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Community News

  • Trip planned to Amish Country

    A trip to Montgomery, Ind., Amish Country, is being planned for Dec. 11.

    Hodgenville resident Stephen A. Brown is organizing the all-day bus trip. An Amish or Mennonite guide will offer insight to the community. Four or five farms will be visited to see furniture making, quilt making and preserving and canning. A sit-down meal with a local family is included.

    The bus fare and lunch expense is $60. If you are interested in making the trip, contact Brown at 270-307-0150.

  • Eddie Miles returns to Lincoln Jamboree

    Entertainer Eddie Miles will present a Christmas concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lincoln Jamboree.

    He’ll perform a tribute to Elvis and songs by Conway Twitty, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

    Reservations suggested by calling 358-3545. Admission is $20.

  • Training provided to child-care professionals

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored six hours of training for local child-care workers Nov. 14 at the Extension Service office. Two topics were covered: Elizabeth Lancaster presented Kentucky’s early childhood standards and field guides. She is the early childhood special education coordinator for Hardin County Schools. Kathy Crawford, retired from LaRue County Public Library youth programs, shared information on bringing books to life.

  • Lights attract customers to downtown

    When I drive through a community that I don’t know at night, if there are no lights in the holidays or any time I get the impression that the place is dead at dark - and maybe during the day, too. But if the shops all look inviting I make a note to return in daytime.

    Savvy retailers everywhere use lights to draw attention to their wares, to draw people in. The cost in most cases is minimal but equivalent to having a round-the-clock advertisement working for you, which makes it a pretty good investment.

  • HES assisting family with medical expenses

    Hodgenville Elementary School is collecting donations to assist the family of an ill student.

    Second-grader Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, has been diagnosed with leukemia and faces a long recovery period.

    The family has requested prayers and the school staff has decided to help them financially as well.

    A collection will be taken through Friday. Money can be sent to the school with students or dropped at the office.

  • 'Home for the Holidays' unveiled

    During the start of the holiday season may seem like an odd time to release a medicine management campaign, but the hope is that it will be the perfect time.

    The “Home for the Holidays” medicine management campaign is being unveiled during this holiday season in conjunction with the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, and Consumers Union, a non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports. The campaign’s goal is to assist older adults and their caregivers in making smart, economical health-care decisions.

  • Tommy Turner named to CU board

    Messengers at the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s annual meeting approved new members for the Kentucky Baptist Convention mission board and the boards of several affiliated institutions and agencies.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia was appointed to fill an unexpired term on Campbellsville University’s board.

    The committee on nominations submitted the nominations for approval during the Nov. 10 state meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • CKAG names artist of the month

    John Thomas “Tommy” Gardner of Hodgenville was voted Artist of the Month by the Central Kentucky Art Guilt Nov. 16. The painting is titled “An Evening Out” and depicts the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown in the days of gaslights and horse-drawn carriages.

    The next meeting of the CKAG is Dec. 21 at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown.

  • Wellness on Wheels will return in spring

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s mobile health unit, Wellness on Wheels, will begin a short “hibernation” for the winter, according to the hospital.

    The WOW unit, which provides cholesterol  and blood pressure checks and finger sticks, will not make its regular monthly site visits to Hodgenville during December, January and February.

    The unit is expected to return in March.

    For more informationm call 737-4464.

  • Chili cook-off to be held Nov. 21

    Satisfy your hunger and support a good cause this fall at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Heartland service center is planning their second annual Heartland Chili Cook-Off 11 a.m. Nov. 21.

    Teams of cooks from the Heartland community will bring their best chili recipe to compete for the prestigious prize of Best Chili, voted on by professional local judges. There will also be refreshments, a silent auction, games and more. For $5, participants can get all this entertainment plus all-you-can-eat chili.