Community News

  • COLUMN: Remember food safety for holiday cooking

    Remember to follow these food safety reminders with your holiday turkey. How much to buy?

    For fresh or frozen turkeys, allow one pound of turkey per person. Turkeys can be kept frozen in the freezer indefinitely; however, cook within one year for best quality.

    Plan ahead. There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely - in the

    refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave.

  • Kentucky Railway Museum holds fundraiser

     The Kentucky Railway Museum is holding its annual dinner and fundraiser auction on Nov. 16 at The Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville. 

    Projects at the museum include restoration of historic locomotives and cars, including a 1905 operating steam locomotive, a 1940 Diesel passenger locomotive, and a 1920’s vintage dining car, as well as expenses to operate and maintain a 17-mile shortline railroad on which the public can enjoy a vintage train trip.

  • Kentucky Repertory Theatre announces holiday schedule

     For the first time in its 36-year history, the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave will mount four holiday plays to be performed in rotating repertory beginning with the opening of the musical “Little Women” on Nov. 23 and continuing until the last performance of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol on Dec. 23.

    Christmas Carol opens Nov. 30; Yes, Virginia opens Dec. 1; and Santaland Diaries opens Dec. 7.

  • PHOTO: Colgate Van

     Dr. Richard Hughes, a volunteer dentist from Elizabethtown, performed a dental screening on board the Colgate van during the Lincoln Days Festival. The LaRue County Health Department worked in partnership with Colgate to offer free dental screenings to children 12 years old and under.  

  • Fundrai$ers - Nov. 7, 2012

     Chili supper and silent auction sponsored by Magnolia Fire Department and Lions Club

  • Senior Activities - Nov. 7, 2012

     Senior Citizens music

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Nov. 7, 2012

     Youth Service Center Advisory Council to meet

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn

     Kelly Fitzpatrick and Craig Dunn, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Fitzpatrick of Summersville. She is a graduate of Hart County High School.

    The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Karen Dunn of Hodgenville. He is a graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: November is COPD Awareness Month

     Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States.

    It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, while an estimated 12 million more have it, but have not been diagnosed.

  • Relay for Life announces theme contest

     With a nine teams already registered for the 2013 LaRue County Relay for Life and a carnival theme chosen, the County Relay Committee announced last week that they are seeking a title for the May 17 event.

    There are no contest rules other than the title must reflect a carnival theme and all submissions must be made by noon Nov. 21. Make submissions to bill.hawkins@cancer.org or RChildress@fechheimer.com. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.