The Kentucky Cancer Program is asking Kentuckians to wear blue March 2 to promote colon cancer screening on the fourth annual “Dress in Blue Day.”
“Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Kentucky, despite the fact that it can be successfully treated when detected early,” said Madeline Abramson, honorary chair of the campaign. “Dress in Blue Day serves as a helpful reminder to encourage Kentuckians to get screened, increase awareness and decrease the staggering statistics of this deadly disease.”
Residents of central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3.
CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Excessive sodium in the diet is linked with high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can result in heart disease, kidney failure or stroke. Salt is the major source of sodium in the diet. Sodium and salt are mistakenly thought to be the same ingredient. Sodium is a mineral while salt is a naturally-occurring chemical compound made up of 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride.
The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings.
Books – Left for Dead by J.A. Jance; Private Games by James Patterson; How to Get the Financing for Your New Small Business by Sharon Fullen; Complete Guide to Eco-friendly House Cleaning by Anne Kocsis; and Pimsleur Basic Spanish.
DVDs– Tower Heist; J. Edgar; Real Steel; Moneyball; The Rum Diary; On Golden Pond; The Keys to the Kingdom; and Driving Miss Daisy.
For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 270-358-3851.
The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians and anyone interested in Civil War history.
The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. March 6 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.
The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.
The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold, sax, Steve Crews, piano, Tyrone Wheeler, bass, and Jonathan Higgins, drums.
The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College's James Owen Administration Building 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is invited.