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Features

  •  The LaRue County Public Library wants to show off its newly refurbished Teen Space. An open house is Friday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.

  •  February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” The Herald News is featuring different staff and services each week this month.

  •       Like many people, Ben and Angela Roberts like to watch game shows on television and play along from the comfort of their home. One particular favorite has been “The Newlywed game.”

  •  Although Eddie Miles has aged since his first performance as Elvis at the Memories Theatre at Pigeon Forge, he’s looking forward to making new memories there.

    Eddie Miles, a Nelson County native who has appeared numerous times at the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville, has made a living with his Elvis act for years and headlined at the Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge in the ’90s as Elvis Presley. Now he said he’s returning to his old stage to headline again.

  • Justine Dennis, of New Haven, calls herself a fiber artist, and continues learning about her style of sewing she invented about 20 years ago, called Torsion Sewing.

    “As far as I know, nobody else does the same thing and it’s all done on the sewing machine,” she said.

    She added that many artist and gallery owners have told her that her style is unique and that they’ve never seen anything like it before.

  •  Day highlights efforts of unsung health care providers

  •  The world was a completely different place when Alma “Dora” Taylor was born on Jan. 3, 1910, in Beaver Dam.

  •  Brigadier General Robert W. “Bob” Cundiff, LaRue County’s highest ranking military veteran, began his career in the U.S. Army in 1944. His first tour was in Germany during World War II.

  •  University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari often talks about how important teamwork is for success.

  •  Recently, I’ve gotten to know Anthony J. Coccia and his life story of struggle, survival and service.

  •  My career desire was always to be a country trial lawyer. Although I received my law degree in 1956, I had spent most of my time in banking and other salaried jobs as I had a wonderful wife and two beautiful children to support.

  •  When Amy Garrett began to plan her son’s fourth birthday, she looked beyond the usual cake, balloons, and ice cream.

  •  William “Junebug” Gowen, a self-described amateur archeologist for the last 40 years, has spent countless hours studying the scriptures … and rocks.

  •  Leslie Fender doesn’t get in a hurry.

    At 54, the lanky Texan is retired from careers as a butler and a restaurateur, and like many men, he’s finally getting a chance to travel.

    But he isn’t jetting from city to city or hurtling down the highway in an RV. He’s taking the back roads with his traveling partner, Angel.

    Together they’ve traveled 4,200 miles this year, and they have many miles to go before they reach warmer country for the winter.

  •  Tim Speakman believes picture quilts, like fine paintings, should tell a story.

  •  What people will see when the Hardin County Tribute to Veterans official opens on Veterans Day is an impressive series of statues and monoliths honoring the sacrifices and service of all United States veterans from each of the five military branches as well as men and women of the civil service.

    What they won’t see is the patriotic pride instilled in Terry Shelton, co-owner with his wife Diane of Quarry Hill Monuments that set the 16 granite pieces and six sculptures in place.

  •  Nell Chaudoin knew something was wrong with her lifestyle in May 2011 when she easily finished four large slices of Dutch caramel apple pie.

    “I was disgusted with myself,” she said, remembering how she felt afterwards.

    It was then the 26-year-old Cox’s Creek native knew she needed to make a permanent lifestyle change, not only for herself, but also for her students.

  •  Mary Rama, of Hodgenville, had a busy couple of days this past weekend as she celebrated her 90th birthday, 47th Lincoln Days and an impromptu family reunion.

  •   From I-65 South, take the Hodgenville exit at Elizabethtown.