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Community News

  • Stay hydrated during hot weather

    Don’t wait ... hydrate!
    The summer is here and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more and staying hydrated by drinking more water.
    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it, we can become severely dehydrated.

  • Craftsmen needed for Bloomfield festival

    Experts in old-time crafts are needed to demonstrate and sell their work at the Northeast Nelson Historical Harvest Homecoming in Bloomfield Sept. 23-25.
    Anyone interested should visit northeastnelson.com and click on “Downloads” to find an application.
    For more information, click on “Contact Us” for an online query form.

  • Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is July 13

    Calling all volunteers to the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce! The summer is a very busy time for the Chamber and we can use all hands. We are currently making plans for our Pride of the Counties booth for the Kentucky State Fair. With this, there are multiple volunteer opportunities.
    STATE FAIR
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • American Red Cross Classes

    The American Red Cross has made a change in the certification period for layperson CPR.
    As of Jan. 1, 2011, certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR is now valid for two years from the date of training. Certification in Basic First Aid remains valid for three years from the date of training.
    All classes are held at the Red Cross Office at 405 West Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, unless otherwise stated.
    July 9 – Adult, child and infant CPR/AED recertification with basic first aid, 1-5 p.m., $70; CPR/AED only; $90 with first aid

  • BIRTH: Woods welcome Jimmie Lee

    Jimmie and Jessica Wood are proud to announce the arrival of Jimmie “Lee” Wood IV.

    Jimmie Lee was born at 4:37 a.m. May 15, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Timmy and Deanna Creason of Buffalo. Paternal grandparents are Jay and Joey Wood of Magnolia.

  • Seeking a crown? LaRue County Fair needs beauty contestants

    The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or Action Hair Studio, 504 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville.

    There are no practice times. For more information, call Ashley England at 270-763-7072 or the Fair office at 270-234-3313.

    Times shown are correct. (Due to changes made by organizers, some pageants have incorrect starting times in the Fair book published July 6.)

  • ENGAGEMENT: Courtney Guengerich and Jacob Stephens

    Jacob Stephens of Hodgenville and Courtney Guengerich of Hebron announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Steve Guengerich and Kim Swinford. She is a 2006 graduate of Conner High School and received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2010. She works as a medical technologist at a dermatology office in Lexington.

  • Kimmy Cook honored by Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance

    The Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance, a professional association for museums and local history organizations administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), presented three awards during its June 7 annual meeting luncheon in Maysville.

  • Diabetes Coalition to meet

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. July 5 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

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  • Nominations taken for Mother of the Year

    Mother of the Year – LaRue County Fair
    The Mother of the Year award is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemakers and is announced during the County Fair. Nomination forms are available at the Extension Office or can be found on the Extension Office website, Family & Consumer Sciences page at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/familyconsumersciences or call 358-3401 for more information. Nominations are due to the Extension Office by July 8.