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Community News

  • Upcoming fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, will be offering a multi-week class schedule for beginning adult sewing through the rest of the fall. The classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons at the LaRue County Extension Service office on 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.

    1-3 p.m. Oct. 27: Body Shape, Style and Pattern Size

  • Benefit concert set for Sunday

    “A Little Bit Longer” Concert for a Cure benefit will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Four regional bands are scheduled to entertain at the American Diabetes Association benefit. Hardin Memorial Hospital representatives will open the show with an informative speech and booths will provide information about diabetes.

    For more information, go to www.alittlebitlongerconcertforacure.com or contact Amy Green at (270) 268-4943 or Ashley White at (270) 268-8107.

  • Sign up now for the fourth annual Festival of Trees

    Main Street’s Festival of Trees is an annual event that kicks off the holiday celebration in Hodgenville. The Community Room is filled with trees to be admired, bid on, voted for or just to provide a holiday atmosphere for other gatherings.

    Organizations or churches, who wish to offer a decorated tree, a wreath, a garland or a Christmas banner set up decorated trees at the festival as a moneymaker for their non-profit organization. Individuals can do the same, but the income must go to a non-profit church or group.

  • Campbellsville reaches record enrollment

    Campbellsville University has achieved a record enrollment of 3,006, according to an announcement by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

    The enrollment for last fall was 2,601.

    The fall 2009 record makes 19 semesters of consecutive record enrollments at Campbellsville University.

  • LaRue alumni honored

    The 2009 LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni honorees were recognized at a luncheon in their honor Oct. 2. Those who attended were R. Brent Wright, M.D., A. Glenn Catlett, M.D., Mary Tim Cravens Griffith and Sue Brockman, representing recipient Britt Brockman, M.D.

  • Learning Tree recognized

    The Learning Tree Child Development Center has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The local business received an award of excellence Sept. 2 from the department’s Division of Nutrition and Health Services. Learning Tree participates in the state’s nutrition program.

    Stacy Griner and Linda Estes are co-owners of Learning Tree.

  • Vigil against violence

    Deanna Kapp shared the story of how she escaped from an abusive relationship Monday night, at a candlelight vigil to raise awareness for domestic violence, at the LaRue County Courthouse. Kapp said she was held captive by an abusive husband for nearly 20 days, before she was able to leave him and break the cycle of violence.

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series announces schedule

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series offers several entertainment options this fall and next spring.

    The 43rd CKAS season opens with The Golden Dragon Acrobats (www.goldendragonacrobats.com) at Powell Auditorium on the campus of Campbellsville University 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Door admission is $15 adult; $5 children.

    The Wood and Strings Theatre (www.woodandstrings.net) will perform “Out of the Mist ... A Dragon” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Campbellsville High School in Hamilton Auditorium. Door admission is $10 adult; $3 children.

  • Some electric bills will be going up

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • Kid’s Consignments opens

    Jenee Burd of Hodgenville recently opened Kid’s Consignments just off the square in Hodgenville.

    Burd, the daughter of Pat and Linda Burd of Hodgenville, said her mom’s store, Lincoln Square Consignments had so many items that it was hard to find anything. So they found a store and moved all the children’s items to the new location. They are taking winter consignments on a 50/50 basis and pay customers on the first of each month.

    Just in time for Halloween, the store has a supply of costumes.