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Community News

  • Brooks completes Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

    Denise Brooks has graduated from the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute. Brooks and 26 other entrepreneurial leaders, advocates and coaches completed the 18-month course Nov. 12.

    Brooks is a local entrepreneur who has launched a State Farm Agency in Hodgenville. She has served as president of the Hart County Chamber, is involved in Rotary, is a member of the Extension Board and previously served as a funeral home director in her family’s business. 

  • BBB warns about e-mail attachments

    The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to a holiday e-mail scam that’s popping up just in time for holiday shopping. The email appears to be a legitimate e-mail from DHL Services, a shipping company, but it actually contains an attachment that if opened, will infect your computer with a virus.

  • Kids art walk will be Dec. 19

    The Heritage Council is sponsoring the “Light up Old Towne Art Walk Celebration” in downtown Elizabethtown 5-8 p.m. Dec. 19.

    The art walk will feature students of all ages from LaRue, Campbellsville Independent and East and West Hardin schools.

    LaRue County student art will be featured at 120 W. Dixie Ave.

    The celebration includes Santa land with model trains, letter writing to Santa and photos with Santa. Live music includes Blue Zen Grass and Foggy Bottom Dew Players.

  • Fort Knox Federal ranked among the top credit unions in net worth

    The National Credit Union Administration has ranked Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in the highest percentiles for net worth, investment yield and return on assets among the 4,759 federal credit unions nationwide. 

    For the third quarter ending Sept. 30, Fort Knox Federal reported quarterly net income of $4.0 million and a year-to-date net income was $11.2 million placing it in the top four percent of all credit unions. 

  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year. Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green gift ideas

  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year. Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green gift ideas

  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year. Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green gift ideas

  • The journey of family caregivers

    Think about the last time you journeyed somewhere new and foreign. There were many preparations that had to be made, including an itinerary of places to visit and even places to avoid. The traveler tries to learn as much information ahead of time about the places that will be visited so the trip doesn’t seem so scary or overwhelming. The end result of any journey is to return home again with lots of wonderful memories and stories to tell.

  • State Farm honors local office

    Hodgenville State Farm Agent Denise Brooks and her team Kimberly Jennett, David Whitlock and Adam Cecil, received the prestigious Summit Award and the Second Place Team Winner of the 2009 Fall Life Campaign in Kentucky and Tennessee during State Farm’s fall planning conference.

    To qualify for the award, her agency had to write a minimum of 100 applications across six lines of insurance with zero zeros - Auto, Fire, Life, Health, Bank and Mutual Funds. 

  • Locals compete in Ultimate Magic Showdown

    French Lick Resort and Casino in Indiana held auditions to find the “best of the best” magicians in the country. Auditions were held in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

    Out of 40 magicians, eight made the cut to appear Oct. 10 at the French Lick Resort.

    Dinky Gowen and his partner, Jennifer Wheat, placed third in the Ultimate Magic Showdown.