William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, has been named the Outstanding Executive for 2009 by the Credit Union Executive Society. The national award was announced at a special banquet during the group’s CEO Network meeting Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla.
Recipients of the CUES Executive of the Year award must show exceptional leadership skills, be committed to professional development and contribute to their credit union’s success.
A hostoric book has been donated by Davis Lee and Zelma Clark Potts in memory of Paul Albert Clark and to honor Helen Bayne Clark to the Lincoln Museum for the Lincoln Library. The collector’s book on 1886 Kentucky History was given to Potts by retired Maj. Eugene Davis Shaw, who died on Jan. 1, 1993.
Rita Williams presented the book to Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum.
A fundraiser will be held for Crystal Craddock on Jan. 2 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
Craddock, a mother of two, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant.
The fundraiser will include a silent and live auction, informational booths, dinner, snacks and activities for children.
Organizers request contributions from artists and crafters to be auctioned. In addition to one-of-a-kind items, any merchandise or services would be appreciated. Volunteers and food drive locations also are needed.
The carolers are rehearsing, the brass ensemble is practicing and the reciting group is getting ready. The City elves are working hard to make Hodgenville festive and get ready for the lighting of the tree on the square. Main Street volunteers will make the flowerpots on the square magically turn from dead mums to something more festive; cookie-makers are hard at work.
Kyle Williamson traveled to the capitol building in Frankfort on Oct. 23 where he was sworn in as a new lawyer.
Williamson is a 2009 graduate of The Salmon P. Chase College of Law and a 2002 graduate from LaRue County High School. He attended the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2006.
He is the son of Mike and Kathy Williamson and the grandson of the late Walter “Bo” and Margaret Williamson and Katherine and the late Bobby Chaudoin.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 921 Kentucky taxpayers who are due to receive a combined $838,000 in the form of refund checks that were returned to the IRS by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.
James S. Hornback has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox.
The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.
The Website for the National Turkey Federation - http://www.eatturkey.com/consumer/thanks.html provides tips for safely preparing and cooking your holiday turkey. Check out the links for thawing and thermometer guidelines. You can also check with the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline (1-888-674-6854) or Web site www.fsis.usda.gov. Look for the Turkey Basics link.