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Community News

  • Taste of the Heartland fundraiser growing: Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties hopes to raise $50K

    A local health clinic is offering the best of area culinary and visual arts in exchange for a helping hand for those in need of services.

    Tickets now are available for the annual Taste of the Heartland fundraiser event for the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties. The event’s popularity created the need to relocate to Pritchard Community Center this year. Taste of the Heartland is set for Aug. 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30. Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsorships for the event are available.

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July, August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Matthews is on the move for CCFA

    Cassandra Matthews, the daughter of Henry and Jane Matthews of Buffalo, has never lived a “normal” life.

    Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 3, Matthews has gone through a constant battle with medicines, diet restrictions and numerous hospital visits.

    “There have always been certain things that I cannot eat. I couldn’t have lettuce, up until three years ago, or anything with peanuts,” Matthews said.

    “I had my first peanut butter sandwich with Sun Butter in May. I was ecstatic.”

  • 'It’s a dirty job...’
  • Walk with ease
  • Community Calendar -July 24, 2013

    Adult Summer Reading Program
    The LaRue County Public Library is hosting an Adult Summer Reading Program with weekly drawings for gifts. Stop by the library to complete a ticket for books that have been read. Drawings will be held each Wednesday in July with a grand prize drawing on July 25. For more information, call Tracey Williams at 358-3851.

    Art displayed by Sunrise residents

  • Fundraisers

    Sunrise Manor yard sale and backpack program
    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Friday, July 26, to raise funds for the resident vacation program. Volunteers are collecting school supplies and backpacks for children at Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln Elementary Schools.

    Ice cream supper at Stovall UMC

  • Lincoln Museum plans community trip to Gettysburg

    The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville is hosting a road trip to the site of one of the most influential battles in United States history – Gettysburg.

    The trip is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration and the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address.

    Museum Director Iris LaRue said the trip has been in the works for quite some time.

    Koinonia Travels and Tours, owned by Roger McCurry of Elizabethtown, is handling the details.

  • Methodist Church hosts health and wellness fair

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church is hosting a health and wellness fair 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24.

    The fair, in its third year, is open to the community.

    “Last year there were between 120 and 130 people to show up – not including agency representatives (from local health and wellness centers or businesses). This year we have planned for a turnout of 200,” said Susan Phelps, coordinator of the event.

    Phelps said 60 percent of those who attend the event are 65-and-older and on a limited income.

  • 'Split Fair' continues Aug. 3 with garden exhibits, games and contests

    The second half of a “split fair” or “Agriculture Day” will be held Saturday, Aug. 3.

    4-Hers will display horticulture and crop exhibits 10 a.m.-noon at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. The 4-H poultry show is at 11 a.m. There are divisions for standard, bantam, waterfowl and other (turkey, guinea, geese).

    Anyone from the community who would like to “show off their vegetables or canned goods” also can participate, according to Ann “Snookie” Morrison of the LaRue County Fair Board.