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Community News

  • Cancer survivors to be honored at Relay for Life dinner

    LaRue County cancer survivors have the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy a great dinner in their honor 6:30 p.m. March 22.
    The event, at First Baptist Church Hodgenville on Tonieville Road, gives the local Relay for Life County Committee a time to register survivors for the upcoming May 11 Relay and hear from Sister Rita Jerrell, a Hero of Hope for the American Cancer Society. Make reservations by calling 234-3309 by March 16. Each survivor’s meal is free and one guest may attend with the survivor for $5.

  • Family Resource Centers accepting donations for storm victims

    Many lives were changed by the tornados that came through Kentucky last week. Many families were displaced and lost all of their belongings. 

    Our community now has the opportunity to come together to help our neighbors around the state, by donating items that the adults and children need to make it through the coming weeks. 

  • PHOTOS: Penguin Plunge

    Teresa Renee McMahan, left, of Magnolia, and Teresa Logsdon, attorneys with Lonneman, Blair, Logsdon and Burnette, made the jump together Saturday during the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Penguin Plunge at Bluegrass Cellular in Elizabethtown. This was the first year for the event which raised money for Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. The funds will go towards the program in Hardin County which serves more than 1,000 students in the county.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in March. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • COLUMN: March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

     Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases as we age. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer occurs in people over age 50.

  • PHOTO: Food for fines

     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.

  • Adoption Support holds March meetings

     Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet 7-9 p.m. March 16 at 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. The training topic is “Working With Birth Parents.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

    ASK meets again 7-9 p.m. March 17 at the same location. The training topic is “Concurrent Planning Overview.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Day Care celebrates Fat Tuesday

     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.

  • KSP accepting donations for tornado victims

     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.

  • BBB offers tips on storm relief donations

    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.