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Community News

  • Drug Take Back Day set for April 13

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Solid Waste Management and Heartland Drug Task Force will sponsor its fifth annual Drug Take Back Day on April 13.
    Present at the event will be Jill Gray, LaRue County solid waste coordinator and a deputy from the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, in the lower parking lot of the LaRue County Courthouse, 209 W. High St., Hodgenville.

  • Ancestral Trails plans book fair, jamboree

    Visitors can do more than read about history Saturday at the 12th annual Ancestral Trails Historical Society Book Fair.

    On tap this year is the society’s first-ever history jamboree including historical re-enactors in period dress and character.

    The theme of the jamboree is “Bringing History to Life.”

    Mark Twain, William Clark, the 9th Michigan Union Civil War Infantry and others are expected to share their stories.

  • Reception to honor retiring school personnel

    LaRue County Schools will honor several retiring personnel at a reception 6:30-7 p.m. April 15 at the LaRue County High School Library Media Center. The reception will precede the regular school board meeting.

    Those to be honored include Mike Brown, Gary Canter, Doris Jean Holleran, Connie Shawler, Carol Underwood, Melinda McCubbin, Vicki Devers, Connie Gowen, Judy Hunter and Rodney Montgomery.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Brooke Hedgespeth and Brandon Chan

    Larry and Cheryl Hedgespeth of Hodgenville are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Brandon Chan, son of Clyde and Rachel Chan of Sumter, S.C.

    Ashley is a graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and attended Ozark Bible Institute.

    Brandon is a graduate of Ozark Bible Institute, earning his bachelor’s degree in biblical literature.

  • ECTC presents Toy Box Theatre

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, “Telling Tales Again, Sam?”, at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Williamses celebrate 50 years

    Paul and Edna Williams of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 12, 2013.

    They were married April 12, 1963, by Rev. C.C. Omer in his home in Hodgenville.

    Edna is the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Essex. She became a homemaker, raising their four children - Teresa Pearsall, Lisa Childress, Tim Williams and Melody Lowther - and caring for their six grandchildren.

    Paul is the son of the late Albert and Hallie Williams. He retired in 1999 from Dow Corning, is a longstanding member of Valley

  • COLUMN: Beware of scams

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky have warned consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” said Conway.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

    Other common scams are:

  • Better Business Bureau - April's Hot Topics

     

    1. Prepaid debit card scams are gaining popularity. In one scam, scam artists are calling consumers, posing as Duke Energy, threatening to turn a customer's power off if a payment is not made within the hour, using a prepaid debit card. The scam artist asks the consumer to purchase a prepaid debit card then instructs the consumer to call back with the card's number and PIN.

     

  • Park needs volunteers for cleanup day

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host a “Park Clean-Up Day” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for the event by calling the park’s visitors center at 270-358-3137.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Begin your day with breakfast

     Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day.  We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us –like a doughnut. 

    But, just as mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us, especially children and teens.

    Here the Super 7 reasons why you should include breakfast in your daily routine:

    1. Breakfast provides an energy boost to start the day. We all need to kick our day off by eating as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.