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Community News

  • Library announces extended hours

    The LaRue County Public Library is extending its hours on a trial basis.

    For  three months, the library will stay open longer "to explore the benefit of changing our hours long term," Director Niki Carter said.

    The library is now pen from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Mark these Main Street dates on your calendar

    We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.

  • Campaign signs will be removed from state right of way

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes.

    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.   

  • Flooding brings mold and mildew issues

    The following tips come from the Extension Service in Louisiana. This is information they found useful after the Hurricane Katrina flooding. During Derby weekend, we all were reminded that high water issues can hit our area too.

    Flood waters will contaminate any surface they touch. Here are some kitchen items you must throw out to insure the safety of your food:

    •Get rid of all flooded food stuffs except those in sealed, metal, airtight cans or airtight glass jars

    •Throw out all opened containers of food

  • Sugar-free labels can be deceiving

    “Ahh ... sugar free chocolate, the one thing I can have and not feel guilty.” Right? Wrong. You might as well have the real thing, just less of it. 

  • Adoption support group will hold training for children and adults

    Adoption Support for Kentucky, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, offers the following training and support:

    •May 14 – Drugs: Things You Need To Know, 6-8 p.m.; Drug Affected Children and Learning, 8-10 p.m. Childcare provided. Children are encouraged to bring their pillows and a blanket for a movie and popcorn.

    •May 17 – Drug Affected Infants, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. No childcare and lunch on your own.

    For more information, contact Kay Upton at (270) 268-0734 or 358-4175.

  • Veterans Upward Bound to offer online instruction

    Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has completed designing an online instructional program for veterans who are unable to attend the program in person. 

    This opportunity offers flexibility for the program to meet the needs of participants. Veterans who wish to take advantage of this free service must have a computer connected to the Internet to be able to participate.

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers name officers

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers president Rita Smith announced officers for 2010 at the organization’s semi-annual meeting held in the activities center April 20.

    Elected by acclamation for two-year terms are Jim Kessler, secretary; Wanda West, treasurer; Juanita Sprowls, assistant treasurer; Tickle Ragland, historian.

  • ECTC honors banquet recognizes students

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Banquet recognized outstanding academic achievement  April 30 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:

    Honors Students

  • 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.