Community News

  • Shipp honored as ‘champion’ at prayer center

    Julian Shipp was honored as a “Champion of Champions” Oct. 6 at Evangel World Prayer Center in Louisville.

    Shipp earned this recognition by reading all 36 books in the Champions of Honor Curriculum since January 2006. In addition to a commemorative silver sword he earned last year, Shipp was presented a shield and figurine of a knight on horseback. The ceremony, which recognized 86 men, was officiated by the Rev. Charles A. Brewster, who founded Champions of Honor in January 2005.

  • Share and Care honors founder

    The Share and Care Club honored its founder during the group’s monthly luncheon Nov. 25 at the Hodgenville Christian Church annex.

    Jonell McCaleb invited six women to her home for a luncheon in 1998, shortly after the death of her husband, Henry. Each was dealing with the loss of a spouse and together the women formed a support group.

    It has been meeting monthly since October 1998 and now has 43 dues-paying members, according to Hilda Harned.

  • New support group forms in Hodgenville for bariatric patients


    More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and bariatric surgery is becoming a popular option for taking off excess weight and, more importantly, keeping it off.

    Gastric banding surgery is the fastest-growing weight loss procedure in the United States. It involves a small adjustable band that circles the upper part of the stomach, limiting the amount of food a person can eat at one time. It’s less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than  standard gastric bypass procedures.

  • CUB collects stuffed bears

    Citizens Union Bank locations are collecting Teddy Bears for its Ardi's Bears program. 

    Ardi's Bears is a non-profit organization, which collects bears for gifts to children in need through organizations such as The Dream Factory, Wayside Christian Mission, the Center for Women and Families, children in orphanages and hospitals, and also to senior citizens in nursing homes. 

  • $1,420 raised for Hubbard Cemetery

    The Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby spoke at the Hubbard Cemetery fundraiser Oct. 11 at LaRue County High School. Cosby is senior pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville – a church with about 10,000 members.

    The fundraiser provides for the upkeep of the cemetery on College Street in Hodgenville.

    Hope McNeill, who helped organize the fundraiser, said about 200 people attended and $1,420 was raised. The program still is receiving donations and Cosby declined his speaker’s fee, donating it back to the cemetery fund.

  • 12 teams already enrolled in Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life is off to a good start.

    The event is months away but a kickoff Saturday resulted in the enrollment of 12 teams in the fight against cancer. That’s only one less than the 13 teams who participated in the overnight benefit last year, said Becky Hawkins, who along with her husband, Bill, are the local team recruiters.

  • Quilt provides lesson in World War II history

    Janet Marcum demonstrates the patchwork of events which comprise the events we know as history.

    Using the 20 patches of her World War II history quilt, Marcum reviewed highlights of the period during the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Wednesday. An active member of the LaRue County Genealogical Society, Marcum has made the presentation a half-dozen times to groups interested in history.

  • Heat assistance program accepts applications

    With winter on its way, LaRue County Community Action has started its LIHEAP assistance program.

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program subsidy component which helps low-income families pay  heating bills. Monday was the first day to apply for assistance. Applications are accepted based on alphabetical order of the last name of the head of the household. But Faith Miller says the LaRue County office works with any applicants who can’t meet that schedule.

    The Community Action office is at 120 S. Greensburg St., Hodgenville.

  • Toys for Tots collection under way

    Faith Miller of LaRue County Community Action has been busy with an assortment of duties – the backpack program, senior commodities, utility and rental assistance, food and clothing bank, but now there is another chore on her list – Toys for Tots.

    This will be the first year that LCCA is placing donation boxes in local businesses to collect new toys so children in the surrounding area can have a merry Christmas.

  • ECTC offers free classes for Clayton employees

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering employees of Clayton Homes the opportunity to take two free classes in February. They can choose from eight classes, including computers for beginners and Microsoft Excel.

    To register for the classes, employees can contact Angela Dorrough at (270) 706-8724 or e-mail adorrough0001@kctcs.edu.