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Community News

  • KET's Lincoln special wins three regional Emmys

    KET’s “Lincoln: ‘I, Too, Am a Kentuckian,’” a Kentucky Life special following Lincoln from his birth in a log cabin on the Kentucky frontier to the White House, was awarded three regional Emmy Awards by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    Producers Joy Flynn and Marsha Hellard won Emmys in the Historical Documentary category for the program. Videographer Matthew Grimm won in the Photography category, and Brent Abshear and Chuck Burgess received Emmys in the Audio category.

  • Magnolia Class of '52

    The Magnolia Class of 1952 met July 25 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit’s Restaurant in Hodgenville. Those attending were  Randy Cruse, Randall Johnson, Bobbie Miller, James Richardson, Marvin Curry, J.T. Hines, Adrian Loyall, Eva "BeBe" McCubbins, Carolyn Price Milby, Lou Tharpe Turner, Margaret Fulkerson Wilson, Joyce Druen Bennett, Phyllis Waggoner Hazle and Melva Hornback Hatcher.

  • Water taste evaluated

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 was awarded top honors in the “Best Tasting Water” competition held by the Kentucky-Tennessee Section of American Water Works Association AWWA at the Annual Professionals Conference in Lexington July 14. Shaun Youravich, right, plant manager of Hardin County Water District No. 2, accepted the award.

    The water district's customer base includes some residents in LaRue County.

  • Gardeners may benefit from pressure canning class

    We are seeing a definite increase in the number of people growing their own gardens and doing their own food preservation. All Extension offices are getting an increase in requests for information regarding home canning and freezing. We have free publications at the Extension Service office.

  • Make mealtime a family time

    One of the fondest memories of my childhood is that of my entire family sitting down almost every evening for a nice meal together. It was a great opportunity for us to talk about the day’s events and stay connected with each other. For most families these days it is hard to make time for family meals for many reasons. But the benefits of sharing a meal together are tremendous for both parents and kids.

  • 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.