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Community News

  • 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.

    Managing meals

  • 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.
     

  • Students complete third in series of Lincoln baskets

    Twenty-five students spent two days with nationally known basket maker Martha Wetherbee.
    Wetherbee and husband Alan Litchfield returned to Hodgenville Friday and Saturday for the third workshop in a series of four that provided materials and instruction in creation of the “Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket” set.
    Most of the students were working on the third basket that features the Illinois penny. Two completed the first in the set – the Kentucky years and one completed the Indiana penny basket that was offered first last year.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Perkinses celebrate 50 years

    Doyt and Phyllis Perkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a reception given by Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church. 

    The two were married on June 17, 1961, on Phyllis’s birthday. They have four children, Brian Perkins, Brent Perkins, Bethany Bowen and Betsy Perkins and nine grandchildren.

  • WEDDING: Karen Woodcock and Robert Yarborough

    Karen Woodcock and Robert “Bobby” Yarborough were married June 17, 2011, in a ceremony at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The bride is the daughter of Johnny Woodcock of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Bardstown High School and a student at Ashworth College of Animal Science.

    The groom is the son of Robert E. Yarborough of Hodgenville. He is employed at Publisher's Printing in Lebanon Junction and a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Anna Clark and Cody Brown

    John and Diane Clark of Madisonville and Maynard and Brenda Brown of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Anna Clark and Cody Brown, both of Dayton, Ohio.                           

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: 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.

  • Library begins summer reading program

    School may be out for the summer but the LaRue County Public Library is offering several activities to keep the whole family busy.
    The summer reading program, offered 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the library, allows children the chance to “travel around the world” through stories, games and crafts. Saturdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m., children 6 months and up can explore through play activities at “Tater Tots.” Tuesday is family night, offering movies and popcorn 5-7 p.m. for families who want to attend.

  • COLUMN: Child's play should be outdoor play

    Did you know that children today are in danger of having shorter life spans than their parents? And did you know that danger exists at least partially because of children’s unhealthy daily activities? We need to pay attention and redirect our children firmly toward daily physical activity and if possible, outdoor interaction with nature.