• LaRue County attorney, noted Lincoln scholar and historian, and vintage postcard collector Carl Howell in his latest book, Kentucky in the early 1900s: A Postcard Tribute, has produced a full-color 200-page volume that offers readers a written and pictorial look at Kentucky as it was over 100 years ago.

  • I wasn’t lost but I was most definitely stuck in LaRue last Friday. I started traveling down Hwy 470 toward Magnolia. Suddenly it caught my eye, a pretty pond, cornfields, the sun and the mist rising from the water; perfect ingredients for an amazing picture. Did I mention I was out during the ‘golden hour?’

  • The Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series will celebrate their 10 year anniversary at 7 p.m. on August 7 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown.

    The concert will feature talented artists from the local, regional and national level. The show will also feature various genres of music including country, gospel, oldies, and contemporary.

    Special guests joining Glen on stage are Pat Portman, Amber Martin, Christy Miller, Camille Turner and many more.

  • Samantha Perkins shoots through the obstacle course at the Summer Reading Block Party. LaRue County Public Library had several games and inflatables for children at their Summer Reading Block Party.

  • Isabella Thompson, 5 years old, from Buffalo donated 8.5 inches from her fi rst haircut to Pantene Beautiful Lengths at The Best Little Hair House owned by Daniel Skaggs.

  •  Nolin RECC, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awarded $15,500 in scholarship
    funds to local students in June. The cooperative provides electricity to approximately 33,500
    members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. These scholarship opportunities are just one way Nolin helps promote education and growth in the community.

  •  Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Jim and Janis Rogers, married July
    24, 1965. They plan to celebrate with their family, Chris and Dara Rogers;
    Todd and Michelle Rogers; Cari and Jamie Self, Tiffany and Ben Snodgrass;
    their 9 grandchildren, Shelby, Kylie, Clay, Bailey, Preston, Parker, Skylar,
    Kendall and Colton.

  • Camp Invention is a week-long summer camp that inspires creativity, inventive thinking and team work. Local educators help elementary school children work together to solve real world challenges and create devices and games using recycled goods.

    “This is the 7th year we’ve had Camp Invention. We have 104 students this year and a 90 percent return rate,” said Camp Director, Kathy Ross. “Many of the students come back every year. They absolutely love it, and when they are older, some come back as counselors.”

  • I love a good road trip. Not the driving across the country kind of road trip, I prefer to get lost in back roads that meander through the county-side. I enjoy finding off the beaten path sights and can’t resist turning down a road I haven’t traveled. Now that I’m working in LaRue County I’m eager to learn all about it and one of the first things I want to do is get “Lost in LaRue.” Join me on my adventures as I take pictures of places and people and write about my findings.

    For more, follow us on Instagram @lostinlarue 

  • Relay for Life 2015 is underway. With less than three days until the annual event, the LaRue County Relay Leadership team promises this year will be one to remember with a venue move to the Hodgenville Square and enough entertainment and activities for everyone in the family.

  • A group of Model A enthusiasts descended on LaRue County Friday afternoon.
    About 30 members of the Central Kentucky Model A Restorers’ Club enjoyed the Lincoln sites – while sharing their love of their Fords with local residents.
    Jerry and Annnette Kelly drove from their home in Stanton, stopping at several other locations, before arriving on Lincoln Square. Their top speed in the four-cylinder 1930 Model A was 40 to 45 miles per hour.

  •  (StatePoint) Forget cronuts, cake pops and cupcakes. Whether you’re planning an elegant afternoon tea or seeking an unexpected addition to your next brunch or cocktail party, there’s another chic pastry that deserves its day – the madeleine. These classic seashell-shaped cakes were named after their creator, Madeline Paulmier, by King Louis XV in the 18th century, so the story goes.

  •  A Hodgenville woman, known for a lifetime of service to others, celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday.

    Patricia Laha Greer has been a caregiver for several family members – and at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home for 18 years. She is the surviving child of William Miles and Sallie Laha, the founder of Laha’s Red Castle.

    “Pat” was born in Henry County, Illinois, in 1925. She had seven brothers – one of whom died in infancy.

  • Considering that the chances of being identical twins are three in a thousand, the fact that identical twins Wilma Bradshaw and Ilma Whittaker will celebrate their 90th birthdays March 1 is even more astounding.

    “We were born on our grandparents’ (Kenneth and Genora Miller’s) farm March 1, 1925,” said Wilma. “Dr. (Leigh) Maupin came out in a horse and buggy to deliver us and stayed all day.”

    Parents Harry and Alpha Gardner celebrated having the family’s first set of twins on that cold winter Sunday. 

  • Aaron McDowell and his band, Blue Soul Gypsys, are set to perform at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21. McDowell, a native of Buffalo, said he’s excited to return to the area to perform.

    “It means everything [to return],” he said. “I don’t care if there are five people there. There’s nothing like people – they know they’re a part of it. I’ve been to (Los Angeles) and back playing music. But there’s nothing like doing it here.”

  •  If someone told Elizabeth and Earl Sanders that their 65-year marriage was made in heaven, he would get no argument from either one of them.

    “I believe that God has a plan for everyone, and that he is in control,” said Elizabeth. “God meant for me to marry Earl, although I didn’t know it when we first met.”

    In fact, marriage was the last thing on her mind when she met her future husband.

  • Bob Jennings doesn’t believe in rushing into things.

    He credits that tendency against making hasty decisions as a key reason for his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, the former Nadine Riddle, lasting more than 65 years.

    “Too many people meet each other and get married right away without really knowing each other,” Bob, 84, declared. “Nadine and I dated for two years, and during that time, we got to know not only each other, but each other’s family as well as that also is very important.”

  • When you think of Christmas movies, one that may leap to mind is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and lovable father figure Clark Griswold, who wishes his family to have the perfect holiday. One particularly funny subplot of the film is Clark’s desire to have impressive Christmas lights, but his inability to get them to work. When Clark’s house finally lights up, it blinds his neighbors and causes a power outage.

  • Entering foster care is widely considered one of the most difficult things a child can go through. Oftentimes, children in foster care have been taken from their birth family for reasons such as abuse, drug use, mental illness or crime.

    One family in Sonora is trying to turn some of those negatives into positives.