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Community News

  • Add a little green to your golden years

     The recent economic recession has many people nervous about whether they have planned or are planning well enough for retirement. With life expectancies longer than ever, six out of 10 baby boomers fear outliving their retirement funds more than they fear dying.

  • HMH offers self-referring mammograms

     Hardin Memorial Hospital is now offering self-referring screening mammograms. A self-referring patient is a patient who requests to have a mammogram on her own initiative without a medical provider’s order. 

    This is a standard process authorized by the FDA and already in place at many Kentucky hospitals. The primary goal is to engage patients who are currently not accessing preventive healthcare services. Initially, this will be implemented at the Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center and at the Brandenburg Diagnostic Center.

  • 'Think pink' for October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Lobb dives into 99 years of memories

    Nearly a century ago, a baby boy was born to Attie Mae Parker Lobb and “Tom” Anthony Lobb in Green County. They named him “Earl.”

    Last month, Tom and Addie Mae’s son celebrated his 99th birthday. He shared a few memories of growing up during the Great Depression, his marriage and local businesses.

    Lobb attended a one-room schoolhouse as a child in Green County.

  • Several families, including Tharp, recognized at tractor pull

    The second annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor pull was Oct. 12-13 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. The event was held in conjunction with the Battle of the Bluegrass Truck and Tractor series championship, hosting participants from as far away as Wisconsin and Michigan. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation, but the total amount raised was not available at press time.

  • LIHEAP applications accepted starting Nov. 12

    Low-income families needing help paying high heating bills can apply for aid through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

    Applications will be taken in alphabetical order from Nov. 12 to Dec. 19.
    Head of household’s last names beginning with “A” will be taken Nov. 12 and so forth. Letters X,Y and Z will be taken Dec. 17.

    If you cannot apply on your assigned day, contact the LaRue County Community Action office at 270-358-3937.

    The office will be closed on Nov. 27-29.

  • Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival Pageant Winners
  • Slide Fun
  • Reunions - October 16, 2013

    Nelson Family
    The family of Johnnie and Betty Nelson will have a reunion Sun. Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Summersville Coon Hunters Club. For more information call Teresa Smith at 270-849-8251.

    Bussman
    A reunion will be 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Nolin RECC, Ring Road, Elizabethtown, for all Bussman and time plant employees. Spouses welcome. Potluck at noon. Meat and paper products provided. For more information, call Georgia Reed at 270-862-3829.

  • Senior Activities - October 16, 2013

    Senior Citizens music
    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358- 4311 or e-mail Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.
     

    Events in October
    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, will have a potluck Oct. 25. Bunco is 10 a.m. Oct. 28. For more informa- tion, call Karen Elliott at 358-4235.