As with many LaRue County families, the Marvin Allen family has served their country long and well.
Four of five sons answered the call to service during World War II. Harvey, Leamon, Charles and Haynes all served in the Pacific, and were overseas at the same time.
The fifth son, Ruel, could not serve because of a heart condition. Ironically, it was his children who represented the next generation in the service. Harold served in Germany, Gussie in the States and Charles in Vietnam.
The LaRue County Health Department – in partnership with the LaRue County Extension office – is offering a 10-week weight loss program at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone in the community. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, contact Diana Leathers at the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 or Theresa Howard at the Extension office at 270-358-3401.
Nolynn Association Campground, 2745 Bailey Road, Magnolia, will have a free gospel concert 7 p.m. June 28 with Masters Four Quartet. An offering to benefit missionaries will be accepted. The campground is located between Buffalo and Mount Sherman on Hwy. 1192.
VBS at South Fork
South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.
Barktown Rescue and Bourbon City Bark Park is having a fundraiser 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at www.barkbash.com. Ticket includes entry to the event, food and two drink tickets.
Barktown Rescue is completing renovations to the old Boston School building and grounds, making it a suitable shelter facility for the abandoned, stray and surrendered animals rescued each day in Nelson County.
Shelbi Morgan Brooks, of Hodgenville and daughter of Jeffrey and Jodi Brooks, has been awarded the J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship by Central Kentucky Community Foundation.
The J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship was established by Nancy Handley Goodin at her death in 2007 to honor her aunt and uncle, J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards. This $2,000 per year renewable scholarship is offered each year to LaRue County High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in education.
A yard on Keith Road was “forked” last week. Ann Skaggs said someone stuck about 100 white plastic forks in her front yard. One group of forks appeared to form the initials “LC” similar to the LaRue County Schools logo. “I don’t know if they meant it for a joke – or to be hateful,” said Skaggs. “I guess it’s kind of comical.”
A new veterans nursing home will open in fall 2015 in Radcliff.
Applications for admissions will be accepted beginning April 2015.
Veterans wishing to be contacted when applications are accepted can submit their name and contact information to Brooke Groves at the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs at 502-564-9281 or email@example.com.