The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 North Mulberry, Elizabethtown. The meal will be $12, followed by a presentation from Virgil Willoughby of the Elizabethtown Police Department. The community service project is spaghetti sauce and pasta. For more information, call 270-737-8063.
United Way of Central Kentucky opened the doors to its new home at 604 North Main Street in Elizabethtown during an open house and ribbon cutting Dec. 17.
Local businessman and United Way of Central Kentucky Board Member, Kevin Addington, purchased the historic Kerrick House during an auction in 2013. He renovated the space, building on an addition while preserving the history of the original structure which was built in 1894.
Even with the best intentions, it’s too common: People rack up debt during the holidays. If you have some holiday debt, chances are that you want to get rid of that debt as soon as possible.
First, stop using your credit card to make more charges. But don’t close any longstanding accounts with a positive payment history as that can hurt your credit scores. You don’t want to put other areas of your finances at risk, so keep paying on any secured debt such as for a car or home or student loans.
This time of year, most of us are busy buying gifts, making plans, and celebrating with family. Two years ago, Kenedy Maze and her family were just trying to make it through the holidays alive.
Kenedy, of Fleming County was missing a lot. She missed her friends because she was not allowed to go to school due to the advancing Cystic Fibrosis disease taking over her lungs. She missed being able to run and play because she was now tethered to 6 liters of oxygen just to breathe. She missed her sister, Kaylee, who lost her fight against CF in 2007.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said the agency’s “Cram the Cruiser” food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide.
Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.