LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner signed a proclamation designating September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in LaRue County. This is in honor of Ashley Long from LaRue County, currently being treated for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. From left, Amanda Sanders, VNA Nazareth Homecare nurse, Todd Long, the father of Ashley Long, Austin Long and Glenda Moon, VNA Nazareth Homecare coordinator and Turner is in front.
Second Sunday is a statewide campaign that encourages Kentuckians to get moving to improve their health status. Kentucky is consistently ranked among the top 10 states for obesity and obesity-related diseases. The Second Sunday Challenge encourages families to have some fun and find simple ways to incorporate physical activity into your everyday life.
The Lincoln Days Celebration Festival will be Oct. 1-2. Applications are being taken for commercial booths only. To apply for a booth, visit www.lincolndays.org to get an application or visit the Lincoln Days office on Lincoln Square.
Parade entries are limited, so apply to be in the parade as soon as possible. The theme is “Birthplace of Greatness.” There is no charge for any parade entry, but antique cars must be at least 25 years old.
Bob Swope and Dr. Bill Handley of the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary club spoke about the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project to the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Hodgenville Rotary club is a co-sponsor of this project. Pictured is Dewayne Murray, treasurer, presenting Bob Swope a check for $1,000 to help with the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project.
A group of seamstresses who meet during the monthly Open Sew Day at the LaRue County Extension Office have given themselves the name “Nifty Needles.” The group made 50 fabric chair back covers with storage pockets for the students in preschool classes. This gave each classroom more storage space for each student. Front from left, Carrie Lee Kidd, Peggy Edwards, Rebekah Okeson. Others are Martha Childress, Mae Burden, Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith, Judy Bridge, Phyllis Miles, Betty Downey and Rose Cottrell.
The LaRue County High School gym was dedicated in 1959. Superintendent Sam Sanders shared these photos of the dedication ceremony and other views of the school. He received the photos from Mickey Miller, son of former School Board Chairman Lee Miller.