I just returned from a brief regional meeting of Main Street managers in this part of the state. We were given some great feedback from the National Main Street Meeting held recently in Oklahoma City, which not all of us were able to attend. I am passing along to you some of the information for retailers that came from that meeting.
The Hardin and LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. June 8 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. For more information, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.
The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 9-10 a.m. June 21 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan, and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.
As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes.
Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.
The following tips come from the Extension Service in Louisiana. This is information they found useful after the Hurricane Katrina flooding. During Derby weekend, we all were reminded that high water issues can hit our area too.
Flood waters will contaminate any surface they touch. Here are some kitchen items you must throw out to insure the safety of your food:
•Get rid of all flooded food stuffs except those in sealed, metal, airtight cans or airtight glass jars
Adoption Support for Kentucky, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, offers the following training and support:
•May 14 – Drugs: Things You Need To Know, 6-8 p.m.; Drug Affected Children and Learning, 8-10 p.m. Childcare provided. Children are encouraged to bring their pillows and a blanket for a movie and popcorn.
•May 17 – Drug Affected Infants, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. No childcare and lunch on your own.
For more information, contact Kay Upton at (270) 268-0734 or 358-4175.
Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has completed designing an online instructional program for veterans who are unable to attend the program in person.
This opportunity offers flexibility for the program to meet the needs of participants. Veterans who wish to take advantage of this free service must have a computer connected to the Internet to be able to participate.