Community News

  • 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.

  • ECTC sponsors free concert Nov. 23

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will sponsor a candlelight concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. The free concert features musicians from the area.

  • Nationwide lands contract to stitch uniform trousers for Saudi Royal Guard

    Five members of Saudi Arabia’s Royal Guard toured Nationwide Uniform Corp. in Hodgenville last week.

    Several representatives of Fechheimer Brothers, Nationwide’s parent company, including the company president, vice president of operations, military sales director and director of merchandising, accompanied the two generals and three captains to the plant.

    John Karnes, president of the local plant, said the Middle Eastern visitors wanted to see how their uniforms were made.

  • Extended unemployment benefits possible

    More than $44 million in extended unemployment insurance benefits have been paid to 20,581 Kentuckians since the program began in July 2008 and more benefits will continue to be paid out, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The extended 13 weeks of benefits are being paid to Kentuckians who exhausted their regular unemployment insurance benefits and are currently unemployed.

  • Training offered for local child care providers

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored training for local child-care providers on Nov. 1 at the Extension Office.

    Training topics included sessions on activity plans- this is a new licensing requirement for each classroom, and learning centers taught by Karen Hellman, STARS Quality Coordinator. The afternoon session covered working with special needs children, such as those with autism was presented by Lisa Sallee.

  • The “Glen Rice...Family and Friends” Musical Concert Series will host its final concert of the season on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    Glen Rice, former principal at Buffalo Elementary School, and several of his family members will perform, as well as Ron Benningfield, Wayne Sexton, Camille Turner, Eddie Black, Bro. Rodney Troutman and Terry Sandidge.

  • 'Heads and Tails' to be published in 10-parts

    Work and dream like a big dog.

    Sound familiar? It's true – the wieners are returning to the pages of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Beginning Sept. 17, we will publish a 10-week chapter series "Heads and Tails," the further adventures of Woody the Kentucky Wiener Dog and his sister Chloe. The newspaper ran a similar series two years ago.

    Themes for “Heads and Tails” include money management, history and Hodgenville's most famous son, Abraham Lincoln – just in time for the Lincoln Bicentennial.