The Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance, a professional association for museums and local history organizations administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), presented three awards during its June 7 annual meeting luncheon in Maysville.
The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. July 5 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.
For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.
Mother of the Year – LaRue County Fair
The Mother of the Year award is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemakers and is announced during the County Fair. Nomination forms are available at the Extension Office or can be found on the Extension Office website, Family & Consumer Sciences page at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/familyconsumersciences or call 358-3401 for more information. Nominations are due to the Extension Office by July 8.
Twenty-five students spent two days with nationally known basket maker Martha Wetherbee.
Wetherbee and husband Alan Litchfield returned to Hodgenville Friday and Saturday for the third workshop in a series of four that provided materials and instruction in creation of the “Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket” set.
Most of the students were working on the third basket that features the Illinois penny. Two completed the first in the set – the Kentucky years and one completed the Indiana penny basket that was offered first last year.
The summer is here, and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more, and staying hydrated by drinking more water. Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it, we can become severely dehydrated.
School may be out for the summer but the LaRue County Public Library is offering several activities to keep the whole family busy.
The summer reading program, offered 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the library, allows children the chance to “travel around the world” through stories, games and crafts. Saturdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m., children 6 months and up can explore through play activities at “Tater Tots.” Tuesday is family night, offering movies and popcorn 5-7 p.m. for families who want to attend.
Did you know that children today are in danger of having shorter life spans than their parents? And did you know that danger exists at least partially because of children’s unhealthy daily activities? We need to pay attention and redirect our children firmly toward daily physical activity and if possible, outdoor interaction with nature.