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Community News

  • Senior Menu - June 2012

     June Menu

    LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    June 1 - braised beef tips, noodles, spinach, harvard beets, cantaloupe/peaches

    June 4 - pepper steak, rice, green beans, whole wheat roll, fruit cup

    June 5 - meatloaf, roasted red potatoes, orange glaze potatoes, whole wheat roll, mandarin oranges

    June 6 - roast pork, mashed potatoes, navy beans, cornbread, banana

    June 7 - honey glazed chicken, baked sweet potato, seasoned cabbage, fruit cobbler

  • PHOTO: Magnolia High School Class of 1950

     The Magnolia High School Class of 1950 had a reunion May 10 at Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. Seated from left, Mary Lou Owen, Cleo Owen, Norman Rock, Sylvia Hawke and Frances Close; standing, Charline Akins, Clifford Owen, Martha Owen, Juanita Shelton, Nancy McCubbin, Randy Gardner, Grover Close, Calvin Hawke, Kenneth Milby and W.A. ‘Doc’ Rock.

  • Community Calendar - May 23, 2012

     FREE CLASS: Cooking with onions

  • Fundrai$ers - May 23, 2012

     Bunco in support of Fairgrounds

  • New job training available for veterans

     Unemployed veterans aged 35 to 60 may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.

    VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, will start July 1.

  • Regional job fair to be hosted in Elizabethtown

     Lincoln Trail Career Centers and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will host a regional job and career fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry Street, US 62, in Elizabethtown.

    Available positions vary and include customer service representatives, police officers, college instructors, health and medical positions, mechanical engineers, package handlers and sales representatives, among others. To see the full list of companies planning to attend, visit www.ltcareercenter.org

  • Library has new books and DVDs

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new DVDs and books for loan.

    DVDs – One for the Money; The Vow; The Genesis Code; Elizabethtown; and American Experience: The Amish.

    Books – American Folk Artby Kristin Congdon; The Other Side of Sufferingby John Ramsey; Thought Revolutionby William Donius; 11th Hourby James Patterson; Deadlockedby Charlaine Harris; Hannah's Joyby Marta Perry; and Last Boyfriendby Nora Roberts.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Bennetts celebrate 50 years

     Barbara and Douglas Bennett of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th anniversary over the Memorial Day weekend.

    The Bennetts were married June 19, 1962, in Decatur, Ala.

    They moved from northwest Indiana eight years ago to LaRue County. They raised three daughters, Julie Law of Louisville, Donna Bennett of Indianapolis, Ind., and Rebecca Belt of Portage, Ind. They have four grandsons.

    They plan to celebrate with immediate family on the Kentucky Dinner Train.

  • Catholic Charities sponsor recycling drive

    Catholic Charities of Louisville, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, and Nelson County are sponsoring a recycling drive with 2trg, a certified electronics recycler, to accept unwanted electronic waste (e-waste) at St. Joseph Elementary School in Bardstown 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2.

    The school is located at 320 West Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004.  A convenient drive-through drop-off station will be available in the school parking lot. 

  • COLUMN: The value of volunteering grows

    An hour of volunteering was worth $21.79 in 2011. This estimate by Independent Sector is based on the average hourly earnings of all production and non-supervisory works on private non-farm payrolls, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Independent Sector increases that number by 12 percent to estimate for fringe benefits.