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  • COLUMN: February is National Children's Dental Health Month

     According to the Center for Disease Control, “tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.” Children with poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay can develop pain and infections that can cause problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. In a 2000 U. S. Surgeon General's report it was estimated that “more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness.”

  • PHOTO: Ernestine Nall celebrates 80th birthday with HES students

     Ernestine Nall celebrated her 80th birthday with her friends in Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class at Hodgenville Elementary School. She is a volunteer in the class, helping students with their reading skills and providing lessons in painting and card-making. Pictured are Damian Felker, Ernestine’s granddaughter Katherine Nall, Logan Phapheelom, Seth Strock, Harlee Wilson and Muirgheal Murray. 

  • Campbellsville University to hold fundraiser dinner theater

     Campbellsville University will host the 18th annual Baptist Campus Ministry Dinner Theater 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Winters Dining Hall, 411 N. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.

    The dinner theater, "Unashamed," is being hosted by Baptist Campus Ministry as a fundraiser to help support domestic and international missions. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the missions' effort directly.

    Following the dinner, there will be testimonies from students who support BCM and who have traveled on mission trips with BCM over the recent winter break.

  • Adoption Support holds meetings for caretakers of special needs children

     Adoption Support for Kentucky Support, Salt River Trail Region, will have support and training on “Michelle P Waiver Training: A program for Special Needs Children and Adults” from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the DCBS office, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

  • ECTC sponsors annual poetry contest

     The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College literary publication, The Heartland Review, is hosting its annual poetry contest.

    The Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize offers $350 for first; $150 for second; and $75 for third, and publication in The Heartland Review Spring issue.

    The Heartland Review requests a tax-deductible contribution of $10 per three poems entered to support the contest and the journal. Checks or money orders must be made out to The Heartland Review.

  • ECTC sponsors annual poetry contest

     The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College literary publication, The Heartland Review, is hosting its annual poetry contest.

    The Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize offers $350 for first; $150 for second; and $75 for third, and publication in The Heartland Review Spring issue.

    The Heartland Review requests a tax-deductible contribution of $10 per three poems entered to support the contest and the journal. Checks or money orders must be made out to The Heartland Review.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Feb. 1, 2012

     Blood drive in New Haven

  • 'Old Toad Guitar Duo' to play at ECTC

     The “Old Toad Guitar Duo” will perform at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Old Toad Guitar Duo is Steve Mattingly and Matt Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. Their group is named after a pub in Rochester, NY they frequented during their student days.

  • Library: Pay down overdue fines by donating peanut butter

     If you have an overdue library book and have been worried about paying a fine, why not give peanut butter instead?

    The LaRue County Public Library, as part of Have a Heart, Give Food for Fines Month in February, will be accepting jars of peanut butter or canned vegetables for overdue fines.

    Library customers will receive $5 in current fines waived for each unexpired jar of peanut butter and $1 in current fines waived for each unexpired can of vegetables donated.

  • COLUMN: Class is all about cooking fish

     A fish cookery class will be at the Extension Office 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Feb. 2. You will view a 45-minute DVD demonstrating six different healthy fish recipes. You will also receive a recipe booklet and get to taste one of the recipes.

    The class is free and open to everyone, no registration required. It is sponsored by the County Homemaker organization. If weather is bad enough to cancel school on Feb. 2, the class will be canceled.