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Community News

  • Hosparus teleconference focuses on cancer, grief

    Hosparus presents The Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual Living With Grief Teleconference: “Living With Grief: Cancer and End-of-Life,” 1-4:30 p.m. March 24. The free teleconference will be broadcast at Taylor Regional Hospital, 1700 Old Lebanon Road, Campbellsville, and Hardin Memorial Hospital, 913 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue’s unemployment rate back up

    Unemployment rates rose in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2008 and December 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Union County, the only county rate to decrease compared to last year, fell from 10.5 percent in December 2008 to 10.1 percent in December 2009. This is the first time since January 2009 that all 120 counties rates have not risen over the same month the previous year.

  • State Theater will host free concert

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will host a free concert 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

    The show “Open Up” is an opportunity for local musicians to display their talent to the community.

    Those performing will be Glenn Rice, Eddie Black, Junell Street and Mama Kitty Southwood.

    If you have a talent or know someone with talent, contact the Historic State Theater at 270-234-8258.

    For more information about the theater, visit www.historicstatetheater.org.

  • 4-H contest deadlines approaching

    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 26 at LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-registration is required by March 22. In order to pre-register, call the Extension Office at 358-3401 or stop by to pick up a registration form. 

    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • Improve your nutrition by building better eating habits

    March is National Nutrition Month and most of us know that a healthy diet is a very important part of a healthy life style. But what if our eating habits are a bit less than nutritious or healthy? Where should we start to make our habits –and our children’s habits – better? The American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to start with the basics and to build better eating habits from the ground up.

  • Pamida Foundation gives back

    The Pamida Foundation announced its 2009 donation of $158,800 to local schools.

    The donation will be divided, then distributed to schools or organizations in the communities that Pamida serves. Schools and organizations chosen to receive donation dollars were selected by the Pamida stores in their communities. The funds will be used to help maintain quality education.

    In Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education will receive a check in the amount of $750 to enhance various learning programs for its students.

  • Folklife program spotlights unique Kentucky traditions

    Bob Gates, Kentucky Folklife program director, will present “A Sampling of Kentucky Folklife” 7-8:30 p.m. March 25 at the American Cave Museum in Horse Cave. 

    Kentucky is alive with diverse folk traditions. Gates will share his experiences working as the state folklorist and discuss the many ways Kentucky’s folk heritage is unique. Following the presentation on Kentucky’s folklife, please stay for a discussion with Folklife staff about the upcoming Community Scholar training opportunity in your area in April, May, June and July.

  • Teen pregnancy rate is on the upswing again

    It’s a touchy subject, but the discussion is warranted. With teen pregnancy arguably on the rise again, adults have no choice but to consider talking about this growing dilemma. The quintessential solution remains the same – parent involvement.

  • Curves holds food drive

    Curves of Hodgenville is holding its annual food drive.

    Throughout March, Curves will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal is for the community to come together to help families in need.

    Members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 in March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join.

  • Free legal aid clinics available during March and April

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in March and April.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.