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Community News

  • Rita Williams taking leave of absence

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, in a special called board meeting on Sept. 15, approved a leave of absence for Executive Director Rita Williams.

    The chamber appointed Charlotte Isbell of Hart County as interim director. Isbell began her duties Sept. 22.

    Williams, according to chamber president Tom Davenport, requested a leave of absence to pursue running for mayor of Hodgenville.

    Williams’ leave has been approved through Nov. 12 with Isbell serving through Nov. 15.

  • Pearman honored once again for excellence in education

    Just months after being honored within his school district, Gary Pearman is back in the winner’s circle.

    Pearman, an English teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, is one of 24 recipients of the 2011 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Pearman and others are finalists for 2011 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, to be announced Oct. 19.

    Pearman is an ExCEL winner and has been at T.K. Stone for about 14 years. He was nominated for the award after receiving the ExCEL honor in March.

  • Lactose intolerant? You might be wrong

    Chances are, you probably know someone with lactose intolerance, whether it’s a friend, relative, or yourself. The truth is that many people who avoid dairy products might actually be able to tolerate them in certain amounts. If you have cut down on milk because you think your stomach cannot handle it, you might be doing more harm to your health than good.  Cutting out milk can deprive you of important nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. No dairy in the diet is also linked to lower bone mass, higher blood pressure and colon cancer.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Sept. 21 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Clovis Johnson and Della Ree Thomas serving as hostesses.

    The meeting was called to order by President Emogene Gardner.

    Also present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen and Billie Shahayda.

    The Club will cater the LCHS Class of 1975 reunion 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at the LCMS Cafeteria.

  • 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.