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Community News

  • 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.

  • Local author to have book signing Nov. 21

    LaRue County native Michael A. Crain will have a book signing at Lincoln’s Loft 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21.

    He is the son of the late George H. Crain Sr. and Agnes Crain of Buffalo where he was raised with his 10 siblings and learned family values, hard work and spun countless characters and adventures in his young mind.

    Crain’s book called “Babbott and Babboo” is for young readers about two fun-loving monkeys trying to stay out of trouble. What happens when a snake’s tail is mistaken for a nice, big banana?

  • Reba Watson honored

    Reba Watson, past chairman of the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors, received the Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award presented by the Kentucky Credit Union League during the 75th annual state meeting and conference Nov. 6 in Fort Mitchell. 

    The award is given in recognition of exceptional accomplishments, time and effort in support and promotion of the credit union idea put forth by volunteers in Kentucky.

    Watson was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1985 and has served continually for the past 24 years.

  • Veterans assistance makes money available monthly

    Frank Niederriter, field representative for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist LaRue County veterans on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Niederriter will be at the center 1:30-4 p.m. to provide counseling and assistance in filling out claims for state and federal benefits.

  • Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore moves to Radcliff

    Hardin County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is packing up and moving into a new facility.

    The ReStore is moving from its cramped quarters off Westport Road in Elizabethtown to a more spacious building at 6746 S. Wilson Road – the former home of Roy’s Furniture. The new facility will open its doors Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Thursday, spokeswoman Trisha Caudill said.

    The ReStore dabbles in “recycling.” Items are collected from donors and resold at a reasonable price.