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Community News

  • COLUMN: Chamber luncheon, Leadership LaRue and State Fair on agenda

    August is here! And you know what that means: It is time to start our monthly membership luncheons again.
    Make sure to attend our August membership luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Our guest speaker is Col. Mark Needham, special assistant to the Governor for base realignment and executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. Our luncheon sponsor is Childress Insurance. Please RSVP no later than noon Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cost to attend is $8.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - AUG. 10-17

    Karaoke on Friday
    Karaoke will be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 for ages 18 and older at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center. Free admission. For more information, call Steve Vincent at 270-900-0652 or 270-735-5077.

    Volunteers needed for Kentucky State Fair
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the Pride of the Counties booth at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 18-28. All volunteers that help with the booth will have free admission to the fair. For more information, call the Chamber at 358-3411.

  • ANNIVERSARY: James and Betty French

    James and Betty French of Hodgenville will celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary on Aug. 15, 2011.
    They have two children, Lisa Stanfield and Donna Wilson, and seven grandchildren.

  • Sunrise celebration: Shuffett and French

    Garnett Shuffett and Lillian French celebrated birthdays in August at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • BIRTHDAY: Dual reception held at Ovesen Heights

    The families of Tootie Burba, of Hodgenville, and Lillian Kirkpatrick, formerly of Mount Sherman, invite friends to a combined birthday celebration to be at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church ministry center 3-5 p.m. Aug. 13.
    No gifts requested.

  • Ruth graduates from Naval Academy

    Ensign Timothy J. Ruth graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on May 27, 2011, and was commissioned into the U.S. Navy. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in economics.
    He was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and presented a flag by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie. The flag was flown over the Capitol in Ruth’s honor on May 27.

  • Class of 1961 holds reunion

  • Warm Blessings hosts 'Cardboard Nation'

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is organizing the Cardboard Nation Sleep in a Box event to raise funds to support the Kitchen and increase awareness of issues of poverty and homelessness.  
    “Participants will get people to sponsor them to sleep in a box for one evening,” said event organizer Linda Funk. “Under a safe setting they are asked to bring only a few necessities and to think what it might be like if they had no home, but only a box as a shelter.”
    It’s the fourth year the Kitchen has planned Cardboard Nation.  

  • Vaccinate on time – every time

    Disease prevention is a key to public health - it is better to prevent disease than to treat it. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.

    Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in our country.

    Immunizations are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children from preventable diseases. 

  • LINCOLN DAYS: New division added to antique engine and tractor show

    The Lincoln Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Creekfront Park.

    A new category “Farm Trucks” has been added for antique farm trucks, right off the farm, 1969 and older, original stock. A trophy will be given.

    All tractors will enter from Lincoln Parkway onto Tonieville Road (Ky. 3204). Parking is at First Baptist Church and lower Creekfront Park by the log cabin.

    Parade lineup begins at 1:45 p.m. Plaques and hats will be given to each exhibitor and trophies will be awarded.