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.
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.
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.
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, 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
The Stephen Foster Drama Association wanted to find something that appealed to children and adults when picking the second musical for the 2012 season, according to Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association. Another goal was to find a show that appealed to season ticket holders and tourists.
“Sometimes it is hard to find a play that fills that demographic, but we have found one,” Warren said.