Originally from LaRue County, Elizabethtown City Police Chief Ruben Gardner, 65, retired at the end of July.
He graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1964 and started working for EPD in January 1970. He began as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief, a position he’s held since 1990.
In his 21 years as police chief, Gardner has several accomplishments he’s proud of, he said, listing the department’s accreditation, the organization of the Greater Hardin Narcotics Task Force and the department’s new building.
Extreme couponers have been around for decades but it took a television show – combined with a shaky economy – to bring the practice to the forefront.
Those savvy shoppers find ways through coupons and online deals to make retailers pay them for patronizing their stores. They may haul hundreds of dollars worth of items out of stores for pennies.
1. Fake Sweepstakes – Local consumers have been receiving calls from legitimate-sounding sweepstakes companies that are actually scams. At times, the caller will use a real name and act as an “official” for Reader’s Digest or Publishers Clearing House. Some victims will receive a second call from someone acting as a U.S. Customs Official at an airport that has a letter regarding the sweepstakes win and will release it for a hefty fee.
In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.
According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay Connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby, as well as the importance of having support.
When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.
LaRue County contestants in Monday night’s Miss LaRue County Fair pageant were from left, Logan Brooke Grant, 16; Kayla Brook Nunn, 16; Kayla Machelle Skaggs, 16; Kellie Louise Owen, 19; Whitney Nicole Heath, 15; Casi Daniella Bright, 21; Linda Comstock, 18; Sydney Rae Dobson, 17; Tara Nicole Warren, 20; Leeann Marie Carothers, 19; and Audrey-Anna Skaggs, 16.
Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues its sixth season at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
The concert, featuring former educator Rice, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Eddie Glenn Williams, Rick Durham, Mike Ash and Camille Turner, will be held at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.
The concert includes the Future Star series where local and regional entertainers, including MaryBeth Sanders, Gordon Thomas, MaKayla Richardson and Stephanie Metcalf, will have the chance to show off their musical skills.