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  • PHOTO: Trooper Island

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Public Library staff at Teddy Bear Picnic

     The LaRue County Public Library staff wore matching T-shirts in honor of the return of the popular Teddy Bear Picnic. From left, Liz Whitlock, Lisa Williams, Virginia Napier, Katie Wheatley, Dana Jolly, Sarah Graff, Kim Strange with grandaughter Bella and in back, retired bookmobile librarian Martha Stephens. Not pictured: Cathy Luttrell.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers

     Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient and family support and to work at the Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, 105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown. Training is available for the thrift shop 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 12. Pre-register by July 10.

    Training is available for patient and family support 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26; lunch is provided. Pre-register by July 24

    To pre-register, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org.  Those unable to attend are encouraged to contact Jones about future training dates.

  • COLUMN: Are you eating your fruits and veggies?

     The USDA advises us to choose vegetables from all of the following groups each week:

    • Dark green (kale, lettuce, mustard greens and Swiss chard)

    • Orange (carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and winter squash)

    • Legumes (dried beans, lentils and peas)

    • Starchy (corn, green peas and potatoes)

    • Other (such as cabbage, cucumbers and onions)

    As we head into summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are more readily available, here are a few suggestions for boosting your daily intake:

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: June's Hot Topics

     1. Beware of the Microsoft Scam. Local consumers tell BBB they are getting calls from people who say they are with Microsoft. These scammers are telling consumers they could be hacked then they offer extra security for a fee. That’s when they steal the victim’s personal information.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gibsons celebrate 61 years

     Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 61st anniversary on June 16, 2012.

    They plan a trip to Tennessee to celebrate.

    Kenneth retired from Crucible Steel in 1992. Rita is a housewife.

    They were married June 16, 1951, at St. Ann’s Church in Howardstown.

    They have six children, Joseph Kenny Ray Gibson, Eugenia Butler, Dorman Gibson, Joey Gibson, Venita Hawkins and Viola Hawkins; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

  • Reed completes Navy basic training

    REED.Navy Seaman Elizabeth P. Reed, daughter of Dara B. and Derek C. Reed of Magnolia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  Reed is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • COLUMN: Summer fun can be spoiled by food borne illness

     Summer is here, and that means time for family reunions, pool parties and grill outs. Don't let your gatherings be darkened by food borne illnesses or food poisoning. Keep your food safe from the time of purchase to leftover storage and everywhere in between. 

  • BIRTH: Humphreys welcome Emerson Lee

     Eric and Jessica Humphrey of Mount Washington announce the birth of a baby boy, Emerson Lee, born March 31, 2012. The family posed for a five-generation photo. Front from left, Eric Humphrey and great-great grandmother Marie Stinnett, holding Emerson Lee; back, grandmother Kathy Humphrey of Shepherdsville and great-grandmother Norma Jean Richard of Hodgenville.

  • Legal Aid Clinics – June 2012

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in June. 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. For Ask-A-Lawyer clinics, call (502) 614-3716.
    n Foreclosure Clinic - 11 a.m. June 12; 4 p.m. June 14; 11 a.m. June 19; 4 p.m. June 21; 11 a.m. June 26; 4 p.m. June 28. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.