It has been more than 150 years since the first battle of the Civil War, but it is estimated that thousands of individuals spend billions of dollars each year to participate in or attend Civil War reenactments.
Kim Miller-Spillman, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, has spent her career researching historical re-enactors to learn the importance of period clothing in recreating historical events and in their lives.
Each week, set aside a few dollars and put it into a savings account or into a piggy bank at home. Make sure you have one account for yourself and one for your child. As weeks go buy, you and your children can watch your respective savings grow. Be sure to stick with your savings plan and only spend your savings on things you really want. By doing this you will not only start to save yourself, but will also help your child start to save as well.
Set a goal, make a plan, save automatically, with your children.
About 50 people volunteered to donate blood at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School’s fifth annual blood drive as part of the school’s Pint Size Heroes program. Above, David Fox, grandfather of fourth grade hero Lillyan Beverly, donated blood. He also helped the school promote the event.
Todd and Kim Estes of Cecilia and Patrick and Amy E. Helm of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Michelle Helm, to Jonathan Charles Brand, son of Joseph and Jane Brand of Owensboro.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is employed at Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and a 2010 graduate of WKU. He is employed at JB Hunt in Park City.
The Lincoln Days Committee is now accepting applications for food, arts and crafts and commercial booths for the Oct. 6-7 Lincoln Days Festival. For more information, visit www.lincoln days.org or call the Lincoln Days office at (270) 358-8710.
The Kentucky Warbler, a publication of the Kentucky Ornithological Society, included a sighting in LaRue County in its August issue.
A photo of 17 American White Pelicans floating on Sportsman’s Lake on Campbellsville Road (taken by Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News), was published as part of an “unusual sighting” article.
Lois Henning and Lisa Harris admire some of the 150 articles on display at the Lincoln Museum Community Room Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 25. For viewing you may see the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or the Museum staff. A reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22.
Kentucky has the third-highest childhood obesity rate in the country and the seventh-highest rate in adult obesity, Trust for America's Health ‘F as in Fat’ report shows. Sixty percent of Kentucky women and 80 percent of men living in the state are either overweight or obese.