United Way’s Day of Action was June 21. This activity encourages community volunteers to give something even more valuable than their money to help others – their time. One of the projects was to spruce up the playground at Kids Crew Plus at the LaRue County Board of Education. Pictured are some of the volunteers that weeded, painted, raked, and cleaned the playground. From left are Katy McDowell, Mike Williamson, Ben Hornback, Sarah Hornback, Kyle Williamson and Allison McDowell. Not pictured are Paul Hornback and Dana Taylor.
Linda Funk, the executive director of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, was presented the Harry Lee Waterfield Humanitarian Award June 12 at the 31st annual Kentucky Public Retirees Conference in Louisville. This award is given annually to the Kentucky Public Retiree member who has been selected because of outstanding work in the community. From left, Charles Brackett, Funk, June Pugh and RoseGayle Waterfield Hardy.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Garry D. Ross served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1995 in Vietnam and Desert Storm.
He received several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism, Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal and Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
The LaRue County Public Library will hold a reception at 5 p.m. July 3 in honor of Sarah Graff earning her paraprofessional certification for librarians. Punch and cookies will be provided by Friends of the Library.
David Miller enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1958 as a high school senior. He took a flight out of Louisville with two others from Elizabethtown, arriving in San Diego, California, for basic training.
On the flight to San Diego, he met a young mother traveling with her handicapped daughter. This was the beginning of a long friendship with her and her husband, who was a surgeon at Harbor City Hospital.
When he received his first weekend pass, his friend Bob picked him up and they toured Hollywood.