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  • COLUMN: Stay safe and healthy this winter

     Even though the weather is turning colder, many of us may not be ready for winter to arrive. If you take steps to be prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures begin to fall.

    Many people prefer to stay indoors so it is important to make sure home safety measures are in place. One of the leading causes of home fire deaths is the result of heating equipment not being used correctly.

  • PHOTOS: Elvis visits Sunrise Manor

     Elvis Presley presenter Otis Berry of New Albany, Ind., entertained the residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and Adult Daycare. He performed Elvis' traditional and Christmas music. Elvis presented each client with a scarf (with a little sweat) to take home as a souvenir. Refreshments served were Moon Pies, RC Cola and peanut butter and banana sandwiches. 

  • Senior Menu - January 2012

     LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    Dec. 26 – Closed

    Dec. 27 – Chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, buttered spinach, baked apples, whole wheat bread

    Dec. 28 – Salmon croquettes, rigatoni and tomatoes, buttered broccoli, banana pudding, whole wheat roll

    Dec. 31 – Beef steak patty, new potatoes, mixed green salad, ambrosia, whole wheat roll

    Jan. 1–2  – Closed

  • COLUMN: Start saving in the new year

     With 2013 now here, make sure to give your finances a checkup and discover if you need to make saving your New Year’s resolution.

    Get out of debt:The best investment most borrowers can make is to pay off consumer debt with double-digit interest rates. Find places to cut your spending so that you can pay down your debts faster.

    Save for emergencies: Having an emergency savings fund may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who are sinking financially.

  • COLUMN: Reduce year-end tax consideration with charitable giving

     Often in the hustle and bustle of daily life and holiday planning, many people overlook the importance of year-end tax planning. There are several things you can do to realize some year-end tax savings. One of the most common ways to reduce your federal tax obligation is through charitable giving.

    People often give donations in the form of cash or household goods. You may also give charitable donations in the form of stocks or even real estate. The actual amount of tax savings realized through charitable donations will vary for different people, based on tax bracket.

  • PHOTO: Breakfast book club

     The LaRue County Public Library Breakfast Book Club met on Dec. 18 at Paula's Hot Biscuit. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the library but decided to meet at the restaurant in December. Pictured are from left, (seated) Roland Bright, Judy Bridges, Bob Bridges, Anita Judd Brown, Marcia Saltsman; standing, Cathy Luttrell, LCPL adult programs coordinator.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Dec. 19, 2012

     Poinsettia drawing at library

  • PHOTO: Flaget adopts families for Christmas

     Every year departments of Flaget Memorial Hospital, which is part of KentuckyOne Health, "adopt" needy families for Christmas. This year 33 hospital departments adopted 19 families. They bought gifts for 62 children. Staff members of the Flaget Immediate Care Clinic, from left, Wanda Neal, Sandy Medley, Bert Redemann, Mary Duvall and Stacey Mouser displayed some of the gifts purchased for the youngsters. The project is sponsored by the Flaget Memorial Hospital Mission Council.

  • PHOTO: First Families of Kentucky

     Sharon Veirs Williams and Beverly Heath were awarded certificates for their recent membership in "The First Families of Kentucky" organization. The presentation was made by Sharon Withers, registrar and the sponsor for membership, Susan McCrobie of Elizabethtown.

  • PHOTO: Poinsettia winner at library

     Nancy Elliott was last week's winner of a Christmas Poinsettia at the LaRue County Public Library. Just read a book, come by the library and complete a ticket and drop it in the box for a chance to win. A drawing will be held 1 p.m. each Friday during December.