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Community News

  • Extension Homemakers are generous with time, donations

    Last week the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association held its annual state meeting in Lexington. Two local members, Patsy Thomas and Mary Lou Owen, attended as voting delegates for LaRue County.

    One project that Extension Homemaker members promote statewide is the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program. Since 1977, Homemakers have donated over a million dollars for this cancer research program.

  • Food ministry benefit is Saturday

    WJCR 90.1 FM is having a food ministry benefit and festival on May 15.

    The event will be held at 13101 Raider Hollow Road, Upton. Signs will be posted.

    Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is three canned goods per person.

    A benefit auction begins at 10:30 a.m. to raise money for the food ministry.  Last year the auction consisted of 600 donated items and generated more than $5,300. Items include furniture, antiques and a 32-inch television.

    Children’s activities include clowns, face painting, slides and inflatables.

  • Wilson offers earth-friendly basketball

    Jeffery Sallee was the winner of the new “ReBound” basketball from Wilson that came on the market for Earth Day.  Jeffery was the first in LaRue County to get one of these “recycled rubber” earth friendly basketballs. Those who registered at the Solid Waste Booth during the March Expo were given a chance to win this new basketball. 

  • 'Dinner with the Dearly Departed' brings history to life

    “Dinner with the Dearly Departed” will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in Elizabethtown City Cemetery. The meal will be provided by Shoney’s and the sponsor again is Brown Funeral Home.

    The event, held among the tombstones, will feature a catered meal and living history from some of the cemetery’s prominent residents.

    “It’s something different, a unique way to bring Elizabethtown’s history to life, no pun intended,” said Heritage Council Director Dana Beth Lyddan.

  • Radcliff Chamber to sponsor 'Hooray for Heroes' Saturday

    More than 4,000 active duty, retired and reserve military and their family members are expected for a day of fun, refreshments and entertainment at the fifth annual Hooray for Heroes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15 in the adjoining parking lots of Stithton Baptist Church and Wal-Mart in Radcliff. 

  • State Theater to show 'The Very Worst Thing'

    "The Very Worst Thing," a documentary film about the worst school bus crash in U.S. history, will be screened at the historic State Theatre 8 p.m. May 14.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the State Theater box office, and a limited number of tickets are also available for online purchase at www.theveryworstthing.com. 

  • Main Street volunteers plant, tidy up Lincoln Square

    If you are wondering how those flowering planters miraculously bloom on the square or how the pocket park between the Woman’s Club building and the Masonic building is maintained, here’s the answer. Main Street does it, partly through purchase of plants and rock and partly through volunteers planting and weeding efforts. Sometimes we are assisted by supervised inmates.

  • Flood takes a toll on all manner of homes, lives

    Congratulations to our board members who have appeared in the Herald News recently: Michael Huff, named a Governor’s Scholar; Nina Cundiff, elected 2010-2012 Fourth District Vice-Governor for the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Also, great picture of Leah Carter with some of the Lincolns a couple of weeks back.

  • Strawberry season is here again

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is open two afternoons a week until October in the Extension Office parking lot. The market is 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. You’ll find a variety of items now such as herbs or other bedding plants, flowers, honey, or early season fresh produce like asparagus. Local beef is also available and grilled hamburgers will be offered on many Fridays.

  • Lose weight and lower risk for type 2 Diabetes

    With so many weight loss programs available, it is easy to become confused about what works and what does not when it comes to losing weight to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program wants you to know that you don’t have to knock yourself out to lower your risk. In fact, the findings of a major study show that modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Here are some proven small steps developed by NDEP to help you make gradual lifestyle changes to lose weight safely and keep it off.