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Community News

  • Editor recognized by national group

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, took third place in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ireland entered the “serious column” category. She has won or placed in the top three the last three years in the national contest.

    A total of 1,713 entries from newspapers across the country were entered in the editorial contest.

    Ireland will be recognized at a reception at the National Newspaper Association’s 123rd annual Convention and Trade Show in September.

  • ACCEL program offers discounted tuition

    Campbellsville University, by offering free tuition in the ACCEL Program, is stepping forward and helping those who recently have lost their jobs.

    The university will provide free tuition and related fees, not covered by state and federal financial, or other publicly funded programs, for up to two three-hour classes for any dislocated or recently unemployed adult who enrolls in the Adult College Choice for Evening Learners ACCEL Program, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university.

  • Take a picture of a place that matters to you and win

    National Trust for Historic Preservation says: Take a picture of a place that matters to you; win a digital camera and fame for your special place.

    Here’s an unusual offer. Most people have a place or places that are special to them. Maybe they are very old or have been in their family for many years. Maybe they have historic significance or there is some other factor of great interest.

    Too often places that matter to us can be lost in a heartbeat. The best way to save a place that matters is to call attention to it. 

  • Kitchen renovations at Warm Blessings continue

    Volunteers for Warm Blessings soup kitchen continue with renovation at the former Party Plus store, 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    “The process has been slow but now that the first phase of plumbing has been completed, concrete set, and stud walls up, work is moving forward at a fast pace,” board chairwoman Linda Funk said.

    Electrician Brad Langford has begun the process of removing old wiring from the 50-year-old building, which has been used for a variety of businesses.

  • Warm Blessings renovates building

    Volunteers for Warm Blessings soup kitchen continue with renovation at the former Party Plus store, 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    “The process has been slow but now that the first phase of plumbing has been completed, concrete set, and stud walls up, work is moving forward at a fast pace,” board chairwoman Linda Funk said.

    Electrician Brad Langford has begun the process of removing old wiring from the 50-year-old building, which has been used for a variety of businesses.

  • Meeting about Historical District set for Thursday

    The expanded historic district for Hodgenville is moving toward the end of the process. This includes properties just outside the area where buildings have already received National Register designation. The portions of streets included are roughly Walters Avenue, Main Street, Lincoln Boulevard, Water Street and Greensburg Street.

    Owners of properties being considered at this time should have received letters from the Kentucky Heritage Council. They are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the National Register process. The meeting is open to the public as well.

  • Meeting about Historical District set for Thursday

    The expanded historic district for Hodgenville is moving toward the end of the process. This includes properties just outside the area where buildings have already received National Register designation. The portions of streets included are roughly Walters Avenue, Main Street, Lincoln Boulevard, Water Street and Greensburg Street.

    Owners of properties being considered at this time should have received letters from the Kentucky Heritage Council. They are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the National Register process. The meeting is open to the public as well.

  • Meeting about Historical District set for Thursday

    The expanded historic district for Hodgenville is moving toward the end of the process. This includes properties just outside the area where buildings have already received National Register designation. The portions of streets included are roughly Walters Avenue, Main Street, Lincoln Boulevard, Water Street and Greensburg Street.

    Owners of properties being considered at this time should have received letters from the Kentucky Heritage Council. They are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the National Register process. The meeting is open to the public as well.

  • Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition to meet Aug. 11

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coaliton is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes. The group will meet 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Classes on managing meals will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the LaRue County Health Department.

  • Sherrard awarded for achievements

    Kara Sherrard, granddaughter of Vivian Sherrard of Hodgenville, received the Mayor’s Athlete of the Month award in Lancaster, Calif., in March for her athletic and academic achievements.

    The senior volleyball player was named top outside hitter in the Golden League and named to the first team all-CIF in 2007. In 2008, she was named Golden League Player of the Year, again making first team.

    Several colleges have expressed interest in her play.

    She has maintained a 3.6 grade point average in high school.