Premiere Jewelry Bunco beginning 6:30 p.m. January 26 in the LaRue Co HS Cafeteria. Cost to play is $10.00. Winners win money to purchase Premiere Jewelry pieces. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. For more info, contact Rachel Phillips 270-766-7834.
Thought for the week: A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love and an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help others.
Woohoo! I remembered early deadline again. Congratulations to Houston Cruse on winning the 2017 LaRue County Schools ExCEL Teacher of the Year.
The Drop Your Drawers at Your Library campaign was a huge success. A total of 873 pairs of underwear was collected. That is totally awesome! Once again our community has come together to support a good cause.
Greeting and Happy New Year. 2017 is a great time to check your schedule and make time to volunteer at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. The possibilities are endless, from one on one visits to participation in all sorts of activities. There is room for you.
Call Candy Vincent, V.P. for volunteers, at 270-765-8521 or Sonya Turner, Activities Director, at 270-358-3103 for more information and directions on how to sign up.
A construction project to repair the foundation of the park Visitor Center is taking place at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP. The project started January 2, 2017 and is expected to run through March 2017.
As a result of this construction, the accessible board walk and public restrooms at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP will be closed until further notice. Parking spaces directly in front of the Visitor Center will also be closed through the duration of this project. Portable toilets are available to the public.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 25. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in Hodgenville will hold volunteer training for anyone interested in helping out at the park. Potential volunteers can help indoors, outdoors, or both. Over 200,000 people come to this part of Kentucky every year from all over the world to remember Lincoln, and we need help providing an unforgettable experience while they do. The training will be from noon to 4 p.m. and only 10 seats are available, so please reserve your spot either in person or by calling 270-358-3137.
Symone Whalin, LaRue County’s 2017 Distinguished Young Woman, participated in the state Distinguished Young Woman competition at Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington last week. Whalin won the Spirit Award, which was selected by the other participants. She will also receive a $1,000 scholarship for the award. Whalin and the other participants were judged in five areas that included interview (25 percent), talent (20 percent), fitness (15 percent) self-expression (15 percent) and scholastic (25 percent.)