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Community News

  • What type of budgeter are you?

    Based on your financial personality there is at least one budget that should work for you. However, some budgeters are likely to retire with enough money while others are likely to always have to deal with financial emergencies. What is your budget personality? Below is one type and more will follow in the next two columns.

  • Faces of Cancer seeks survivors and caregivers for traveling art exhibit

    The Kentucky Cancer Program is looking for cancer survivors living in the Lincoln Trail District – Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties — to possibly be featured in a traveling photo exhibit, Faces of Cancer, in 2011.

    This is the fourth year KCP has done the exhibit, said Col. Luke Barlowe, co-chairman.

    “It’s a nice thing to do for people and they seem to really enjoy it,” he said.

  • Family Fun Day offers fun and games, concert

    Family Fun Day is suddenly getting closer. Be sure to put Saturday, Aug. 7, on your calendar. The games will begin at 5 p.m. Think sack races, watermelon seed spitting, football toss, dunking booth, face painting, rubber duckies racing in the creek, and more.

    At 8 p.m. there will be a free concert by Edgewood. Plan to bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy it in the cool of the evening. There will be plenty of food available.

  • Reunion calendar

    1954 Class meeting

    The Hodgenville High School Class of 1954 will meet at noon Aug. 7 at Abe’s Home Cooking Restaurant (formerly Mama Sond’s) in Hodgenville.

  • 10,000 temporary jobs available through WorkNow Kentucky

    Courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, job seekers and businesses in LaRue County have an opportunity this summer for short-term employment.

    WorkNow Kentucky will put nearly 10,000 disadvantaged youth and adults with children to work this summer statewide, according to a press release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s communications office. The program aims to jumpstart job creation by subsidizing the wages and benefits of eligible participants who are hired through the program.

  • Red Cross classes

    The American Red Cross will conduct the following classes at the American Red Cross office, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown:

    For more information, call 270-765-4979. Active duty military discounts are available, but must be requested at time of payment. Registration for all CPR, First Aid, CNA and Disaster courses is always open.

    July 20 – Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED Recertification, 6-10 p.m., $30

    July 21 – HIV/AIDS awareness, 9-11 a.m., $30

    July 23 – Adult CPR/AED/First Aid and bloodborne pathogens, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $55

  • Community calendar

    Child care training

    Community Coordinated Child Care will have a workshop “How to start a family child care home” 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 4-C office, 54 First St., Elizabethtown. Pre-registration is required by calling Alice Brewer at 360-9911.

    Mobile Mammogram Unit

  • Nelson animal shelter offering adoption special to reduce summer influx of kittens

    Kittens are easy to love. They are cute and fun to play with. But many, especially in the spring and summer months, won’t find homes because of an overabundance caused by a failure to spay and neuter.

    Each April, the number of kittens entering the Humane Society of Nelson County and shelters across the nation begins to steadily climb. The numbers peak in July and taper off in late fall. 

  • Adoption Support of Kentucky

    Adoption Support of Kentucky will hold training sessions July 16-17 at Elizabethtown DCBS, 916 N. Mulberry St.

    The July 16 session “Discipline and the adopted child with special needs” meets 7-9 p.m.

    The July 17 session “Five tactics for dealing with difficult children” meets 1-3 p.m.

    Refreshments and childcare provided at both sessions.

    ASK meets 1 p.m. every third Saturday and 7 p.m. the preceding Friday. For more information, contact Kay Upton at 358-4175, 358-4514 or kay.upton@ky.gov.

  • Nutrition and health topics make headlines

    News outlets have been overflowing with lots of interesting nutrition and health topics in the past few weeks.  In case you have missed some of the major headlines, here is an overview of what’s on the plate: