Small Business Smart Start Seminar
The University of Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Elizabethtown hosts a pre-business orientation seminar called “Smart Start – Business Basics” each month. This month’s seminar will begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at Hardin County Public library, 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 765-6737.
Youth Service Center Advisory Council to meet
The LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Marsha at 358-9745.
FREE WORKSHOP: Internet for Beginners
The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville will offer a free workshop “Internet for Beginners” 5 p.m. Jan. 10. Pre-register at the library, by calling 358-3851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Advisory Council to meet
The LaRue County Schools Parent Advisory Council will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 10 in the LaRue County High School library. The agenda includes discussion of 2011-12 Assessment Results, the Parent Involvement Evaluation/Survey for 2012-13 and input on the District Comprehensive Improvement Plan. If you would like to join the PAC, contact Amanda Reed, district instructional supervisor at 358-4111 or email@example.com.
Emancipation Proclamation observance
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host an “Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Observance” the weekend of Jan. 12-13. All activities are free.
Over the course of the weekend, children can participate in a scavenger-hunt activity to find various landmarks around the park. On Jan. 12, the park will host two speakers. At 1 p.m., Dr. Robert Dietle, head of the history department at Western Kentucky University, will speak. At 2 p.m., Jim Sayre will portray President Abraham Lincoln. The presentation will be in the theater section of the visitors’ center. For information, call the park at 270-358-3137 or visit www.nps.gov/abli.
Serger class at Extension Office
A serger class with Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at the LaRue County Extension Office.For more information, call Smith at 358-9049.
Public Retirees to meet
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Doug Graham from Commonwealth Credit Union will speak about scams, especially those aimed at the elderly.
Blood drive in Hodgenville
A blood drive will be 3-8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Hodgenville Elementary School, 33 Eagle Lane, Hodgenville.
Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets
The Red Hill Cemetery Commission will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Hodgenville City Hall prior to the city council meeting.
Blood drive in Sonora
A blood drive will be 3-7 p.m. Jan. 15 at First Baptist Church, 709 Main Street, Sonora.
Blood sugar testing
Free blood sugar testing will be offered 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Flaget Immediate Care Clinic on KY 245 in Bardstown (across from Buzick Lumber).
Extension District Board to meet
The Extension District Board will meet at noon Jan. 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The meeting is open to the public.
Cancer support group
A free Cancer Support Group will meet 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Flaget Cancer Center, next to Flaget Memorial in Bardstown. For information, call 502-350-5700.
FREE CLASS: Managing your Meals
Have you been told you have diabetes, need to lose weight or just need to learn how to eat healthy? The class “Managing your Meals”will be 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. Meal plans will be developed by a registered dietitian. Registration is required by calling 270-769-1601, Ext. 1035. Class will be canceled if Hardin or LaRue county schools are closed for weather.
Vietnam Veterans of America to meet
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1051, The Gold Vault Patriots, will meet 2 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Nolin RECC conference room, 411 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Membership is open to all Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans (August 1964-May 1975). Bring DD 214 copy and $20 for membership dues. VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam Veterans. For more information visit www.vietnamveterans1051.org.
WOW Unit visits
Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit will be available 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Hometown IGA. No charge for blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, body fat analysis and weight. Osteoporosis bone density heel screening is $20; cholesterol panel is $20. For more information, visit www.hmh.net.
Extension Office closed for holiday
The LaRue County Extension Office will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Circuit Clerk’s office closes for holiday
The LaRue County Circuit Clerk’s office will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
ECTC hosts talks about stereotypes
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a talk by noted Kentucky author Rosie Moosnick at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center. Her subject is “Stereotypes Confronting Arabs and Jews in the US.” There is no charge to attend. For more information on Moosnick, visit https://www.as.uky.edu/users/nrmoos2. For more information about the speaking engagement, contact John Dryden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooper/Clayton stop smoking class
Cooper/Clayton stop smoking classes will begin 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, and last 12 weeks. Register by calling the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 to register. There is a $5 returnable book fee for the sessions and you will be required to purchase a nicotine replacement product after the second week. Sessions will be led by Diana Leathers, LaRue County community health educator.
County Extension Council Leadership and Awards Banquet
The LaRue County Extension Council Leadership and Awards Banquet is 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Meal is $6; South Fork Homemakers will cater. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer will speak and the Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence will be presented. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 to reserve a seat. Nominations for an individual or group for the annual Award of Excellence for leadership or community service must be turned in by Jan. 7.
The LaRue County Fair Board has set the 2013 LaRue County Fair for June 17-22.