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Community News

  • Peace Officer Act celebrates 10 years

    The Peace Officers Professional Standards Act celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. The Act requires standardized, detailed and ongoing training for its officers.

    Basic recruits, before they hit the streets, undergo a strict 18-week basic training regimen at one of four Kentucky facilities. Kentucky’s primary training is handled in Richmond.  The Kentucky State Police has its own academy as do Lexington and Louisville.

  • Free smoke detectors available

    Those who are interested and in need of a free smoke detector can call Chris Jackson at LaRue County’s Office of Emergency Management at 358-9903 to set up an appointment to have a smoke detector installed.

     

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 19 at Magnolia Baptist Church with Mary Lou Owen presiding.

    The roll call was answered by the members responding to the question “What is the coldest day you remember?”

    There were a lot of interesting stories about the experiences members had to endure at different times during their lives because of cold or snowy weather.

    Also present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Clovis Johnson, Della Thomas, Phyllis Perkins and Exie Elliott.

  • Tips to keep pipes from freezing in frigid temps

    When water freezes, it expands. When water freezes in a pipe and expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage results. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold outside air to flow across the pipes.

  • Special Needs Adoption Program

    Twelve-year-old Tiffany is waiting for adoption through the Special Needs Adoption Program.

    She has very curly blond hair and is of small build, but tall for her age. Tiffany is on target in her classes and is passing all subjects. She has some behavioral struggles with authoritarian figures and coping with frustrations but she is working towards improving those behaviors.

    Tiffany has started to express an interest in having an adoptive family although she continues to struggle with the loss of her biological family. She desperately wants a family to love her.

  • ECTC publication conducts poetry contest

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  • ECTC publication conducts poetry contest

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  • Sunrise Manor bond signed

     

  • Letters to lawmakers can make a difference

    If you always ignore pleas for letters to contact officials for something you want done – or not done – you are missing a beat. Letters to elected officials do count, even when it’s not what the legislator wants to hear. Enough letters in the mail and the issue and opinions grow with importance.