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Community News

  • Kentucky ranks third in childhood obesity

     Kentucky has the third-highest childhood obesity rate in the country and the seventh-highest rate in adult obesity, Trust for America's Health ‘F as in Fat’ report shows. Sixty percent of Kentucky women and 80 percent of men living in the state are either overweight or obese.

  • Baker graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Matthew R. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Capt. Turner assumes command

     Capt. Mark Turner relieved Capt. Stephen Pachuta as commanding officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka during a change of command ceremony Jul. 27.

    The reception was at the Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Commissioned Officers Mess, Admiralty Room, Benny Decker Theater, Yokosuka, Japan.

    Turner arrived from Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington where he served as executive officer from July 2010 to July 2012.

    Capt. Turner, his wife Sybil and children Charles and Grace, were graciously welcomed and accepted.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - SEPT. 5, 2012

     Lincoln Days accepting applications

  • Reunions - Sept. 5, 2012

     Ragland, Rountree and Hornback

  • Senior News

     Senior Citizens music

  • COLUMN: Planning for retirement

     Retirement planning is important for all individuals. You can think of retirement savings plan as a three-legged stool, with each of the legs being one source of retirement income. Last week’s column covered the first leg, Social Security.

  • Mayor to guest host morning show

     Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse will guest host the Quicksie 98.3 “Greg & Hollie in the Morning Show” Sept. 7.

    Radio personality Hollie Sexton will be on vacation; her co-host Greg Milby came up with the idea “to make Friday a mayor’s day.”

    Cruse will guest host with Milby 6-7 a.m. Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker will be on air 7-8 a.m.; Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt has been invited to sit in 8-9 a.m.; and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall will be on 9-10 a.m.

    For more information, visit www.wqxe.com.

  • BIRTH: Dakota Lynn Call

     Tiffany Erin and Tommy Eugene Underwood are proud to announce the birth of a sister, Dakota Lynn Call.

    Dakota Lynn was born at 8:08 p.m. March 30, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Her parents are David Lance Call and Monica Lynn Underwood.

    Grandparents are Mitchell and Sandra Cruse of Hodgenville; Bonnie Scott of Elizabethtown; David Lee Call of Bardstown; and Linda Parrish of Bardstown.

  • Teen's poem to be published in 'Stars in our Hearts'

     A poem by Riley Askins has been accepted for publication in the September edition Stars in Our Hearts through the National Poetry Movement.

    Askins recently was notified of her status as semifinalist in the contest. Her poem is entitled “Japanese Untouchable.”

    Askins, a 16-year-old senior at LaRue County High School, is the daughter of Wayne and Molly Askins of Hodgenville. She plans to acquire multiple college degrees after her graduation.