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Community News

  • 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.

  • 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.