The Northeast Nelson Historical Harvest Homecoming will be Sept. 23-25 in Bloomfield.
A parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with floats, antique tractors and old cars.
Vendors and craftspeople will have booths on Depot Street, and a Meet and Greet will be held at the Masonic Building all day Saturday. People are invited to bring artifacts and photos to show and share, but they should not leave any items unattended.
After seeing the design for the stained glass windows to be installed at the New Haven Library branch once construction is complete, the Nelson County Libraries Board of Trustees Thursday approved the official hire of Laura Mentor to design and build windows for both new library branches.
Mentor designed the stained-glass piece in the main library branch.
“People do admire that piece and people come from other places to see it as well,” Libraries Director Sharon Shanks said.
The other day someone said to me, “It’s just one event after another for you, isn’t it?” And I replied “Yes, the Chamber always has something going on.” The Chamber of Commerce is always planning and doing projects and events for our local businesses and for the betterment of the community.
One project we have been working on for some time and are very excited about is a virtual kiosk featuring LaRue County. The virtual kiosk will hang in the storefront window of the Chamber office.
Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.
Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or caregivers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following:
Fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and tiredness. You guessed it, flu season is coming. Make plans now to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.
The LaRue County Health Department will be offering the flu vaccine in the clinic on most Tuesday-Friday afternoons beginning Sept. 13. An appointment is needed by calling 358-3844. The cost for adults is $25 and only Passport, Medicare Part B and Kentucky State Employee Humana insurance can be billed.
The ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents, caregivers and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign was named for its primary recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep.
LaRue County Health Center will begin using a new upgraded web-based system to issue benefits for the Women, Infants and Children Program beginning on Oct. 27. The web-based system uses information gathered at WIC participant visits to issue Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to be used for WIC purchases. Offering the "eWIC" cards gives families the needed access to benefits without the delay and stigma of paper food instruments (checks) which most counties in Kentucky still use.