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  • 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.

  • Cornbread contest offers $5,000 prize

    Entries are being accepted now through Feb. 29 for the National Cornbread Cookoff. Ten finalists will compete during the National Cornbread Festival and the cook-off champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

    To enter the National Cornbread Cook-Off:

    An entry must be an original main dish recipe and prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix using Lodge Cast Iron Cookware.

    Entries must also include contestant's name, address, daytime phone number, date of birth and name of grocery retailer.

  • 'Cowboys and Aliens' available at library

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs.

    They include:

    DVD – The Help; Mr. Popper's Penguins; Cowboys & Aliens; One Day; Seven Days in Utopia; and The Smurfs.

    Books – Master the ASVAB; Real ACT Prep Guide; Back to Work by Bill Clinton; Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews; and Who Says Bullies Rule by Catherine DePino.

    For more information about the library’s offerings or programs, call Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • Campbellsville University students plan mission trip to Haiti

     Hannah White, a junior from Hodgen-ville, and Kayla Bradshaw, a junior from Summers-ville, will travel to Haiti for a Christmas break mission trip with Campbellsville University.

  • PHOTOS: New Haven Christmas Parade Float Winners

    The City of New Haven celebrated Christmas Dec. 4 with a parade and visit with Santa.