War of 1812 hero honored
Ceremony recognizes veteran, 200th anniversary of 19th-century conflict
By Amber Coulter
Cassandra Carroll solemnly accepted the folded flag last Monday honoring Capt. Christopher Miller, a distant ancestor who served in the War of 1812.
Cassandra, a seventh-grader at Bluegrass Middle School, said it was special to accept the flag during the grave-marking ceremony at Miller’s burial site in Freeman Lake Park in Hardin County.
The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch summer camping program is in its 37th year. In attendance from LaRue County, Toby Ashley, Derrick Robinson, Charles Benningfield and James Brown. Also pictured are LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith and Constable Joe Allen, who transported the campers, and Head Counselor Kelly Buck.
Nolin RECC and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have once again joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to sponsor an Honor Flight on Saturday, Oct. 6 for veterans from Kentucky who served during World War II.
The veterans will visit the World War II Memorial, the Iwo Jima Monument and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and will return to Louisville that evening. While in Washington, the veterans will be transported around the city on chartered buses.
Two websites that help Americans make informed choices about hospitals and nursing homes have been redesigned and will make more information available to the public, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Vanity Hair, Hodgenville’s newest hair and nails salon, held an open house Friday. Members of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new business.
Master stylist and owner Daniel Skaggs hopes to offer “a fresh but classic style” to LaRue County and surrounding areas.
Skaggs has seven years of professional styling experience and is optimistic about Vanity Hair’s future. One day he hopes to include a spa aspect to the salon.
The Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties is holding its annual fundraiser “A Taste of the Heartland.”The charity dinner/art auction begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Historic State Theatre in Elizabethtown. The Clinic provides volunteer-based basic healthcare services to low-income, uninsured, chronically ill residents. Tickets are available at http://www.thecommunityhealthclinic.com.