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First Friday LUAU

Join us for our FIRST FRIDAY LUAU Friday, JULY 6th

Event sponsor SOUTH CENTRAL RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE

will be giving away hotdogs, chips, drinks and cookies from 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm

or until supplies last.  The Chamber Scavenger hunt starts at 5:45 pm, stop by

the Chamber office to participate.  Your $23 donation will be donated to LaRue

County Relay for Life!  Each participant will have their name entered into a

drawing for a “Summer Fun Box”!

ARTGYPSY will be sponsoring RACHEL’S FACE PAINTING  just around the

corner at 107 West Main Street.  Get your face painted for tips only!

Thanks to SOUTH CENTRAL RTC you can enjoy live music on the circle from 8:00 pm

until 11:00 pm featuring LIMESTONE CREEK!

 

Welcome New Members!

The Chamber would like to welcome our newest members who have joined recently! For more information about these great members click on the membership directory!

House Master Home Inspections

Angel French

Thank you!

SPECIAL THANKS

The Chamber is grateful to the businesses, organizations, and individuals who continually choose to invest with their time, talents, and contributions. Special thanks to the following renewals: Rita Williams, Save-A-Lot, Lincoln Days Celebration, The Lincoln Museum, Allen’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Garrett’s Furniture, LaRue-Carey Insurance Group, LaRue County Community & Economic Development, Vision First, LaRue County Golf Association, Nina Cundiff, Commonwealth Broadcasting, Hodgenville Machine & Tool, Konsei USA, All the Way Plumb Bed & Breakfast Farmstay, Papa John’s, Hosparus, City of Hodgenville, Comcast, Blakey Printing, Houchens IGA, and LaRue County Farm Bureau Board.

August Chamber Luncheon

The August Chamber Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 at 12PM.

RSVP by noon on Tuesday, August 16 via email, info@laruecountychamber.org  or call the Chamber office at 270-358-3411.

Speaker: Dennis Wells, Director of Emergency Mangement
Topic: Code Red, Yellow Dot and Community Safety

Luncheon Sponsor: Farm Credit Mid-America

Farm Credit logo new

 

 

 

 

Catering: Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market

Hintons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: LaRue County Cooperative Extension
807 Old Elizabethtown Road
Hodgenville, KY  42748

 

larue county extension office

Shop Local this Season!

shop local chamber

With all the holidays around the corner, I have smiled when I encounter people starting their Christmas shopping among the Halloween candy. Their Christmas list is ready and they are crossing gifts off while others wait closer to December 24th to start.

Whenever you choose to start your Christmas shopping, I encourage you to Shop Local first! The businesses and merchants in our community offer such a range of unique gifts and artistic talents that can make your gift giving more personal. Owning a small business is never your typical 9 to 5 with weekends off. It requires long hours, hard work, dedication, perseverance, having family pitch in for extra help, and the list goes on. As a granddaughter of small business owners, I can tell you how much the support of your local community means. There are so many memories I cherish and this time of year I smile and remember the countless New Year’s Eves spent doing inventory at my grandparents store and my grandmother balancing the store books late into the evening at the kitchen table with coffee in hand. They exemplified the meaning of entrepreneurship, strong work ethic, dedication, friendly customer service, perseverance and enjoyed investing in the lives of their customers. It was their dream and life.

Over the next several weeks, local merchants begin welcoming customers to their holiday open houses and the Chamber is excited to partner again with local merchants to encourage Shop Local on November 20-21, before Black Friday weekend. It is all done to accomplish the same goal: Enjoy Shopping Local this Season! It’s your community, invest in it!

The following Chamber Members welcome you to their Christmas Open Houses this weekend, November 6-9: Garrett’s Jewelry, Vaughn House Flowers Gifts and More, The Lincoln Museum, The Sweet Shoppe, Shirley’s Fabric Shop, ArtGypsy, Stormie’s Stitches and Arrowhead Archery & BBQ. For more information check out their Facebook pages and ads in this week’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News. Shop Local this Season!

National Park Service Launches Kentucky National Park Pentathlon

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
News Release
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Stacy Humphreys
Phone: 270-358-3137

 
National Park Service Launches Kentucky National Park Pentathlon

Hodgenville, Kentucky: This week, National Park Service (NPS) launched the Kentucky National Park Pentathlon, inviting those who visit all five NPS sites in the state to earn a special free commemorative patch. The Pentathlon is in recognition of the NPS 2016 Centennial.

“The National Park Service was created 100 years ago to protect America’s national treasures and provide opportunities for people to enjoy and understand them,” said Stan Austin, NPS Southeast Regional Director. “During the NPS Centennial we encourage everyone to find a park that has special meaning to them and enjoy what it has to offer..”

Pentathlon participants can earn the commemorative patch by visiting all five Kentucky national parks by April 2017, and participating at a least one activity at each park. Kentucky has all or part of five national park sites within its borders.

• Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (Larue County) includes the country’s first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, and enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin. For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky’s frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War.
• Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (McCreary County) encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
• Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Bell and Harlan Counties) provided the first great gateway to the west. The buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer – all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers continue to explore this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.
• The Fort Heiman unit of Fort Donelson National Battlefield (Calloway County) and the rest of the area played a critical role in the Civil War.. After the fall of Fort Donelson, the South was forced to give up southern Kentucky and much of Middle and West Tennessee. The Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, and railroads in the area, became vital Federal supply lines. Nashville was developed into a huge supply depot for the Union army in the west. The heartland of the Confederacy was opened, and the Federals would press on until the “Union” became a fact once more.
• Mammoth Cave National Park (Edmonson, Hart, and Barren Counties) preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a “grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name – Mammoth.

Possible activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, camping, volunteering, attending a ranger-led tour/presentation, bird-watching, visiting a park’s museum, seeing park’s film or any other activity available at the parks. Participants can do the same activity at all five parks or try something different at each location.

“This is a great opportunity for people to find their park in Kentucky” said Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Superintendent Bill Justice. “2016 is also the centennial of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. This is a great year to learn more about Lincoln’s life in Kentucky and the first memorial to Lincoln.”

For more information on the Kentucky National Parks Pentathlon call Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park at 270-358-3137.

www.nps.gov
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s more than 400 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
July 13, 2015