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Community News

  • South Fork Homemakers plan catering

    The South Fork Homemakers met Nov. 15.

    Present were 12 members – Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

    The minutes were approved and treasurer’s report received.

  • New Hope Food Bank answers questions

    The New Hope Food Bank has not violated any United Way of Nelson County policies and will receive its fourth and final allocation of the year.

    The organization's board of directors made this decision Monday after a conversation with food bank Director Carmel Cecil about the New Hope Food Bank's recent six-month suspension from receiving food from Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: Miracle on 34th Street

    The movie classic “Miracle on 34th Street” will be featured at Free Movie Night Saturday, Dec. 17.

    It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center and is co-sponsored by the City and The LaRue County Herald News.

    The movie features Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle, an elderly man who is recruited to be a Santa in Macy’s and later claims to be the real Santa Claus. A youthful Natalie Wood co-stars as Susan Walker; Maureen O’Hara plays Susan’s aunt, Doris Walker.

  • COLUMN: Kickstart your savings

    Here are five ways that you can save $100 or more this winter:

    · Take a look at your cell phone bill. Many of us overestimate our cell phone usage. Drop minutes or features you’re not using to add to your savings.

    · Walk or bike rather than drive to destinations less than a mile. You’ll not only burn calories, but also save the wear-and-tear on your vehicle.

  • MILESTONE: Reed completes Cooper-Clayton program

    Ross Reed of Hodgenville completed the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking classes at the LaRue County Health Department. This series of 12 weekly classes is a science-based program that utilizes education, skills training and social support to help people become non-smokers.

    If you are interested in becoming a non-smoker and would like to participate in the next series of classes, call the LaRue County Health Department at 358-3844.

  • Help available on heating bill

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 16, 2011

    CKCA Board to meet
    Central Kentucky Community Action Board of Directors will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.

    Chamber luncheon
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Nov. 16. Cost is $8. Programs include One Knox and Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition.

    EHLRTA to meet

  • State Main Street touts virtue of shopping in town

    A new campaign to encourage consumers to "Shop Downtown This Holiday Season" is being launched by the Kentucky Main Street Program, as a means to drive retail sales to local businesses, keep money circulating in the local economy, and help cultivate the unique character that differentiates communities across the state.
    It is the most recent in a series of  "shop local" holiday season campaigns featured by KYMS.

  • PHOTO: Santa without snow

    Tom Smith AKA Santa gave carriage rides around Magnolia Saturday as Magnolia Mall held a holiday open house and the fire department held a chili supper and silent auction.

  • Community Thanksgiving service set for Tuesday

    A Thanksgiving community worship and praise service is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.
    The event, sponsored by the LaRue County Ministerial Association, will be held in First Baptist Church Hodgenville at 730 Tonieville Road.
    “This wonderful gathering is a time for fellowship and community worship in giving thanks to our creator and savior and giving thanks for our great community,” said Jenn Mayfield, one of the service’s organizers.