Lisa Williams, an employee of the LaRue County Public Library, has earned her paraprofessional certification for librarians.
The library is hosting a reception for her 5 p.m. Nov. 7 with punch and cookies.
Hosparus needs volunteers in the central Kentucky area and will offer a free training session, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 (lunch provided) at its Elizabethtown office, 105 Diecks Dr. Counties served by Hosparus Central Kentucky include Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade. Volunteers can choose the areas where they want to volunteer.
Susan G. Komen Louisville received a sizeable donation from the second annual Burger King Breast Cancer Truck and Tractor Pull. The two-day event was held Oct. 11 and 12 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds near Glendale in conjunction with the Battle of the Bluegrass Truck and Tractor pull series championship. Drivers and fans came together from as far away as California to support the fundraiser.
In all, $19,365.27 was donated to the cancer research foundation.
Last year, the Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 8 percent in 2011. This year, help reverse this trend and plan on spending less and saving more. Here are five ways to cut back on your holiday spending this year: