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Community News

  • Smoke detectors dramatically increase home safety

    There should be at least one smoke detector outside of each sleeping area and on every floor of your home. For increased protection, it is recommended that a smoke detector be installed in each bedroom. All smoke detectors should be inspected and tested on a monthly basis. Properly installed and working smoke detectors will provide an early warning and nearly double the chance of surviving a fire.

    The National Fire Protection Association advises consumers to:

  • Free smoke detectors available to LaRue Countians

    Thanks to a Wal-Mart donation, 86 people in LaRue County will receive new smoke detectors for their homes.

    According to Chris Jackson with LaRue County’s Office of Emergency Management, the smoke detectors will be installed by the county’s fire departments. The volunteer firefighters will perform safety checks at the residence.

    Those who are interested and in need of a residential smoke detector can call Jackson at 358-9903 to set up an appointment to have one installed.

     

  • Columnist to speak at fundraiser

    Byron Crawford, retired Courier-Journal columnist who has been described as “Kentucky’s storyteller,” will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University’s second annual Derby Rose Gala on Monday, April 26, at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex at 411 N. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.

    The dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The Campbellsville University Board of Advancement is planning the scholarship fundraising event. Tickets are $100 per person.

  • Handbell choir to perform at CU

    The Campbellsville University Handbell Choir, directed by Dr. David Hedrick, will present its annual spring concert 8 p.m. April 10 in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The Handbell Choir is made up of 14 students from the surrounding area, including Carmen Drake of Hodgenville, as well as out of state.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    For more information about the concert, contact the School of Music at 270-789-5237 or at music@ campbellsville.edu.

  • New holiday: Celebrate Sibling Day April 10

    Sibling Day, which falls on April 10, is a new holiday that the Sibling Day Foundation, a public non-profit charity, is working toward making a federal holiday. Making this a holiday, like Mother’s and Father’s Day, they hope to benefit families and communities. Since 1998, 33 states officially have established Siblings Day. Kentucky is not one of these states. Sibling Day offers brothers and sisters around the country a special day to honor and acknowledge living siblings and remember those who died.

  • Rice concert is April 16

    Tickets are on sale for Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series.

    Rice, a retired educator from Buffalo, will perform 7 p.m. April 16 at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

    Also performing are local entertainers Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Ricky and Tiffany Puckett and Camille Turner; Mike Porter and Marsha Banning, the Illinois Country Music Duo of the Year; and JoAnn Kai Cobb.

  • Preserving community historic assets a necessity

    In light of ongoing bad news about joblessness in Kentucky and with state and federal budgets experiencing record shortfalls, supporting and maintaining successful programs that have a demonstrated return on investment is of paramount importance to our state’s future. Preservationists across the state are rallying to remind elected officials and their local leaders and decision makers that preserving a community’s historic assets not only generates public-private investment but creates jobs and spurs related investment.

  • Central Kentucky Art Guild to meet April 19

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. Merle Rosen, a working artist with Golden Acrylics, will cover some of the basic principles of painting with acrylic paints. She usually brings samples for each participant.

    Rosen, a practicing artist in Cincinnati for the past 36 years, has shown extensively in museums and galleries including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, J.B. Speed Museum in Louisville and the Kharkiv Museum in the Ukraine.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met March 16 at the LaRue County Extension Service office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were Virginia Allen and Lois Hornback

    Also attending were Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Ann Flanders, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Phyllis Perkins.

    The Homemakers agreed to collect greeting cards to send to St. Jude’s Ranch. Anyone who would like to participate is welcome.

  • New Web site helps with calorie count

    A good Web resource to help you keep up with your daily calorie intake is www.MyFoodapedia.gov. It is a quick access to food information; you just enter the name of a food item and hit search. This will give you the calories and MyPyramid food groups for the food. Or you can compare two foods such as a regular item versus the lite version of a food item.