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  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year. Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green gift ideas

  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year. Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green gift ideas

  • Think green this holiday season

    During the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week compared to any other time of the year. Thinking green this holiday season can include more than just boughs of holly. Whether it is shopping, choosing a gift or entertaining, small changes in your holiday habits can make big differences. Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a wonderful, gift-giving holiday season and still be earth friendly.

    Green gift ideas

  • The journey of family caregivers

    Think about the last time you journeyed somewhere new and foreign. There were many preparations that had to be made, including an itinerary of places to visit and even places to avoid. The traveler tries to learn as much information ahead of time about the places that will be visited so the trip doesn’t seem so scary or overwhelming. The end result of any journey is to return home again with lots of wonderful memories and stories to tell.

  • State Farm honors local office

    Hodgenville State Farm Agent Denise Brooks and her team Kimberly Jennett, David Whitlock and Adam Cecil, received the prestigious Summit Award and the Second Place Team Winner of the 2009 Fall Life Campaign in Kentucky and Tennessee during State Farm’s fall planning conference.

    To qualify for the award, her agency had to write a minimum of 100 applications across six lines of insurance with zero zeros - Auto, Fire, Life, Health, Bank and Mutual Funds. 

  • Locals compete in Ultimate Magic Showdown

    French Lick Resort and Casino in Indiana held auditions to find the “best of the best” magicians in the country. Auditions were held in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

    Out of 40 magicians, eight made the cut to appear Oct. 10 at the French Lick Resort.

    Dinky Gowen and his partner, Jennifer Wheat, placed third in the Ultimate Magic Showdown.

  • Trip planned to Amish Country

    A trip to Montgomery, Ind., Amish Country, is being planned for Dec. 11.

    Hodgenville resident Stephen A. Brown is organizing the all-day bus trip. An Amish or Mennonite guide will offer insight to the community. Four or five farms will be visited to see furniture making, quilt making and preserving and canning. A sit-down meal with a local family is included.

    The bus fare and lunch expense is $60. If you are interested in making the trip, contact Brown at 270-307-0150.

  • Eddie Miles returns to Lincoln Jamboree

    Entertainer Eddie Miles will present a Christmas concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lincoln Jamboree.

    He’ll perform a tribute to Elvis and songs by Conway Twitty, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

    Reservations suggested by calling 358-3545. Admission is $20.

  • Training provided to child-care professionals

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored six hours of training for local child-care workers Nov. 14 at the Extension Service office. Two topics were covered: Elizabeth Lancaster presented Kentucky’s early childhood standards and field guides. She is the early childhood special education coordinator for Hardin County Schools. Kathy Crawford, retired from LaRue County Public Library youth programs, shared information on bringing books to life.

  • Lights attract customers to downtown

    When I drive through a community that I don’t know at night, if there are no lights in the holidays or any time I get the impression that the place is dead at dark - and maybe during the day, too. But if the shops all look inviting I make a note to return in daytime.

    Savvy retailers everywhere use lights to draw attention to their wares, to draw people in. The cost in most cases is minimal but equivalent to having a round-the-clock advertisement working for you, which makes it a pretty good investment.