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Community News

  • Fort Knox Credit Union breaks ground in Meade County

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union broke ground for a new office in Meade County Sept. 25.

    The announcement for the new facility came just weeks after the credit union held a ground-breaking ceremony in Hodgenville.

    The Brandenburg office has been in existence five years. It will be replaced by a free-standing building.

  • Musical drama comes to Hodgenville Oct. 3

    The play “Ain’t No Massa Ova Me” will be performed 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. Tickets are $10.

    The musical drama revolves around two sisters who suffered many hardships but fought to escape slavery in war torn Kentucky – and the impact of Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Call 502-409-1716 for more information.

  • Legal Aid Clinics available in Louisville

    The Legal Aid Society will have free legal clinics in September and October. Each clinic will be held at 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville. Reservations is required by calling (502) 584-1254.

    Foreclosure Clinic – 11 a.m. Sept. 22; 6 p.m. Sept. 24; 11 a.m. Sept. 29; 6 p.m. Oct. 1; 11 a.m. Oct. 6; 6 p.m. Oct. 8; 11 a.m. Oct. 13; 6 p.m. Oct. 15; 11 a.m. Oct. 20; 6 p.m. Oct. 22; 11 a.m. Oct. 27; 6 p.m. Oct. 29; attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Main Street event is Sept. 26

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association will hold a dinner and concert event Sept. 26 at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Water’s Edge will appear in concert following the dinner.

    Water’s Edge “music ranges from gospel to jazz and even Elvis may make an appearance,” according to Main Street Director Celia McDonald.

    The performers are tenor Dan Blanchard; Stu Sollman, lead; Tim Shaner, baritone; and Tim Blanchard, bass and vocal percussionist as well as arranger/writer for the group. All are from Louisville.

  • Main Street announces future plans

    ­Everyone involved with Main Street is working hard to get ready for the Sept. 26 annual dinner and what should be a great concert by Water’s Edge. We’re still getting items for the silent auction and we have some good stuff, from free dinners to UK basketball and football tickets to jewelry to baskets from several sources, to many other items.

    Tickets for the dinner and concert ($20) must be reserved by Sept. 24. Dinner space is limited, so get your tickets now. Tickets for the concert only are $15.

    Historic district expansion

  • Nationwide Uniform honors Employees of the Month

    Tracie Davis has been selected as the July Employee of the Month at Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since January 1988 and is under the supervision of Denise Dewitt in the jacket department.

    Tabatha Metcalf was selected as the August Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since February 2006 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trouser department.

    Both will receive a special award for dedication and service.

     

  • Hawkins & Keith make top 10 in growth agencies for state

    Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency Inc. of Hodgenville has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in Kentucky for 2008. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lexington, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 2003.

    Auto-Owners Insurance has been doing business since 1916, and serving Kentucky since 1994.

  • Landri Taylor wins Beech Bend Superstar Talent Contest

    After a two-hour finale Saturday, Landri Taylor of Bethpage, Tenn., was crowned the winner of Beech Bend’s 2009 Superstar Contest.

    She sang the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw hit “Like You’ve Never Loved Before” and finished in a tie with runner-up and recent Bowling Green Idol winner Kyle Whitaker of Morgantown.

    By virtue of a predetermined tiebreaker system, Taylor was announced as the winner.

    Elena Korol of Portland, Tenn., finished in third place.

  • Division of Forestry awards $3,000 grant to LaRue

    The LaRue County Fire Department received a $3,000 grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

    The grant was a portion of $490,088 given to communities and fire departments through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program and the Firewise Community grant program.

  • Workers tackle mold problem at Lincoln Memorial Building

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will close periodically for repairs over the next few months.

    The building, designed by John Russell Pope, was built between 1909 and 1911 to mark the centennial of Lincoln’s Birth. It houses the traditional cabin that is representative of Lincoln’s birthplace.