SNAP is the Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services that operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.
Jacqueline “J.D.”, 16, is one of those children. She has a nice smile and a sweet disposition. She enjoys Christian, country and rap music. She likes watching American Idol, the Hallmark channel and Animal Planet. She enjoys playing volleyball and has played on her school volleyball team in the past. She loves basketball and football, too.
Department of the Army civilian Bradley A. Gatewood was part of a support team made up of soldiers from throughout the Army for the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The Army sponsored the nationally televised football game played Jan. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance and the City of Hodgenville announced the expansion of the Hodgenville Commercial Historic District at a luncheon last week. Final approval for the expansion was received in January from the National Park Service. It had been approved earlier by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has two no-down-payment programs to help individuals living in rural communities and areas obtain the dream of home ownership. One program includes a subsidized interest rate for eligible applicants.
Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,115 students earned President’s List honors for the fall 2009 semester.
Included is Joseph Samuel Hornback, a Hodgenville senior majoring in police studies.
The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.
Hosparus recently was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2010 in the large employer category (250-plus employees). Created in 2005, the awards program is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management Council and the Best Companies Group.
“Can you hear me now?” is a familiar question to cell phone users. Up until a few weeks ago, it was a phrase often heard by LaRue County’s emergency responders – law enforcement, ambulance service and fire departments – as they struggled to hear radioed messages.
The county has invested almost $100,000 in installation of a new dispatch console that utilizes “radio over Internet” protocol. Although officials are working out a few bugs in the new system, the communication is crisper and the volume improved.