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Community News

  • Imagewest wins Markie Awards

    Imagewest, an advertising and public relations agency run by Western Kentucky University students, won four awards and an honorable mention at the Nov. 15 Professional Marketing Association (PMA) Markie Awards.

    Each semester, a new team of fresh minds intern at the agency to produce work for clients. Imagewest entered their work in 14 categories and received the following five awards:

    1. Best Marketing Campaign: Barren River Animal Welfare Association (BRAWA)

    2. Best Direct Mail Piece: Imagewest seven-year anniversary and grand re-opening

  • Sunni Brazley Harris joins Dinsmore and Shohl

    Sunni Brazley Harris is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. She also recently passed the Kentucky Bar.

    Harris joined the Labor and Employment Department at Dinsmore and Shohl in its Lexington Office.

    She is the granddaughter of Roseleen Price and the late Rev. Donohue T. Price. She is the daughter of Carl and Jan Brazley.

  • Seussical the Musical coming in 2012

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association wanted to find something that appealed to children and adults when picking the second musical for the 2012 season, according to Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association. Another goal was to find a show that appealed to season ticket holders and tourists.

    “Sometimes it is hard to find a play that fills that demographic, but we have found one,” Warren said.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Strader - Stults

    Truman and Mary Lou Strader of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Fawn Strader of Sonora to Joseph Bradley Stults of Sonora, son of Charles and Mechel Stults of Sonora.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with an associate’s degree in medical information technology. She is employed at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Cast a vote for your town in Reader's Digest contest

    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.

  • 'Donate a Car' makes a nice tax break

    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.

  • BIRTH: Perkins family welcomes Asa Glenn

    Charlie and Lindsey Perkins of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Asa Glenn Perkins.

    Asa Glenn was born Oct. 26, 2011, at Taylor Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 15.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bill and Mary Pierson of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are David and Lisa Perkins of Buffalo and the late Jolene Perkins.

    Great-grandparents are the late Ray and Maime Perkins, the late Robert and Audrey Drumm and the late R.G. Rogers.

  • South Fork Homemakers plan catering

    The South Fork Homemakers met Nov. 15.

    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.

  • New Hope Food Bank answers questions

    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.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: Miracle on 34th Street

    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.