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Community News

  • A warm grill is easier to clean

    Use these helpful tips from the National Soap and Detergent Association to help you with cleaning your microwave or grill.

    Q: We left the popcorn in the microwave too long and now there are burn marks inside. How can we remove them?

    A: Start by mixing a solution of warm water and dish detergent in a bowl until it suds up. Soak a rag or a coarse sponge in the solution and scrub gently. Wipe dry.

  • State highway mowing begins

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contract crews began roadside mowing in the Elizabethtown highway district last week. Mowing season stretches through early fall and includes three cutting cycles along 2,900 miles of state-maintained highways in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. The interstate mowing operation includes a litter sweep before each cycle. Mowing and litter removal is an important part of the cabinet’s maintenance of a statewide highway system that includes more than 27,000 miles of roadway.

  • Iron is important to a woman's diet

    Women are at a high risk for developing iron-deficiency anemia, especially those who are pregnant, teenage girls and those who have heavy periods. Iron is important to have in the diet because it makes hemoglobin which supplies oxygen to the body. Iron helps to build and maintain healthy blood and help your cells to make energy.

    Some common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia are feeling fatigued, weak, dizzy and sometimes craving non-food items like ice chips, clay or dirt.

    Here are some general recommendations of how much iron you need each day:

  • Lincolnee^Memorial Building repairs still under way

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building faces repairs that will further postpone its reopening.

    The building was first closed in September of last year due to problems with mold and moisture. Workers have since found other areas that need repair.

    The Lincoln Memorial Building houses the traditional birthplace cabin. Planned repairs include a new roof and skylight and a new heating and air system. However, upon inspection, workers discovered that problems with the plaster and skylight were worse than they had anticipated.

  • Carter accepted to leadership institute

    Niki Carter, director of the LaRue County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

  • Sweet Repeats offers inexpensive options in children's clothing

    Sweet Repeats Children’s Consignment Store just completed its first month of business in Hodgenville.

    Owned by Sherry Polly, Sweet Repeats opened on April 24. Polly said that she heard that the building space on Lincoln Boulevard was becoming available because the consignment store that previously occupied it was closing and she jumped at the opportunity.

  • Decades of research prove child restraints save lives

    One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Child safety seats and booster seats are the best defense young passengers have against death or injury in the event of a crash. More than 30 years of research and real world experience has shown unequivocally that child restraints save lives and reduce injuries.

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in May and June.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    •Bankruptcy Seminar – 2 p.m. June 24. An attorney from the private bar will be present to answer questions about bankruptcy.

  • Ten tips for retail business success

    I just returned from a brief regional meeting of Main Street managers in this part of the state. We were given some great feedback from the National Main Street Meeting held recently in Oklahoma City, which not all of us were able to attend. I am passing along to you some of the information for retailers that came from that meeting.

  • Diabetes Coalition plans meetings

    The Hardin and LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. June 8 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. For more information, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

    Managing meals

    The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 9-10 a.m. June 21 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan, and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.