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Community News

  • CU students spend spring break giving back

    Many Campbellsville University students will continue the annual tradition and will spend their spring break helping others. They will be participating in mission trips in various locations across the United States, as well as in Costa Rica.

    Drew Simpson of Hodgenville, a LaRue County High School graduate, will travel with a small group to Atlanta, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; and Gainesville, Fla.

    The students will do inner city work.

    The groups are being sponsored by CU’s Baptist Campus Ministry.

    Spring break at CU is March 15-19.

  • Habitat for Humanity helps women make a difference

    The Western Kentucky University Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity along with Warren County Habitat for Humanity will be leading a Women Build Day on May 1 at a house being constructed in Warren County.

  • Habitat for Humanity helps women make a difference

    The Western Kentucky University Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity along with Warren County Habitat for Humanity will be leading a Women Build Day on May 1 at a house being constructed in Warren County.

  • Habitat for Humanity helps women make a difference

    The Western Kentucky University Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity along with Warren County Habitat for Humanity will be leading a Women Build Day on May 1 at a house being constructed in Warren County.

  • ECTC to offer free dental sealants to youth today

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic will sponsor “Seal-Out Day” – an opportunity for children ages 8-13 to have sealants applied to their teeth at no cost.

    The free dental sealants will be provided 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 27 and limited to the first 70 patients to register. The young patients must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All work will be performed by ECTC dental hygiene and dental assisting students under the supervision of licensed dentists.

  • March is colon cancer awareness month

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that’s right for you. Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer yet more than 2,500 Kentuckians will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 900 will die. Routine screening is highly effective, which means nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • Main Street looking for new members

    I recently spent two days with many of my peers – Main Street managers from all over the state. It was a fun, inspirational, concretely helpful time. My mind is buzzing with things I have learned, ideas about things we could or should do and how to do them.

  • Retired teachers to meet Thursday

    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, and LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18, in the atrium of Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Lunch is $10. Afterwards, Kenny Tabb will speak about the Hardin County History Museum.

  • 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.