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Community News

  • 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.

  • 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.