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Today's Features

  • Satisfy your hunger and support a good cause this fall at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Heartland service center is planning their second annual Heartland Chili Cook-Off 11 a.m. Nov. 21.

    Teams of cooks from the Heartland community will bring their best chili recipe to compete for the prestigious prize of Best Chili, voted on by professional local judges. There will also be refreshments, a silent auction, games and more. For $5, participants can get all this entertainment plus all-you-can-eat chili.

  • What can you do about unwanted mail and unwelcome telemarketers? Tell companies you do business with to remove your name from customer lists they rent or sell to others. Look for information on how to opt out of marketing lists on sales materials, order forms and Web sites.

  • LaRue County native Michael A. Crain will have a book signing at Lincoln’s Loft 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21.

    He is the son of the late George H. Crain Sr. and Agnes Crain of Buffalo where he was raised with his 10 siblings and learned family values, hard work and spun countless characters and adventures in his young mind.

    Crain’s book called “Babbott and Babboo” is for young readers about two fun-loving monkeys trying to stay out of trouble. What happens when a snake’s tail is mistaken for a nice, big banana?

  • Reba Watson, past chairman of the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors, received the Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award presented by the Kentucky Credit Union League during the 75th annual state meeting and conference Nov. 6 in Fort Mitchell. 

    The award is given in recognition of exceptional accomplishments, time and effort in support and promotion of the credit union idea put forth by volunteers in Kentucky.

    Watson was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1985 and has served continually for the past 24 years.

  • Frank Niederriter, field representative for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist LaRue County veterans on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Niederriter will be at the center 1:30-4 p.m. to provide counseling and assistance in filling out claims for state and federal benefits.

  • Hardin County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is packing up and moving into a new facility.

    The ReStore is moving from its cramped quarters off Westport Road in Elizabethtown to a more spacious building at 6746 S. Wilson Road – the former home of Roy’s Furniture. The new facility will open its doors Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Thursday, spokeswoman Trisha Caudill said.

    The ReStore dabbles in “recycling.” Items are collected from donors and resold at a reasonable price.

  • LaRue County Circuit Court Clerk Larry C. Bell participated in the Circuit Court Clerks Fall College Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the training, which offered 11 hours of continuing education credit

    The theme was data-driven decisions, focusing on improved customer service through technology, database management and court processes.

    The college offered sessions on legislative tools, accuracy in case management, driver licensing, court interpreting services, domestic violence protective orders and property bonds.

  • Chief Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III and Circuit Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serve Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College Sept. 20-24 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the training for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Here are a few tips for holiday calorie control:

    Keep a weight journal

    Write down your weight now. Record the time of day and what clothes you are wearing. During the holidays, it helps to be aware of how much you weigh each week so you can keep track and make adjustments before the problem gets out of hand.

    500 calories per week

  • William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, has been named the Outstanding Executive for 2009 by the Credit Union Executive Society. The national award was announced at a special banquet during the group’s CEO Network meeting Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla.

    Recipients of the CUES Executive of the Year award must show exceptional leadership skills, be committed to professional development and contribute to their credit union’s success.