Gatlin Constant is a young man who puts words into action when it comes to doing good for others.
For the eighth straight year, the 12-year-old LaRue County Middle School sixth grade student is dedicating himself to helping others in need during the holiday season.
“It makes me feel good to be able to give to others, especially around Christmas, because that’s when we received the greatest gift of all,” he said.
With a knack for crocheting and a will to help others Hodgenville resident Martha Childress learned in February the art of crocheting plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for the homeless.
Childress was introduced to the concept by the Bowling Green Community Action and immediately took a liking to it.
Since learning how to crochet the mats, which take about 40 hours to complete, Childress has taught numerous other groups, organizations and individuals the art of helping others through creating the mats.
When Sandra Spisak began her lifelong dream of rescuing animals in 2006 she would have never imagined that she would need the animals as much as they needed her.
While busy with her rescue in the summer of 2007 Spisak received devastating news that she had breast cancer. But through surgery and emotional turmoil she continued her dream of running the rescue.
The third annual Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony were held Sunday, Nov. 6 in Hodgenville.
William “Smitty” Smith was the parade’s grand marshal. He has been a member of American Legion Post 87 for more than 40 years and is a U.S. Army veteran.
Capt. Chad Lorenz, Rear Detachment Commander for 6th Squadron, 4th Calvary Regiment, Fort Knox, was the guest speaker at the ceremony held after the parade at Hodgenville Civic Center.
“The Singing Princess,” a stage adaption of the popular children's book of the same name, will be produced in the Russ Mobley of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
The production is free and open to the public.
Starr Garrett, artistic director of the play, said they are encouraging parents to read the book with their children and then take them to the production.
U.S. Army Reserves Pvt. Tyler D. Litton graduated Oct. 21, 2011, from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of training, Litton studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.
Sunrise Manor Volunteers’ Executive Board voted to help fund Christmas presents for Adult Day Care participants by holding a bake sale, featuring homemade cookies and candy, Dec. 16 at the facility’s gift shop.
At the board’s Nov. 1 meeting, Tickle Ragland, historian, reported that the scrapbook is almost up to date, but she needs pictures of volunteer activities. Ann Easton reported $4,398.15 in the organization’s treasury.