With less than four weeks until the May 17 LaRue County Relay for Life, local teams are in the final countdown to the big event. Eleven teams are participating in this year’s Relay which is scheduled for a 6 p.m. survivor registration and 7 p.m. kickoff at Hodgenville Elementary School.
To date, the teams have raised slightly more than $30,000 of the $57,000 county goal with more fundraising events slated in the upcoming weeks.
The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in April and May. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.
Heather Blackwell, teacher at LaRue County High School, along with co-workers Marsha Duncan and Arlie Hamilton, is hosting a food-packaging event Saturday, April 27, with the Stop Hunger Now organization. This organization helps to provide food for the millions of chronically hungry people all over the world.
Blackwell, in the process of obtaining her Rank 1 licensure, partnered with Stop Hunger Now as a way to involve the community, as a project for a class she is taking.
Since 2005 the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Leadership LaRue County program. Participants include employees and owners of local businesses and representatives of local agencies.
The program begins with a two-day retreat in September and follows with monthly day sessions through May. One of the most prominent of these day sessions is the annual Agriculture Day, which includes visits to local farms and producers within the county.
The Phoenix Club and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are holding a free program April 18, “Keeping Children Safe Through Education and Awareness.”
The event will be geared to parents and their children interested in child safety. Face painting and other child friendly activities will be available. Bring a flashlight.
The event will be held on ECTC’s at the Student Center.
For more information, contact Susan Berry at 270-706-8436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission is hosting an exhibit and event to increase awareness of biodiversity in the Commonwealth.
The exhibit, which will be on display in the college’s Morrison Gallery, includes cleverly designed aluminum images, primarily taken from The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission book, Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity.
The LaRue County Office for Economic Development will offer a free presentation to the public and local businesses concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to Director Bob Sims.
The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.
LaRue County residents Wayne Moore, Bruce Barlow, and Darin Williams received recognition recently for their positive contributions to the community.
Recipients of the Voice of LaRue County Award, Moore and Barlow played an influential role in increasing charitable giving by campaigning on behalf of the United Way of Central Kentucky at their workplace, Cumberland Products.