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Community News

  • Fundraiser Calendar

    Breakfast fundraiser

    B.R. Young Lodge #132 will hold a breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. July 10 at the lodge on Lincoln Square. Cost is $5, all-you-can-eat.  For more information, call 324-3325.

  • Job fair set for Thursday at JCTC in Louisville

    The Louisville Office of Employment and Training in conjunction with The Higher Income Requires Education Forum is sponsoring a Job Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 24 at Jefferson Community & Technical College, 109 E. Broadway, Louisville.

    The fair is free to both employers and job seekers and is open to the public. Interested employers may contact mary.keltee@ky.gov.

    Job seekers should dress appropriately, bring resumes and be prepared to interview.

  • LaRue County Church of Christ opens food pantry

    LaRue County Church of Christ volunteers literally are obeying the command “Feed my Sheep” by distributing more than 3,000 pounds of food each month to those who need help.

    Coordinators Ruth Riddle and Nancy Hartlage, with others including the pastor Craig Simon, David Harrison, Charlie Logsdon, and several other members of the church off Ky. 210 near Smith’s Plaza, serve 90 to 120 families each month.

  • Paramedic scholarships available

    The Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund awards four scholarship grants annually of up to $1,500 each to the most qualified applicants who demonstrate a desire and commitment to being a paramedic. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and accepted into a certified paramedic training program. Selections will be based on the applicant’s passion for paramedic training and commitment to serving the public.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostess for the meeting was Billie Shahayda.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Ann Flanders, Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Shahayda and Della Thomas

    The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved as presented. 

    The club will cater the LCHS Class of 1960 reunion July 10 at Buffalo Baptist Church.

  • Pressure canner must be used with green beans

    Green beans are a low acid food. To safely preserve them, a pressure canner must be used rather than a boiling water canner. 

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  • Cemetery preservation and research workshop available

    Are you interested in preserving a cemetery in your community or learning how cemeteries can assist you with family research? If so, the Kentucky Historical Society can help, via a cemetery preservation workshop at 10 a.m. June 26 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Frankfort. 

  • A warm grill is easier to clean

    Use these helpful tips from the National Soap and Detergent Association to help you with cleaning your microwave or grill.

    Q: We left the popcorn in the microwave too long and now there are burn marks inside. How can we remove them?

    A: Start by mixing a solution of warm water and dish detergent in a bowl until it suds up. Soak a rag or a coarse sponge in the solution and scrub gently. Wipe dry.

  • State highway mowing begins

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contract crews began roadside mowing in the Elizabethtown highway district last week. Mowing season stretches through early fall and includes three cutting cycles along 2,900 miles of state-maintained highways in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. The interstate mowing operation includes a litter sweep before each cycle. Mowing and litter removal is an important part of the cabinet’s maintenance of a statewide highway system that includes more than 27,000 miles of roadway.

  • Iron is important to a woman's diet

    Women are at a high risk for developing iron-deficiency anemia, especially those who are pregnant, teenage girls and those who have heavy periods. Iron is important to have in the diet because it makes hemoglobin which supplies oxygen to the body. Iron helps to build and maintain healthy blood and help your cells to make energy.

    Some common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia are feeling fatigued, weak, dizzy and sometimes craving non-food items like ice chips, clay or dirt.

    Here are some general recommendations of how much iron you need each day: