Pediavision Spot camera presented to local Lions Clubs
The Benton, Draffenville and Calvert City Lions Clubs were presented with a Pediavision Spot camera from the District Governor, Lion Eldon Pontius. He was assisted in the presentation by Lion Noel Hardwick and his wife, Lion Penny Hardwick on February 12 at the Marshall county Extension Office in Benton.
Murray Lions Club has been doing eye screenings in Marshall County with the camera that they possess and many of the Marshall county Lions Club members have been able to get training from the Murray Lions. If the children’s names have been put into the software ahead of time, which is not hard to do if the children are in school or preschool, it normally takes less than a minute to screen a child. The camera takes its’ own picture and immediately transfers the results to a wireless printer which prints out a report form that can be delivered to the parents.
'Follow Your Heart' Valentine Get-a-Way winners announced
LeRoy and Sharon Kuhnly of Calvert City are the winners of The Lake News and Green Turtle Bay Resort, Follow Your Heart Valentine Get-Away Package. The lucky couple will enjoy a 2-night stay February 14-16 in a luxury one-bedroom condominium at Green Turtle Bay Resort, a $50 Gift Card for Dinner, Valentine’s Party and Dance at the exclusive Commonwealth Yacht Club Saturday, February 15, and a $50 Spa Gift Card redeemable at Jade & Earth Spa.
Many guests, customers, fellow Chamber members, and employees stepped outside briefly to cut the ribbon at the newly constructed office of Lake Chem in Calvert City. In center with scissors is Connie Evans, CEO.
Lake Chem Credit Union celebrates opening of new location
(Filed February 6, 2014) Despite the frigid temperatures, many folks turned out for the Lake Community Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening on Wednesday, February 5th at their brand new facility in Calvert City. Although it was cold outside, the huge fireplace that adorns Lake Chem’s new lobby and the smell of fresh popped popcorn, were just some of the features that welcomed folks inside. Also inside was cake, hotdogs, drinks and many prizes to be given away. Even Mr. Froggy from Froggy 103.7 was on hand.
Standing in front of their famous Pick 5 Meat Case is left to right, Rick Smith, Warren King and Ronnie King at their Draffenville location. Ted King, below, right, along with his brother Ronnie, have been in the family business for the past 47 years.
King Brothers Supermarket celebrates milestone
The owners of King Bros.’ Supermarkets of Benton and Draffenville are celebrating 64 years in business this week. In 1950 Derril and Hyman King opened a grocery store at 12th and Poplar in Benton.
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On Jan. 28, arts leaders came from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the public value of the arts and to thank legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council. Checks were presented to organizations awarded Kentucky Arts Partnership operational support grants by the arts council in July 2013. Pictured, from left: Wilma Brown, Kentucky Arts Council board member; Gene Brooks; Rep. Will Coursey; Valera Brooks; John Hockensmith, Kentucky Arts Council board member.
Rep. Coursey presents grant to Marshall County Arts Commission
(Filed February 3, 2014) FRANKFORT, Ky. — State arts leaders gathered Jan. 28 for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual celebration of the Commonwealth's arts community and the vital roles it plays in the state's livelihood. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council. Click here to read more.
Fire tragedy touches Little Cypress Baptist Church
(Filed February 3, 2014) Most of the nation was touched last week by the news that nine members of a Muhlenberg County, Kentucky family died when their house caught fire and burned. Click here to read more.
First Kentucky Fulfills $20,000 donation to Feeding America
The employees of First Kentucky Bank recently completed another year of raising money for their “Charity of Choice.” Feeding America was the recipient for 2013. “Through the efforts of our employees and their willingness to donate via payroll deduction, we were able to provide weekly food for over 200 children this year,” commented Tamara Brindley, First Kentucky Human Resources Officer. Click here to read more.
Lake Chem moves to new office
(Filed January 28, 2014)
Lake Chem Federal Credit Union, Calvert City branch, moved into its newly constructed office, photo above, at the intersection of US Hwy. 62 and KY 95 in Calvert City over the weekend and began operation there Monday morning, January 27, 2014. Click here for more.
Pictured above: Amy Manley, Lourdes Nurse Navigator, Molly Canter, Ashland Chemical, Tara Miller, Lourdes Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer.
Ashland Chemical Employees Support Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment
(Filed January 28, 2014)
Paducah, KY – Employees of Ashland Chemical in Calvert City made a generous $1,140 gift to Lourdes Foundation. The funds will help expand the Beads of Courage program in support of women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Click here for more.
Jennifer Wallace, at left, a Sr. BOA at the Edward Jones branch office of Jon King, at right, in Calvert City, was recently honored for client service excellence.
Local Edward Jones Associate honored for Client Service Excellence
(Filed January 21, 2014) Jennifer Wallace, a Sr. BOA at the Edward Jones branch office of Jon King in Calvert City, recently attended the annual BOA Managing Partner's Conference at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis. Click here to read more.
KSP Urges Parents To Be Aware of Internet Predators
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police used their latest episode of KSP-TV to warn parents about the dangers of Internet predators. The video shares an inside look at the agency’s Electronic Crimes Branch and the intricate work that takes place to protect children from online predators. Click here for safety tips to teach your children.
Marshall County selected as newest HeartSafe Community in Kentucky
(Filed January 7, 2014) FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Department for Public Health (DPH) announced January 6, 2014 that Marshall County is the most recent Kentucky county to earn the designation of HeartSafe Community, an honor set aside for communities that have met criteria to better respond to cardiac arrests. Click here for more on HeartSafe.
Local candidate filings are slow
(Filed Jan. 3, 2014) Region- Several hundred candidates have already filed for judicial and other state offices with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office but there has not been a rush to file in Marshall or Livingston Counties. Despite a flurry of announcements for Marshall County offices in November only three incumbent Marshall County candidates have actually filed for local offices. Things look a little more heated in Livingston County where two county office holders are already facing opponents. Click here to read more.
Grand Rivers Tourism Welcomes Rachael Bischer
(Filed December 4, 2013)
GRAND RIVERS, KY – The Grand Rivers Tourism Commission, the official Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Grand Rivers, today announced the new hire of Rachael Bischer as Assistant
Director of Tourism. Click here to read more.