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Community News

  • Farmers Market opens May 6

    This growing season, the LaRue County Farmers Market will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2- 5:30 p.m. The market is held at the Extension Service parking area at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Opening day is May 6. The market will continue through the summer until Labor Day weekend.

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

    Yard sale
    Relay for Life yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 in downtown New Haven. We have a tractor/trailer truck filled with everything. For more information Pam Rust, call (502) 549-5538. Rain cancels.

    Luminarias
    Luminarias are being sold as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. To purchase a luminaria in memory or in honor of, contact any Relay team member or Beverly Veirs at 358-3210.

  • Community Calendar

    Board of Adjustments to meet
    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments will meet May 16 at the courthouse. Applications must be received by April 28. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 358-0830.

    Advocates for Autism Awarness
    Advocates for Autism Awarness will meet 7-9 p.m. April 28 at the Nelson County Public Library. The program provides support for families with autism. For more information, call (502) 349-0214.

    Wellness on Wheels

  • Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. May 3 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. 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

  • Veterans Outreach

    Robert F. Shorter, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, will hold a veteran’s outreach program 1-4 p.m. Thursdays at the LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville. He may be reached at the library at 358-3851.
    The DVOP provides intensive services to assist disabled veterans overcome barriers to employment. Services are available on a walk-in basis. For more information, call 766-5115, Ext. 45818.
    Shorter’s main office is at the Lincoln Trail Career Center, Office of Employment and Training, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Veterans get extension to Oct. 21 for retroactive pay applications

    The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Oct. 21, allowing those eligible more time to apply for the benefits they’ve earned under the program guidelines.  
    The deadline extension is included in Continuing Resolution H.R. 1473, signed April 15 by President Obama, providing funding for federal government operations through Oct. 21.  

  • Choristers hold free concert Thursday night

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present a free concert by the ECTC Concert Band and ECTC Choristers from 7 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Morrison Gallery of the college.
    The band, directed by Kevin Shank, will perform marches and classics for a variety of instrumental combinations.

  • Akers to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Larry and Alice Jenkins Akers of Sonora will celebrate their 50th anniversary April 30, 2011.

    The couple married April 29, 1961 at First Baptist Church of Sonora. They have three children, Ryan Akers, Alicia Reeves and Jay Akers, and five grandchildren.

    The celebration will be 2:4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sonora, 709 Main St., Sonora.

    Family and friends are invited.

  • Weber honored in music competition

    Campbellsville University’s School of Music students competed in this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-South Regional Auditions. The auditions were held April 8-9 with five students competing; two of them advancing to the final round.
    The competition was held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The Mid-South region includes colleges and universities from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.

  • Earth Day: Make changes to help the environment

    On April 22, 1970, 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day. Since then our planet has faced many environmental challenges, but has also made great strides in protecting and preserving our natural resources. This year Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22.
    You can Pick Five for the Environment by taking action today.
    Conserve water:
    · Turn the water off when brushing your teeth or washing your hands or face.
    · When shaving, fill the basin with water and dip your razor in the basin as needed.