The Kentucky State Parks are celebrating their 85th anniversary this year and is offering a poetry contest for visitors who like to write about outdoor experiences.
The contest has three age categories – 11 and younger, 12-18 and 19 and older. Any style may be used but poets are asked to use a theme that is some way related to the natural, cultural or historical aspects of the 52 state parks.
Ancestral Trails Historical Society met earlier this month with Steve Mather presenting a program on grave dowsing. He illustrated how it was done by using a male and female to lie on the floor and let the dowsing rods indicate the sex of the person. The dowsing rods can determine the height of the person also. The society hopes to have him return next spring and illustrate the art of grave dowsing at a local cemetery.
The next meeting will be Nov. 6 at the public library in Elizabethtown.
Navy Seaman Phillip A. Rogers, son of Laurice D. and John L. Rogers of Hodgenville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Rogers completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.
Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, will be offering a multi-week class schedule for beginning adult sewing through the rest of the fall. The classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons at the LaRue County Extension Service office on 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.
1-3 p.m. Oct. 27: Body Shape, Style and Pattern Size
“A Little Bit Longer” Concert for a Cure benefit will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.
Four regional bands are scheduled to entertain at the American Diabetes Association benefit. Hardin Memorial Hospital representatives will open the show with an informative speech and booths will provide information about diabetes.
Main Street’s Festival of Trees is an annual event that kicks off the holiday celebration in Hodgenville. The Community Room is filled with trees to be admired, bid on, voted for or just to provide a holiday atmosphere for other gatherings.
Organizations or churches, who wish to offer a decorated tree, a wreath, a garland or a Christmas banner set up decorated trees at the festival as a moneymaker for their non-profit organization. Individuals can do the same, but the income must go to a non-profit church or group.
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.