The expanded historic district for Hodgenville is moving toward the end of the process. This includes properties just outside the area where buildings have already received National Register designation. The portions of streets included are roughly Walters Avenue, Main Street, Lincoln Boulevard, Water Street and Greensburg Street.
Owners of properties being considered at this time should have received letters from the Kentucky Heritage Council. They are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the National Register process. The meeting is open to the public as well.
The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coaliton is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes. The group will meet 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.
Classes on managing meals will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the LaRue County Health Department.
Kara Sherrard, granddaughter of Vivian Sherrard of Hodgenville, received the Mayor’s Athlete of the Month award in Lancaster, Calif., in March for her athletic and academic achievements.
The senior volleyball player was named top outside hitter in the Golden League and named to the first team all-CIF in 2007. In 2008, she was named Golden League Player of the Year, again making first team.
Several colleges have expressed interest in her play.
She has maintained a 3.6 grade point average in high school.
China Martin, granddaughter of Randall and Elvon Skaggs of Hodgenville and daughter of Yvette and Danny Martin of Bardstown, is performing in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Stephen Foster amphitheater in Bardstown. She has previously performed in productions with the Foster Heights Children’s Choir. The show will be performed at 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday through Aug. 15.
Hodgenville Main Street and the City of Hodgenville will sponsor Family Fun Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8 at Creekfront Park.
The duck derby will be held again. Pre-purchase duck tickets for $1 each at the Main Street office or, if available, from the information desk Aug. 8. Cash prizes of $30, $10 and $5 will be given for the three fastest swimming ducks in the creek. Ducks sold out early last year, so get yours now. The derby is sponsored by the Lincoln Museum.
Cathy Williamson, branch manager for the Better Business Bureau, recently presented an accreditation plaque to Ron Sanders, bank president, and the staff of Magnolia Bank.
Magnolia Bank recently qualified to be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. Businesses that apply to the BBB have undergone a detailed review process and committed to abide by a set of ethical standards for marketplace conduct.
The bank, founded in 1919, has locations in Hodgenville, Magnolia and Elizabethtown.
Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was selected for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Kentucky Community and Technical College System All-Academic team. Each year, two students from each KCTCS institution are chosen for the honor by instructors and administrators.
Pottinger was recognized for the achievement at the opening luncheon of the KCTCS New Horizons Conference on Teaching and Learning in Louisville in May. She was presented a plaque and stipend.
There is good news for those interested in preserving old buildings and making them part of our lives today and part of our community’s future. Gov. Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 3, which includes added incentives for historic preservation in Kentucky. That has importance to people such as the Main Street Association, because we want to preserve buildings that, by their age or other reason, have become important to the Hodgenville of today.