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Community News

  • Project Salute aids veterans

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Project Salute is visiting Louisville in partnership with the Legal Aid Society to develope a program to recruit and train volunteer attorneys to help veterans. Project Salute will be at the Legal Aid Society at 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10. Project Salute students and faculty will provide individual consultations for veterans with VA benefit appeals. 

  • Use herbs to flavor foods and cut down on sodium intake

    Celebrity chefs say people eat with their eyes first. It may be true, but most of us use our senses of smell and taste to satisfy hunger.

  • Fort Knox veterans service office assists vets with paperwork

    The Veteran Service Office at Fort Knox wants to assist veterans from around the state to find and apply for benefits to which they are entitled.

    The office’s purpose is to assist veterans and survivors of veterans with claims to the Department of Veteran Affairs and to help with applying for benefits and special compensation based on injury. The office also lobbies congressmen and senators on issues concerning veterans and veteran benefits.

  • Main Street offers Family Fun Day

    Get set for Family Fun Day, Aug. 7

    Fun for all ages is on the agenda for Hodgenville Main Street’s Family Fun Day, to be held at Creekfront Park. The games begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed at 8 p.m. by a free concert by the popular country music group, Edgewood. Bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy music under the stars. Entrance to the festival is free.

  • 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