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Community News

  • United Way surpasses goal

    United Way of Central Kentucky beat all previous records by raising $1,031,200 through its annual campaign, according to campaign chair Marilyn Ford. Donations continued to roll in until the last day of the fundraising drive on Feb. 29.

    "Our goal was very lofty, significantly higher than what we raised last year,” said Ford. “Because of the generosity of citizens from our five county area, we have surpassed that goal. I couldn't be more pleased."

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Tips on storm damage repair

    If you are on the hunt for a reputable contractor after severe weather rolled through the area yesterday, be aware of those who may try to take advantage of your situation: The home repair rip-off artist who may overcharge, perform shoddy work, or skip town without finishing your job.

    BBB urges homeowners to use extreme caution when dealing with “door-to-door” or “out of state” solicitors who offer “quality work at great prices.” The BBB offers the following tips for consumers who may be facing major repairs after a disaster hits home:

  • KSP scholarship offered

    The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications from Kentucky high school seniors who are interested in qualifying for $1,000 scholarships that can be used for education expenses beginning in the fall of 2012. To be considered, students must complete and submit all application materials, which are available on the KSP website at www.kentuckytstatepolice.org, by April 1.

  • East Hardin Rebeleer reunion planned

    Some people might feel a tinge of nostalgia when they hear the phrase, “Rebeleers, sound off!” It’s the cheer for the East Hardin High School band. Angela Carter wants to hear from those who remember.

    Carter, a 1975 graduate of East Hardin High School, is planning a reunion of the East Hardin Rebeleer Band from 4 to 11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Carter hopes many Rebeleers with fond memories will want to catch up.

  • HMH conducting historic cancer prevention study

    Residents of central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3.
    CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Diabetes Support Groups

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition to meet

  • Community Calendar - Feb. 29, 2012

     Change in mail collection times at Hodgenville Post Office

  • PHOTO: Addition to Quilt Trail

     The newest addition to the LaRue County Quilt Trail is located at the home of Reed and Angie Smith, 537 Upton Talley Road in Upton. The quilt block design is a Sawtooth Star. 

  • Dress in blue for colon cancer awareness

     The Kentucky Cancer Program is asking Kentuckians to wear blue March 2 to promote colon cancer screening on the fourth annual “Dress in Blue Day.”

    “Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Kentucky, despite the fact that it can be successfully treated when detected early,” said Madeline Abramson, honorary chair of the campaign. “Dress in Blue Day serves as a helpful reminder to encourage Kentuckians to get screened, increase awareness and decrease the staggering statistics of this deadly disease.”

  • Participants needed for cancer research study

     Residents of central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3.

    CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.