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  • SUNRISE VOLUNTEERS: Outing planned to Creekfront Park

     Sunrise Volunteers

    On Friday, May 16, Sunrise Manor residents are going to visit Creekfront Park.

    Many residents are looking forward to this outdoor outing. Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is encouraging residents to attend.

    About 1:15 p.m., residents will be wheel-chaired on Lincoln Boulevard – with a police escort – from the nursing home to the park by Sunrise Volunteers, activity department employees, off-duty Sunrise employees and family members.

  • COLUMN: Time to sign up for 4-H Camp

      If you haven’t yet signed your child up for 4-H Camp, now is the time to do so.  Generally, camp is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 14 years old or fourth through eighth grades. New this year, current third-graders may attend.

  • COLUMN: Use herbs to shake the salt habit

    One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium which can raise blood pressure and lead to major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • May is Electrical Safety Month

     Accidents and fires involving electricity result in more than a thousand deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. The majority of those tragedies could be prevented with greater awareness of how to stay safe. Electrical fires are particularly destructive and deadly. This is why the National Electrical Safety Foundation has declared May as National Electrical Safety Month.

  • Tourist spending is up

      In keeping with a statewide trend, the annual survey of tourism spending in Kentucky showed an increase in LaRue County in 2012. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2012 compared with 2011.

    Tourism expenditures for 2012 locally reached $8,319,335; an increase of $335,328 over the previous year.

  • WEDDING: Angela and James Lyvers

    Angela Renee White and James Patrick Lyvers were married April 5, 2014.

    The ceremony was held at Southern Grace and Charm Bed and Breakfast.

    The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Eva White of Campbellsville. She is a teacher for LaRue County Schools.

    The groom is the son of Larry and Theresa Lyvers of Bardstown. He is a sales manager for Johnan America.

    The couple live in Hodgenville.

  • Block tick bites and Lyme disease

      When warm weather arrives, you might get the urge to walk barefoot through the grass. But before you stroll through your lawn or head out on a hiking trail, you’ll want to protect yourself and your loved ones from ticks that often lurk in tall grass, thick brush, and wooded areas. Many ticks carry disease, so do what you can to keep ticks from taking a bite out of you.

  • Sister Clarentia Hutchins celebrates 75 years

     An Ursuline Sister who taught in LaRue County is one of 12 Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are celebrating anniversaries of religious profession in 2014.

    Sister Clarentia Hutchins is celebrating 75 years as an Ursuline Sister. She is a native of Louisville.

    An educator for 46 years, she taught at Our Lady of Mercy School, Hodgenville from 1973 to 1982). She taught in many other schools in Kentucky. She is a member of the Powerhouse of Prayer at the Motherhouse.

  • Red Hot Topics from the Better Business Bureau

     1. BBB is receiving calls about Free Government Grants. Scammers offer government money because a person pays bills on time, is a good citizen, or was picked in a random drawing. To receive the grant, the person must send fees via prepaid card or a wire transfer. There is no grant.

    2. Jury Duty Scam: A man who says he is with law enforcement is calling local consumers saying there is a bench warrant out for them because they failed to report to jury duty. The man asks the residents to pay fines with a credit card to avoid immediate arrest. This is a scam.

  • Genealogy Society plans long hunter program

     Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone, Squire Boone: These names are immediately identified as part of the early history of Kentucky and also LaRue County.