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Community News

  • Class of 1961 holds reunion

  • Warm Blessings hosts 'Cardboard Nation'

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is organizing the Cardboard Nation Sleep in a Box event to raise funds to support the Kitchen and increase awareness of issues of poverty and homelessness.  
    “Participants will get people to sponsor them to sleep in a box for one evening,” said event organizer Linda Funk. “Under a safe setting they are asked to bring only a few necessities and to think what it might be like if they had no home, but only a box as a shelter.”
    It’s the fourth year the Kitchen has planned Cardboard Nation.  

  • Vaccinate on time – every time

    Disease prevention is a key to public health - it is better to prevent disease than to treat it. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.

    Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in our country.

    Immunizations are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children from preventable diseases. 

  • LINCOLN DAYS: New division added to antique engine and tractor show

    The Lincoln Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Creekfront Park.

    A new category “Farm Trucks” has been added for antique farm trucks, right off the farm, 1969 and older, original stock. A trophy will be given.

    All tractors will enter from Lincoln Parkway onto Tonieville Road (Ky. 3204). Parking is at First Baptist Church and lower Creekfront Park by the log cabin.

    Parade lineup begins at 1:45 p.m. Plaques and hats will be given to each exhibitor and trophies will be awarded.

  • Peachy tips for freezing fruit

    Our office has had several calls about how to freeze peaches. As with many peeled fruits, they will darken during freezing, so you must be treat or coat the fruit to prevent discoloration.
    You can layer fruit with sugar and allow to stand 15 minutes. This may produce enough syrup with the fruit’s natural juice for a good coating. You can also make a syrup of sugar dissolved in water to coat your fruit pieces.

  • Park bench dedicated to David Stearman

    Friends and family of the late David Stearman gathered at Creekfront Park recently to honor him with the dedication of a park bench at the site. A group affectionately known as the “Lunch Bunch” purchased the bench in Stearman’s memory. He died last October after an extended battle with leukemia.   

  • COLUMN: Leadership LaRue program is a great investment in people, community

    When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • Gardner retires from E'town City Police

    Originally from LaRue County, Elizabethtown City Police Chief Ruben Gardner, 65, retired at the end of July.
    He graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1964 and started working for EPD in January 1970. He began as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief, a position he’s held since 1990.
    In his 21 years as police chief, Gardner has several accomplishments he’s proud of, he said, listing the department’s accreditation, the organization of the Greater Hardin Narcotics Task Force and the department’s new building.

  • Realistic couponing class turns out savvy shoppers

    Extreme couponers have been around for decades but it took a television show – combined with a shaky economy – to bring the practice to the forefront.
    Those savvy shoppers find ways through coupons and online deals to make retailers pay them for patronizing their stores. They may haul hundreds of dollars worth of items out of stores for pennies.

  • Better Business Bureau offers several tips for summer

    1. Fake Sweepstakes – Local consumers have been receiving calls from legitimate-sounding sweepstakes companies that are actually scams. At times, the caller will use a real name and act as an “official” for Reader’s Digest or Publishers Clearing House. Some victims will receive a second call from someone acting as a U.S. Customs Official at an airport that has a letter regarding the sweepstakes win and will release it for a hefty fee.