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Community News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Brooke Hedgespeth and Brandon Chan

    Larry and Cheryl Hedgespeth of Hodgenville are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Brandon Chan, son of Clyde and Rachel Chan of Sumter, S.C.

    Ashley is a graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and attended Ozark Bible Institute.

    Brandon is a graduate of Ozark Bible Institute, earning his bachelor’s degree in biblical literature.

  • ECTC presents Toy Box Theatre

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, “Telling Tales Again, Sam?”, at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Williamses celebrate 50 years

    Paul and Edna Williams of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 12, 2013.

    They were married April 12, 1963, by Rev. C.C. Omer in his home in Hodgenville.

    Edna is the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Essex. She became a homemaker, raising their four children - Teresa Pearsall, Lisa Childress, Tim Williams and Melody Lowther - and caring for their six grandchildren.

    Paul is the son of the late Albert and Hallie Williams. He retired in 1999 from Dow Corning, is a longstanding member of Valley

  • COLUMN: Beware of scams

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky have warned consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” said Conway.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

    Other common scams are:

  • Better Business Bureau - April's Hot Topics

     

    1. Prepaid debit card scams are gaining popularity. In one scam, scam artists are calling consumers, posing as Duke Energy, threatening to turn a customer's power off if a payment is not made within the hour, using a prepaid debit card. The scam artist asks the consumer to purchase a prepaid debit card then instructs the consumer to call back with the card's number and PIN.

     

  • Park needs volunteers for cleanup day

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host a “Park Clean-Up Day” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for the event by calling the park’s visitors center at 270-358-3137.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Begin your day with breakfast

     Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day.  We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us –like a doughnut. 

    But, just as mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us, especially children and teens.

    Here the Super 7 reasons why you should include breakfast in your daily routine:

    1. Breakfast provides an energy boost to start the day. We all need to kick our day off by eating as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Loyalls celebrate 50 years

    Randall and Rebecca Loyall will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2013.

    They were married at Three Springs Baptist Church in Hardyville on April 13, 1963.

    Randall is the son of the late Otis and Eula Loyall and a retired manager of Glendale Farm Service.

    Rebecca is the daughter of Kathleen Jeffries and the late Homer Jefferies. She is a retired State Farm Insurance Agent in Hodgenville.

    They have two children, Rhonda Fulkerson and Jeff Loyall.

  • COLUMN: WIC program provides nutritional food, education

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child under the age of 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. 

    The WIC Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture over 35 years ago to ensure that pregnant women receive nutritious foods to promote growth and development of their babies and themselves. In Kentucky, the program is administered by local health departments. 

  • Community Calendar - April 3, 2013

     LaRue County Week at Lincoln Museum