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Community News

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Scammers target veterans

    Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families, and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau. Veterans’ Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.

    BBB Military Line provides free financial literacy and consumer protection services to the military community, as well as information on the latest scams, schemes, and ID theft tactics that threaten them. Among the scams to watch out for:

  • New officers selected for Hardin County Historical Society

    New officers for the Hardin County Historical Society were elected Oct. 24.

    They are: president, Judith French; first vice president, Twylane VanLahr; second vice president, Susan McCrobie; secretary, Charles Skees; and treasurer, Larry J. Hall. They will serve three-year terms.

    Speaker for the meeting was James Caufield. His program complete with Civil War memorabilia was entitled “J. D. Shacklette – Recalling Service to Hardin County and Dixie’s Land.”

  • PHOTO: Elders enjoy Sunrise's therapy kitchen

    The elders (residents) at Sunrise Manor are taking part in culinary therapy in the new facility’s therapy kitchen. Above is elder Mary Bryant showing off her buttermilk biscuit baking skills in the therapy kitchen.

  • One Knox launches website as part of 3rd Brigade's welcome home

    One Knox in conjunction with its Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Council have launched a web page – www.oneknox.com/welcomehome.

    The page provides our region with a variety of opportunities to support soldiers of the 3rd Brigade as they return from Afghanistan over the next two months.

    Community members are invited to visit the page and sign up to host soldiers for a meal during the holiday season; and receive notification of welcome home ceremonies.

  • Home heating funds available

    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.

  • Frazier History Museum hosts photography exhibit

    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.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Nov. 9, 2011

    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.

  • FUNDRAISERS: Nov. 9, 2011

    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.

    Fundraiser breakfast
    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.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Fundraisers

    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.
     

  • Sixth-grader renews food basket ministry

    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.