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  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Good luck to the Singhs

    Rev. Andrew Singh and his wife Arpita stand beside a quilt signed by the members of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church as a departing gift for the minister who is going to be an associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown. A reception was held June 12 for the couple.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Rachel Stanley and Watson Ryan Wafford

    Jessica Rachel Stanley and Watson Ryan Wafford, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jackey and Geri Bland Stanley.

    The prospective groom is the son of Tony Wafford and Rebecca Wafford.

    Both are students at Campbellsville University.

    The wedding is 4:30 p.m. June 18 at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church in Campbellsville with a reception to follow at Badgett Academic Support Center (Banquet Hall) on Campbellsville University’s campus.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Janet L. Jones and Ronald Dale Peppers Jr.

    Janet L. Jones and Ronald Dale Peppers Jr., both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a CNA at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Shirley Jones of Howardstown and the late Jackie Jones Sr. and Sharon Copeland Brashear of Texas; the granddaughter of Katheryn Jones and the late Raymond Jones and the late Eugene and Maedell Gribbons; and the step-granddaughter of Sarah and Clarance Gardner.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Too much sun may damage skin

    During this time of year, many people are worried about the effects of sun exposure. We all need some sun exposure; it’s our primary source of vitamin D which helps build strong, healthy bones. However, too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause skin damage, eye damage and even cancer. For this reason, it is very important for people to learn about the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and take the appropriate precautions to enjoy outdoor fun safely.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of your free credit report

    You may know how important credit scores are to obtaining a mortgage, getting a car loan, leasing an apartment, even getting a job. Your score is just as important as the information contained in a credit report that reflects the way an individual manages credit.
    The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore have developed an interactive quiz, www.creditscorequiz.org that includes the latest knowledge about an evolving credit score marketplace.

  • HEALTH: Asthma affects many Kentuckians

    Do you suffer from asthma?
    According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be contributing factors.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Stephanie Nicole Kelley and Ryan Michael Butler

    Rosalinda and Ralph Kelley are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole Kelley, and Ryan Michael Butler, son of Sharron and Michael Butler.

    The bride to be is the granddaughter of Robert and Edna Kelley and the late Magdalena and Jose Dolores Colchado. She is a 2007 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings Volunteers

  • Herald News staffers win editorial award

    Two LaRue County Herald News staffers were recognized by parent company LCNI in the annual editorial contest.

    Editor Linda Ireland and staff writer Candis Carpenter shared third place honors in Best Photo Page Layout among weekly newspapers. The judges had high praise of the 2010 Lincoln Days wrap featuring photos from the annual festival.

    Comments included “Nice front page. Good use of dominant image.”