LaRue County Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week Oct. 16-22 with special events and programs aimed at encouraging area teens to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, “Picture It! @ your library” which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including graphic novels, movies, books about photography and more.
More than 40 billion glass bottles are made every year and about 75 percent of these same bottles end up in landfills. One hundred percent of glass containers can be made into new glass bottles and jars, so we shouldn’t throw them in the trash.
While recycling old glass into new glass is always the preferred way to use up this recyclable commodity, sometimes there is not a glass company close enough to make the cost of transportation feasible.
As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a new state program to link Civil War sites throughout Kentucky will help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped a state torn by the war.
The Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails program was unveiled last weekend at the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville. Besides battlefields and other war sites, the program includes a new website, www.kentuckycivilwartrails.org, which features maps, a monthly listing of commemorative events and a blog providing interpretive information.
Linwood Days is Oct. 8 with a parade at 11 a.m. Other events include free flea market setups, silent auction, cornhole and basketball tournaments, backseat driver contest, bounce houses for children, cake walk and bingo.
For more information, call Danny or Marlene Pippin at 270-528-3017 or Stephanie Elmore at 270-528-7495.
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 20 percent in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5 percent to 18 percent over the same period.
The LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show was held Sept. 24 in conjunction with the annual meeting.
First place was Amanda Adyani singing Taylor Swift’s "Our Song." She is the daughter of Bonnie and Jason Wolford. She will represent LaRue County at the Kentucky Farm Bureau District 3 contest on Nov. 3 in Grayson County.
Second place was Rachel Sheffer with a dance performance of "To the Sky." Third Place was Caleb Sheffer with a dramatic interpretation of "A Ref’s Point of View – Volger on the Line."
I remember trick-or-treating when I was little. My dad would take us all over the neighborhood and beyond. The amount of candy we ended up with was so enormous that we still had Halloween candy at Easter. Of course, it was mostly the stuff we didn't like.
There was one house, every year, where the lady always gave us the same thing - an apple. I remember thinking, “Who gives apples on Halloween?”