Daphne Loyall, administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, may be the first employer to sign a statement of support inside a flying C130 aircraft.
Loyall, while on an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve BossLift to the Wendell Ford National Guard Training site in western Kentucky June 17, signed the statement of support with Kentucky ESGR Field Chair Bob Silverthorn looking on.
Larry C. Bell, circuit court clerk for LaRue County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington.
The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. Participants received 12.25 hours of continuing education credit.
Seventy-one campers and 17 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying swimming, boating, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes, low ropes and outdoor cooking June 29-July 2.
The Heartland Review, the literary publication published by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is offering a poetry contest for area residents.
First place in the Ruth Redel Poetry Contest is $200 and publication in The Heartland Review Fall 2009 issue.
THR asks for a $3 tax-deductible contribution for each poem to support the contest and journal. Make checks out to The Heartland Review. Send a cover page with contact information and titles of poems name, address, and a short biography (40 words maximum).
“The Faces of Cancer,” a special photo exhibit, was unveiled at a cancer survivor celebration, “Hope Soars … Celebrating Life” June 28 at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The exhibit features survivors from LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Two Hodgenville residents, Sue Young and Ramona Coffey, are survivors portrayed on the exhibit. The exhibit, donated by Lakeview Photography in Bardstown, will travel the eight-county region, stopping first at Flaget Memorial Hospital.
Celia Creal McDonald has been named manager for Hodgenville’s Main Street/Renaissance Association. She has held the position on an interim basis since January.
McDonald is a native of Hodgenville and has lived here all her life except for a 19-year absence when she resided in Danville, Lexington and Louisville. She and her husband, Bob, returned to Hodgenville to take over The LaRue County Herald News after the death of her father in 1978 and later served as a founder, president and executive director of the LaRue County Arts Council.
Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed a judge who serves Hart and LaRue counties to a regional post. District Court Judge C. Derek Reed has been appointed as vice chief regional district judge for the Green River Region. On the District Court level, the region consists of Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Logan, Meade, Metcalfe, Ohio, Simpson, Todd and Warren counties.
Reed is one of the 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky.
Joe Pearman and Sons are in the process of building their first above-ground storm shelter for a homeowner near Buffalo.
Linda Riley said her Greensburg Road home does not have a basement and she found the above-ground shelter to be a great alternative to digging under the house.
Pearman said the shelter is rated to withstand an F5 tornado. The shelter is 6 feet, 8 inches by 5 feet with 8-inch thick walls. The ceiling is constructed with concrete reinforced with steel rods from top to bottom. The footer goes down about 40 inches.