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Community News

  • Howell’s postcard art featured in book

    LaRue County attorney Carl Howell Jr. has collaborated on a new book on the history of Shelby, Henry and Spencer Counties.

    He provided the postcards to illustrate “Historic Kentucky Postcard Art 1900-2013” and wrote the introduction. He worked with William E.

    Matthews of Shelbyville on the book. Byron Crawford wrote the review.

    One of his favorite postcards in the book is one of a train, depot and passengers in Shelbyville about 1909. The hand-colored postcard is “just marvelous,” said Howell.

  • Youth Pony Club being formed in Campbellsville

    Meadowbrook Equestrian Center is looking for interested children and adults to start a chapter of the U. S. Pony Club.

    Curriculum planned to be offered: Youth Pony Club for children ages 8-25, Western Track for Western Riders, and the Masters Program for adults ages 25 and over.

    An all-weather outdoor arena, cross country course and hunter jump course with clinicians for all disciplines will be available.

    Interested candidates will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Meadowbrook, 2775 Elkhorn Road, Campbellsville.

  • ‘Privates by Choice’ to perform at Park

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host the band “Privates by Choice” Saturday, Sept. 7, as they perform original music scores from the Civil War era.

    The free concert will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the visitor’s center patio.

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war, the group will perform a unique selection of newly composed acoustic and folk songs.

    Instruments featured will be guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion in various combinations.

  • Reunions - September 4, 2013

    Lyons School
    The Lyons School reunion begins with a potluck at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at New Haven Optimist Ball Park, 529 Maxie Court, New Haven. Bring friends and family and a covered dish. Meat, plates, cups and silverware will be furnished. For more information, call 502-549-3052 or 502-827-4724.

  • Fundraisers - September 4, 2013

    Indoor yard sale at Ovesen Heights
    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will have an indoor yard sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Funds go to the ministry center debt retirement.

    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.

    FBC: Car show and car wash

  • Senior Center Menu September 4 - 13, 2013

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    Sept. 4 –Boneless baked chicken breast with mustard sauce, baby lima beans, wild rice, strawberry and banana dessert, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 5 –Hot turkey sandwich with gravy, pasta salad, corn, mandarin oranges, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 6 –Meatloaf, roasted potatoes, spinach, cantaloupe and peach slices, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 9 –Baked ham, baked sweet potato, black-eyed peas, mandarin oranges, cornbread

  • Nominations sought for MLK Award

    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.

  • Sequestration impacts Lincoln Park

    Budget cuts have taken a toll on national parks nationwide, causing even the largest parks to sever jobs and close what had been frequently traveled trails.

    The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestration cuts took effect March 1, 2012. It created a 5 percent decrease in funds for the National Park Service among other government funded departments.

    The total amount taken from the NPS is $153 million.

    Abraham Lincoln National Birthplace is one of the 401 national parks that have suffered due to the drastic budget change.

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  • Flaget Memorial to host health and wellness fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free health and wellness fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28 at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.

    The event is currently seeking additional health-related vendors, as well as support from sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a number of levels starting at $250.

    The event will offer free and low-cost medical screenings, as well as health information and education from community health providers.