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    By John R. Smith

    The First Baptist Missionary Society met at the Embassy Suite, Lexington, on Saturday.

    R.B. Smith was admitted to University of Kentucky Care Center, Lexington, last Tuesday. He’s slowly improving, but has a long way to go. Rennie Powell remains a patient at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

    Marsha Handley, formerly of Hodgenville passed away last Saturday in Louisville. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

  • Fort Duffield plans commemoration

    Union Civil War Fort Duffield will commemorate the beginning of its construction on Nov. 2, 2014. The earthen fortification is located in West Point in northern Hardin County.

    On Sept. 4, 1861, Confederate soldiers, under the command of General Leonidas Polk, occupied Columbus, Kentucky. This action effectively ended Kentucky's neutrality. Two days later U. S. Grant's Federal soldiers took Paducah. The actions of Grant and Polk brought the Civil War into the Commonwealth. 

  • Community Calendar: Oct. 29, 2014

     Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive

    Santa’s Helpers are collecting new and used toys and batteries for the 48th annual Santa Run on Dec. 24. Donations are accepted at Santa’s Workshop, 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville – or a volunteer will pick up the items. For more information or to volunteer, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.


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  • ENGAGEMENT: Jochim-Tucker

    Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jochim and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tucker are proud to announce the marriage of their children, Amber Jochim and Drew Tucker.

    They will be married on Nov. 1, 2014, at St. Peters United Church of Christ in Lamar, Indiana.

    There will be a reception in their honor 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15, 2014, at First Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    Alice Lee Thomas is in Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. She’s doing very well. R.B. Smith was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He’s improving. Rennie Powell is in Jewish Hospital, Louisville. She and her family desire your prayers.

  • Trick-or-Treat on the Square is Friday

    The annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, The LaRue County Herald News and the City of Hodgenville, will begin with a costume contest for the kids on Friday. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. and the contest will begin promptly at 5 p.m. There is a fee to enter.

    The contest has been moved to the lower parking lot beside Hodgenville City Hall off Lincoln Square.

    Trick-or-Treat in the city, county and on the square is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials urge motorists to use extra caution during the event.

  • Community Calendar - Oct. 22, 2014

     Alzheimer’s disease: Legal and financial planning

    A workshop for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. The workshop will assist with legal and financial planning. To register, call 270-358-3401, 1-800-272-3900 or email infoky-in@alz.org. Registration is required. 


    ECTC Literary Reading Open Mic

  • Stories Fer Rednecks – Leaving a legacy

    Dan and Nick Thompson have seen crazy things happen. They’ve heard about crazy things that have happened. And they’ve written a book about it.

    The brothers have actually written two books: “Thompson Family History” and “Stories Fer Rednecks.” Both have crazy stories, but just one tells some of the family history.

    “People have been telling us how much they like them,” Nick said.