As the summer approaches, many people are looking forward to a family vacation. However, increasing prices for gasoline, airfare, lodging and entertainment may make this year’s summer getaway more difficult. Instead of canceling, there are several ways to trim the travel budget.
Outstanding volunteers and donors gathered May 7 to celebrate United Way of Central Kentucky's record-breaking 2011 campaign. This "thank you" event recognized the volunteers and leadership donors from their five-county region who provide the backbone for UWCK’s success.
Sarah Miller, supply manager for Dow Corning Global Procurement and United Way employee campaign manager, won the Voice of LaRue County award.
The Magnolia High School Class of 1950 had a reunion May 10 at Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. Seated from left, Mary Lou Owen, Cleo Owen, Norman Rock, Sylvia Hawke and Frances Close; standing, Charline Akins, Clifford Owen, Martha Owen, Juanita Shelton, Nancy McCubbin, Randy Gardner, Grover Close, Calvin Hawke, Kenneth Milby and W.A. ‘Doc’ Rock.
Unemployed veterans aged 35 to 60 may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.
VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, will start July 1.
Lincoln Trail Career Centers and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will host a regional job and career fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 South Mulberry Street, US 62, in Elizabethtown.
Available positions vary and include customer service representatives, police officers, college instructors, health and medical positions, mechanical engineers, package handlers and sales representatives, among others. To see the full list of companies planning to attend, visit www.ltcareercenter.org
The LaRue County Public Library has several new DVDs and books for loan.
DVDs – One for the Money; The Vow; The Genesis Code; Elizabethtown; and American Experience: The Amish.
Books – American Folk Artby Kristin Congdon; The Other Side of Sufferingby John Ramsey; Thought Revolutionby William Donius; 11th Hourby James Patterson; Deadlockedby Charlaine Harris; Hannah's Joyby Marta Perry; and Last Boyfriendby Nora Roberts.
Barbara and Douglas Bennett of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th anniversary over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Bennetts were married June 19, 1962, in Decatur, Ala.
They moved from northwest Indiana eight years ago to LaRue County. They raised three daughters, Julie Law of Louisville, Donna Bennett of Indianapolis, Ind., and Rebecca Belt of Portage, Ind. They have four grandsons.
They plan to celebrate with immediate family on the Kentucky Dinner Train.