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Community News

  • CHAMBER: Annual golf scramble is in the works

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce holds true to its mission of supporting local business and the community by hosting many events  that are informative and entertaining.

  • Extension offers 'gear up to save' program

    In a down economy Americans are saving more, but their level of savings may not be enough to help them navigate through an unforeseen financial hardship.
    America Saves Week and Kentucky Saves Week, the state level campaign, were created to encourage people to find ways to save more, whether that’s building a savings account or emergency fund or paying off credit card debt. This year, the week is Feb. 20-27.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days Luncheon

    Opal Dail presented the Richard Burks Award to this year’s recipient, Charles Setters. The award is given annually to a person or organization who acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy.

  • PHOTO: Gus and the snowman
  • Higdon and Fisher chosen to serve on healthcare board

    Two of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s faculty have been elected by their peers as officers for the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care. Rebecca Higdon, ECTC’s Director of Clinical Education in the Respiratory Care Program, was elected president of the organization for 2011, while Pat Fisher, Respiratory Care Program Coordinator, was named treasurer.  
    Both are from Hodgenville.

  • HEALTH: Go Red for Women

    How many of you have noticed the little red dress pins at Walmart and thought they were pretty, but weren’t quite sure what they stood for. These little red dresses symbolize a campaign, Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association kicked off to address the #1 killer of women: heart disease.

  • Drake performs with Campbellsville singers

    The Campbellsville Singers will present a concert during Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service 10 a.m. Feb. 16 in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins, Ave., Campbellsville.
    The event is free and open to the public.
    The Campbellsville Singers, directed by Matthew Hodge, instructor in music and fine arts recruiter, will present a series of Christian-oriented songs in the styles of jazz, southern gospel, blues, praise and worship and adult contemporary.
    Hodge serves as director, composer and pianist for the group.

  • Campbellsville woman celebrates 111th birthday

    She sits in her chair, surrounded by photographs of those who love her.
    Her family has grown quite large over the past century and now stands at dozens of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
    “My family keeps growing,” she says with a laugh.
    Her hands, a bit more frail than last year, are no longer able to make as many crocheted bookmarks as she used to. She’s confined to the room, only moving from her chair to her bed each day.

  • Dukes welcome Andrew Gavin

    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dukes, of New Albany, Ind., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Gavin Dukes.
    He was born on Jan. 11, 2011.
    His grandmother is the former Suzanne Buchanon of Louisville.
    Great-grandparents are Billy and Barbara Buchanon of Louisville.

  • Theresa Howard: Make the most of your tax refund

    This year develop a plan to make the most of your tax refund. The average person receives nearly $3,000 as a tax refund. This year, develop a plan to make the most of your tax refund. There are many ways to use your tax refund to build a better financial future.

    Consider the following:

    1. Pay past-due expenses

    2. Reduce credit card debt

    3. Create an emergency fund

    4. Save for a major appliance purchase

    5. Save for a child’s education

    6. Boost your retirement accounts