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.
The Frazier History Museum is featuring historic photographs from LaRue County, along with other areas of Kentucky as part of “Rough Road: The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975-1977,” a new exhibit which runs through Jan. 15.
CKAG holds ‘Five by Twenty’ exhibit
The Central Kentucky Art Guild Gallery in the Hardin County History Museum is featuring an exhibit “Five by Twenty” beginning Nov. 9. Twenty artists have agreed to paint the same five objects in a painting using their own style. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular museum hours. The public is encouraged to stop by and search for the items in the paintings. For more information, call Mary Lou Hall at 765-7156.
Sonora Veterans Memorial Park
A chili supper fundraiser for Sonora Veterans Memorial Park will be 4-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Farm Harvest Market (Paul Stewart Sonora Market) on Western Avenue. Barbecue sandwiches, hotdogs and desserts also available. Items priced individually.
B.R. Young Masonic Lodge #132 will have all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and bacon 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 for $5. Proceeds benefit building fund. For more information, call 234-4223.
Loaded potato luncheon at First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Living Strong Relay for Life team is sponsoring a loaded potato, garden salad and homemade dessert luncheon noon Nov. 13 in the FBC gym. The cost of the meal is a donation.
Refreshments at Veirs auction
Veirs Crew Relay for Life team is selling refreshments at the Veirs auction on Fork Road 1 p.m. Nov. 19. Proceeds benefit Relay.
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.