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Community News

  • Homes and businesses eligible for Main Street facade grant

    Hodgenville Main Street is working to obtain another grant to enable people in Main Street’s service area to get 50 percent reimbursement for work done on their businesses or homes. The offer would apply only to property owners.

    Anyone within the Main Street boundaries is eligible. No historic designation is required. To increase the possibilities of people we serve, Main Street board members voted this month to increase boundaries.

  • Nationwide Uniform honors employees

    Betty Pickerell has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2007 and is under the supervision of Janice Perkins in the trouser department. She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

    December

    Patsy Stewart has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2002 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trouser department.

  • Santa's Helpers looking for help

    Snookie Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are again planning to make Christmas brighter for local children.

    The group – in its 43rd year – is requesting donations of new and used toys that can be refurbished.

    Trees with gift tags are set up at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce office and Abe’s Coun­try Cooking. Take a tag, buy the toy and bring it back to the tree.

    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at IGA, Dollar General Store and Lincoln National Bank or at Santa’s Shop, 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Nov. 17 at the LaRue County Extension Service office with vice president Billie Shahayda presiding.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Ann Flanders, Amanda Gatewood, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Della Thomas, Phyllis Perkins and Exie Elliott.

    A letter was read from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Mission Project thanking the club for voting to be a sponsor of the Community Food Pantry Program.

    The group discussed catering a meal for the Class of 1960.

  • Heating assistance available

    The local Community Action office is assisting low-income families with heating bills with funding provided by LIHEAP or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    Applicants are accepted in alphabetically by the first letter of their last name and will be taken Nov. 2-Dec. 11. Financial qualifications are based on the number of household occupants and the gross monthly income of all family members.

    To qualify, the homeowner or renter must be responsible for home heating costs or pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent.

  • Book discussions forming

    A pair of business owners are starting a book discussion group.

    Becky Harrison of Lincolns Loft already has organized one book club that meets at the Lincoln Square bookstore at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. The group discussed “Under the Banner of Heaven,” a true story about a Mor­mon murderer, by Jon Krakauer on Oct. 16.

    Harrison and Gale Schmittou of Cozy Café are collaborating on starting a second group that will meet at the café on East Main Street.

  • Book discussions forming

    A pair of business owners are starting a book discussion group.

    Becky Harrison of Lincolns Loft already has organized one book club that meets at the Lincoln Square bookstore at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. The group discussed “Under the Banner of Heaven,” a true story about a Mor­mon murderer, by Jon Krakauer on Oct. 16.

    Harrison and Gale Schmittou of Cozy Café are collaborating on starting a second group that will meet at the café on East Main Street.

  • Book discussions forming

    A pair of business owners are starting a book discussion group.

    Becky Harrison of Lincolns Loft already has organized one book club that meets at the Lincoln Square bookstore at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. The group discussed “Under the Banner of Heaven,” a true story about a Mor­mon murderer, by Jon Krakauer on Oct. 16.

    Harrison and Gale Schmittou of Cozy Café are collaborating on starting a second group that will meet at the café on East Main Street.

  • Brooks completes Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

    Denise Brooks has graduated from the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute. Brooks and 26 other entrepreneurial leaders, advocates and coaches completed the 18-month course Nov. 12.

    Brooks is a local entrepreneur who has launched a State Farm Agency in Hodgenville. She has served as president of the Hart County Chamber, is involved in Rotary, is a member of the Extension Board and previously served as a funeral home director in her family’s business. 

  • BBB warns about e-mail attachments

    The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to a holiday e-mail scam that’s popping up just in time for holiday shopping. The email appears to be a legitimate e-mail from DHL Services, a shipping company, but it actually contains an attachment that if opened, will infect your computer with a virus.