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Community News

  • Circuit judges attend college

    Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III and Circuit Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serve Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College Sept. 20-24 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the training for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Control your weight during the holidays

    Here are a few tips for holiday calorie control:

    Keep a weight journal

    Write down your weight now. Record the time of day and what clothes you are wearing. During the holidays, it helps to be aware of how much you weigh each week so you can keep track and make adjustments before the problem gets out of hand.

    500 calories per week

  • Rissel named Oustanding Executive

    William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, has been named the Outstanding Executive for 2009 by the Credit Union Executive Society. The national award was announced at a special banquet during the group’s CEO Network meeting Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla.

    Recipients of the CUES Executive of the Year award must show exceptional leadership skills, be committed to professional development and contribute to their credit union’s success.

  • Museum receives historic book

    A hostoric book has been donated by Davis Lee and Zelma Clark Potts in memory of Paul Albert Clark and to honor Helen Bayne Clark to the Lincoln Museum for the Lincoln Library. The collector’s book on 1886 Kentucky History was given to Potts by retired Maj. Eugene Davis Shaw, who died on Jan. 1, 1993.

    Rita Williams presented the book to Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum.

  • Craddock fundraiser is Jan. 2

    A fundraiser will be held for Crystal Craddock on Jan. 2 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Craddock, a mother of two, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant.

    The fundraiser will include a silent and live auction, informational booths, dinner, snacks and activities for children.

    Organizers request contributions from artists and crafters to be auctioned. In addition to one-of-a-kind items, any merchandise or services would be appreciated. Volunteers and food drive locations also are needed.

  • Main Street getting ready for Christmas festivities, workshop

    The carolers are rehearsing, the brass ensemble is practicing and the reciting group is getting ready. The City elves are working hard to make Hodgenville festive and get ready for the lighting of the tree on the square. Main Street volunteers will make the flowerpots on the square magically turn from dead mums to something more festive; cookie-makers are hard at work.   

  • LaRue County well represented in WKU marching band

    Former LaRue County band members continue their musical talent as members in WKU’s Big Red Marching Band.

    On Dec. 6 these WKU band students, along with the Big Red Marching Band, will perform their “Superhero” show at the Colts/Titans football game in Indianapolis at the Lucas Oil Stadium.

    LaRue band members are Meredith Dickerson, Aleshia Akin, Drew Tucker, Jason Wheeler, Jarrod Bryant, Beau Buchanan, Taylor Akin, Issac Masterson and Chris Spencer.

  • Cox selected as Nationwide employee of the month

    Takosha Cox has been selected as October Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since November 2005 and is under the supervision of Lucille Riggs in the jacket department. She will receive a special award for her service.

  • Kyle Williamson sworn in

    Kyle Williamson traveled to the capitol building in Frankfort on Oct. 23 where he was sworn in as a new lawyer.

    Williamson is a 2009 graduate of The Salmon P. Chase College of Law and a 2002 graduate from LaRue County High School. He attended the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2006.

    He is the son of Mike and Kathy Williamson and the grandson of the late Walter “Bo” and Margaret Williamson and Katherine and the late Bobby Chaudoin.

    He plans to open an office in Hodgenville soon.

  • IRS offers ‘Where’s My Refund’

    The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 921 Kentucky taxpayers who are due to receive a combined $838,000 in the form of refund checks that were returned to the IRS by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.