Community News

  • COLUMN: The value of volunteering grows

    An hour of volunteering was worth $21.79 in 2011. This estimate by Independent Sector is based on the average hourly earnings of all production and non-supervisory works on private non-farm payrolls, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Independent Sector increases that number by 12 percent to estimate for fringe benefits.

  • Diabetes Coalition and support groups meet

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. June 5 at the LaRue County Extension Office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  • Unemployed veterans eligible for new job training assistance

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are working together to make military veterans aware of new job training benefits available to them.

    Last November Congress passed the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, which includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program for unemployed veterans age 35-60. Scheduled to start July 1, VRAP offers training assistance in high-demand occupations to 99,000 unemployed veterans over two years-45,000 from July 1-Sept. 30, and 54,000 next year.

  • Campbellsville University students serve in summer ministries

     Campbellsville University students are serving across Kentucky and across the globe during summer break. Students are serving at various church camps, interning in a church, serving on ministry teams and serving overseas.

    Caleb Phelps, a senior of Hodgenville, will serve as association pastor at South Fork Baptist Church in LaRue County.

    Chris Mills, a  freshman of  Magnolia, will serve  with KY Changers - NYC.

  • Hodgenville man receives pharmacy degree

     Charles E. Upton Jr., son of Charles and Linda Kay Upton of Hodgenville, was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy at the university-wide Commencement held May 8.

    The UK College of Pharmacy honored 148 students at the 2012 Graduation Recognition Ceremony May 4 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

    Upton was one of 127 students awarded the degree.

  • REUNIONS - May 16, 2012

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  • ENGAGEMENT: Crystal Dawn Larimore and Nicholas Dylan Short

    Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Larimore of Horse Cave are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Dawn Larimore, to Nicholas Dylan Short, son of Don Short of Libby, Mont., and Timmy and Sherry Lee of Hodgenville.
    The bride to be is the granddaughter of Alice Larimore and the late William Haywood Larimore of Horse Cave, Bob and Vermalee Martz of Advance, N.C., and Don and Carolyn Wafford of Franklin.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Savannah Hines and Brandon Clemons

     Savannah Hines and Brandon Clemons announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Ricky and Jamie Hines of Magnolia. She is a student at Lindsey Wilson College and employed by First Friends Childcare.

    The prospective groom is the son of Scott and Kim Clemons of Buffalo and employed at Tower Automotive.

    The wedding is 5:30 p.m. May 26, 2012, at Bluegrass Entertainment and Expo Complex with DeWayne Gibson and Norm Brock officiating. A reception will follow at that location.

  • Adoption Support meetings planned

    Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet at 916 N. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown 7-9 p.m. May 18. The training will be on Reactive Attachment Disorder PT. 1 Participants do not have to be adoptive parents to participate.  Sessions are open to everyone. Childcare and refreshments provided.  

    ASK will meet 7-9 p.m. May 19 at 916 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. Training will be Reactive Attachment Disorder PT. 2. You do not have to attend both sessions. Adoption Support Groups are open to everyone. Childcare and refreshments provided.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Erin Leigh Heady and Ryan Keith Bratcher

    Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Leigh Heady to Ryan Keith Bratcher, son of Keith and Patty Bratcher of Leitchfield.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2012 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in elementary education.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Grayson County High School and owner of Bratcher Construction in Leitchfield.