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Community News

  • MILESTONE: Reed completes Cooper-Clayton program

    Ross Reed of Hodgenville completed the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking classes at the LaRue County Health Department. This series of 12 weekly classes is a science-based program that utilizes education, skills training and social support to help people become non-smokers.

    If you are interested in becoming a non-smoker and would like to participate in the next series of classes, call the LaRue County Health Department at 358-3844.

  • Help available on heating bill

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
    Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 16, 2011

    CKCA Board to meet
    Central Kentucky Community Action Board of Directors will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.

    Chamber luncheon
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is noon Nov. 16. Cost is $8. Programs include One Knox and Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition.

    EHLRTA to meet

  • State Main Street touts virtue of shopping in town

    A new campaign to encourage consumers to "Shop Downtown This Holiday Season" is being launched by the Kentucky Main Street Program, as a means to drive retail sales to local businesses, keep money circulating in the local economy, and help cultivate the unique character that differentiates communities across the state.
    It is the most recent in a series of  "shop local" holiday season campaigns featured by KYMS.

  • PHOTO: Santa without snow

    Tom Smith AKA Santa gave carriage rides around Magnolia Saturday as Magnolia Mall held a holiday open house and the fire department held a chili supper and silent auction.

  • Community Thanksgiving service set for Tuesday

    A Thanksgiving community worship and praise service is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.
    The event, sponsored by the LaRue County Ministerial Association, will be held in First Baptist Church Hodgenville at 730 Tonieville Road.
    “This wonderful gathering is a time for fellowship and community worship in giving thanks to our creator and savior and giving thanks for our great community,” said Jenn Mayfield, one of the service’s organizers.

  • Church to open collection site for Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child kicks off its National Collection Week today and volunteers at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown will be busy preparing shoeboxes for impoverished children.

    Nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, according to a news release. Its goal is to fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, candy and necessity items. The boxes are hand-delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

  • COLUMN: Is it done yet?

    When you are cooking different types of food, especially meats, do you have a hard time deciding if it’s done yet? Everyone is at risk for a foodborne illness. One effective way to prevent illness is to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat, poultry and egg dishes.

  • RELAY: Ross and McCoy certified in 'Reach to Recovery'

    LaRue County breast cancer survivors Kathy Ross and Suzann McCoy were certified as Reach to Recovery volunteers this past weekend. This program, a part of the American Cancer Society, is a nationwide effort serving thousands of people confronting breast cancer- either as patients or as family and friends of patients.

    McCoy and Ross, when notified by the physician or the patient, will provide information and support to those battling the disease in the form of home or phone visits.

  • Craftsman leaves behind Boundary Oak legacy

    It was front page news when the Boundary Oak died.

    An impressive figure, the tree was six feet wide and 90 feet tall with a crown that spread 115 feet. A tree of that size casts quite a shadow.

    Its fame came not from its size but from the unique spot of Kentucky soil where the acorn fell. About a quarter century after it sprouted, a surveyor used the oak as a point of reference on a deed for the Sinking Springs farm.