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Community Calendar - Aug. 29, 2012

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 Democratic Woman’s Club

The LaRue County Democratic Woman’s Club will meet jointly with LaRue County Democrats at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in the small courtroom at the LaRue County Courthouse. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Celia McDonald at 358-4234 or 402-3414. 

 

LaRue County Reads needs volunteers

Volunteer to tutor a child in reading for one-half hour each week at one of the local schools. Volunteers must attend a short training class. The next training will be 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Board of Education. Training will last about one hour. For more information or to register for the training, call Sarah Hornback at 358-8334 or 358-4111.

 

Mobile Mammogram Unit 

The mobile mammogram unit from the Brown Cancer Center in Louisville will be at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Sept. 4. 

Appointments between 1 and 3 p.m. are available. Call 358-3401 to schedule an appointment. Cost is $158.65 for those without insurance. Those with insurance should bring your card and the cost will be turned in to your insurance. 

For lower cost mammogram options, contact the County Health Department. The mobile unit has digital mammography equipment. This is co-sponsored by the County Extension Homemaker organization.

Courthouse annex to be closed

The LaRue County Courthouse Annex will be closed Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 as state-mandated furlough days. All Circuit Clerk services, including renewal of driver licenses, will be unavailable. County offices in the main courthouse will be open. 

 

Veterans’ Employment Classes

The Kentucky Career Center, Office of Employment and Training, will conduct a veterans’ employment class 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6 at the LaRue County Public Library, 201 South Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville. For more information, call (270) 766-5115 to speak to Robert F. Shorter, ext. 45842, or Dan Ruth, ext. 45830.

 

Senior Arts and Crafts Show

Sunrise Manor’s Silver Angels are sponsoring a senior arts and crafts show. Director Beverly Heath will take entries 1-4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Open to any senior citizen who has handcrafted fine art pieces, baskets, ceramics, textiles or needlework. For more information, contact Heath at 358-2147.

 

Ancestral Trails to meet in Hardin County

Ancestral Trails Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Hardin County Public Library, 100 Jim Owen Dr., Elizabethtown. Chris Lueken and Gary Kempf will present a program on living history re-enactors. For more information, call 270-862-3209.

 

Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival

The 22nd annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival will be Sept. 8 in New Haven. The parade begins at 2:15 p.m. with lineup at New Haven City Park. For more information, contact New Haven City Hall at 502-549-3177 or www.newhavenkentucky.org.

 

Rolling Thunder to meet Sept. 9

Rolling Thunder, Inc., Kentucky Chapter Four, will meet 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Community Center, 135 N. Poplar St., Lebanon Junction. Meetings are open to the public and dues are $30 per year. Anyone can join. Many members are veterans and ride motorcycles. The major function of Rolling Thunder Inc. is to publicize the POW/MIA issue and committed to helping homeless and disabled veterans of all wars and other veterans’ issues. Visit http:/rollingthunderkych4.com for more information. 

 

Lincoln Dinner

The LaRue County Republican Party will host the Lincoln Dinner 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club, 19 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville. For more information and tickets, call 325-3834.

 

Wellness on Wheels

Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit will be available 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hometown IGA. No charge for blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, body fat analysis and weight. Hemoglobin test is $5; cholesterol panel is $20. For more information, visit www.hmh.net.

 

Bed bug prevention seminar

Learn to identify, prevent and exterminate bed bugs at a seminar 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

 

Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show

The Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.