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  • Community Calendar – Feb. 5, 2014

    Recording artist to perform at ECTC

    Internationally recognized recording artist Dieter Hennings will perform a solo guitar concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the Morrison Art Gallery in the James S. Owen Building. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kevin Shank at 270-706-8495.

     

    Volunteer classes held at Park

  • COLUMN: Sit less, live more

    Do you sit a lot during the day? Studies have shown that when a person spends too much time sitting, there can be health risks. These risks include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and higher cholesterol levels. Too much sitting may also lead to increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

  • COLUMN: Important facts about e-cigarettes

    There has been a lot of recent conversation about electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes for short.

    Some e-cigarettes resemble traditional cigarettes, but many do not. They are battery-operated products which deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals which are inhaled by the user. Many include a LED light at the end to mimic the glow of a burning cigarette. However, they do not produce smoke, but a vapor which is a compound of chemicals — hence the popular term of “vaping” instead of smoking. 

  • COLUMN: Get the facts on buying health insurance

    It is estimated that in 2013, 640,000 Kentuckians, or 14.9 percent of the state’s population, are uninsured. You never know when you might be in a car accident or become ill and need medical attention. The cost or treatment could run into many thousands of dollars.

    In Kentucky the affordable healthcare insurance plan is Kynect. The easiest way to learn more about Kentucky's plan is by going online to kyenroll.ky.gov/ or call 855-459-6328.

  • COLUMN: New bookmobile turns 2

    It seems like time flies and our Larue County Bookmobile will soon be 2 years old in April.

    Besides the bookmobile being a good-looking vehicle scooting around town and visiting folks out in the countryside, it offers a wide variety of services to the community.

    One would think the bookmobile would only supply books and magazines, but you would be surprised at its many weekly outreach services. 

  • Stephen Foster Drama Association presents: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown and his friends from the iconic Peanuts comic strip will soon take the stage in Nelson County.

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association has announced “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be the 2014 Salt River production. The show will open on July 10 and run through Aug. 9.

    Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the drama association, said “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Man” is a show he has wanted to bring to the stage for several years.

  • Bookmobile Schedule: February 2014

    Feb. 5 – LaRue County Middle School, West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Feb. 6 – Laugh and Learn, Nationwide, North L&N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    Feb. 10 – Rose Circle, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road

    Feb. 11 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor, Campbellsville Road

    Feb. 12 – Kingdom Kids, LaRue County Senior Center, Taylor Mills Apartments, LaRue Trace Apartments, Morningside Apartments

  • Bell celebrates 95th birthday

    Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill. will celebrate her 95th birthday on Feb. 9, 2014.

    She was born Feb 9, 1919, in Athertonville, and lived in LaRue County several years before moving to Illinois.

    She retired from Harper Wyman in Princeton, Ill., and also worked at Hollywood Vasserette and Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

    In the late 1950's Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette located in the Hodgenville square beneath the Masonic Lodge across from the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

  • PHOTO: First snowman
  • Donating blood saves lives

    Life is unpredictable. You never know when someone you love will need blood.