Community News

  • COLUMN: Sunrise Volunteers, March 4, 2015

    The Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home – a group of residents who raise funds for diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease – held a Valentine’s Day indoor yard sale Feb. 13 at the nursing home.

    The president of the Red Hat Society said the proceeds went to the heart disease foundation. Items were donated by Sunrise employees and volunteers.

    Sunrise Volunteers assisted in set-up and sales.

  • Bookmobile Schedule – March 2015

    March 3 – Rose Circle, Miami Court, Cox Lane, Lincoln Village, Landmark Apartments, Polly Avenue, New Freedom Church

    March 4 – West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway 

    March 5 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L&N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    March 9 – Head Start, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road, Salem Lake Road

    March 10 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Campbellsville Road

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    Church services were canceled Sunday at First Baptist, Lane Lincoln and several others in the community due to inclement weather.

    The Kentucky Association Pastors’ Conference at First Baptist Elizabethtown, was canceled due to the weather. It’s to be re-scheduled this week.

    Congratulations to Carol Smith for being selected Employee of the Year at Nationwide Uniform Corp. she has been employed at Nationwide for almost 46 years. Hats off to you, Carol.

  • PHOTO: Winter Wonderland
  • Library to offer Prime Time program

    Crystal Packard and Sarah Graff, employees of the LaRue County Public Library, will participate in a March 6 workshop in Lexington to promote family literacy.

    The Prime Time Family Reading Time family literacy project is sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The project is funded by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

  • PHOTO: Good deed
  • Fundrai$ers

    Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig

    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    RELAY FOR LIFE: Famous Recipe Night

  • PHOTO: Giddy-up
  • Families wait for call to ‘feud’

    History has had its share of feuding families — the Hatfields and McCoys, the Montagues and Capulets, the Ewings and Barnes.

    The Glen Rice family of Buffalo is hoping to be another feuding clan — this time, however, as participants in the Family Feud television program.

    His daughters – Tiffany Spratt, Teri Lynn Rice Dandy, Karen Michelle Ward – and wife, Peggy, were among the estimated 5,000 people who auditioned for the show Feb. 7 and 8 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

  • Locals featured in insurance commercial

    The latest television commercial for Kentucky Farm Bureau features fall scenery, catchy guitar music and a soft, Southern voice saying, “All over Kentucky, people grow attached to certain things.”

    One by one, six smiling people show off garden gnomes, hubcaps, typewriters and stuffed animals.

    Much of the 30-second spot was filmed in LaRue County, features two LaRue Countians and was developed by a native LaRue Countian.