Since 2005 the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Leadership LaRue County program. Participants include employees and owners of local businesses and representatives of local agencies.
The program begins with a two-day retreat in September and follows with monthly day sessions through May. One of the most prominent of these day sessions is the annual Agriculture Day, which includes visits to local farms and producers within the county.
The Phoenix Club and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are holding a free program April 18, “Keeping Children Safe Through Education and Awareness.”
The event will be geared to parents and their children interested in child safety. Face painting and other child friendly activities will be available. Bring a flashlight.
The event will be held on ECTC’s at the Student Center.
For more information, contact Susan Berry at 270-706-8436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission is hosting an exhibit and event to increase awareness of biodiversity in the Commonwealth.
The exhibit, which will be on display in the college’s Morrison Gallery, includes cleverly designed aluminum images, primarily taken from The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission book, Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity.
The LaRue County Office for Economic Development will offer a free presentation to the public and local businesses concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to Director Bob Sims.
The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.
LaRue County residents Wayne Moore, Bruce Barlow, and Darin Williams received recognition recently for their positive contributions to the community.
Recipients of the Voice of LaRue County Award, Moore and Barlow played an influential role in increasing charitable giving by campaigning on behalf of the United Way of Central Kentucky at their workplace, Cumberland Products.
Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues a new season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
The concert features Kentucky’s Hollywood American Idols – Kenzi Lewis of LaRue County, Brandy Neelly, Kelly Casey and Jenny Beth Willis; and Clinton Spaulding of Louisville.
The event will be held at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.
Fish fry at Middle Creek
Middle Creek Baptist Church will have a fish fry 5-7 p.m. every Friday from April 19 to May 31. Cost is $7.50 and includes fish, two sides, drink and dessert. Call Bro. Kurtz for more information at 502-536-3390.
Free Movie Night continues this spring with two new movies and a classic.
The City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News will jointly sponsor “Lincoln,” “Trouble with the Curve,” and “Citizen Kane.”
Movies play at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.
Daniel Day-Lewis earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of the 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”