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Community News

  • Campbellsville reaches record enrollment

    Campbellsville University has achieved a record enrollment of 3,006, according to an announcement by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

    The enrollment for last fall was 2,601.

    The fall 2009 record makes 19 semesters of consecutive record enrollments at Campbellsville University.

  • LaRue alumni honored

    The 2009 LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni honorees were recognized at a luncheon in their honor Oct. 2. Those who attended were R. Brent Wright, M.D., A. Glenn Catlett, M.D., Mary Tim Cravens Griffith and Sue Brockman, representing recipient Britt Brockman, M.D.

  • Learning Tree recognized

    The Learning Tree Child Development Center has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The local business received an award of excellence Sept. 2 from the department’s Division of Nutrition and Health Services. Learning Tree participates in the state’s nutrition program.

    Stacy Griner and Linda Estes are co-owners of Learning Tree.

  • Vigil against violence

    Deanna Kapp shared the story of how she escaped from an abusive relationship Monday night, at a candlelight vigil to raise awareness for domestic violence, at the LaRue County Courthouse. Kapp said she was held captive by an abusive husband for nearly 20 days, before she was able to leave him and break the cycle of violence.

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series announces schedule

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series offers several entertainment options this fall and next spring.

    The 43rd CKAS season opens with The Golden Dragon Acrobats (www.goldendragonacrobats.com) at Powell Auditorium on the campus of Campbellsville University 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Door admission is $15 adult; $5 children.

    The Wood and Strings Theatre (www.woodandstrings.net) will perform “Out of the Mist ... A Dragon” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Campbellsville High School in Hamilton Auditorium. Door admission is $10 adult; $3 children.

  • Some electric bills will be going up

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • Kid’s Consignments opens

    Jenee Burd of Hodgenville recently opened Kid’s Consignments just off the square in Hodgenville.

    Burd, the daughter of Pat and Linda Burd of Hodgenville, said her mom’s store, Lincoln Square Consignments had so many items that it was hard to find anything. So they found a store and moved all the children’s items to the new location. They are taking winter consignments on a 50/50 basis and pay customers on the first of each month.

    Just in time for Halloween, the store has a supply of costumes.

  • H1N1 deceptions: Alive and well

    The Kentucky Pharmacists Association and its 1,400 member pharmacists are urging people to exercise caution regarding questionable retailers selling so-called “swine flu treatment” via the Internet.

  • Community Calendar

    Food Pantry

    The Food Pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to people who qualify 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. It serves residents in the 42748 ZIP code. For information, call 358-9220.

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will be at the Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Free admission and snacks. For more information call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Trick-or-Treat

    Trick-or-Treat on the Square begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume contests. It will be followed by citywide Trick-or-Treat 6-8 p.m.

  • Davis graduates from Army training

    Army Pfc. Charles E. Davis II has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

    Davis is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School.