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  • David Barr once traveled the world as a percussionist in the United States Army’s band. Today, he’s playing for what he claims is an even larger purpose.

    Barr, now a resident of LaRue County, was born in Ohio and grew up in southern California. He began playing the drums in middle school and found that he had a passion for music and percussion.

  • Chamber luncheon

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Aug. 18 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. State Rep. Dottie Sims will be guest speaker. LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins will be recognized with a Chamber resolution for winning School Administrator of the Year. Cost of the luncheon is $6 per person. The public is invited and chamber members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

    Workers needed

  • Tom Coffey figures that since he became manager in 1987, LaRue County Water District Number 1 has laid enough water lines to reach from his office in Buffalo all the way to Birmingham, Ala.

    “It would take you a long way down the road,” said Coffey who was recognized for his 27 years of service Aug. 9 at a retirement cookout in his honor at the water district office.

    Born within a half mile of where the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum now stands at Renfro Valley, Coffey began working for the water district in 1981.

  • Powers-Arnett

    The Powers-Arnett reunion will be noon-6 p.m. Aug. 21, rain or shine, at Leonard and Brenda Arnett’s house, 2641 Burns Road, Rineyville. Bring a dish for potluck, lawn chairs, swimsuit, towel and photos to share. For more information, call 270-766-1938 or 270-234-3978.

    Druen, Druin family reunion

    The Druen, Druin family reunion will be Aug. 22 at Three Forks Bacon Creek Church fellowship building (behind the church). A potluck will be served at noon. For more information, call 502-366-9393.

  • Monday

    Communicare Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors of Communicare meets the fourth Monday at 7:45 p.m. at Hardin County Industries, 320 Ring Road, Elizabethtown.

    Hodgenville City Council

    Hodgenville City Council meets the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Hodgenville Civic Center (city hall).

    American Red Cross

  • True Way Ministry fundraiser

    A car wash, yard and bake sale will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21 in the parking lot of LaRue County Farm Bureau. The fundraiser will benefit the True Way Ministry Food Bank. Donations are being accepted through Aug. 20. For more information, call 358-3085 or 401-2072.

    Union Christian car wash

  • Youth Softball to meet, establish board

    LaRue County Youth Softball will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in the Parks and Recreation Community Center. This is the first meeting to establish our board to compliment our league. Anyone interested in helping with fall ball needs to attend. For more information, contact Regina Devers at 234-6217.

    Youth soccer needs coaches, meeting planned

  • Youth Softball to meet, establish board

    LaRue County Youth Softball will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in the Parks and Recreation Community Center. This is the first meeting to establish our board to compliment our league. Anyone interested in helping with fall ball needs to attend. For more information, contact Regina Devers at 234-6217.

    Youth soccer needs coaches, meeting planned

  • Youth Softball to meet, establish board

    LaRue County Youth Softball will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in the Parks and Recreation Community Center. This is the first meeting to establish our board to compliment our league. Anyone interested in helping with fall ball needs to attend. For more information, contact Regina Devers at 234-6217.

    Youth soccer needs coaches, meeting planned

  • State Fair exhibits

    4-H exhibits advancing to the Kentucky State Fair must be brought to the Extension Service office by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16. Non-perishable items may be submitted any time this week. Items and ribbons will be returned Aug. 30 to the Extension Service office from the State Fair.

    Poultry Club

  • Norma Jean McDonald, long-time member of South Fork Homemakers Club, was honored Monday by the LaRue County Extension Homemakers. She was named Mother of the Year at the LaRue County Fair.

    McDonald is active at South Fork Baptist Church and has served as church pianist and organist. She is president of the Women’s Missionary Union and participates in the Samaritan’s Purse program.

  • Only a few years ago, the main offerings at the LaRue County Public Library were books, newspapers, a handful of books-on-tape and a modest vinyl record collection.

    Today, there is still plenty of reading material but an increasing emphasis on new technologies as the staff attempts to meet customer expectations. The latest novels remain popular, but there is a growing demand for computer time and DVDs – both documentaries and new movie releases.

  • Elizabethtown resident Jo Nell Lee admits she needs a push to visit her doctor regularly.

    Lee rose early Wednesday to climb into Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit at Kroger on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown. The visit served as a motivational self-starter.

    The mobile medical unit has become a staple in Hardin and surrounding counties, including LaRue, pulling into local parking lots and setting up shop on the spot from 7 a.m. to noon.

  • The 4-H Teen Leadership Academy soon will start with its third class of participants. The leadership program is a combined program with teens from LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge and Grayson counties. Up to five participants from each county will be selected based on their applications.

  • Hodgenville resident Ruby Heady’s Memorial Day weekend visit to her father’s grave in France finally healed a wound that had agonized her for 66 years.

    Heady, who lives in Hutcherson Heights with her husband Bobby, was only 7 years old when word came that her dad, Roy McDowell, had died of injuries suffered while fighting the Germans in occupied France.

  • There was a lot of white clover almost everywhere this year (at least before the dry spell). Many pasture fields and lawns had extensive white clover where little or none was seeded. The excess clover in pastures has raised concerns about bloat and some farmers experienced cattle death losses due to bloat.

    So what factors have contributed to the abundance of clover?

  • A dozen women gathered last week to make a difference with simple needle and thread.

    During Open Sew Days at the LaRue County Extension Service office last Monday, women of various ages and from different walks of life came together to take part in a project that would benefit women undergoing cancer treatment. These volunteers used brightly colored fabrics to make comfort caps and heart-shaped pillows.

  • Twenty-five students with varying degrees of skill spent two days with nationally known basket maker Martha Wetherbee last week. They came away with greater knowledge of the craft and a one-of-a-kind souvenir of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

    Wetherbee and husband Alan Litchfield returned to Hodgenville Friday for the second workshop in a series of four that provided materials and instruction in creation of the “Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket” set.

  • Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music with the Charlie Riggs Band at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

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