Community News

  • Art Guild announces public displays

    Central Kentucky Art Guild members will display their work at several locations through March 25.

    Warner Sizemore and Sharon Milner – Cobbler’s Café, Elizabethtown

    Chieko Davis – Radcliff Tourist Center, Radcliff

    Wes Kendall – Granite Center, Radcliff

    Carl McKinley – Cecilian Bank, North Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown

  • Woman's Club designs new fundraiser

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will not host the Holiday Home Tour this winter due to a lack of participants. However, the club will depend on another fundraiser to assist with community projects and upkeep of its historic clubhouse.

    The club is selling a $5 calendar “A Calendar With Taste,” full of recipes from members and artwork by local artist Phyllis Blakeman. Six local businesses sponsored the calendar.

  • Pamida donations to communities increase

    The Pamida Foundation announces this year’s donations to communities have increased 30 percent. Contributions to local food banks and gift-tree programs total over half a million dollars.

    This year’s contributions to local food banks will be used to help stock shelves with food for families in need this holiday season. In addition, numerous Pamida stores across the Midwest are organizing local food drives to coordinate with the Foundation donations.

  • Offer support for military families during and after the holidays

    Tradition tells us the holidays stand for family gatherings, good food, and gift giving and receiving. The realities of the holiday season often include increased social activity and obligations, along with heightened expectations and anticipation. For many Kentucky families, especially those with a loved one serving in the United States military, this can lead to unhealthy levels of stress. For a military spouse juggling the additional demands of the holidays, community support can be especially important during this time of increased vulnerability due to family separation.  

  • Caregivers face stress year-round

    While everyone else is enjoying the hustle and bustle and the joy of the holiday season, there are many caregivers out there who just want the whole thing over with. Caregiving creates a level of stress unmatched by most endeavors. Add to that the extra stress of family gatherings, gift buying, cooking, and other obligations and it is almost unbearable. How can caregivers better cope with this added holiday stress?

  • Howard named president of trade association

  • Homes and businesses eligible for Main Street facade grant

    Hodgenville Main Street is working to obtain another grant to enable people in Main Street’s service area to get 50 percent reimbursement for work done on their businesses or homes. The offer would apply only to property owners.

    Anyone within the Main Street boundaries is eligible. No historic designation is required. To increase the possibilities of people we serve, Main Street board members voted this month to increase boundaries.

  • Nationwide Uniform honors employees

    Betty Pickerell has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2007 and is under the supervision of Janice Perkins in the trouser department. She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.


    Patsy Stewart has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2002 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trouser department.

  • Santa's Helpers looking for help

    Snookie Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are again planning to make Christmas brighter for local children.

    The group – in its 43rd year – is requesting donations of new and used toys that can be refurbished.

    Trees with gift tags are set up at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce office and Abe’s Coun­try Cooking. Take a tag, buy the toy and bring it back to the tree.

    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at IGA, Dollar General Store and Lincoln National Bank or at Santa’s Shop, 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Nov. 17 at the LaRue County Extension Service office with vice president Billie Shahayda presiding.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Ann Flanders, Amanda Gatewood, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Della Thomas, Phyllis Perkins and Exie Elliott.

    A letter was read from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Mission Project thanking the club for voting to be a sponsor of the Community Food Pantry Program.

    The group discussed catering a meal for the Class of 1960.