The LaRue County Public Library collected 90 jars of peanut butter and 138 cans of food through its “Have a Heart Give Food for Fines" project. The library allowed patrons to contribute the food items in lieu of paying late fees. The items were donated to Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. From left, Fran Dowell from the Shepherd's Pie Food Pantry and Lisa Williams, who works the circulation desk at the library and promoted the program.
Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care enjoyed a day of Mardi Grais and Fat Tuesday fun before the Lenten season started. Angela Smith and her grandmother Kathy LaFollette enjoyed a pancake relay game while Margy Clayton and Lois Henning anticipate their turns. The day was celebrated with a traditional Mardi Grais king's cake, biscuits and sausage breakfast, games, bright beads and music.
In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities.
The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted. Collection of items will continue through Sunday, March 10.
In the wake of severe storms that came through the Midwest and South, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families:
• Be cautious when giving online.
Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you are seeking to give to an organization involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s Web site.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present a Celtic concert by The Chattering Magpies and Keltricity 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Science Auditorium. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee, there will be no admission charge, and the public is invited.
The Chattering Magpies, composed of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, perform music ranging from ancient airs and bagpipe tunes to newly-composed songs and dances. Members of the Kentucky Arts Council Arts on Tour Directory, Jones and Gillmeister have backgrounds in both music education and music therapy,
The American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, officially changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Jan. 1. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in existence since 1917 as the American Dietetic Association, after working to feed the troops healthfully during World War I, continues its nearly 100 year mission of commitment to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
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."
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: