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Community News

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Nov. 7, 2012

     Youth Service Center Advisory Council to meet

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn

     Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Fitzpatrick of Summersville. She is a graduate of Hart County High School.

    The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Karen Dunn of Hodgenville. He is a graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: November is COPD Awareness Month

     Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States.

    It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, while an estimated 12 million more have it, but have not been diagnosed.

  • Relay for Life announces theme contest

     With a nine teams already registered for the 2013 LaRue County Relay for Life and a carnival theme chosen, the County Relay Committee announced last week that they are seeking a title for the May 17 event.

    There are no contest rules other than the title must reflect a carnival theme and all submissions must be made by noon Nov. 21. Make submissions to bill.hawkins@cancer.org or RChildress@fechheimer.com. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.

  • Tickets available for Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner

     Tickets for the annual Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund luncheon are on sale at the LaRue County Board of Education. The luncheon is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the LaRue County Middle School cafeteria. A luncheon and musical entertainment are available for $10. 

    This worthy cause has helped hundreds of needy families purchase school clothes for their children for the last 40 years. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door but advanced ticket sales allow more efficient meal planning. Call Sarah Hornback at 358-4111 for more information.

  • COLUMN: Early Childhood Council promotes quality training for local childcare workers

     The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored a training workshop at the Extension Office for local childcare workers. The trainer, Liz Lancaster, was contracted through the new Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.

    Attendees learned how to use a developmental screening tool - Ages and Stages.

  • COLUMN: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

     Have you noticed that you are more tired lately, more thirsty than usual (dry mouth – so you carry water or other beverage with you all the time), going to the bathroom more, maybe eyes straining a little more to see clearly? 

    Could you have diabetes and not know it? 

    Statistics say that about one third of people in the state of Kentucky has diabetes and are unaware of it. Who are these people? Could it be you? What are your risk factors? 

  • PHOTO: Mother Goose on the loose

     Virginia Napier, LaRue County Bookmobile librarian, dressed as Mother Goose for her rounds on Halloween. She visited area elementary schools and childcare centers giving out treats to the kids on Oct. 31. She plans to have a Mother Goose program at the library. 

  • Road crew prepared to battle ice and snow

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are prepared to combat ice and snow on Kentucky roadways.

    The cabinet has nearly 2,000 KYTC employees standing by to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

  • RECIPE: Crockpot apple pie

     8 tart apples, peeled and sliced