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  • 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:

  • The Lincoln Museum holds 'A House Divided' exhibit

    Abraham Lincoln invoked the phrase “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The phrase referred to his belief that the nation could not survive without A solution to the question of slavery. Yet the Kentucky-born Lincoln might just as well have been talking about his in-laws.

    His wife Mary Todd was born into a slave-holding household in Lexington. Of her 13 siblings, eight of them were Confederate sympathizers. The “A House Divided” exhibit explores how their family’s statements and actions affected the Lincolns throughout the Civil War.

  • Carpenter joins Herald News staff

    Candis Carpenter of Hodgenville has joined the staff of The LaRue County Herald News as an office assistant.

    Carpenter and her husband Shane have one child, Heaven Leigh, 2.

    She is enrolled in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and expects to graduate in May 2011 with a degree in accounting.

    Her hobbies include spending time with her family and photography.

  • Kentucky Tourism will hold hospitality workshop July 15

    It’s time to let us know if you will be coming to the wonderful free program on how best to present your community, your organization and your business with topnotch hospitality and communication skills. It will be presented by Michelle Spencer-Allen of the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association. STAR stands for Service, Training, Achievement, Recognition. Learn how to “Give ‘Em the Pickle” to create loyal customers. To register or for more information, e-mail mainstreethodgenville@windstream.net or call 358-5913.

  • KSP warns of fundraiser phone problem

    Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

    According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Enjoy peaches now and later with these freezing tips

    Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • Enjoy peaches now and later with these freezing tips

    Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • Enjoy peaches now and later with these freezing tips

    Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • CU-Hodgenville will hold open house June 29

    Campbellsville University’s Office of Regional and Professional Education will hold an open house/fall registration event at the Brockman Center, 813 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 6-8 p.m. June 29.

    Registration will be conducted for fall classes, late summer/fall Technology Training Center courses and Kids College which is July 19-22.