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Community News

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in March. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • COLUMN: March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

     Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases as we age. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer occurs in people over age 50.

  • PHOTO: Food for fines

     The LaRue County Public Library collected 90 jars of peanut butter and 138 cans of food through its “Have a Heart Give Food for Fines" project. The library allowed patrons to contribute the food items in lieu of paying late fees. The items were donated to Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. From left, Fran Dowell from the Shepherd's Pie Food Pantry and Lisa Williams, who works the circulation desk at the library and promoted the program.

  • Adoption Support holds March meetings

     Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet 7-9 p.m. March 16 at 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. The training topic is “Working With Birth Parents.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

    ASK meets again 7-9 p.m. March 17 at the same location. The training topic is “Concurrent Planning Overview.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Day Care celebrates Fat Tuesday

     Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care enjoyed a day of Mardi Grais and Fat Tuesday fun before the Lenten season started. Angela Smith and her grandmother Kathy LaFollette enjoyed a pancake relay game while Margy Clayton and Lois Henning anticipate their turns. The day was celebrated with a traditional Mardi Grais king's cake, biscuits and sausage breakfast, games, bright beads and music.

  • KSP accepting donations for tornado victims

     In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities.

    The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted.  Collection of items will continue through Sunday, March 10.

  • BBB offers tips on storm relief donations

    In the wake of severe storms that came through the Midwest and South, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families:

    • Be cautious when giving online.

    Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you are seeking to give to an organization involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s Web site.

  • Student begins prom donation drive for Henryville High School

    Whitney Blair, a student at Central Hardin High School, has started a prom donation drive for Henryville High School seniors in Indiana who were affected by Friday’s tornadoes.

    She is collecting prom dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Any other clothing, books or items teens might appreciate also will be accepted. If you can help, contact Blair at 270-766-7345.

  • ECTC to host free Celtic concert

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present a Celtic concert by The Chattering Magpies and Keltricity 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Science Auditorium. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee, there will be no admission charge, and the public is invited.

    The Chattering Magpies, composed of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, perform music ranging from ancient airs and bagpipe tunes to newly-composed songs and dances. Members of the Kentucky Arts Council Arts on Tour Directory, Jones and Gillmeister have backgrounds in both music education and music therapy,

  • COLUMN: March is Diabetes Alert Month

     The American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, officially changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Jan. 1. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in existence since 1917 as the American Dietetic Association, after working to feed the troops healthfully during World War I, continues its nearly 100 year mission of commitment to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.