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Community News

  • Veterans assistance makes money available monthly

    Frank Niederriter, field representative for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist LaRue County veterans on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Niederriter will be at the center 1:30-4 p.m. to provide counseling and assistance in filling out claims for state and federal benefits.

  • Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore moves to Radcliff

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is packing up and moving into a new facility.

    The ReStore is moving from its cramped quarters off Westport Road in Elizabethtown to a more spacious building at 6746 S. Wilson Road – the former home of Roy’s Furniture. The new facility will open its doors Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Thursday, spokeswoman Trisha Caudill said.

    The ReStore dabbles in “recycling.” Items are collected from donors and resold at a reasonable price.

  • Larry Bell attends clerks college

    LaRue County Circuit Court Clerk Larry C. Bell participated in the Circuit Court Clerks Fall College Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the training, which offered 11 hours of continuing education credit

    The theme was data-driven decisions, focusing on improved customer service through technology, database management and court processes.

    The college offered sessions on legislative tools, accuracy in case management, driver licensing, court interpreting services, domestic violence protective orders and property bonds.

  • 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.