. Jimmie Lee will speak.

    Senior Celebration
    A senior celebration will be Sept. 13 at Creek Front Park.

  • Hilda Harned named ‘Mrs. Scott County’

    They may be senior citizens, but they’re young at heart — and two of them at the Georgetown-Scott County Senior Activity Center are now royalty.

    During a luau at the center in Georgetown on Thursday, Willy Braunstein and Hilda Harned became Mr. and Mrs. Scott County Senior Citizens.
    Braunstein said there are nice folks at the center, and the Ohio native has been going there for about 10 years.

    “It’s a good group. We try to stick together as a group. Senior citizens should stick together,” he said.

  • There is satisfaction in laboring for the Lord

    “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work” (Ecclesiastes 2:24).  

    I probably am among those who major on the first part of that verse – eating.   But the writer says that a man needs to find satisfaction in his work. This advice is good for us to remember this Labor Day.

  • Church Calendar -September 4, 2013

    MOVIE: Close Encounters of the God Kind at Greater Works
    Greater Works Church, 102 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, will show Rev. Jesse Duplantis’ testimony, “Close Encounters of the God Kind” 7 p.m. Sept. 4. For more information, contact Pastor Jack Stanley at 358-8399.

    Wednesday program at Mount Tabor
    Mount Tabor Baptist Church will begin its Wednesday program 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. Classes are for preschool through high school. For more information call 270-325-3540.

  • Woman's body found

    A search and rescue effort ended Sunday afternoon in LaRue County when emergency personnel found a missing women dead.

    911 Director Dennis Wells said Valerie Holt, 28, of Lyons Station, and a man were riding a four-wheeler at Otter Creek near Wayne Ennis Road when they lost control in a flash flood.

    The water swept the four-wheeler away, he said, and Holt disappeared under the water. The man was was able to get out of the water, Wells said.