Joel Ray Sprowls.
The name is synonymous with LaRue County, country music and The Lincoln Jamboree.
People may forget where Abraham Lincoln was born – but they know Joel Ray. Anyone who has worked the LaRue County booth at the Kentucky State Fair can attest to that fact.
Fair visitors smile as they share tales about the entertainment and jokes they heard at the Jamboree – even if they attended decades ago.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1051, The Gold Vault Patriots, will meet 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Nolin RECC conference room, 411 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. All Vietnam and Vietnam era veterans (August 1964-May 1975) are invited to attend. Anyone who wants to join the chapter, bring a copy of your DD214 and $20 for membership dues. For more information, contact Sally Johns at 352-2765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.