What a fantastic night for a parade! 67 degrees with no rain in sight! There were Emergency Service Vehicles, the Sheriff and Fire Trucks that really knew how to let people know they were coming - their sirens were awesome as were their lights and decorations!
The ROTC marched smartly keeping cadence and in perfect step. The McLean County High School Band played the entire route and many wore lighted units - so cool!
The floats, golf carts, UTV's , XUV's, classic cars, motor cycles and a canine-drawn buggy preceded the Jolly Ole Elf, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus as well as Annie the Elf! What a night!
1st place winning float "Gingerbread Express" by Tammy's Learning Center
2nd place winning float "Home For Christmas" by Cub Scouts Pack 15
3rd place winning float "Snow Court" by the Livermore PTO
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The 6th annual Christmas Gala, which is the official opening of the Christmas Tree Forest Display, was held at the Library hosted by the Livermore Woman's Club. Refreshments were were out of this world and the musical entertainment provided by Mrs. Susan Newberry Morris and Mr. Daven Edmonds was beautiful! It was a lovely evening!
"Some People are Worth Melting For"
Muscular Dystrophy Tree accompanied by Frosty, sponsored by the Livermore Woman's Club.
This tree and it's running shoes are in support of the annual 5K Run/Walk for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. April 23, 2016 will be the 4th Annual 5K for MDA sponsored by the Livermore Woman's Club.
Sponsored by "Color Me Mellow Coloring Group"
The Color Me Mellow Coloring Group has discovered a wonderful way to relax with good company, beautiful coloring books and a set of colored pens, pencils and/or crayons. Check at the Library for more information.
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More information to follow about the 2015 Christmas Tree Forest, but be prepared to start setting up your decorated Christmas Tree on the 28th of November at the McLean County Public Library.
Annually, our countrymen gather together at the appointed
11th hour of the
11th day of the
and honor and celebrate our Veterans. Our City of Livermore had the honor to participate again in this annual event today.
The McLean County Junior Reserves Officer Training Corp, Honor Guard, presented a moving Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Ceremony which takes place in front of a round dining table set for five. The clarification of the ceremony was provided by Cadet 1st Lt Noah Rickard:
"I have been given the privilege and honor to introduce and acknowledge this table in remembrance of all the prisoners of war, missing in action, and killed in action. From all American involvement in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and more.
Many have looked at this table and wondered...Let me explain.
This table is set for five, representing the frailty of prisoners against their oppressors.
Remember, the table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing men.
Remember, the table cloth is white to represent the purity of our soldier's intentions to respond to their country's call to arms.
Remember, the candle is placed in the center of the table to represent the families of loved ones, who kept the faith, waiting the return of ones so dear to them.
Remember, the red ribbon tied so prominently around the candle is reminiscent of the red ribbon worn upon the lapel and breast of thousands who bear witness to their unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting of our missing.
Remember, the lemon upon the bread plate is to remind us of the bitter fate.
Remember, a pinch of salt on the bread plate is symbolic of family’s tears as they still wait.
Remember, the glasses are inverted to symbolize their inability to share this afternoon's toast.
Remember, for all of you who have served with them, called them your brothers and sisters, depended upon their might and aid, and relied on them, remember them, for surely they have not forgotten you."
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Special thanks to our Sponsors: B.F. Evans Ford, Independence Bank, Ohio Valley Energy, Inc., Shelter Insurance, Fairway Realty, A&S Fabricating, Livermore Lions Club, Specialty Foods Group Inc., Hometown IGA, Dollar General Store, City of Livermore, Muster Funeral Homes, and David & Deanna Edmonds.
The Livermore Enhancement Foundation sponsored the 2nd Annual Livermore Clean-up Blitz with great success! McLean County News posted the article about this event below:
November 7th was the 'Rain Date' for the 2nd day of the Livermore Fall Festival and here are some more photos reflecting the day's events.
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Potential inclement weather brought the party indoors at the City Building - but that didn't stop the fun! And after enjoying themselves at the Halloween Havoc, the weather had remained nice, so all the ghosts and goblins went 'trick or treating' throughout the streets of Livermore. Livermore was hoppin' last night!
Just a couple of the 'scary' folks out on Halloween!
Due to concerns for the safety of our visitors to the Fall Festival with the impending inclement weather, the City has postponed the events scheduled for today (Saturday, October 24th) to Saturday, November 7th.
WITH ONE EXCEPTION: The Fall Festival Costume Pageant scheduled for this evening at the City Hall will still take place today.
A Cruise-in, food and music by "Insulated" was enjoyed by all attendees under a soft evening sky with a light breeze. All proceeds went to McLean County Public Library Bookmobile and Out Reach Programs.
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"This awesome sign, made by Chester Baldwin, is a nice addition to Livermore's basketball court, on Main Street behind the City Hall." Submitted by Holly Kassinger Johnson.
Additionally, Bobby Davis repainted the basketball backboards. Looks really slick!
"Citizens worked very hard today at the Hackett Cemetery in Livermore. A fallen tree was cut up and many weeds cut back. The stones which had been previously vandalized were set upright again. It's wonderful to have people who give so selflessly, by volunteering their time and efforts to project like this." Submitted by Holly Kassinger Johnson
This among many other city projects undertaken by the Buck Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, September 26, 2015 was part off the "INASMUCH DAY" Project. There was a very long list of service opportunities where the over 200 volunteers were assigned to work for the Community.
"INASMUCH AS YOU DID IT FOR THE LEAST OF THESE, YOU DID IT FOR ME." ---Jesus
The KDBA (Kentucky Drag Boat Association) returned to Livermore, KY for some major racing! For two days we heard the thunder of the drag boat engines and watched them speed by, enjoying the Thunder on the Green! We visited the 'pits' first and got up close and personal. Then we were able to just stroll along the riverfront and enjoy the time trials Saturday and the competitor races Sunday. Such a treat for everyone!
August 29, 2015 - End of day, last group of drag boats prepare for the final series of Time Trials
(Photo - Courtesy of Ann Renfrow)
August 30, 2015 - last two sets of drag boats prepare for the final race
(Photo - Courtesy of Tollie Perry)
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Kristine Albin led the 22 tractors from Myers Creek over the Calhoun Bridge and the Livermore Bridge to the Livermore RV Park for lunch, prepared by the Livermore Lions Club. Then they proceeded to drive back to Myers Creek via Dr. Sam Scott Drive right through the KDBA drag boat race crowds, up Main Street to Hwy 136 and then Richland Road. Quite a trip and all for the sake of "Driving for Sight".
KidSight eye screening is offered free by Lions Clubs and these type of activities help support this worthy cause.
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Click on link below for photos from July 4, 2015 Celebration
Front - Ann Renfrow, Heath Barth, Stella Gross, Michele Clark; Back - Dianna Hoover & Tonya Logsdon
Ann Renfrow of the Livermore Woman’s Club presents a check in the amount of $4,137 to Executive Director, Heath Barth of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The contribution resulted from the very successful 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Livermore Woman’s Club held in Livermore, KY on April 18, 2015, in support of the MDA. This contribution has been designated for use within McLean County for those who are affected by Muscular Dystrophy. Also at the presentation were other members of the 5K Committee, Stella Gross, Michele Clark, Dianna Hoover and Tonya Logsdon.
Many thanks to the volunteers who gave their time to help support this 5K, and to the 130 registered runners and walkers who participated in the event. Additionally, the Livermore Woman’s Club wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the sponsors of the 3rd Annual 5K for MDA:
Pleasant Hill United Methodist, Tyson Foods, Inc., B.F. Evans Ford, ACE Hardware & Building Supply, Inc., Fairway Realty, Jennings & Little Excavating, Rice Contracting LLC, Shelter Insurance, McLean County Judge Executive Kelly Thurman, Turner Family, McLean County Attorney Josh Searcy, US Bank, Ralph W. Thacker DMD, A & S Fabricating Company, Advance Feeding Systems, Beauty 101, City of Sacramento, First Security Bank, Geno’s Pizza, Health First Community Health Center, Helton Insurance Agency, Inc., Independence Bank, John & Ann Renfrow, Lil’ Stevie’s, Livermore Lions Club, Poole’s Pharmacy Care, Sacramento Deposit Bank, Sacramento Pharmacy, Sam’s Club, Sharon Nell’s 31, Stacy Patrick, County Clerk, Staples, The Farmhouse LLC, OC Sports, Hoover & Morris, PLLC, Wendell & Jane Nantz, Stephanie King-Logsdon, Dale W. Ayer, Texas Roadhouse, Little B’s Pizza, Little Bits, Jay’s Drive-In, Olive Garden, Lil’ Stevie’s, Red Lobster, Staples, Sam’s, Walmart, IGA, & Pepsi Americas.
The 3rd Annual 5K for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association), sponsored by the Livermore Woman’s Club was held April 18, 2015, and has been considered a success by both participants and by the MDA.
A little history: While planning and preparation for this event began back in the fall of 2014, the “hit the road work” started in earnest in January 2015. However, concerns started to arise as the heavy snows of January, February and March had proven too much for the Green River, which had risen well above its banks. Spring rains began their cycle and the questions most consistently asked were “Would it ever stop raining and would the Green River ever stop rising?” This may seem immaterial to most 5K Runs, but the 5K route in Livermore runs parallel to the Green River. The first leg of the 5K, Dr. Sam Scott Drive, was very much under water without much hope of it falling any time soon.
Since water wings were not an option, a reroute was necessary. Additionally, the torrential rains were not kind to the revised 5K route. Consequently, the night before the 5K, when it seemed we might have a window of opportunity to actually run the race the next day without rain, a small contingent representing the Livermore Woman’s Club, the Livermore Lions Club, the Livermore Methodist Youth Group, local business owners and Livermore Fire Department volunteers hit the 3.1 mile route and cleaned the streets. Brooms, shovels, rakes and leaf blowers were the tools of choice.
The day of the 5K dawned foggy and damp – but no rain! And when the sun finally broke through, it was indeed a day of promise. There were well over 100 participants who started arriving for registration at 7:00 am. The 5K started at 8:00 am with the first runner crossing the Finish Line 21:00 minutes later! It was a fast race. Awards for overall male and female winner and for male and female winners of each age group were presented at the end of the race, after which door prizes were distributed to drawn winning tickets. It really turned out to be a winning day for all participants as well as for the MDA! Many thanks to the sponsors throughout McLean County for their financial assistance and to the volunteers who gave their time to help support this event.
Overall Male Winner: Dustin Duncan - 21:00 minutes
Overall Female Winner: Christina Hudson - 27.14 minutes
Age Groups: 8 - 14 - Male: Carter Riley - 24:52 Female: (tie) Sarah Miller and Natalie Patterson - 32.40 15-25 - Male: Connor McCormick - 26.30 Female: Molly Gray - 33:00 26-35 - Male: Allan Stockinger - 21:46 Female: Catie Schutte - 32:08 36-40 - Male: Jason Riley - 23:40 Female: Carlene Logsdon - 37:00 41-45 - Male: Jacob Humphrey - 31:52 Female: Tabatha Humphrey - 34:00 46-50 - Male: Keith Wells - 25:27 Female: Joanna Shake - 32:56 51-59 - Male: John Ighacho - 31.52 Female: Diane Thacker - 32:00 60 + - Barbara Caudle - 34.48
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After securring the TE21 FHWA Grant for city line of sight enhancement on the Highway 431 corridor, it has at last come to fruition! The signs are located at the north and south end of the Highway 431 corridor and the white rail fencing is located in the triangle of land in front of Lil' Stevies'. Thanks to all who participated in the process.
The basketball court behind the City Building now has bleachers and the tennis courts now have benches - all due to the continued efforts and hard work of the Livermore Enhancement Foundation! Thank you!
Kelly Thurman, Chester Baldwin and Bobby Davis building the basket ball court bleachers.
Chester Baldwin, Bobby Davis & Kelly Thurman enjoying the fruits of their labor i.e. building the bench seats at the tennis courts. Thanks guys!
Even with the soggy conditions, we had an excellent turnout for the McLean county Health & Safety Fair! Click on the link below to see photos from the day's events!
Volunteer Fire Fighter John Michael Morris demonstrates proper usage of fire extinguisher equipment to Zack Albin.
2015 February 12 - City Council Meeting Appointments & Oath Administered
2015 Feb 12 - Thursday evening's City Council Meeting included the appointment and administration of oaths for the following office appointments:
McLean County Board of Assessment Appeal - Jennifer Wright (2-year term)
Zoning Board of Adjustments - Diane Thacker (2-year term), John Renfrow (4-year term), Chester Baldwin (3-year term) and Jason Bumpus (3-year term)
Zoning Administrator - Dannie Johnson
Code Enforcement Board: Matt Fenwrick (1-year term), Jessie Johnson (2-year term) and Tony Boyken (3-year term)
Code Enforcement Officer: Angie Bumpus
Pictured left to right: Tony Boyken, Angie & Jason Bumpus, Jennifer Wright, Diane Thacker, John Renfrow, Jessie Johnson, Chester Baldwin and Matt Fenwrick; Dannie Johnson was not available for the photo.
2015 January 20 - McLean County Public Libarary
Aimee Newberry, President of the Livermore Woman’s Club, presents a plaque honoring members of Livermore’s St. Charles Catholic Church for their Chrismon Christmas Tree. The decorated tree was selected by visitors of the 2014 Christmas Tree Forest, who cast their votes for their favorite tree with monetary donations. These donations will be added to the Livermore Woman’s Club education scholarship fund. The Christmas Tree Forest, on display in the Art Gallery at the Mclean County Public Library this past Christmas season, is a continuation of a tradition that began in 2009. Each year the winning participant receives a plaque with their name engraved on it to be displayed at the library. This plaque is passed on to the winning participant each year.
Chrismon ornaments are decorations with Christian symbols on them. They are traditionally colored white, symbolizing the purity and perfection of Jesus, and gold, symbolizing His Majesty and Glory. The Chrismon ornaments on this tree were all handmade by members of St. Charles Parish.
Shown in photo are Aimee Newberry, George & Carol Rhodes, Marylyne Miller with her grandson Connor Logsdon, Tonya Logsdon and Ann Renfrow.
St. Charles Catholic Church
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