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  • 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.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Loyalls celebrate 50 years

    Randall and Rebecca Loyall will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2013.

    They were married at Three Springs Baptist Church in Hardyville on April 13, 1963.

    Randall is the son of the late Otis and Eula Loyall and a retired manager of Glendale Farm Service.

    Rebecca is the daughter of Kathleen Jeffries and the late Homer Jefferies. She is a retired State Farm Insurance Agent in Hodgenville.

    They have two children, Rhonda Fulkerson and Jeff Loyall.

  • COLUMN: WIC program provides nutritional food, education

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child under the age of 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. 

    The WIC Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture over 35 years ago to ensure that pregnant women receive nutritious foods to promote growth and development of their babies and themselves. In Kentucky, the program is administered by local health departments. 

  • Community Calendar - April 3, 2013

     LaRue County Week at Lincoln Museum

  • Fundrai$ers - April 3, 2013

     RELAY FOR LIFE: Bunco Night

  • COLUMN: Sun tanning is harmful to skin

     We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin. Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.

    Both the sun and tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • Warm Blessings needs volunteers for home delivery

    In addition to serving hot meals weeknights to patrons who are struggling due to lost jobs, illness, and other issues relating to poverty, Warm Blessings has been delivering meals on Mondays and Thursdays for the past six months to seniors who are shut-in and frail due to age and illness and can't prepare their meals.