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  •  Having performed at the Kennedy Center and White House, Hodgenville resident Gordon Thomas planned to do some sightseeing in New York when he had the opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall.

  •  The Blue Soul Gypsys (spelling is correct) will perform at The Historic State Theater on March 15.

  • Two weeks before Christmas, Gordon Bright received a present that was 48 years in arriving – medals he had earned for service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
    “I got to thinking what medals I might be eligible to receive after I had talked to several guys that I served with,” said Bright, a 68-year-old LaRue County native who entered service in 1966.  
    “I served for three years, eight months, and seven days,” he recalled from his home off Highway 357 about five miles from Hodgenville.  

  •  A home which still stands on West Main Street in Lexington was the family home of Mary Todd Lincoln from 1832 to 1839.

  •  Why was the Lincoln-Douglas debate scene included in the Lincoln Museum?

  •  Twenty-six years ago, a group of volunteers in the hometown of Abraham Lincoln became determined to turn an old department store into a showplace for the 16th President.

  •  The 205th birthday of native son Abraham Lincoln was celebrated with the annual Lincoln Days luncheon.

  •  We asked our readers to share their love stories ­– or those of their loved ones – with us. Three women took the challenge. Many thanks to Diane Skaggs Osborne, Reba Skaggs Duell and Rosanna Williams.

     

    He got what he prayed for

    The first time my Dad, J.D. Skaggs, took my mom, Rachel Sidebottom, on a date, he came home and prayed all night to his sweet Lord for her to be his wife.  

    He said he loved her from the very beginning.

  • Words spoken at a memorial service for Ashley Long Jan. 31 at LaRue County Middle School assured the relatives, students, and school staff that though gone, she will not be forgotten.
    Eleven-year-old Long, a sixth-grade student, lost her four-year battle with leukemia Jan. 8. As a celebration of her life, the student body filed into the school’s gymnasium to hear teachers and Long’s classmate and friend, Sydney Pepper, speak briefly about the positive influence the daughter of Todd and Linda Long had on all those around her.

  • The Freemasons are one of the world’s most secretive groups.
    Their initiation rituals, mystery handshakes and archaic symbols, dating from medieval times, have become the source of many myths, conspiracy theories and outrageous claims. Blockbuster Hollywood films and novels, along with information and misinformation on the Internet, have led to suppositions that Freemasons faked the moon landing, sank the Titanic, assassinated President Lincoln and plan to take over the world.

  • You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason.  

  • 2013 was a boisterous year for LaRue County.

  • Lisa Shaheen is becoming known among fellow residents at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville as a rising, talented artist.

  • In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free pre-diabetes education program beginning Jan. 14.

  • A Navy veteran and avid outdoorsman, Campbellsville resident Rob Harris says there isn’t much he’s afraid of – unless there’s a snake around, and that’s when Harris says it’s time to go.

  • W.D. Burden knew something was wrong two years ago when he started feeling exhausted and sluggish for no particular reason.

  •  The Alzheimer’s Association estimates 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease – a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. 

  • Sarah Hornback said her husband has forgotten more calculus than most people ever learn.

    The grim joke describes how the Hodgenville residents realized Paul Hornback had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

    Paul suffered a mini stroke in 2007.

    He told doctors as they tried to determine why the mini stroke had occurred he had been having trouble remembering names and other details.

  •  Since the late 1950s, a small building in a remote area of LaRue County has played a role in keeping millions of people safe.