PERRYVILLE – With the help of a class from Centre College, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky.
“This is a great resource for anyone doing family or military research,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said in a state news release. “Our thanks go out to Centre College and the students who worked on this project.”
Mary E. Smith was visited by her sons, Tony Smith and John Smith, and husband, R.B. Smith, Sunday (Mother’s Day) at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. They attended services with her. Later that day, another son, Craig Smith, visited her. Her son, Brian Smith, called Sunday evening.
Claire Higginbotham, the 6-year-old daughter of Adam and Amanda Higginbotham of Lexington, donated 11-inches of her hair to Locks of Love. LOL is an organization that provides hair pieces for children who have lost their natural hair to disease. Claire is the granddaughter of Bud and Linda Ireland and great-granddaughter of Marie Parker, all of Hodgenville.
On Friday, May 16, Sunrise Manor residents are going to visit Creekfront Park.
Many residents are looking forward to this outdoor outing. Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is encouraging residents to attend.
About 1:15 p.m., residents will be wheel-chaired on Lincoln Boulevard – with a police escort – from the nursing home to the park by Sunrise Volunteers, activity department employees, off-duty Sunrise employees and family members.
If you haven’t yet signed your child up for 4-H Camp, now is the time to do so. Generally, camp is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 14 years old or fourth through eighth grades. New this year, current third-graders may attend.
One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium which can raise blood pressure and lead to major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.
Accidents and fires involving electricity result in more than a thousand deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. The majority of those tragedies could be prevented with greater awareness of how to stay safe. Electrical fires are particularly destructive and deadly. This is why the National Electrical Safety Foundation has declared May as National Electrical Safety Month.
In keeping with a statewide trend, the annual survey of tourism spending in Kentucky showed an increase in LaRue County in 2012. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2012 compared with 2011.
Tourism expenditures for 2012 locally reached $8,319,335; an increase of $335,328 over the previous year.