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Community News

  • Kentucky Baroque Trumpets to perform in Bardstown

    Kentucky Baroque Trumpets will present the first of this season's “Red Doors on Third” concert series at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 North Third Street, in downtown Bardstown.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life

    Five members of the LaRue County Relay for Life County Committee attended the Mid-South Summit in Birmingham, Ala. Pictured are Rosetta LaFollette, activities chair; Regina Childress, county chair; Bill Hawkins, American Cancer Society district representative; Kathy Ross, survivor chair; and Beverly Veirs, luminaria chair. They attended sessions on the 2012 Relay which will be held May 13-14. The annual kickoff event will be held in early November so now is the time to begin gathering your teams.

  • UPTON DAYS SCHEDULE

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
    8-9 a.m. - 5K Run
    10 a.m. - Parade
    Immediately following parade: dessert auction, silent auction, raffle, food and craft booths, children's games
    11:30 a.m. - Car show
    Noon - Vincent Family Gospel Singers
    1 p.m. - Cake Walk at Community Center
    1 p.m. - Softball game
    2 p.m. - Bingo at Community Center
    2:30 p.m. - check in for baby contest
    3 p.m. - Baby contest begins
    5:30 p.m. - Check in for Jr. Miss and Miss Upton

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in May and June.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    •Foreclosure Clinic - 4 p.m. Sept. 22; 11 a.m. Sept. 27; 4 p.m. Sept. 29; 11 a.m. Oct. 4; 4 p.m. Oct. 6; 11 a.m. Oct. 11; 4 p.m. Oct. 13; 11 a.m. Oct. 18; 4 p.m. Oct. 20; 11 a.m. Oct. 25; 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Hospice volunteer training held in E'town and Leitchfield

    Hosparus needs patient support volunteers and will host free trainings in Elizabethtown and Leitchfield.

    The Elizabethtown session will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at 105 Diecks Dr. Lunch is included.

    The Leitchfield session will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Oct. 25 at Warren RECC, 113 Lee St.

    To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or 800-686-9577 or ajones@hosparus.org.

  • Northeast Nelson Festival planned in Bloomfield

    The Northeast Nelson Historical Harvest Homecoming will be Sept. 23-25 in Bloomfield.

    A parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with floats, antique tractors and old cars.

    Vendors and craftspeople will have booths on Depot Street, and a Meet and Greet will be held at the Masonic Building all day Saturday. People are invited to bring artifacts and photos to show and share, but they should not leave any items unattended.

  • Mentor hired to design New Haven library windows

    After seeing the design for the stained glass windows to be installed at the New Haven Library branch once construction is complete, the Nelson County Libraries Board of Trustees Thursday approved the official hire of Laura Mentor to design and build windows for both new library branches.
    Mentor designed the stained-glass piece in the main library branch.
    “People do admire that piece and people come from other places to see it as well,” Libraries Director Sharon Shanks said.

  • COLUMN: Chamber of Commerce busy with activities and programs

    The other day someone said to me, “It’s just one event after another for you, isn’t it?” And I replied “Yes, the Chamber always has something going on.” The Chamber of Commerce is always planning and doing projects and events for our local businesses and for the betterment of the community.
    One project we have been working on for some time and are very excited about is a virtual kiosk featuring LaRue County. The virtual kiosk will hang in the storefront window of the Chamber office.

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue

  • COLUMN: Give infants and toddlers a good start with proper nutrition and outside play

    Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.
    Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or caregivers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following: