Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties between June 2012 and June 2013, while 26 county rates fell and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
LaRue County’s rate dropped from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. Of a 7,050 person workforce, 6,521 were employed.
Prime Time Band to perform
A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band with Jim Walters, Leroy Sherrard, Bill Thompson and Doug Gary, will perform a variety of music. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655 or 766-4437.
FBC: Car show and car wash
First Baptist Church, 107 Bishop Lane, Elizabethtown, is holding a car wash, 8 a.m. to noon; and a car show, noon to 4 p.m., on Sept. 14. Show car entry is $10; walk-ins free. Trophies awarded. For more information and registration, contact Darlene Cox at 270-317-6343 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds will benefit the youth lock-in.
Don’t forget early deadline this week. All calendar items must be received by noon on Friday.
When shopping for food, try to broaden your horizons beyond the usual grocery or discount store. By spending more of your food dollar locally, you help strengthen your local food system.
Try making a stop at local agribusinesses when fresh produce is in season. Look for Kentucky made products in all your food outlets. Try spending at least 10 percent of your food budget on local or Kentucky foods.
Rising costs and shrinking government assistance is endangering the senior transportation program ran by the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.
Lynne B. Robey, who was hired as executive director in January, said last program year, the costs for the program were double the reimbursement rate.
“Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. is no longer able to operate any programs in this manner,” said Robey. “We feel a deep commitment to the seniors; however, we can no longer jeopardize the financial status of the agency.”
Shingles vaccine offered
The LaRue County Health Department offers shingle vaccines for $10 for ages 60-64 who do not have health insurance or if insurance plan does not cover the vaccine. Call 358-3844 for more information.