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Today's Features

  • On Saturday, 200 volunteers arrived at the building site of Gospel of Grace Baptist Church on Old E’town Road. A flurry of activity followed as the mission group constructed the new building from the basement up – at no charge to the church.

    By Thursday, the church plans to have its first service in the new building at 7 p.m., preceded by a meal at 6 p.m.

  • Kentucky native Terry Whalin will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference June 19-20 at Northside Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. Details on registration and workshops can be found at www.kychristianwriters.com. Participants are encouraged to pre-register as early as possible through the Web site or through the mail, and an early-bird discount and first priority for faculty appointments will be given to those who register by May 10.

  • Local volunteers were recognized by the LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council. Each year, the council awards individuals who have given generously to the community.

    Renee Skaggs received the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award. Skaggs is involved in the community and a volunteer at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Jill Gray received the Community Education Service Award. Gray has worked countless hours with school groups and individuals on recycling projects.

  • Tyler McCubbins, a biology major from Magnolia, was awarded for outstanding academic achievement at the 2009 Lindsey Wilson College Honors Convocation.

    At Honors Convocation, the college recognized more than two dozen students for their academic accomplishments during the 2008-09 school year.

  • Air Force Airman Jeffrey M. Wrighthouse graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, according to a Hometown News release.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Cecilia Semones of Magnolia.

  • They that wait upon the Lord shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.

  • As Hodgenville United Methodist Church filled with visitors, hundreds of brightly colored baby quilts were draped over every available surface last Saturday in anticipation of this year’s Blanket of Praise celebration.

    Blanket of Praise is a project of the Elizabethtown District United Methodist Women, through which volunteers make and donate baby quilts to be given to infants in need.

  • Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11 a.m. June 8 at Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Roger Dennis, owner of Upton Florist, will be the guest speaker. He will speak about his work on the Rose Parade and the Academy Awards.

    Blood drive

  • The last few years have been tough on grass pastures and hay fields and many are not in a good productive condition. Also, reseeding last fall and this spring was not done in a lot of cases due to weather and cost. Considering this, livestock producers may want to consider summer annual grasses to supplement their forages.

  • The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host meetings to educate prospective and current dairy farmers about transferring farms from one generation to the next and establishing lease or contract arrangements to start a new dairy. The east Kentucky meeting is June 4 at the Fleming County Cooperative Extension Service and the west Kentucky meeting is June 5 at the Christian County Extension Service. Meeting times are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Registration is $15 and should be mailed by May 29 to Jeffrey Bewley, 407 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0215.