Reader's Digest launched the second year of its We Hear You America campaign, the popular national, grassroots initiative that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their local communities by casting votes at ReadersDigest.com on behalf of their hometowns.
Last year’s program touched 50 percent of the cities, towns, and villages in the United States, 110 of which received funds and promotional support for needed community projects and civic initiatives.
This year has been tough on almost everyone because of the economy and the high unemployment. Americans are a very resilient people. Even during troubling times, they are always ready to lend a hand to someone who needs help and is struggling.
A great way to help a person or an animal in need is to donate a car you do not us anymore to charity. The process is very simple, the pickup is free and the rewards are great.
Present were 12 members – Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.
The minutes were approved and treasurer’s report received.
The New Hope Food Bank has not violated any United Way of Nelson County policies and will receive its fourth and final allocation of the year.
The organization's board of directors made this decision Monday after a conversation with food bank Director Carmel Cecil about the New Hope Food Bank's recent six-month suspension from receiving food from Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland.
The movie classic “Miracle on 34th Street” will be featured at Free Movie Night Saturday, Dec. 17.
It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center and is co-sponsored by the City and The LaRue County Herald News.
The movie features Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle, an elderly man who is recruited to be a Santa in Macy’s and later claims to be the real Santa Claus. A youthful Natalie Wood co-stars as Susan Walker; Maureen O’Hara plays Susan’s aunt, Doris Walker.
Ross Reed of Hodgenville completed the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking classes at the LaRue County Health Department. This series of 12 weekly classes is a science-based program that utilizes education, skills training and social support to help people become non-smokers.
If you are interested in becoming a non-smoker and would like to participate in the next series of classes, call the LaRue County Health Department at 358-3844.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.