Sixty-seven campers and 12 teen and adult leaders spent four days from June 16-19 at Lake Cumberland enjoying activities such as: swimming, boating, archery, rifle, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes and low ropes.
Congratulations to Michaela Rock ($500), far left, Sara Duvall ($250), middle, and Benjamin Locke ($250). They are recipients of the 2015 Stanley Hager 4-H Scholarship. Joy Decker, LaRue County 4-H Council president, presented the students with the scholarships.
The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch Summer camping program is now open for their 40th consecutive year. The camp runs throughout June and July, serving both boys and girls, alternately throughout the camp season.
The Boys and Girls Ranch is a non-profit organization, serving Kentucky’s youth through a summer camping program designed to build their self-esteem, while teaching them respect for themselves, others and law enforcement professionals.
The second Juneteenth LaRue County celebration was held Friday, June 19, at the LaRue County Civic Center in Hodgenville. Juneteenth is a national celebration marking the celebration of freedom from slavery, June 19, 1865, the day the slaves of Texas learned they had been freed.
Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore read a proclamation from Governor Steve Beshear honoring the day by declaring June 19 as National Freedom Day for Kentucky.
Bible scholar Ben Witherington, who is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland, will be the guest lecturer for the January Bible Study Preview at Campbellsville University from 1:15 p.m. until 8 p.m, Thursday, Aug. 6.. at the Hawkins Athletic Complex, 205 Tiger Way, Campbellsville.
Registration and fellowship begin at 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.. Everyone is invited including pastors, church leaders and lay persons.