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  • Diabetes Coalition and Classes

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

     

    Managing meals

  • COLUMN: More holiday fun can be found for less

     Have you started the holiday shopping countdown yet? To avoid the end-of-the-year holiday crunch on your wallet, it is important to plan for holiday expenses through the year. Also, it is important to realize that Christmas is not the only expensive holiday within the next three months.

    Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine's Day. This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift-giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy and decorations can add up.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Flu and pneumonia shots can be lifesavers

     Having the flu can be hard for anyone but it is extra risky for people with diabetes. Diabetes can weaken your body’s ability to fight the flu virus.

    Being sick can raise your blood glucose and keep you from eating properly. You are also at risk of flu-related problems like pneumonia. So for people with diabetes, the flu can mean longer illness. It can mean being put in the hospital or even death.

    Ways to prevent the flu

    • Get a flu shot every year as soon as it is offered each fall.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Oct. 17, 2012

     Absentee voting

  • Relay for Life Fundrai$ers

     Soup supper at Mount Tabor Baptist Church

  • Fundrai$ers - Oct. 17, 2012

     Chili supper at Sunrise Manor

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kelsey Hughes and Rhett Higgins

     Kelsey Hughes and Rhett Higgins, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Joan Hughes of Louisville and John P. Hughes III of Indiana.

    She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Louisville with a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology. She is employed by Aldridge and Aldridge Law Firm.

  • Veterans may take AARP driving safety course for free

     Bob Geiger, AARP certified instructor, is offering a driver safety course class at the LaRue County Extension Office 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The class is for ages 50 and older. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. In November, all veterans and their families can take the course for free.

    In Kentucky, those 55 and older having a certificate from attending this class can get a discount on their auto insurance for a minimum of three years.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Samantha Ray and Marty Skaggs

     Samantha Ray and Marty Skaggs announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Gary Ray and Ann Skaggs.

    The prospective groom is the son of Junior and Sybil Skaggs.

    A private wedding ceremony will be held Oct. 21, 2012.

    A reception for the couple will be 3-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare, Phillips Lane, Hodgenville.

    All friends and family are invited to the reception. No gifts requested.

  • COLUMN: Small change can lead to an emergency savings account

     Maintaining an emergency savings account may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who sink in debt. An emergency savings fund consists of a small amount of money, usually in a savings account that you do not have easy access to.

    5 ways to save $500 to $1,000 for emergencies

    1. Save automatically. Have part of your paycheck automatically deposited into a savings account or set up regular transfers from your checking to your savings account.