Thanks to our citizens' monetary donations, the City of Livermore's donation of rock and the participation of Livermore Enhancement Foundation (LEF) members, our river walk has had an additional 100 feet added to it with the able assistance of De-Jack Construction! The LEF's goal is to connect the Rough River Nature Trailhead to the Livermore RV Park on the Green River, via this concrete river walk.
If you would like to support this project, you are invited to purchase a ten foot section of Livermore's river walk, which includes an engraved personalized brick in that 10 foot section, with a tax-deductible $180 contribution. You may wish to have your name inscribed, or to memorialize a deceased family member, or to recognize a past or present business or organization.
"Jackie Howard & Sonny Renfrow"
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The 9th Annual Green River Day was held at Livermore's Riverfront Park. Focus of the day was a clean riverfront and a clean river. Various activities were planned throughout the day. Attendees participating in the Riverside litter pickup were invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the festivities. The day started at 9:00 AM with a children's Fishing Derby. At 10:00 AM, attendees pitched in picking up litter alongside the riverfront. At 11:00 AM, there was a streamside hike guided by the Boy Scouts.
From 12:30 to 1:30 PM, Lee Dew, retired history professor spoke about the history and future of the Green River and Steve Spencer from Western Kentucky University spoke about his work and what's happening on the Upper Green River. There was a canoe float available with 8 canoes offered on a first come, first serve basis as well as other privately owned canoes. The Plowin' Todd Cowan & Sodbusters group provided music throughout the day. Free lemonade and cookies were available all day to the attendees. Weather was perfect and fun was had by all.
"The Plowin' Todd Cowan & Sodbusters Group"
"Enjoying the Entertainment" "Canoe Float"
"Volunteers pitched in picking up litter along the riverside"
Congressman Ed Whitfield presented a $150,000 check to the Livermore Community Library, as witnessed by one hundred sixty (160) Reception attendees. The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved funding, requested by Congressman Whitfield for the McLean County Livermore Community Library Training and Educational Development Project. The funds will be used to help purchase computers, teaching equipment and to develop training seminars at the Library. The new equipment will increase education opportunity for school children and reidents throughout the area.
The bill will now be considered by the Senate and, upon approval and conference with the House, sent to the President to be signed into law. Judge Executive Larry Whitaker said he appreciates the continuous work on the project by the Livermore Woman's Club and other groups who have been "so involved". Whitaker said the growth of the library comes at the hands of many people as well as funding by grants.
"Dianna Hoover receives $150,000 check from Congressman Whitfield"
Livermore Recreational Ball Complex held a four County Rookie Baseball Tournament in Livermore, August 13, 14 and 15th at the recently renovated Cleat Johnson Ball Park. The teams that participated in the tournament were Ohio County, Muhlenburg County, Daviess County and McLean County All-Stars. The McLean County All-Star team came out of pool play with the number one seed.
Daviess County won the tournament on Saturday (the 15th). Rookie League Baseball consists of seven and eight year old kids. Coaches and parents from the other Counties were very impressed with the quality of both fields. "Kudos" to all who made this happen!
August 29-30, 2009 (Kentucky Drag Boat Association)
Hundreds of people lined the Livermore riverfront in lawn chairs and on blankets to watch the annual Thunder on the Green drag boat races. Named for the roar of the racing engines, Thunder on the Green proved successful this year with a turnout so large that admission booths ran out of tickets and vendors sold out of food. Kentucky Drag Boat Association President, Roger Austin, said "It's the biggest crowd we've had in several years." He also said the large turnout was partly due to the pleasant weather. In years past, the weather has felt like 100 degrees but this year the temperatures ranged in the high 70's and was sunny both days.
Forty-three boats were in competition Saturday, boasting various speeds. The slowest of the boat classes can finish the quarter-mile course in 12 or 13 seconds, with faster boats finishing in as few as six. The Park hosted participants from all over the region and from as far away as South Carolina and Mississippi. Livermore's area businesses provided a welcoming spirit through their sponsorship of the event and most of the sponsors were local. The McLean County High School cheerleaders worked the admission gates and the McLean County High School football team and Livermore Boy Scouts loaded boats into the water for the event. The focus on helping the community is apparent as the event organizers only permitted local, non-profit vendors.
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October 17, 2009 ("Lift A Wish" Fundraiser)
"Lift a Wish" is a bench press and strongman competition for the purpose of raising money for the Christmas for Kids of McLean County foundation. This year, Life a Wish raised $1,000 for the charity, thanks to all the sponsors (both businesses and individuals from the community and beyond), volunteers and competitors.
Todd & Beth Elliot, promoters of the event, would like to thank all the athletes that competed, all the area businesses that sponsored Lift a Wish, all the individuals that donated to Lift a Wish and all the volunteers for their assistance.
The following competitors placed in their divisions:
* Men's Open Raw Division, up to 154 lbs.:Heath Logston (first)
* Men's Open Raw Division, 200-224 lbs.: Jaret Wright (first)
* Men's Open Raw Division, 260 lbs. and up: Colbie Sorrels (first)
* Men's Open Raw Division, overall winner: Heath Logsdon
* Men's Open Shirted Division, 155-179 lbs.: Wayne Stinson (first)
* Men's Masters Division, 40-49: Jerry Hundly (first), Todd Elliot (second)
* Men's Masters Division, 60-69: Larry Greer (first)
* Men's Masters Division, 70 and up: Wayne Stinson (first)
* Men's Masters Division, overall winner: Wayne Stinson
* Special Athletes Division: Samuel Rutland (first), Cameron Conley (second), Kyle Curtis (third)
* Teenage Division: Vince Woolridge (first)
* Women's Division: Sabrina Sonner (first)
* Squat 'til Ya Drop (Strongman): Todd Elliot (first)
"Todd & Beth Elliott" "The Lift"
"Winners Awards" "Trophy & Sword Awards"
October 17, 2009 (Livermore Riverfest/Car Show)
A cold, blustery but sunny day greeted Livermore Riverfest organizers Saturday morning. There was concern that it would be raining as it had been all week, but the rains tapered off Friday evening and Saturday arrived with blue skies, a bit cool and windy, but sunny! However, at the last minute, due to the muddy and sodden grounds of the event's usual riverside location, the event was moved to the streets surrounding City Hall.
Still, with all of the various weather-related issues, the event was deemed a success. Several people voiced their approval for the new location, citing better exposure for the event with the new site. Riverfest featured several attractions, including a large car show with prizes and door prizes handed out throughout the day. Food and craft booths lined the city streets and there were train rides and hay rides as well as a grand clown making anmals, hearts, fishing poles, etc., out of balloons, face and hair painting, inflatables and games for kids.
More than 60 cars participated in the annual event and prizes were awarded to the best in each of several classes. Winners included:
*40s & older: Jimbo Chambers, 1932 DeSoto coupe (first)
David Carter, 1946 street custom pickup (second)
Gary Kessinger, 1940 4-door Nash (third)
*50s & 60s: Kenneth Smeathers, 1967 Chevelle (first)
Bryce Roberts, 1953 3100 Chevy pickup (second)
Bobby Johnson, 1956 Ford Victoria (third)
*70s & 80s: Bob Rinehart, 1970 Chevy Nova (first)
Tim Lewis, 1974 Chevy Camaro (second)
Ron Doughty, 1984 C4 Corvette (third)
*90s & newer: William Lindsey, 1999 Chevy C5 Corvette (first)
Charlie Payne, 2000 Corvette Coupe (second)
Gip Crowley, 1999 Corvette (third)
*Dragsters: Gayford Kendall, 1969 Camaro street custom (first)
Stuart Drake, 1976 Pontiac Astra (second)
Roy Taylor, 1973 Plymouth Barracuda (third)
*Trucks: Larry Campbell, 1971 Chevy pickup (first)
Ron Salmon, 1979 ford F100 second)
Tony Sosh, 1945 Chevy truck (third)
*Mustangs: Jerry Corbin, 1965 Mustang (first)
Tony Dennis, 1966 Mustang coupe (second)
Kristy Salmon, 1994 Mustng (third)
*Motorcycles: Keith Kassinger, 2001 Harley Davidson (first)
Gary Hocker, 1988 Harley Davidson LR (second)
Jimmy Hallman, 2007 Motor cycle (third)
*Mayor's Choice (chosen by Livermore Mayor Dennis Revlett:
Gary Kessinger, 1940 Nash
*Dealer's Choice (chosen by B.F. Evans):
Thomas Brown, 1997 Mustang
*Most Original (provided by "Lifters for Life"):
Joe Butterworth, 1967 Dodge Charger
Many thanks to our Car Show Judges, Charles Holland and John Willis!
"Gary Kessinger" "2009 Mayor's Choice"
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2009 - 3rd Annual Livermore Riverfest Picture Album One (Ann Renfrow)
2009 - 3rd Annual Livermore Riverfest Picture Album Two (David Martin)
2009 - 3rd Annual Livermore Riverfest Picture Album Three (David Martin)
October 31, 2009 (Halloween Havoc)
The location of this event was moved to the Caboose Walking track this year and was a huge success. After a full week of rain, wind and much bluster, Saturday, the 31st dawned "dry" and eventually the sun made an appearance in coordination with big white puffy clouds! It actually was "warmish"! At 4:00 pm sharp, the ghosts, pirates, goblins, witches, werewolves and an assortment of other wonderful costumed little ones (and older ones) toured the Caboose "Haunted House", rode the barrel train and paraded around the track for the Woman's Club Judges to view. There were various games surrounding the track, face painting, and chili for those who brought an appetite, and many ghosts haunting the area. It was a great evening to be out and at one point, there were as many as 300 attendees of the event.
"Lil Country Gal" "Werewolf & Witch visiting!" "Argh! A Local Pirate!"
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November 11, 2009 (An Autumn Day in Livermore)
Local equestrian, Tabatha Woodburn, on a ride through our Community with her horse, Ike.
"Walking down the lane" "Visiting local neighbor"
"Ike checking out the shrubbery" "Ike & Tabatha"
November 11, 2009 (Veterans Day)
Our Veterans were honored in high style at the Armory in Livermore by hundreds of attendees. After the guest speaker, Sgt. Pickering spoke and the McLean County High School JROTC presented their tribute to MIA's, there was a potluck dinner provided to all. At 1:00, there was a parade starting at the Elementary School, marching down Main Street to the Riverfront. There were fire trucks and official vehicles leading the parade with members of the MCHS JROTC, the McLean County High School March Band, and all of the Elementary school children marching down Main. The final celbration was concluded at the Tank Memorial Walkway with the playing of Taps by Mr. Steve Riggs from the Overlook.
"Livermore Fire Truck" "The MCHS JROTC"
"MCHS Marching Band" "MC Elementary School Children"
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November 22, 2009 (Praise Sing)
This year, St. Charles Catholic Church hosted the Annual Livermore Community Praise Sing at the Livermore Armory. Participating Choirs were: Livermore General Baptist Church, Livermore Christ Gospel Church, Livermore Baptist Church, Livermore United Methodist Church and St. Charles Catholic Church. St. Charles provided a variety of sandwiches, chips, and beverages and their dessert table was most inviting! Beautiful music emanated from the Armory and the evening provided much fun and relaxation.
"Davon Edmonds working the ivories" "Two of Christ Gospel Church's singers"
"Tamborine & Choral voices make a "Time to enjoy the feast"
December 12, 2009 (Christmas Parade)
At 5:00 P.M. sharp the parade entrants stepped out onto Main Street for this annual Christmas event. While there was concern the parade might get moist, with 30% chance of precipitation, no rain appeared until well into the late hours. It was a perfect evening! The MCHS JROTC led the parade followed by this year's Grand Marshal, SSG Everett Patton. Then the Livermore and local area fire and rescue equipment with their sirens blaring and their Christmas decor lighting up the night, arrived right on schedule. The McLean County Cougar Band marched smartly and played Christmas carols all along the parade route. Floats appeared on the scene along with a vast array of horses, ponies and Shetland ponies - all of them grandly lit up. And did we mention there were several tiny little cars flying up and down the road with horns honking and candy flying into the crowd - oh yes, it was a perfect evening! Let's not forget about Santa's arrival in a bright red sleigh. This year, Mrs. Claus helped him passing out candies. We hadn't seen her for several years and she looked as beautiful as ever!
The winners of the floats were:
1st place -Tammy's Learning Center >
2nd place -Knobbs Church of God of Prophecy>
3rd place -Livermore General Baptist Church>
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2009 Livemore Christmas Parade
December 14 - 30, 2009 (Christmas Tree Forest)
The Livermore Community Library is hosting the Christmas Tree Forest, sponsored by the Livermore Woman's Club, on the second floor in the Art Museum. There are currently 8 decorated & lighted trees gracing the forest. These trees all reflect the theme "A Child's Imagination".
Contributors are: The George Rhodes Family, Thacker Riverside Dental
General & Cosmetic Dentistry, the Myron Turner Family, the Livermore Woman's Club, First Security Bank of Kentucky, the Livermore Elementary School children, the Neighborhood Flowers & Gifts Florist and the Heiffers Group.
The Forest is open for visitors December 14th through December 30th from 12:30 till 4:30 pm Monday-Friday and 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays. Admission is free. The Library will also be collecting nonperishable food items and/or spare change for the McLean County Help Office. Groups may call and make special arangements for visits, if the above times are not viable.
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Working on the Riverwalk.