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Community News

  • Library offers new books and DVDs

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs for adults and young adults.

    They include:

    • The Postcard Killers by James Patterson. Patterson teams up with European bestselling author Liza Marklund to create a vacation thriller. NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on tour of Europe’s most gorgeous cities, but he is seeing the sites through the eyes of his daughter’s killer.

  • Understanding your cholesterol numbers

    Laboratory tests play an important role in your health care. One reason lab tests are done is to screen for diseases or risks for developing a specific disease or condition. For example, a leading risk factor for heart disease is having elevated cholesterol levels. It is important to not only know your cholesterol levels, but to understand the results and the factors that can affect the results and what you can do to improve them. Understanding your condition can give you confidence to improve or maintain your current health status. 

  • Look ahead to flu season

    It’s hard to believe, but flu season is just around the corner. The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get vaccinated every fall. Flu vaccination usually begins in September, or as soon as vaccine becomes available. Last year, a new and different flu virus (called 2009 H1N1) spread worldwide causing the first flu pandemic in over 40 years.

  • Dining out? Order smart to cut calories and control weight

    Have a plan. Do some homework to find nutrition information about the restaurants that you go to the most. You can do some research online or ask for printed material at the restaurant. If you eat at a certain restaurant often, check their website for the nutrition facts and calories amounts of the dishes you order over and over again.

    Order the smallest portion. You usually eat about twice as many calories when you eat out than you would at home, so ordering the smallest size is a big step in the right direction.

  • Campbellsville University announces allied health courses

    Campbellsville University Technology Training Center, in partnership with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District and Lincoln Trail Development District, is offering three new allied health programs in Hodgenville with the first program beginning Sept. 14.

  • Creekfront plans to flush

    Creekfront Park is scheduled for another improvement.

    And to the many groups and individuals who hold events at the park, this one will provide much-needed relief. 

    The City of Hodgenville has received a $24,692 state grant to install restrooms at the site. The money is being awarded by the Department for Local Government.

    New lighting along the walking path was installed earlier this year.

  • Registration open for ACT testing

    Registration is open for the Oct. 23 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 17.

    The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of 2000

    The LaRue County High School Class of 2000 will have a 10-year reunion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sportsman Lake, Hodgenville. Reservations are $20 each or $35 per couple. For more information or reservations, contact Krystal Riggs Williams at 766-7396 or riggs2williams@yahoo.com.

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  • Serger classes planned for fall

    Do you have a serger machine at home, but don’t really know how to use it? Do you like sewing but want to find out how to use a serger before purchasing one? These upcoming classes will help you.

    Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, is offering three classes at the Extension Service office on using a serger. The office is located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road across from Magnolia Bank. Sept. 13 will be Serger 101; Oct. 4 will be Serger 102; and Nov. 15 will be Serger 103. All classes are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Change in law makes firearms permissible at National Park

    A change in federal law that became effective Feb. 22 allows people to possess firearms in Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The law applies to residents who can “legally possess firearms under federal, Kentucky, and local law,” according to a National Park Service release. Possession of firearms in national parks also subject to the firearms laws of the state and communities where the parks are located.