This year, the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association presented a check for $55,818.93 to the UK Ovarian Cancer Research Program. The contribution this year was a significant milestone as the organization has contributed more than $1 million since the project began in 1977. KEHA paid tribute to Virginia McCandless, the health chairman who worked with physicians at UK to start the project in 1977 after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Angelina S. McCoy has been awarded the James McCormick and Robert Williams Art Scholarship at Georgetown College. This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior with a declared minor or major in art. The scholarship is renewable through the student’s senior year as long as the student maintains a grade point average of at least a 3.0, with a 3.5 in art and successfully completes two art courses per semester.
Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association will hold its annual dinner Sept. 26. The occasion will include a meal, a silent auction and a concert by Water’s Edge.
There will be combination dinner/concert tickets and separate tickets available for the concert only. The music of Water’s Edge is something that will appeal to all ages, of sorts of music fans. It is a fun, excellent performance of tight harmonies, fresh arrangements and vocally produced rhythm.
On May 16, Dr. Robert Imhoff, president of Mid-Continent University, conferred degrees for 329 students. Commencement ceremonies were held at Graves County High School in Mayfield.
Local graduates include Ricky L. Wheeler of Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science in Business Management; Lori O. Cecil of New Haven, Magna Cum Laude, Associate of Science; Angela M. Smith of New Haven, Suma Cum Laude, Associate of Science; Amber Marie Landram of New Haven, Bachelor of Science in Business Management; and Stephanie Boone of New Haven, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science.
Melanie L. Richmond of Hodgenville has been chosen to receive a pair of scholarships – a $300 award from The LaRue County Herald News and a $5,000 Horatio Alger Association’s Kentucky State Scholarship.
The LaRue County Herald News received the media award for its Lincoln Bicentennial coverage at the 2009 Kentucky History Awards March 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, the annual award ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements in Kentucky history.