Sponsored by the Livermore Lions Club
The Christmas parade this year was truly exceptional! The Livermore Fire Department’s newest fire truck #433, led the parade and was followed by many of the County's Volunteer Fire Department vehicles - such a cacophony of sound and light! It was exhilarating!
The ROTC and the McLean County High School Band were next, marching in time to cadence and the band music. Then the many floats, small cars, fast cars, historic cars, motor cycles, golf carts, horses AND Santa and Mrs Clause appeared - all tossing candy to the crowds watching the event.
First place winning float was Soul's Harbor Baptist Church out of Madisonville, with their "Christmas Traditions" theme. Everything on the float was hand made with chicken wire, drawn and hand-painted on board and finished with cloth (diaper material)! Truly a child's wonderland!
Second place winning float was Tammy's Learning Center with 'Santa's Workshop" and Third place winning float was Knobbs Church of God of Prophecy with "The Greatest Gift".
The golf cart winners were: 1st place Angel Babertscher, 2nd place David Stevens and 3rd place Kitch Ellis.
Thanks to all who participated in the parade and to those who came out to enjoy it! See the winning floats below.
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The Livermore Woman's Club Christmas Tree Forest, located at the McLean County Public Library, is shining at its very brightest! This year's monetary donations collected as votes for favorite trees will be applied towards the Livermore Woman's Club Education Scholarship Fund. The Forest was opened to the public at the December 11th Christmas Tree Forest Gala, where refreshments were served and entertainment was provided by students from Livermore Elementary School.
The 18 Christmas Tree participants are:
Skill Train, Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., ACE Hardware, Chamber of Commerce, Schwan's, Livermore Woman's Club, Thacker Riverside Dental, Tyson Foods, McLean County Fiscal Court, St. Charles Catholic Church, Friends of the McLean County Public Library, Beechgrove Homemakers Club, Livermore Lions Club, Livermore Elementary's 4th & 5th grade classes, Family Resource Center, Calhoun School Head Start Program, First Security Bank and the George & Carol Rhodes family.
Clink on link below for photos from the Christmas Tree Forest Gala
For additional information regarding participation in the Christmas Tree Forest, please click on the following Livermore Woman's Club link: http://cityoflivermore.info/livermore_womans_club/admin
The annual Livermore Community PraiseSing was a beautiful blending of voices from the members of Livermore Christ Gospel Church, Livermore United Methodist Chiurch, Livermore Missionary Baptist Church, Livermore General Baptist Church, and St. Charles Catholic Church. The wonderful music provided by the membership of Livermore churches, the fellowship shared by all, and the delightful array of refreshments provided by this year's hosts, St. Charles Catholic Church, proved to be again, another successful event with the ultimate goal of sharing and giving thanks during this season of Thanksgiving!
Christ Gospel Church United Methodist Church Missionary Baptist Church
General Baptist Church St. Charles Catholic Church
Click on link below for additional photos from the Livermore Community PraiseSing
The Veterans Day Celebration honoring all military Veterans was held at the Livermore City Building, Tuesday, November 11th, despite the cold, wind and rain.
At 11:00 am George Rhodes opened the program with an introduction of Special Guests. There was a Presentation of Colors by the MCHS JROTC after which, Wayne Morris sang the National Anthem. In recognition of Veterans in attendance, Davon Edmonds played the service hymns on the piano of the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines.
Deceased Veterans from the local area were honored and the McLean County Junior Reserves Officer Training Corp, Honor Guard, presented a moving Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Ceremony.
Marine Master Sgt Otis Bartley was the guest speaker.
Wayne Morris sang “God Bless the U.S.A.” and all in attendance participated.
At the conclusion of the program, everyone was invited to stay and join together in fellowship at the potluck dinner after which, there was to have been a parade to the Memorial Walkway at the Tank Park. The celebration was to have closed with Taps and a balloon launch in memory of all Veterans. Unfortunately, this portion of the program was cancelled due to inclement weather. Regardless, it remained a stirring tribute to all Veterans who have served our country.
Click on link below for photos from the Veterans Day Celebration
So much fun this Halloween, even though the weather forced us into the City Building due to the breezy winds and cold! It was only in the 40's, but that wind made it feel like we were already starting Winter! Brrrrr!
At 4:00 sharp, some of the prettiest, ugliest, and most original costumed kiddos (young and old alike) walked through the doors. And the doggies showed up as well - in costume! So many sponsors and volunteers were waiting in the wings to provide fun, games and candy to those who wanted to participate - that would be everyone.
At 5:00, the judging of the costumes began with the following results:
Babies under 1 year:
Prettiest: "Strawberry" - Sage Dame
Most Original: "Farmer" - Luke Greenfield
1-5 Years Old:
Prettiest: "Tin Woman" - Paislee Hodge
Ugliest: "Shark" - Travis Robey
Most Original was a tie: "Coal Miner" - Eli Greenfield &
"Frozen Kristoff" - Connor Logsdon
6 - 10 Years Old:
Prettiest: "Raggedy Ann" - Morgan Bell
Ugliest was a tie: "Sasquach" - Thomas Murray &
"Swamp Monster" - Devon Smith
Most Original: "Indian Girl" - Hailee Johnson
11 - 15 Years Old:
Prettiest was a tie: "Minnie Mouse - Keile Jackson &
"Flower Girl" - Edie Cook
Ugliest: "Clown: - Colt Rickard
Most Original: "Zoot Suit - Jalee Pinkston
16 - 99+ Years:
Prettiest: "Super Girl" - Mandy Crawford
Ugliest: "Woman Gray Ghost: - Rebecca Ljames
Most Original: "Golfer" - Jesse Johnson
It was a good time and we all stayed warm and dry! Thanks to all of the Sponsors and Volunteers who donated their time, candy and prizes for our Costume Contest!
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The Livermore Volunteer Fire Department welcomes all to their Open House at the Livermore Fire Station on Third Street in Livermore, starting at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 25th.
They will be selling plate lunches and individual sandwiches to raise funds for the "Chief Rodney Gardner Memorial Fund". The speciality will be Boston butt sandwiches prepaired by Terry Morris. Sandwiches will be $4 and the Plate Lunches, which will include a sandwich, 2 sides and a drink will be $7.
Please share and come support one of our local fire departments and the family of their chief, Rodney Gardner. These firefighters do so much for our community that goes unnoticed. They would very much appreciate your support!
This year's 3rd Annual Zombie Walk, covered live by 97X Radio, broadcasting in front of the City building, was a great success! There were Zombies everywhere! And the THRILLER DANCE TEAM production started the Zombie Walk off at the basketball court to the sounds of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". The dance team led the walk and performed throughout the entire walk in front of the other 'Zombie" walkers. Whether you're into the "Zombie thing" or not, just the THRILLER dancers alone was worth getting up off the couch and enjoying the entertainment! They are so talented!
But after the Zombie Walk, which was guided by a siren equipped vehicle for a good mile through the streets of Livermore, there was the costume contest with prizes, DJ provided music and the Zombie Ball. And let's not forget the food! Barbecued chicken, along with cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and baked beans. It was just a fun evening for all who attended and/or participated!
And all of this was in support of the ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION. Such a worthy cause.
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The Livermore Enhancement Foundation sponsored the very successful Community Pride Clean-Up Blitz on Saturday. They had a three-fold mission to include the Highway 431 corridor, the neighborhoods, and the riverfront park. There were 46 participants which included an 8 man inmate crew and Deputy from the Daviess County Detention Center. Four (4) churches were represented to include Livermore United Methodist Church, Livermore Baptist Church, St. Charles Catholic Church, and Buck Creek Baptist Church. There were two pastors, Bro. Jim White and Bro. Tommy Webb, and elected leaders Mayor Sonny Renfrow and Judge Exectuvive Kelly Thurman among the group. Also, among those numbers were 8 Trailmen from our local Trail Life USA Troop 35. Business owner, Ron Poole and his son worked shoulder-deep in briars on the 431 project, as well as all of the local residents and board members who worked to make the day a success. Several organizations, including the Livermore Lions Club and the Livermore Woman's Club were also represented.
Crunching the numbers, the total manhours were 215 hours! This included clean up of the Riverfront Park, Neighborhoods and Highway 431 Corridor - truly a phenominal accomplishment. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to assist with this project. The Livermore Enhancement Foundation will advise the Community of future blitzes.
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We were once again blessed with a beautiful day for our 8th annual Riverfest.
Many, many thanks to our twenty-eight Sponsors:
Poole/s Pharmacy Care, Ace Hardware, Jennings & Little, Kentucky Drag Boat Association, Logsdon Lumber & Farms, Kentucky Utilities Co., A&S Fabricating, B.F. Evans Ford, Helton Insurance Agency, Asphalt Services, Atmos Energy, Bell Engineering, Billy Quisenberry-County Atty., Eaves Insurance, Erb Equipment, Fairway Realty, Shelter Insurance, Farbest Farms, Independence Bank, John 'Sonny" Renfrow-Livermore Mayor, Lil' Stevie's, Livermore Lions club, Livermore Woman's Club, Stacy Patrick-County Clerk, Thacker Riverside Dental, Rice Agri-Marketing, Stephanie logsdon-Circuit Clerk, Hoover & Morris, PLLC, and Neighborhood Flowers.
We also thank our Vendors, who numbered thirty-nine this year! There were two sets of barrel rides for the kiddos cruising through the park thanks to Gerald Whitaker and Karl Bradley! The Bouncy Toys were equally well utilized. All of the food vendors were busy and the Arts & Crafts booths were a big hit with everyone. The Cruise-IN provided an array of wonderful old-time beauties, Rat Rods, fast and not so fast automobiles. We even had a Dragster in our midst, thanks to Gracie Schindler! With the many other events occuring in our county that day, we still had a wonderful showing of attendees. The Cruise-Around winner was Carolyn Chambers. The Peoples' Choice award went to Misty Spinks of Calhoun with her 1969 Pontiac Fire Bird and the Mayor's Choice award went to Eric Doss of Central City with his 1955 Chevy. The 50/50 pot was won by Deanna Edmonds, who donated it back to the city.
Award Presentations by Mayor Sonny Renfrow
Misty Spinks - Peoples' Choice Eric Doss - Mayor's Choice
1969 Pontiac Fire Bird 1955 Chevy
And to top off the day, the Loose Wheel band entertained the crowd to dark, much to the delight of everyone!
All funds raised are going to the support and enhancement of our Riverfront Recreational Complex. We thank all who helped make this year's Riverfest a success!
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The 20th year for the KDBA Thunder on the Green racing event in Livermore arrived to the delight of all and is now over much to everyone's dismay! It was a most excellent weekend!
On Saturday, August 23rd the KDBA Time Trials were held. What a great day! On the overly "warmish and humidish" side, but still a very, very good day! The Mayor again participated, but this year he drove, thanks to Ron Schulz, owner/driver of "Home Work" who invited him to ride with him and THEN, they changed seats! Mayor Sonny Renfrow was behind the wheel and indeed, piloted "'Home Work" from start to finish! It was a very good day for him!
Ron Schulz, owner/driver of "Home Work" with Mayor Sonny Renfrow behind the wheel!
On Sunday, August 24th, the KDBA Races were held! The day started out equally HOT as yesterday, but today there was a BREEZE! A beautiful day for racing. The Lions Club hosted a Tractor drive in the morning with lunch provided at the Livermore RV Park, after which they drove east on Dr. Sam Scott Drive while the drag boats raced west on the Green River - what a sight to behold! What a combination - drag boat engines screaming and antique tractor engines exhibiting their power! It was a splendid day for all who attended and participated.
Click on link below for photos from the KDBA Time Trials - August 23, 2014
Friday, July 18th, Fire Chief, Rod Gardner, Volunteer Fireman Tyler Gardner and Mayor Sonny Renfrow took delivery on the Livermore/Eastern District Fire Department’s newest fire truck which was located at Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus in Alabama. It will be replacing the Department’s 1979 Ford fire truck. The new truck model is a 1998 E-One Cyclone and carries 50% more water, will be capable of pumping twice as much water per minute (1,500 gallons per minute) and be a more reliable and safer vehicle.
The City of Livermore applied for and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist in the funding that supported the purchase of this latest vehicle.
The New Fire Truck and the well-seasoned Old Fire Truck
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This year's Independence Day Celebration was as festive as it was laid back. The fun began with a Parade down Main Street - Fire Engines in the lead and decorated bicycles and Golf Carts following all the way to the Pavilion on the river with 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded for each category.
There were food vendors, face painting, a watermelon eating contest, as much corn hole as one could handle and bingo. Plenty of "people watching" was available and, of course, along the water front, boats were scurrying up and down the river all day long. The country, blues, and southern rock band, "Loose Wheel" kicked off at 5:30 and lured dancers onto the street for some lively scootin' and bootin'! And at 9:00, the FIREWORKS began - it was a great show and was well worth the wait!
Thanks to our Sponsors Independence Bank, ACE Hardware, B.F. Evans Ford, Lil Stevie's Pizza & the City of Livermore - this day of celebrating our country's Independence was enjoyed by all!
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Four new components were added to Livermore's Skate Park by American Ramp Corporation installers, Robby & Eric: Dragon Back, Curved Grind Rail and Double LA Grind Boxes.
Thanks to the Livermore Woman’s Club committee who pulled the City-wide Yard Sale together this past Saturday, June 7th; to the women who developed the map of Livermore pinpointing those participating households wanting to join in on the fun. And to all those who worked like crazy to make it happen! It was nice to see so many people out and about talking and laughing together and of course, shopping at the approximately 25 yard sale locations! It felt like a festival! We think everyone will agree it was a great day to have a yard sale what with the sunshine and cooling breezes all cooperating!
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The Livermore Enhancement Foundation completed another 110 feet of concrete for the Riverwalk and added 11 more engraved bricks.
The Livermore Veterans Organization and volunteers from local youth and church groups placed flags on the grave sites of our local Veterans and then replaced the flags throughout the city of Livermore.
Click on link below for photos of the beginning of the Memorial Weekend
Trail Life USA cleaned up the Livermore's Rough River Nature Trail as well as the Riverwalk Saturday morning. A lot of "elbow grease" was required as that area has been under water due to the Spring flooding this year. Weed eating the trail, cutting some dead trees from the path and shoveling sand, dirt and silt from the Riverwalk were some of the things accomplished. They also were prepared to set the boat dock back in the water, but the river was still too high, so that will occur later on this year. They took the opportunity to attach firehose around the boat dock for softer landings of incoming boats. And finally, they identified several of the trees on the Nature Trail and posted signage regarding the local birds habitating the Nature Trail. Thanks Guys!
June 7, 2014
The Livermore Woman’s Club is sponsoring a City-Wide Yard Sale in Livermore, KY on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.
If you would like to set up your own yard sale at your home on June 7th and would like to be included in our Community map of yard sale locations, please contact us with your address and the time of day you will be having your sale by Monday, May 19th.
Potential customers can pick up a map of yard sale locations at the Livermore City Building from 7 am – 3 pm on Saturday, June 7th. The Livermore Woman’s Club will also be having a sale that day at the Livermore City Building and will be able to provide those maps to the public. Proceeds from the Livermore Woman’s Club sale will go to the Club’s Education programs.
Remember, if you would like your yard sale location to be included on the “Livermore Map of Yard Sale Locations”, please contact Ann Turner at 270-278-5104 by May 19th. She will need your address, time of day of your yard sale and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Jayne Johnson, Connie Baldwin, Mary Atherton, Ann Renfrow, Kayla Aydt, Ann Turner
Dianna Hoover and Michele Clark
The Livermore Woman's Club presented a check in the amount of $5,127 to Kayla Aydt, Director of Business Development of the Muscular Dystrophy Association on May 13, 2014. These proceeds were the result of the very successful 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Livermore Woman's Club held in Livermore, KY on April 26, 2014, in support of the MDA. This contribution has been designated for use within McLean County for those who are affected by Muscular Dystrophy.
We had forty-two (42) sponsors who were very instrumental in the success of this venture. It was a joint effort and we couldn't have done this without their help and the help of our club membership canvassing the county. (See list below).
We were also blessed with the work of Tessa Wilkerson. She again designed her own t-shirts for her team i.e. "Team Tessa", and sold them at her school and to family and friends for the MDA cause.
Finally, we also had a lot of local people who donated their time, effort and sweat equity. They helped our Club members sweep and clean the 5K course, prep the pavilion area and stand guard at all of the intersections where the participants passed through. They manned the water stations, the Finish Line and cheered on the participants throughout the course. There was a lot of hard work and a lot of love that went into this venture.
Thanks to everyone who invested so much of their time and effort into this project!
Livermore Woman’s Club
First Security Bank of Kentucky
Ohio Valley Insurance
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
BF Evans Ford
Ace Hardware & Building Supply, Inc.
Calhoun Chiropractic Center, PSC
Jeff & Kristi Shanks
Judge/Executive Kelly Thurman
Pooles Pharmacy Care
Mayor John Renfrow
Health First CHC – Calhoun, KY
Magistrate Candidate, Dannie Johnson
Tim Johnson, PVA
Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance
Livermore Lions Club
County Clerk, Stacy Patrick
Butler Evans Poultry
Rice Agri-Marketing LLC
Thacker Riverside Dental
Helton Insurance Agency, Inc.
Magistrate Bobby Johnson
Dr. Mallory Roberts O.D.
Neighborhood Flowers & Nursery
Kelly Baird & Sons
Hoover & Morris, PLLC
Circuit Court Clerk, Stephanie King-Logsdon
A & S Fabricating Company
The Livermore Woman's Club hosted a Political Candidate Forum at the Mclean County Public Library, Thursday, May 1st. More than 130 people came through the doors of the library that evening to listen to and talk with 19 Candidates.
Click on link below for additional photos of Candidates
Saturday, April 26th provided a beautiful sunny day for a 5K Run/Walk in Livermore, Kentucky! The 2nd Annual event was hosted by the Livermore Woman's Club in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
183 runners/walkers signed up to participate in the 5K, and 40 county-wide businesses, churches, organizations and individuals provided sponsorship this year.
First place over-all male participant was Nathan Sutherlin who traveled the 5K route in 22:10 minutes. Darlene Hillard was the first place over-all female participant with a 24:45 posted time.
There were 8 age groups, each with a first place male and female winner: Brayden Bishop, Hallie Hudson, Connor McCormick, Cathie Hayden, Amy Fortner, Andrew Ashton, Lorie Hayden, Pete Conrad, Jeff Wilkerson, Nancy Nelson, Phillip Yeiser, Joanna Shake, Ann Haynes, Fr. John Ighacho, Doris Turner and Lewis Boyken.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's very successful 5K! All proceeds have been designated for use within McLean County for those who are affected by Muscular Dystrophy.
Click on link below for photos from the 5K
Remember, you can continue to shop with Schwan's utilizing the Livermore Woman's Club's fundraising information for our Educational programs either online: www.Schwans-Cares.com
You can call 1-855-870-7208 & provide:
Campaign ID: “Livermore Woman’s Club – 2589”
Fundraising ID: “4767”
Continue to shop through mid-October 2014 to help us fund our Scholarship for a McLean County High School student.
Thanks for your consideration and assistance!
Wishing all a blessed and Happy New Year!
If you have any other "Current Positive Happenings" and/or photos you would like to share with the Community, please contact Andrea Shelton at 270-278-2113.
If corrections are required, also please advise Andrea and she will see that the web site is updated.
Thank you for your support!