Community News

  • BIRTH: Braxton Thomas Brooks

     Nick and Deidre Brooks announce the birth of a son, Braxton Thomas Brooks.

    Braxton Thomas was born July 25, 2012. He weighed 6 pounds and 7.8 ounces.

    He is welcomed home by big brother, Braden.

  • Events planned for Relay for Life

     Though Relay for Life, slated for May 17, 2013, is months away, people from LaRue County are already gearing up by forming teams, hosting fundraisers and promoting the event.

    To date, about 16 teams are on board with several participating in the county-wide roadblocks on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Lincoln Boulevard /Shawnee Drive and the 31E/Hwy. 61 intersections. (See the Relay for Life Fundraiser listing for more information on teams and times.)

  • Relay for Life fundraisers

     Bake sale

    Becky’s Team is hosting a bake sale at IGA beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 5.


    Silent auction

  • COLUMN: Countdown to a healthier child

     A common question that many parents have is: How can I teach my child to eat healthy and keep fit? The Kentucky Department of Public Health has begun a new campaign to help families answer this question. And, it's simple: 5-2-1-0.

    These four numbers stand for:

    (5) Five or more fruits and vegetables every day,

    (2) Two or less hours of screen time,

    (1) One hour or more of physical activity,

    (0) Zero sugary drinks.


  • COLUMN: Every family has secrets - could diabetes be one of them?

     Do you know your family’s health history? Or is it like a secret no one wants to talk about?

    Many health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, run in families. Many people who get type 2 diabetes have one or more family members with the disease.

  • Breast cancer awareness events sponsored by HMH

      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hardin Memorial Health has two events planned to educate the community on the early detection of breast cancer.

    • Transportation to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Ride together on a Toby Tour bus to the Race for the Cure, Oct. 13, in Iroquois Park, Louisville.

    Race or walk with others dedicated to the promise to save lives and end breast cancer.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform cantata

     Mid-Kentucky Chorus will perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. James Church, 307 W. Dixie Hwy., Elizabethtown.

    The concert is in conjunction with the Lincoln Days Celebration and the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit. The cantata, under the direction of Teresa Tedder, honors President Lincoln.

    The piece includes parts of his famous speeches and key moments in his life as President. Other music selections include pieces dear to Mr. Lincoln, including many of the songs written by Stephen Foster, hymns, ballads and familiar Civil War songs.

  • Hardin County Playhouse presents Arsenic and Old Lace

     The Hardin County Playhouse will present the play “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and 3 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14. The Playhouse is located in the Plum Alley Theater, 208 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown inside the Historic State Theater Complex. For more information or tickets, call 270-351-0577 or visit www.hardincountyplayhouse.com.

    Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for students or military.

  • Longstanding Meetings updated Sept. 26, 2012


  • Community Calendar - Sept. 26, 2012

     LaRue County Reads