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  • Chamber holds luncheon at noon today

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will holds its December luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Lincoln Museum Community Room on the square.

    Dr. Tom Davenport of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be the guest speaker. He plans to discuss the leadership secrets of Santa Claus. Davenport is dean of workplace solutions and continuing education at the college. He also serves on the LaRue chamber's board of directors.

    Rita Williams, executive director of the chamber, will sponsor the monthly luncheon.

  • Chamber holds luncheon at noon today

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will holds its December luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Lincoln Museum Community Room on the square.

    Dr. Tom Davenport of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be the guest speaker. He plans to discuss the leadership secrets of Santa Claus. Davenport is dean of workplace solutions and continuing education at the college. He also serves on the LaRue chamber's board of directors.

    Rita Williams, executive director of the chamber, will sponsor the monthly luncheon.

  • Plastics manufacturer building plant in E'town

    Landmark News Service

    A new manufacturing industry is headed to Elizabethtown.

    WL Plastics Corp. will open a pipe manufacturing facility next spring, which will create about 40 jobs in management and production, the company announced. The company plans to begin filling those positions in March, according to a news release.

    “It’s good news in a down economy,” said Rick Games, president and COO of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation.

  • Overflowing recycling bin taken to task by New Haven commissioners

    New Haven’s recycling trailer has been overflowing, residents say. The trailer, which sits behind City Hall, has become a bit of a sore spot for those who have to see its contents outside of the receptacle.

    “We need a clean system. We OK’d it as long as it’s clean,” said Mayor Tessie Cecil, adding that the city was up front from the beginning that it didn’t have the manpower to contribute to the upkeep of the receptacle.

  • Third time’s the charm for Magnolia mechanic

    For Magnolia mechanic Parker Meredith, third time was the charm as his application for a conditional use permit was granted last week. It was the third time he had appeared before the LaRue County Board of Adjustments since July, requesting a permit to work on cars at his home at 126 Old L&N Turnpike.

    Board chairman Jim Whitlow, who has been on the board 24 years, said he could not remember another instance where an individual tried for a permit three times.

  • Compassionate Friends to hold candlelight ceremony for bereaved parents

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will take part in a worldwide candle lighting program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Hospice of Nelson County office, 111 N. Third St., Bardstown. The entrance is at the rear of the building.

    The event will honor the loss of children of any age and consists of readings and special music. Candles will be provided for the ceremony.

    Those attending are encouraged to bring photos or other remembrances of the child for the memory table.

    Light refreshments and sharing time will follow the candle lighting.

  • H1N1 clinics held at schools

    A vaccination clinic for the H1N1 virus was held Thursday evening at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil said 133 shots or mists were provided to enrolled students as well as preschoolers.

    Eight-year-old Taylor Newton was first in line for a vaccination. She listened, wide-eyed, as Joyce Walsh, R.N. explained the procedure. She didn’t flinch when the needle entered her arm. Shots are nothing new to Taylor, according to her mother Lisa Newton. She receives allergy injections twice a week and had the first course of H1N1 vaccine in October.

  • Bardstown Home Tour lights up historic homes

    The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual Candlelight Christmas Home Tour in Bardstown will give visitors an opportunity to visit eight of Nelson County’s private historic homes, many built in the early 1800s, being shown off with striking displays of holiday decorations.

    Several newly constructed homes also are on the tour, as will everyone’s holiday favorite: Federal Hill, the Georgian-style mansion at My Old Kentucky Home State Park made famous by Stephen Foster.

  • Smokeless tobacco top health and safety risk at LCHS

    Many high schools across the nation are plagued by gang activity, weapons in the classroom and outbreaks of violence, according to The National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

    At LaRue County High School, however, one of the biggest problems is smokeless tobacco.

    Students dipping, chewing and spitting tobacco was ranked as one of the top health and safety issues by students and teachers at the school, according to The Kentucky Center for School Safety. Graffiti, crowded hallways and a hectic parking lot also made the list.

  • Runaways found after two-hour search near lake

    Four Kentucky state troopers, two LaRue County deputies, volunteers from four fire departments and several other volunteers spent a couple of hours searching for three young runaways Thursday night.

    According to dispatch records, The Life Connection, a group home for teen boys, notified KSP that three children had left the Bud’s Lake Road facility outside Sonora. The juveniles were wearing shorts, short-sleeve shirts and no shoes, according to the report.