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Community News

  • 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:

  • 400 attend 9/11 remembrance ceremony

    About 400 people filled the auditorium of the Hodgenville Civic Center Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that left 2,977 dead.

    The hour-long tribute honored those lives lost on 9-11-01 and the selfless service of firefighters, emergency medical workers, past and present military members and law enforcement officers.

    “The events of 9-11 have left its mark on each of us” said LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner. “And that mark was also left on America.”

  • Health department offers flu vaccine

    Fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and tiredness. You guessed it, flu season is coming. Make plans now to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.

    The LaRue County Health Department will be offering the flu vaccine in the clinic on most Tuesday-Friday afternoons beginning Sept. 13. An appointment is needed by calling 358-3844. The cost for adults is $25 and only Passport, Medicare Part B and Kentucky State Employee Humana insurance can be billed.

  • 'Back to Sleep' can save your baby from SIDS

    The ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents, caregivers and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign was named for its primary recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep.