About 40 million Americans are age 65 and over, a number projected to more than double by 2030 due primarily to the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are the post-World War II babies born worldwide between 1946 and 1964. In America, they represent 29 percent of the population. In 2011, the first of the boom reached the retirement age of 65. This group of adults represents an estimated 1.2 million Kentuckians.
Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church celebrated its 144th anniversary Sunday.
On Feb. 13, 1867, the original deed between Jerome and Martha S. Smith sold the land to Lou Handley, Albert Woodson and J.W. French, Trustees of the “Colored” Methodist Church for the sum of $50. The location was at the northwest corner of Hodgenville where the small frame church was built.
We received several phone calls about the above photo which is being displayed at the Frazier History Museum.
The photographer said it was taken between 1975 and 1977 in LaRue County – a statement that brought some confusion because LaRue County has been dry (no alcohol sales) for decades and the store sign clearly says “beer.”
My apologies. I dusted off a column that was published a couple of years ago. It seems that every year about this time, I become involved in a quest for an item that no one really needs – but many really, really want. And that usually entails witnessing an irate shopper tearing apart an exhausted sales clerk. The following contains my thoughts on the subject:
Failed to appear
Joshua J. Whalin failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. His name was listed with National Crime Information Center.
Elmer C. Thompson Jr. (1965) was found guilty of flagrant non support Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged and unsupervised probation; and credited for 32 days served. He was fined $385.
A community-wide Christmas celebration attracted about 150 people to Lincoln Square and Hodgenville’s Civic Center Saturday.
The event began with caroling downtown with performances by the First Baptist Church children’s choir.
Following caroling and the reading of “The Christmas Story,” Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse turned on the Christmas tree lights on the square and at Creekfront Park in preparation for Santa’s arrival.