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Community News

  • Nolin RECC finds opportunities in Haiti

     When you think about an opportunity of a lifetime, what comes to mind? 

    Certainly not traveling to a place where there is no electricity. A place where kids don’t attend school when it rains, a place where there is just one location to buy ice, or a place where clothes are hand-washed in pails and laid to dry on top of big rocks.

  • COLUMN: Walking is beneficial – indoors or outdoors

      Are you thinking of starting to walk for exercise?

    You may be concerned that if you walk on a treadmill it will not be as good a workout as walking outside. The truth is they both provide great benefits to your body, but there are some small differences. Here are some considerations when comparing walking outside versus the treadmill.

  • Relay Committee previews Personal Health Manager kit

     LaRue County’s Relay for Life County Committee took time out from Relay planning to preview the newest resource from the American Cancer Society, the Personal Health Manager folder. This valuable tool is a must for all cancer patients as they begin their cancer journey as it assists the patient in not only organizing their medical needs, but empowers them to make educated health decisions and connects them to local resources and services.

  • Sheriff looking for campers

     Applications are being accepted for children interested in attending the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch summer camp in Gilbertsville.

    Five boys, ages 8-11, will be selected to attend July 12-17. Five girls will be selected to attend June 21-26.

    Programs include swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, sports, camp fires and archery.

    Applicants must qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. Registration and health form are a few of the documents needed to attend.

  • RECIPE: Madeleines

    (StatePoint) Forget cronuts, cake pops and cupcakes. Whether you’re planning an elegant afternoon tea or seeking an unexpected addition to your next brunch or cocktail party, there’s another chic pastry that deserves its day – the madeleine. These classic seashell-shaped cakes were named after their creator, Madeline Paulmier, by King Louis XV in the 18th century, so the story goes.

  • Fundrai$ers - April 22, 2015

    Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

     

    Mr. Gatti’s benefit

    Freedom Angels Relay for Life team will have a fundraiser at the Elizabethtown Mr. Gatti's 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 22 with 20 percent of the profits benefitting Relay. Coupons available at checkout.

     

  • Community Calendar - April 22, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    FREE CLASS: Learn Facebook at the library
    The LaRue County Public Library will have a free class on Facebook 5 p.m. April 23. Bring your laptop or tablet to class. Call to register at 270-358-3851.

    Arbor Day observance at Little Mount Cemetery

  • PHOTO: Double Rainbow

    Melissa Williamson spotted a double rainbow outside her Hodgenville home, and captured its image with her cellphone.

  • PHOTO: Ice cream with grandpa

    Doug Sherrard and his grandson, Brennan, enjoyed ice cream Friday at The Sweet Shoppe in Hodgenville.

  • Descendants honored at Fort Boonesborough

    Fort Boonesborough State Park is planning a special weekend in June dedicated to descendants of the settlers who lived at the fort in the late 1700s.

    “A Gathering of Descendants” will be June 13-14 and is open to the public. The park plans to have historical organizations on hand to help guests with genealogical research to see if they had family members at the fort.