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Community News

  • Main Street announces future plans

    ­Everyone involved with Main Street is working hard to get ready for the Sept. 26 annual dinner and what should be a great concert by Water’s Edge. We’re still getting items for the silent auction and we have some good stuff, from free dinners to UK basketball and football tickets to jewelry to baskets from several sources, to many other items.

    Tickets for the dinner and concert ($20) must be reserved by Sept. 24. Dinner space is limited, so get your tickets now. Tickets for the concert only are $15.

    Historic district expansion

  • Nationwide Uniform honors Employees of the Month

    Tracie Davis has been selected as the July Employee of the Month at Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since January 1988 and is under the supervision of Denise Dewitt in the jacket department.

    Tabatha Metcalf was selected as the August Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since February 2006 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trouser department.

    Both will receive a special award for dedication and service.

     

  • Hawkins & Keith make top 10 in growth agencies for state

    Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency Inc. of Hodgenville has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in Kentucky for 2008. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lexington, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 2003.

    Auto-Owners Insurance has been doing business since 1916, and serving Kentucky since 1994.

  • Landri Taylor wins Beech Bend Superstar Talent Contest

    After a two-hour finale Saturday, Landri Taylor of Bethpage, Tenn., was crowned the winner of Beech Bend’s 2009 Superstar Contest.

    She sang the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw hit “Like You’ve Never Loved Before” and finished in a tie with runner-up and recent Bowling Green Idol winner Kyle Whitaker of Morgantown.

    By virtue of a predetermined tiebreaker system, Taylor was announced as the winner.

    Elena Korol of Portland, Tenn., finished in third place.

  • Division of Forestry awards $3,000 grant to LaRue

    The LaRue County Fire Department received a $3,000 grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

    The grant was a portion of $490,088 given to communities and fire departments through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program and the Firewise Community grant program.

  • Workers tackle mold problem at Lincoln Memorial Building

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will close periodically for repairs over the next few months.

    The building, designed by John Russell Pope, was built between 1909 and 1911 to mark the centennial of Lincoln’s Birth. It houses the traditional cabin that is representative of Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • Women’s veterans conference scheduled

    The Kentucky National Guard will host the Women’s Annual Veterans Experience: Leaving No Soldier Behind on Sept. 11-13 at the Lexington Convention Center. 

    Open to the public, the conference will provide a relaxing environment for all female military veterans to better understand and enhance their unique military experiences. Women veterans of all different ages and backgrounds are invited to come together and share their stories of what it is like to be a woman in the military.

  • Women’s veterans conference scheduled

    The Kentucky National Guard will host the Women’s Annual Veterans Experience: Leaving No Soldier Behind on Sept. 11-13 at the Lexington Convention Center. 

    Open to the public, the conference will provide a relaxing environment for all female military veterans to better understand and enhance their unique military experiences. Women veterans of all different ages and backgrounds are invited to come together and share their stories of what it is like to be a woman in the military.

  • LaRue attends builder seminar in Louisville

    Laura LaRue, executive officer of Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, attended a four-day educational seminar at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville presented by the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders. About 300 people attended the event.

    Lincoln Trail HBA represents more than 400 builders and their associates in the housing industry in a five-county area that includes LaRue.

  • LaRue attends builder seminar in Louisville

    Laura LaRue, executive officer of Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, attended a four-day educational seminar at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville presented by the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders. About 300 people attended the event.

    Lincoln Trail HBA represents more than 400 builders and their associates in the housing industry in a five-county area that includes LaRue.