Community News

  • Physical activity makes life healthier, happier

    For some people, “exercise” is a dirty word. The fact remains that almost everyone can improve their health through physical activity. Regular physical activity can substantially reduce the risk of developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.

  • Spring on the square brings blooms, volunteers

    Ah, spring on Lincoln Square. Colorful Knockout Roses, sunny daylilies and greenery in the corners, luscious big tea roses and azaleas at the Christian Church, pots of flowers in front of stores and on corners and the pocket park spruced up. Sort of looks like it was planned, doesn’t it?

  • Training held on social development and behavior

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored training on April 18 for 32 local child-care workers. The six-hour training was held at the Extension Service office and covered topics on teaching strategies for social and emotional development and styles of disciplining or positive guidance.

    Child-care workers learned how to work with children who have challenging behaviors. This is to help a child’s self esteem because a misbehaving child is a discouraged child.

  • Reed participates in Judges DUI and Traffic Safety College

    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed participated in the 2009 District Judges DUI and Traffic Safety College held April 1-3 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

    The judges attended sessions on field sobriety testing, traffic stops and search and seizure arrests, drug-related DUI crimes and the latest issues surrounding driving under the influence, and issues involved with DUI arrest, arraignment, pretrial suspension and sentencing.

  • Atwell earns funeral directors license

    Dave Ross Atwell of Hodgenville, affiliated with Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, has passed the Kentucky State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers examination and received his Funeral Directors License.

    The native of Green County is the son of Denny and Debbie Atwell of Greensburg and is an active member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Upton.

    Atwell attended Elizabethtown Community College and plans to attend mortuary college to receive his embalmers license.

  • Public welcomed at piano recital Saturday

    Diana Aubrey’s music students will hold a recital 5 p.m. May 23 at Hodgenville Christian Church.

    LaRue County High School seniors Taylor Akin and Caleb Phelps have studied under Aubrey since first grade.

    Akin, son of Sherry and Doug Akin, plans to major in music education at Western Kentucky University.

    Phelps, son of Glenn and Teri Phelps, plans to major in worship arts at Campbellsville University.

  • Main Street sets dates for upcoming events

    Family Fun Day and the Main Street yard sale will be Aug. 8 with details to be announced at a later date. The annual banquet will be combined with a concert in July.

    Winter plans include the Festival of Trees, which will be open for setup Nov. 2-6 and be available for viewing and bidding Nov. 7-21. The opening date was chosen to coordinate with the various open houses planned by local stores. Christmas on the Square will be Nov. 21.

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  • Nationwide announces employees of the month

    Jeanne Caffee has been selected as the March employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1998 and is under the supervision of Charlotte Elzy in the shipping department.

    Yanet Martinez has been selected as the April Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 2007 and is under the supervision of Lucille Riggs in the jacket department.

    Both will receive awards for dedication and service.


  • LaRue County quilt trail continues to grow, inspire

    The LaRue County trail of painted quilt blocks continues to grow. The latest block uses the Little Dutch Girl pattern. It is located on the farm of Juanita and William Routt at 624 Cox Lane near Sonora. This is displayed on a white barn on the side facing KY 84.

    Juanita and Bill’s daughters, Brenda Wilkerson of Upton and Sally Davenport of Oklahoma, worked together to get family members to help create this quilt block for a surprise birthday gift for their mother. Five generations of their family helped to inspire or create this quilt block.

  • 4-H Photography Club elects new officers

    The 4-H Photography Club elected officers in March. Officers are president, Lindsey Shelton; vice president, Michaela Rock; secretary, Catelin Niemynski; and reporter, Maddy Poirier.

    The winners of the March photo contest, “Everything Green,” were first, Poirier; second, Rock; third, Kaylee Hornback; and honorable mention, Michael Hornback.

    The theme for the May contest is “Pets.” Photos must be taken by the 4-H member. Each member may enter one photo per contest. Photo size may be anything from a 4x6 inch photo to an 8x10 inch photo.