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  • Marching to the beat
  • Flaget Memorial to host health and wellness fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free health and wellness fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28 at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.

    The event is currently seeking additional health-related vendors, as well as support from sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a number of levels starting at $250.

    The event will offer free and low-cost medical screenings, as well as health information and education from community health providers.

  • Stay hydrated to combat illness

    September is here, and school is in full swing, which means one thing — fall sports.

    Fall brings with it the thought of Friday nights in jackets with hot cocoa on the football bleachers, or early Saturday mornings in sweat pants with coffee watching a cross country meet.

    Don’t forget, however, that practices are still long and grueling, and September has been known to carry some scorching afternoons in its 30 days. With that being said, it’s important to make sure your fall athletes are staying properly hydrated despite the change in weather.

  • Community Calendar -September 4, 2013

    LaRue County Reads
    Volunteer to tutor a child in reading for one-half hour each week at one of the local schools.

    Volunteers must attend a short training class. The next training is 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Board of Education. Training will last about one hour.

  • Senior Activities -September 4, 2013

    Yard sale at Senior Citizens Center
    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave, Hodgenville, will have a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6.

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet
    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Rep. Jimmie Lee will speak.

    Senior Celebration
    A senior celebration will be Sept. 13 at Creek Front Park.

  • Hilda Harned named ‘Mrs. Scott County’

    They may be senior citizens, but they’re young at heart — and two of them at the Georgetown-Scott County Senior Activity Center are now royalty.

    During a luau at the center in Georgetown on Thursday, Willy Braunstein and Hilda Harned became Mr. and Mrs. Scott County Senior Citizens.
    Braunstein said there are nice folks at the center, and the Ohio native has been going there for about 10 years.

    “It’s a good group. We try to stick together as a group. Senior citizens should stick together,” he said.

  • Around this town
  • Jobless rate drops in LaRue

    Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties between June 2012 and June 2013, while 26 county rates fell and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate dropped from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. Of a 7,050 person workforce, 6,521 were employed.

  • Sunrise sign set
  • Senior Activities -August 28, 2013

    Prime Time Band to perform
    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band with Jim Walters, Leroy Sherrard, Bill Thompson and Doug Gary, will perform a variety of music. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655 or 766-4437.

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet