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  • Senior Activities - Dec. 21, 2011

     Prime Time Band to perform

    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Dec. 23 at the LaRue County Senior Center. The Prime Time Band will perform with musicians Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver. For more information, call 737-5655.

  • PHOTO: Buffalo firefighters honored

     Buffalo firefighters who received awards at the department’s annual Christmas dinner are from left,  Larry May - Officers Award; Cody Dye - Firefighter of the Year and Most Emergency Runs; Chief Wendell Perkins; Timothy Dennis - Junior Firefighter of the Year; Craig Wright - Rookie of the Year and Officers Award; and Dalton Sallee - Junior Firefighter of the Year

  • Family's yuletide decorations a hit in Magnolia

     It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At least that's the case at Rick and Pat Seidl’s home on New Jackson Highway in Magnolia.

    With the glow of thousands of Christmas lights, animated decorations, inflatable holiday characters and a miniature ferris wheel, the only thing missing for the season is Santa himself and snow.

    The Seidls began their Christmas collection more than 31 years ago, but it has been in the past decade that they started decorating their front yard elaborately for passersby to enjoy.

  • PHOTO: BLINKY BLINKY

     The homeowner at 228 Forresta Court in Hodgenville has added music to their holiday display. A sign announces ‘it’s more than blinky blinky!’ and advises drivers to tune in to 93.7.

  • Murray is National Board Certified Teacher

     Courtney Murray, a teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, has earned the highest credential available to American educators by becoming a National Board Certified Teacher through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

    National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment of a teacher’s skills and content knowledge. 

    The certification takes one to three years to complete.

  • PHOTO: Hosparus holiday fundraiser a success

     The Hospice Thrift Shoppe Holiday Bazaar netted more than $5,000 to benefit Hosparus patients and their families. Above, Shelby Sanford, a seventh grade student at East Hardin Middle School, took a break from volunteering her time at the Shoppe for Beta Club to hang out with Santa for a bit.  

  • Diabetes Coalition to meet, classes planned

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the LaRue County Extension Office. 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.

    LaRue County Diabetes Support Group

  • COLUMN: Tips to assist a homebound friend

     People can become confined to their home for many reasons: sickness, recovery from surgery, chronic illness, disability and even weather. With limited access to the outside, a person’s world can shrink considerably and create a disconnect from people and the community. To help a homebound friend or relative stay engaged in life, you can:

    • Plan to call or visit when you are not rushed for time.

    • Arrange a regular date to get together.

    • Encourage the person to express emotions and to listen.

  • PHOTO: Creative Kids donate mat

  • Community Winterhelp provides assistance for heating bills

     Beginning Jan. 9, Community Winterhelp will provide assistance to help families struggling to keep their heat on during this economic downturn. With the recent blast of cold weather, coupled with a sluggish economy and many people struggling to find work, Winterhelp Board members anticipate a strong demand for services. Last year, 1,093 families received $203,629 in heating assistance; this year the Board expects to receive requests to serve substantially more families.