The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking nominations for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award, along with essays and artwork for the esteemed King Award.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, was the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington, D.C., where Dr. King delivered his famous, “I have a dream…” speech.
September is here, and school is in full swing, which means one thing — fall sports.
Fall brings with it the thought of Friday nights in jackets with hot cocoa on the football bleachers, or early Saturday mornings in sweat pants with coffee watching a cross country meet.
Don’t forget, however, that practices are still long and grueling, and September has been known to carry some scorching afternoons in its 30 days. With that being said, it’s important to make sure your fall athletes are staying properly hydrated despite the change in weather.
Yard sale at Senior Citizens Center
The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave, Hodgenville, will have a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6.
Kentucky Public Retirees to meet
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Rep. Jimmie Lee will speak.
A senior celebration will be Sept. 13 at Creek Front Park.
They may be senior citizens, but they’re young at heart — and two of them at the Georgetown-Scott County Senior Activity Center are now royalty.
During a luau at the center in Georgetown on Thursday, Willy Braunstein and Hilda Harned became Mr. and Mrs. Scott County Senior Citizens.
Braunstein said there are nice folks at the center, and the Ohio native has been going there for about 10 years.
“It’s a good group. We try to stick together as a group. Senior citizens should stick together,” he said.
Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties between June 2012 and June 2013, while 26 county rates fell and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
LaRue County’s rate dropped from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. Of a 7,050 person workforce, 6,521 were employed.