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Community News

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Top holiday scams

    Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on scams to look out for.

  • Jobless rate down in October 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County – between October 2010 and October 2011, while 20 county rates increased and one county remained 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 was 8.8 percent in October, down from 7.6 percent a year ago. In September, the rate was 7.9 percent.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings holds "Empty Bowl" fundraiser

    From left, WQXE radio personality Hollie Sexton and Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive board chair, displayed a bowl made by Sexton for the Warm Blessings soup dinner and fundraiser, "Empty Bowls" planned for Feb. 11. The handmade bowls serve as a reminder that some people’s bowls are empty and will be sold at a silent auction during the fundraiser. For information about Warm Blessings or the event call Linda at 737-2929. Donation to Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY, 42702.

  • WEDDING: Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater

    Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater were married Oct. 21, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with the Rev. William Hammer as celebrant.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Miller of Sonora and the late Rondall Darrell Hornback. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University.

    The groom is the son of Mary Slater of Louisville and the late John Kenneth Slater. He is a graduate of Waggoner High School and the University of Louisville.

  • Bardstown offers Christmas Home Tour

    The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual “Christmas Home Tour” will be 2-9 p.m.  December 10. Ten locations are on the tour, including historic and modern homes.

    Also included on this year’s tour is “Federal Hill,” better known as “My Old Kentucky Home.” Tickets are $15 and are available at the Tourism Office on the Old Courthouse Square in Bardstown.

    For more information, call 502-348-4877 or 1-800-638-4877.

  • Two named Road Masters

    Kenneth Slack and William Burd have earned the designation “Roads Master” from the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center.

    They join 133 Roads Scholars and 112 Road Masters to have completed the 2011 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    They were honored Nov. 9 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 23, 2011

    Free food thermometers
    Free food thermometers are available to pick up at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. Also available is an information guide for USDA recommended safe minimum internal temperatures for different types of meat. The guide may be placed on the refrigerator.

    Sunrise Manor Thanksgiving parade
    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will have a Thanksgiving parade 10 a.m. Nov. 23. The community is invited.

    Nifty Needles meet

  • Several new additions at LaRue library

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.
    They include: Big Book of Baby Afghans; Steve Jobs: a biography by Walter Isaacson; Christmas on Nutcracker Court by Judy Duarte; Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson; Holiday in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller; Next Always by Nora Roberts; Priests Graveyard by Ted Dekker; Zero Day by David Baldacci; Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson; and V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton.
    For more information about the library programs or offerings, contact Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • 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.