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Community News

  • ECTC accepting dental patients

     The Dental Clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now accepting patients.

    Services include cleanings, X-rays, fluoride, sealants and exams by a dentist.  Cost is $45.; $35 for students, children age 12 and under and senior citizens (age 65 and older).   

  • Mountain Movers join Relay for Life teams

     With the beginning of the new year, LaRue County Relay welcomed Hodgenville United Methodist Church’s Mountain Movers Relay Team to the group giving the county a total of nine teams and more than 70 individuals committed to the cancer event slated for May 17 at Hodgenville Elementary School. To date, $10,902.91 has been raised by these teams.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gowens celebrate 50 years

     Ronnie and Margaret Gowen of Buffalo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13, 2012.

    They have one daughter, Angela Combs; and a grandson, Caleb Caffee, both of Buffalo.

    They were served an elegant dinner with many family members and friends in attendance. They contributed their 50 years of marriage to their heavenly father.

  • Library offers 40 Acres and No Mule and Men in Black

     The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, has several new books and DVDs.

    Books are George Keats of Kentucky by Lawrence Crutcher; Kentucky's Frontier Highway by Karl Raitz; Love That Multiplies by Michelle Duggar; 40 Acres and No Mule by Janice Holt Giles; Appalachian Home Cooking by Mark Sohn; Private London by James Patterson; Cross Roads by William Paul Young; and Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

  • Jewell completes basic training

     Army Pvt. Brandon R. Jewell graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • COLUMN: 25 ways to eat better in the New Year

     The LaRue County Extension Office offers 25 tips to eat better in the New Year:

    • To help with portion control, use the smallest plate that will hold your food.

    • At mealtime, serve from the stove instead of putting a serving bowl on the table.

    • Make double vegetables and serve them first, to take the focus off meat.

    • Switch to whole wheat pasta.

    • Eat vegetarian one night a week.

    • Cut back on butter or margarine – newer whole grain breads are tasty on their own.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: A food diary can help you lose weight

     The top three New Year’s resolutions are:

    • Spend more time with family and friends;

    • Exercise more/get in shape;

    • Lose weight.

  • COLUMN: Vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer

     Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  • PHOTO: Donation to Santa Project

     2012 Miss Teen LaRue County Fair, Adrienne Poole, collected and donated 150 toys to Ann “Snookie” Morrison for the Santa's Helpers Bus toy give-away. 

  • Capt. Turner visits during holiday

     U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Duell Turner, M.D., his wife, Sybil, and Grace Turner of Yokosuka, Japan, and Charles Turner, a student at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, spent Christmas with his mother, Pauline D. Turner, of Hodgenville, and other relatives and friends.