According to Kentucky’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, 1 in 10 adult Kentuckians have been diagnosed with diabetes. In 1995, this number was only 1 in 25. In addition, over 16 percent of all hospital stays in Kentucky are related to diabetes.
A benefit tractor pull to assist Snookie Morrison will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Sign-in is 6:30 p.m. Gate fee is $6; entry fee is $20 per class. For more information, call Frank Hornback at 270-401-6980. See following listing for more events at the same location.
The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting for Create It at its new location at 109 Lincoln Drive, Parkway Plaza, Hodgenville, at 11 a.m. Oct. 1. For more information, call 270-358-3411.
Joyce Mae Williams Thurman passed away Friday. Her funeral was Monday at Lane Lincoln CME Church.
Rennie Powell is in the hospital at Louisville; Patricia Mountain was admitted to Norton’s Hospital last Tuesday and returned home on Wednesday. Shameka Lynch, the daughter of Victor Cox, had surgery last Thursday. Alice Lee Thomas will have surgery at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
The LaRue County High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, Oct. 4, at Sportsman Lake, Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville. Dinner at the clubhouse is paid in advance for classmates and spouses, 4-8 p.m. An outdoor pavilion is open to all who wish to come (but not to the dinner itself) from 7 p.m. to midnight at no charge. Many classmates will be attending The Herd concert that evening (separate charge applies).
The LaRue County High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 4 at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Class members may ride the class float in the Lincoln Days Parade.
The Nelson family reunion is 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Coon Hunter’s Club in Summersville. Potluck. For more information, contact Teresa Smith at email@example.com or 270-849-8251.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College opened its doors in 1964 to 355 students. Now, with nearly 7,000 students, the college is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house and homecoming 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.
Homecoming activities will be held in the James S. Owen Building, the first building on campus, named for the college’s first president. There, visitors will find historical displays and refreshments, and have the opportunity to visit with former classmates and teachers.
A series of four sewing classes will be offered in October and November for beginning sewers. No sewing experience is necessary.
The class is open to 4-H age youth, ages 9 to 18. Participants will be making a variety of items that can be used as holiday presents. The classes will be taught by Master Clothing Volunteer Judy Greenwell. Class size is limited. Participants must call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 to register to participate.