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Community News

  • Serger classes planned for fall

    Do you have a serger machine at home, but don’t really know how to use it? Do you like sewing but want to find out how to use a serger before purchasing one? These upcoming classes will help you.

    Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, is offering three classes at the Extension Service office on using a serger. The office is located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road across from Magnolia Bank. Sept. 13 will be Serger 101; Oct. 4 will be Serger 102; and Nov. 15 will be Serger 103. All classes are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Change in law makes firearms permissible at National Park

    A change in federal law that became effective Feb. 22 allows people to possess firearms in Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The law applies to residents who can “legally possess firearms under federal, Kentucky, and local law,” according to a National Park Service release. Possession of firearms in national parks also subject to the firearms laws of the state and communities where the parks are located.

  • Suicide is a preventable community health issue

    More than 33,000 suicides occur in the U.S. each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death for all ages. This is the equivalent of 90 suicides per day, or one suicide every 16 minutes. Simply defined, suicide occurs when a person takes his own life. While this loss of life can be devastating to the person’s immediate family, suicide also affects the health of the entire community. Family, friends, and associates of persons who commit suicide may have feelings of shock, anger, sadness, guilt and depression.

  • LaRue County Public Library offers new reading programs for children

    Laurel Sisler recently joined the staff of the LaRue County Public Library as the youth services librarian.

    Sisler, a native of Barren County, lived in LaRue County as a teenager and now lives in Hart County. She attended college at Texas Tech and Indiana University at Bloomington.

    Sisler will be in charge of Story Hour beginning in April with the theme, “Bugs, Birds and Bunnies.

    Story Hour is 11 a.m. every Tuesday for ages 3-5, except April 13 when the library will be closed. The children will enjoy stories, songs, games and reading skills.

  • Clogging lessons offered Tuesdays at parks

    The Lincoln Cloggers meet Tuesdays at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation Center, 200 City Park Road, Hodgenville.

    For more information, contact Bonita Pendleton at 766-2398 or e-mail bonneta@scrtc.com.

  • Amount of 'Payday Loans' now monitored on state database

    You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.

  • Amount of 'Payday Loans' now monitored on state database

    You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.

  • Scammers go on the prowl as soon as floodwaters recede

    When floodwaters subside, one of the first things to float to the surface is the scam artist.

    The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration remind businesses and homeowners to be wary of individuals who may try to take advantage of you.

    The most common types of fraud after disaster strikes are scam artists, contractor fraud, and identity theft.

    Remember: FEMA and the SBA never charge a fee for processing disaster aid.

  • Red Cross lists classes

    The American Red Cross will conduct the following classes at the American Red Cross office, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown:

    For more information, call 270-765-4979. Active duty military discounts are available, but must be requested at time of payment. Registration for all CPR, First Aid, CNA and Disaster courses is always open.

    Sept. 8 – Blood services volunteer orientation and training, open to anyone interested in volunteering on site with blood services or mobile blood drives. Register by calling 765-4979.

  • Music, dinner, auction this Saturday on Main Street

    Where can you get an excellent dinner, really entertaining music (Water’s Edge vocals) and a chance to outbid your neighbor for gift certificates from restaurants, decorative items, art and other goodies?

    It’s the Main Street Dinner on Saturday night at the Civic Center.

    If you want to check out the auction items, come early. Doors open at 5 p.m. for auction viewing; dinner is at 6 p.m. The concert is at 7:45. It’s a tight schedule, with three auction tables closing one at a time instead of at the end.