Symone Whalin, LaRue County’s 2017 Distinguished Young Woman, participated in the state Distinguished Young Woman competition at Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington last week. Whalin won the Spirit Award, which was selected by the other participants. She will also receive a $1,000 scholarship for the award. Whalin and the other participants were judged in five areas that included interview (25 percent), talent (20 percent), fitness (15 percent) self-expression (15 percent) and scholastic (25 percent.)
Premiere Jewelry Bunco beginning 6:30 p.m. January 26 in the LaRue Co HS Cafeteria. Cost to play is $10.00. Winners win money to purchase Premiere Jewelry pieces. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. For more info, contact Rachel Phillips 270-766-7834.
Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School’s LaRue County Reads program recently received 53 books and a monetary donation to the program from the Jacob Van Meter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
DAR member and Literacy Chair, Betsy Tucker, has long been associated with the reading mentorship program as a reader and recently presented a report about the program to the chapter.
Thought for the week: A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love and an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help others.
Woohoo! I remembered early deadline again. Congratulations to Houston Cruse on winning the 2017 LaRue County Schools ExCEL Teacher of the Year.
The Drop Your Drawers at Your Library campaign was a huge success. A total of 873 pairs of underwear was collected. That is totally awesome! Once again our community has come together to support a good cause.
This Thursday at 6 p.m. will be choir rehearsal. Congratulations to B.K. Smith as he will be traveling to Tennessee along with his parents, Brian and Sharon Smith for the Kentucky versus Tennessee All Stars game.
Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter of DAR started the celebration of its 70th anniversary by posing for a group picture at the Brown Pusey House at the December 9, 2016 meeting. It was at the Brown Pusey House on January 10, 1947 that Miss Margaret Patterson became the organizing regent of the chapter with eighteen charter members.
After more than a decade in development, the 2-1-1 service now connects residents in United Way of Central Kentucky’s region of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, and Meade Counties with one-stop access to community resources.