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Community News

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

    Famous Recipe Day

    A portion of the profits on Feb. 11 at Lee’s Famous Recipe in Hodgenville will benefit the American Cancer Society.

     

    Barbecue chicken and auction

    First Baptist Hodgenville will host a barbecue chicken dinner and live auction beginning at 5 p.m. April 26. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 5, 2014

    Scrap Metal Fund Raiser

    Middle Creek and Ovesen Heights Baptist Churches are collecting scrap metal from appliances, farm equipment, junked vehicles or lawn mowers to raise funds for a Kenya mission team. Contact Bro. Merrill Kurtz for pickup at 502-536-3390.

     

    Sunrise Manor auction

    Sunrise Manor is having an auction to sponsor a trip to Disney World for residents. If you would like to contribute a gift basket, call Tammy Davidson at 270-358-3103. Deadline is Feb. 7.

     

  • AARP offers free income tax assistance

    Free assistance with income tax preparation is available from the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Foundation Tax-Aide program.

  • Carbon monoxide: The silent killer

    Kentucky Fire Marshal William Swope wants Kentuckians to be aware of the “silent killer” this winter heating season. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless and colorless gas that’s created when fuels like gas, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil burn incompletely.

  • Kentucky Health News: Facts about cholesterol

    It is not the cholesterol itself, but a “byproduct of cholesterol (that) functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer,” researchers at the Duke University Cancer Institute report, according to Newswise.

    Estrogen is known to “feed an estimated 75 percent of all breast cancers,” Newswise reports. So basically, cholesterol creates a “byproduct” that acts like estrogen and “feeds” the breast cancer, the researches concluded.

  • Community Calendar – Feb. 5, 2014

    Recording artist to perform at ECTC

    Internationally recognized recording artist Dieter Hennings will perform a solo guitar concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the Morrison Art Gallery in the James S. Owen Building. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kevin Shank at 270-706-8495.

     

    Volunteer classes held at Park

  • COLUMN: Sit less, live more

    Do you sit a lot during the day? Studies have shown that when a person spends too much time sitting, there can be health risks. These risks include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and higher cholesterol levels. Too much sitting may also lead to increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

  • COLUMN: Important facts about e-cigarettes

    There has been a lot of recent conversation about electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes for short.

    Some e-cigarettes resemble traditional cigarettes, but many do not. They are battery-operated products which deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals which are inhaled by the user. Many include a LED light at the end to mimic the glow of a burning cigarette. However, they do not produce smoke, but a vapor which is a compound of chemicals — hence the popular term of “vaping” instead of smoking. 

  • COLUMN: Get the facts on buying health insurance

    It is estimated that in 2013, 640,000 Kentuckians, or 14.9 percent of the state’s population, are uninsured. You never know when you might be in a car accident or become ill and need medical attention. The cost or treatment could run into many thousands of dollars.

    In Kentucky the affordable healthcare insurance plan is Kynect. The easiest way to learn more about Kentucky's plan is by going online to kyenroll.ky.gov/ or call 855-459-6328.

  • COLUMN: New bookmobile turns 2

    It seems like time flies and our Larue County Bookmobile will soon be 2 years old in April.

    Besides the bookmobile being a good-looking vehicle scooting around town and visiting folks out in the countryside, it offers a wide variety of services to the community.

    One would think the bookmobile would only supply books and magazines, but you would be surprised at its many weekly outreach services.