If you always ignore pleas for letters to contact officials for something you want done – or not done – you are missing a beat. Letters to elected officials do count, even when it’s not what the legislator wants to hear. Enough letters in the mail and the issue and opinions grow with importance.
The South Fork Area Homemakers met Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were Ann Flanders and Norma Jean McDonald.
Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Hazel Hodges, Doris Jean Holleran, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billy Shahayda, Della Thomas and Exie Elliott.
Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University will begin spring classes 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in Jones-Jaggers Hall.
Veterans who do not have a dishonorable discharge are welcome to join the program to attend these free classes. An application is required before attending and Director Randy Wilson said there are plenty of slots open. Prior participants do not have to reapply.
The general manager of The LaRue County Herald News has been selected as editor of The News-Enterprise.
Ben Sheroan, who began his journalism career at the Elizabethtown newspaper in 1974, assumed the new responsibilities Monday. He will continue in his role with the Herald News during an interim period.
Sheroan, 52, is a Hardin County native and graduate of North Hardin High School. In addition to his 18-month tenure here in LaRue County, he has served in a similar capacity with The Record, a weekly newspaper serving Grayson County.
Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will offer a variety of sewing classes for adults this winter at the County Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Classes usually will be held Tuesdays in afternoon sessions.
An advanced serger class will be 1-3 p.m. Jan. 12. Bring your own serger or come and learn more about sergers.
Getting to know your sewing machine, part II will be 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26. Bring your own machine to class. This will continue from the earlier fall 2009 class.
Elvis and Meatloaf.com, also known as the Perkins Brothers, will perform 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.
Brothers Elvis Aron and Colonel and other family members – all LaRue County natives – sing in tribute to Elvis, Meatloaf, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. The show lasts about two hours.
The newly renovated Theater will have 300 additional seats for this show.