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  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Try these summer staples

    Summer is here. The kids are home from school and convincing them to sit down for even five minutes can sometimes be a struggle. For the most part, hot dogs are the regular lunch because 20 seconds in the microwave is all it takes.  Instead of mystery meat encased in phosphates and who knows what else, try stocking the fridge with a few ready to eat healthy options. With about 20-30 minutes of prep time, you can be prepared with quick and easy healthy foods for the whole week with these summer staples.

  • 'Wizard of Oz' premieres at J. Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown

    “The Wizard of Oz,” produced by Stephen Foster Productions and presented by Salt River Electric, will premiere Thursday at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre

    “It is a show that millions of people know and love,” Managing Director Johnny Warren said. “The show will feature the songs that everyone knows and loves.”

    “The Wizard of Oz” was originally a book by L. Frank Baum but the production is based on the 1939 motion picture with Judy Garland and will feature the music originally composed for the film.

  • Pauly Zarb performs in free concert

    Pauly Zarb and guest musicians will perform a free concert 7 p.m. July 9 at Farmers Market in Bardstown. For more information, call 800-638-4877.
     

  • PHOTO: Clothing donation box benefits Special Olympics

    A clothing donation box for Special Olympics has been placed in the parking lot of Smith’s Hardware on Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville. Special Olympics provide an arena for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

  • COLUMN: Avoid fake check scams

    Fake check scams, in which consumers are lured into accepting genuine-looking phony checks or money orders and sending cash somewhere in return, come in many forms, but experts at Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League say that it’s easy to spot and avoid these scams – if you know what to look for. The most common fake check scams are the sweepstakes/lottery and promotions on how to work-at-home.

  • CLASS: Managing Your Meals

    The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 10-11 a.m. July 15 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
    A follow-up class is 1:30-2:30 p.m. and reviews how each individual is doing with their meal plans and teach a new topic, including sticking to a meal plan, label reading, exercise and eating.

  • Auditions for 'Annie' underway

    The Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center located in John Hardin High School will hold auditions for a production of Annie.
    All adult roles will audition 6-10 p.m. July 11; girls age 6 and up will audition 6-9 p.m. July 12. Audition will include dancing, singing and acting.
    Rehearsals begin July 19. Performances are Sept. 9-18.  
    Materials are available at the PAC office. For more information, call 769-8837 or email info@thepac.net.
     

  • Williams receives library science tuition scholarship

    Lisa Jo Williams, an employee of the LaRue County Public Library, has been named a recipient of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.
    Williams received a $500 scholarship. She is attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    The State Board for the Certification of Librarians created the Library Science Tuition Scholarship program to encourage continuing education among library administrators and staff. The board distributed $7,000 in scholarship money to 11 Kentucky public library employees for the fall semester.

  • Stay hydrated during hot weather

    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.

  • Craftsmen needed for Bloomfield festival

    Experts in old-time crafts are needed to demonstrate and sell their work at the Northeast Nelson Historical Harvest Homecoming in Bloomfield Sept. 23-25.
    Anyone interested should visit northeastnelson.com and click on “Downloads” to find an application.
    For more information, click on “Contact Us” for an online query form.