Chamber announces Sandy Kidd as new Executive Director

LaRue County Chamber Board of Directors welcomes Sandy Kidd as new Executive Director.

As of January 3rd the office is open from Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm


Chamber Director Resigns


Chamber Director resigns

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Krista Levee recently resigned as executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.
By Allison Shepherd

The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Krista Levee has announced she will be leaving the position she has held for the past four years to pursue a new job opportunity with the Elizabethtown Heritage Council, beginning November 1.

Chamber Board President Teleana Davis accepted Levee’s resignation on October 18, 2016.

“It is with a heavy heart that The LaRue County Chamber Board of Directors announces the resignation of our LaRue County Chamber Director, Krista Levee. Krista is resigning from her position as Executive Director to seek a new career opportunity effective Friday, October 28, 2016,” Davis stated. “Krista has done a wonderful job representing our business community over the last 4 years. She has become a vital member of our community and will be missed by many. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank Krista for her time and the dedication that she has committed to our organization and this community. Please join me in wishing Krista the best in her new career. She will truly be missed”.

Levee responded saying, “In the last 4 years, it has been my privilege to serve as the Executive Director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. For that reason, it is bittersweet to announce my departure. I have accepted an offer to serve as the Executive Director of the Elizabethtown Heritage Council.”

Levee went on to say it has been rewarding to be a part of the exciting growth in the chamber membership and the continued successful growth in events as the Chamber endeavored to bring businesses and the community together for networking and family fun opportunities.

“I have no doubt the momentum will continue under the leadership of Chamber President, Teleana Davis and the board of directors as they maneuver through this transitional time,” Levee said.

The Chamber executive committee met this week and is working on a contingency plan to keep the Chamber office open to the public while the board begins the process of replacing Levee’s position.

All Chamber events are on schedule and will continue as planned including Monday night’s costume contest, beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by Trick or Treat on the Square in downtown Hodgenville.

Trick or Treat – Halloween, Oct 31


A huge THANKS to ALL our participating Candy Stops!

Check out the map!

I WANT CANDY – Candy Stop Map

Don’t forget to enjoy our fantastic Food Vendors:

Adams Family Foods


Rick’s Grill on Wheels!!!

October Luncheon

LaRue County Chamber of Commerce
October Chamber Luncheon
Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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LaRue County Cooperative Extension
807 Old Elizabethtown Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748
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Members. . .
House Master Home Inspections
Angel French

Trick or Treat
on Lincoln Square

October 31

Food Vendors
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Adams Family Foods
Rick’s Grill on Wheels
The Sweet Shoppe

Registration for
Costume Contest
begins 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
No pre-registration available.
5:30 PM

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Register your business for a
Join us for Lunch!
Candidate Forum: 
with Candidates for
State Representative and State Senate
The moderated forum follows a model used across the state to allow candidates for office to convey their platform to voters. This is not a political debate, but opportunity for candidates to provide answers to questions submitted by voters.
Candidate questions can be submitted via email to the Chamber by Friday, October 14 by noon. Questions will be screened by the LaRue County Board of Directors and presented to candidates by the moderator.
Luncheon Sponsor: LaRue County Schools

Non-Profit: Hodgenville Rotary

Catering by Arrowhead Archery & BBQ

Register Now!
Lunch is $8 in advance with reservation or $10 at the door. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 18 by noon, via email or call the Chamber office at 270-358-3411.
Krista Levee
LaRue County Chamber of Commerce
LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, 60 Lincoln Square,PO Box 176, Hodgenville, KY 42748
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Hope for the Holidays

From our friends at Hosparus in Elizabehtown:

It’s hard to believe the holiday season will soon be upon us. This time of year can be especially difficult for those coping with the loss of a loved one. The Hosparus Grief Counseling Center offers a series of support groups that provide a safe environment for grieving adults to share and be supported during their holiday grief experiences. The attached flyer is from Hosparus Central Kentucky group in Elizabethtown, but we offer them in our other service areas as well. Visit our calendar of events to find a group in your area:

Hope for the Holidays Flyer

Give A Day for Hunger

United Way of Central Kentucky is recruiting community volunteers to replenish Backpack Program bags for the Give a Day for Hunger event beginning on Tuesday, October 11th and ending on Saturday, October 15th at Feeding America’s Volunteer Center, located at 300 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

This volunteer event is appropriate for even the kiddos– ages 5+ with parent supervision. 

**In order to make sure we have enough space and work for everyone to do, businesses, schools, churches, and larger groups are encouraged to volunteer during the week while families and individuals are encouraged to volunteer on Saturday. However, please pick whichever date works best for you!

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Ashley Tiemann at 270.737.6608 or by emailing

Give a Day for Hunger Flyer


BBB Warns: Beware of Scams Surrounding Hurricane Matthew

BBB Warns: Beware of Scams Surrounding Hurricane Matthew

Scammers pretend to represent charitable efforts


Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning those who want to help victims of Hurricane Matthew to be cautious when giving money or other assistance to charities. Fundraising efforts are already showing up on crowdfunding sites like While some efforts are legitimate, others are scammers posing as fake charities to take advantage of those who want to help.


“When a naturual disaster like this occurs, scam artists come out of the woodwork,” says Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO of the BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana and Western KY. “If you want to give, do your homework first, to be sure your donation is helping the right people.”


The best way to help is to donate money to a reputable humanitarian organization that has a long history of responding to local, national, and international disasters. The BBB offers the following tips to help you decide where to direct donations:

  • Be cautious of organizations with copy-cat names. They may be similar, but not exactly the same as the reputable charities.
  • Be cautious when giving online to unfamiliar charities. Many fake websites are set up after disasters, to “raise money.” All they are doing is stealing your personal information.
  • Be cautious of emails and social media. Spam messages and emails may claim to link to a relief organization, or have attachments in the emails that contain a virus. Posts on social media may claim to show “never seen before” pictures of the disaster area, taking you to a fake website where personal information may be stolen.
  • Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. You may want to avoid the middleman and give directly to charities that have a presence in the region. Check out the ultimate recipients of the donations to ensure that the organizations are equipped to effectively provide aid.
  • Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations assist victims. All charities have fund-raising and administrative costs. Even a credit card donation will involve, at a minimum, a processing fee.
  • Rely on respected experts to evaluate a charity. Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers, because they may not have fully researched the listed relief organizations. BBB provides a Wise Giving Guide to charities at The guide shows which charities are accredited by the BBB and whether they meet the BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Do NOT be pressured into making contributions, as reputable charities do NOT use such tactics.

For more information on this event, contact Reanna Smith-Hamblin at

502-588- 0043 or



Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO

Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky

844 South 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40203


502-588-0043 direct

502-588-0080 fax Start with Trust®



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