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Community News

  • Extension Homemakers give back locally, statewide and globally

    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. 

  • Local artists on display

    The following juried members of the Central Kentucky Art Guild will have two dimensional artwork displays at the following locations through Sept. 21.

    •Charolette Humphress – Radcliff/Fort Knox.Tourism in Radcliff (270-352-1204)

    •Elsie Hall – Cobbler’s Café, Elizabethtown (270-982-2233)

    •Rose Cooper – Cecilian Bank, Elizabethtown (270-737-1593)

    •Chieko Davis and Wes Kendall – The Granite Centre, Radcliff (270-765-4622), July 20

  • McCoy awarded McCormick and Williams art scholarship

    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.

  • Nationwide honors employees of the month

    Mary Boone was selected as May Employee of the Month at Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed since October 1972 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trousers department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

    Octavia Diaz was selected as June Employee of the Month at Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed since November 2006 and is under the supervision of Joann Pearman in the trousers department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Main Street dinner to include concert, silent auction

    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.

  • Locals earn degrees from Mid-Continent

    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.

  • Puryear inducted into First-Year Honor Society

    LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year Curtis Puryear was recently inducted into the inaugural class of the Transylvania First-Year Honor Society.            

    The society recognizes students who are in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

    He was also named to the Dean’s List at Transylvania University for the 2009 winter term.

  • Richmond awarded two scholarships

    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.

  • Herald News wins state history media award

    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.   

  • Doctoral program selects Kimberly Anderson

    Western Kentucky University’s doctoral program in educational leadership has selected its third cohort of students.

    The third group of students will begin the program in July and will complete it in December 2012.

    Among the students selected is Kimberly Anderson of Buffalo.

    The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, WKU’s first independent doctoral degree program, was approved in February 2008 by the Council on Postsecondary Education.