Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 20 percent in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5 percent to 18 percent over the same period.
The LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show was held Sept. 24 in conjunction with the annual meeting.
First place was Amanda Adyani singing Taylor Swift’s "Our Song." She is the daughter of Bonnie and Jason Wolford. She will represent LaRue County at the Kentucky Farm Bureau District 3 contest on Nov. 3 in Grayson County.
Second place was Rachel Sheffer with a dance performance of "To the Sky." Third Place was Caleb Sheffer with a dramatic interpretation of "A Ref’s Point of View – Volger on the Line."
I remember trick-or-treating when I was little. My dad would take us all over the neighborhood and beyond. The amount of candy we ended up with was so enormous that we still had Halloween candy at Easter. Of course, it was mostly the stuff we didn't like.
There was one house, every year, where the lady always gave us the same thing - an apple. I remember thinking, “Who gives apples on Halloween?”
The Central Kentucky Art Guild Artist of the Month for September is lucia beeler. Her photograph, “Web of Life,” is hanging at Cobbler’s Café in downtown Elizabethtown. The CKAG meets again 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Nolin RECC building, 411 Ring Road, Elizabethtown.
Friends and co-workers of Dorothy Crump celebrated her retirement at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Monday. Crump has been the beautician at the facility for 40 years. She and husband Bernie plan to travel on their free time.
Ashley Brooke Cheshire and Nicholas Michael Childress of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride to be is the daughter of Jerry Cheshire and Tina Cheshire, both of Hodgenville. She is a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and has earned her certificate as a nurse’s assistant at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Pamela Childress of Hodgenville. He is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed at IGA in Hodgenville.