Today's News

  • Cooking classes planned in conjunction with farmers market

     The LaRue County Extension Office will offer free cooking classes this summer in conjunction with the LaRue County Farmers Market.

    The farmers market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays from May to September at the LaRue County Extension Service parking area.

    The cooking classes will meet on the second and fourth Fridays in May, June and July.

    The classes will be 2-4 p.m. on those days with the focus on how to cook and store fresh seasonal produce.

  • Church Calendar - May 9, 2012

     Fire departments blessed on St. Florian’s Day

    New Haven and Rolling Fork Fire Departments will observe a service of recognition and blessings at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the departments’ station, 363 Center Street, New Haven. The two departments provide fire protection and rescue to New Haven, southern Nelson and northern LaRue counties. The service coincides with the observance of the feast day for St. Florian, patron saint of firefighters. For more information, contact Fr. Overton at 502-549-3680 or Chaplain Lusk at 502-827-9111.

  • Kentuckians may win iPad from KHEAA

     Kentucky residents may register to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a drawing being held through Facebook this month. The deadline for entering is 12:01 a.m. on June 1.

    To enter, Kentucky residents must visit the KHEAA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KHEAA and click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page. After answering a question about college and liking KHEAA on Facebook, individuals are registered. KHEAA will not share any information or sell any information to a third party.

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteer's executive board meets

     President Rita Smith opened the executive board meeting of Sunrise Volunteers on May 1 with prayer.

    Jim Kessler read minutes of the Feb. 7 executive board meeting which were approved as read.

    Treasurer Wanda West reported receipts of $155 in membership dues and memorial donations. As of April 23 the treasury showed a balance of $3,518.55 with no outstanding bills.

    Historian Tickle Ragland reported that the scrapbook is up to date and that she needs pictures of activities in which the volunteers have participated. 

  • Senior Activities - May 9, 2012

     Prime Time Band to perform

    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. May 11 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will perform with musicians Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver. For more information, call 737-5655 or 270-766-4437.


    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

  • Reunion Calendar - May 9, 2012

     Holbert Wilkins

    The Holbert Wilkins reunion is 11 a.m. May 26 in the Union Christian Church fellowship hall. For more information, contact Ramona Dever at 358-3785.



    The East Hardin Rebeleer Band reunion is 4-11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Tickets are $20. To register for the event, call 737-2118 or visit www.rebeleers.com.

  • Relay teams unite in fight against cancer

     Of the 12 LaRue County Relay for Life teams, Buffalo Baptist and First Baptist Hodgenville are the two largest church teams in the area. They began their Relay fundraisers early in the Relay year and continue through this weekend.

  • Coffey, Coffey walk in Oaks Parade

     Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville is one of 138 cancer survivors who walked in the May 4 Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.

    Those honored were selected through an online nomination and selection process. Three hundred sixty women from around the country were nominated.

    The Oaks is the Derby’s companion race for 3-year-old fillies. Patrons are encouraged to wear pink, the official color of the Oaks. The event raises funds and awareness for cancer research.

  • Ghostbusters, Cornbread Mafia available at library

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs that may be checked out.

    Books – Come Home by Lisa Scottoline; Following Your Heart by Jery Eicher; Same Sun Here by Silas House; Vanish in Plain Sight by Marta Perry; Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon; House Beautiful: Decorating with Books; Flea Market Finds by Matthew Mead; Strength Training Anatomy Workout 2 by Frederick Delavier; and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

    DVDs – The Conspirator and Ghostbusters.

  • After 8 years, heart still listens for Mom

     I had an odd encounter the other day.