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.
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.
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.
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.
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.