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Community News

  • Important food safety advice offered for grilling time

    You can keep your kitchen cooler in the summer by using an outdoor grill more often to cook your family meals.

    The following tips are from Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, UK College of Ag assistant Extension Professor in Meat Science, on the best cuts of meat for the outdoor grill and the importance of keeping your food safe throughout the grilling experience.

  • Daniels awarded McCubbin Scholarship

    Samantha Daniels of Hodgenville was awarded the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The scholarship is given based on school activities, club memberships, community involvement, scholastic honors and achievements and an essay based on how their education will benefit humanity.

    Daniels plans on attending Western Kentucky University pursuing a degree in nursing.

    She is the daughter of Teena Daniels of Hodgenville and the late Walter Daniels.

  • Lead poisoning is a preventable problem

    Lead poisoning is one of the most common and most preventable health problems, affecting children today. The CDC reports that 900,000 children in the United States between ages 1 and 5 have elevated levels of lead in their blood. The good news is – lead poisoning is entirely preventable.

    Signs of lead poisoning are not always easy to see and symptoms may go unrecognized for some time. Because of this, children may be poisoned and not act or look sick. A simple blood test is the only way to find out if a child has lead poisoning.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Russell accepted to Veterinary School

    Dustin Russell of Hodgenville has been accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

    Russell graduated with a bachelors in biological sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2006. Since graduation he has been working at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, as a technician in the ICU department and as a clinician’s assistant to Dr. Tom Riddle.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met June 16 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Day Care with vice-president Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were the staff at Sunrise Manor Day Care.

    Besides Gardner, members present were Virginia Allen, Janice Bowen, Ann E. Flanders, Louise Graber, Hazel Hodges, Mary Lois Hornback, Doris Jean Holleran, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Clovis Johnson and Della Thomas.

    The South Fork Area Homemaker Club is responsible for the Floral Hall at the County Fair 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

  • Extension Homemakers give back locally, statewide and globally

    This year, the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association presented a check for $55,818.93 to the UK Ovarian Cancer Research Program. The contribution this year was a significant milestone as the organization has  contributed more than $1 million since the project began in 1977. KEHA paid tribute to Virginia McCandless, the health chairman who worked with physicians at UK to start the project in 1977 after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

  • Local artists on display

    The following juried members of the Central Kentucky Art Guild will have two dimensional artwork displays at the following locations through Sept. 21.

    •Charolette Humphress – Radcliff/Fort Knox.Tourism in Radcliff (270-352-1204)

    •Elsie Hall – Cobbler’s Café, Elizabethtown (270-982-2233)

    •Rose Cooper – Cecilian Bank, Elizabethtown (270-737-1593)

    •Chieko Davis and Wes Kendall – The Granite Centre, Radcliff (270-765-4622), July 20

  • McCoy awarded McCormick and Williams art scholarship

    Angelina S. McCoy has been awarded the James McCormick and Robert Williams Art Scholarship at Georgetown College. This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior with a declared minor or major in art.  The scholarship is renewable through the student’s senior year as long as the student maintains a grade point average of at least a 3.0, with a 3.5 in art and successfully completes two art courses per semester.