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.
The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will not host the Holiday Home Tour this winter due to a lack of participants. However, the club will depend on another fundraiser to assist with community projects and upkeep of its historic clubhouse.
The club is selling a $5 calendar “A Calendar With Taste,” full of recipes from members and artwork by local artist Phyllis Blakeman. Six local businesses sponsored the calendar.
The Pamida Foundation announces this year’s donations to communities have increased 30 percent. Contributions to local food banks and gift-tree programs total over half a million dollars.
This year’s contributions to local food banks will be used to help stock shelves with food for families in need this holiday season. In addition, numerous Pamida stores across the Midwest are organizing local food drives to coordinate with the Foundation donations.
Tradition tells us the holidays stand for family gatherings, good food, and gift giving and receiving. The realities of the holiday season often include increased social activity and obligations, along with heightened expectations and anticipation. For many Kentucky families, especially those with a loved one serving in the United States military, this can lead to unhealthy levels of stress. For a military spouse juggling the additional demands of the holidays, community support can be especially important during this time of increased vulnerability due to family separation.