March is National Nutrition Month and most of us know that a healthy diet is a very important part of a healthy life style. But what if our eating habits are a bit less than nutritious or healthy? Where should we start to make our habits –and our children’s habits – better? The American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to start with the basics and to build better eating habits from the ground up.
The Pamida Foundation announced its 2009 donation of $158,800 to local schools.
The donation will be divided, then distributed to schools or organizations in the communities that Pamida serves. Schools and organizations chosen to receive donation dollars were selected by the Pamida stores in their communities. The funds will be used to help maintain quality education.
In Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education will receive a check in the amount of $750 to enhance various learning programs for its students.
Bob Gates, Kentucky Folklife program director, will present “A Sampling of Kentucky Folklife” 7-8:30 p.m. March 25 at the American Cave Museum in Horse Cave.
Kentucky is alive with diverse folk traditions. Gates will share his experiences working as the state folklorist and discuss the many ways Kentucky’s folk heritage is unique. Following the presentation on Kentucky’s folklife, please stay for a discussion with Folklife staff about the upcoming Community Scholar training opportunity in your area in April, May, June and July.
It’s a touchy subject, but the discussion is warranted. With teen pregnancy arguably on the rise again, adults have no choice but to consider talking about this growing dilemma. The quintessential solution remains the same – parent involvement.
Curves of Hodgenville is holding its annual food drive.
Throughout March, Curves will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal is for the community to come together to help families in need.
Members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 in March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join.
We often get questions about the Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit available to owners of historic properties that are investing in the rehabilitation of those historic buildings. Now there is a workshop offering information about the matter.
Stephen Brown of Hodgenville is planning a group tour to “Amish Country” Montgomery, Ind. March 19. The cost is $60 and includes a home-cooked sit-down meal with an Amish or Mennonite family.
The bus departs from First Baptist Church of Hodgenville at 7 a.m. Tour includes farms where they are making furniture the traditional way, fabric and quilting, jams and jellies, and traditional farming methods. Return about 6 p.m.
For more information, contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at 358-3411 or Brown at 270-307-0150.
The Census will be mailed to 134 million households by mid March. The Census counts everyone in the place where they live and sleep most of the time. So, for each person, the form asks for their name, gender, age, race, ethnicity and relationship. It also asks whether you rent or own a home. The 2010 Census does not ask for your immigration status, income, or tax information and will never ask for your social security number or bank account.
The idea of community has been one that has long been of interest to me.
One of the definitions I found was: “A group of interacting organisms sharing an environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risk and other conditions may be present, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.