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Community News

  • 4-H Photography Club elects new officers

    The 4-H Photography Club elected officers in March. Officers are president, Lindsey Shelton; vice president, Michaela Rock; secretary, Catelin Niemynski; and reporter, Maddy Poirier.

    The winners of the March photo contest, “Everything Green,” were first, Poirier; second, Rock; third, Kaylee Hornback; and honorable mention, Michael Hornback.

    The theme for the May contest is “Pets.” Photos must be taken by the 4-H member. Each member may enter one photo per contest. Photo size may be anything from a 4x6 inch photo to an 8x10 inch photo.

  • Sleep is key to good health for you and your children

    After a school break, your family may have a hard time getting back into a regular sleep routine. Research indicates that there is a relationship between getting the recommended amount of sleep and maintaining a healthy weight.  Children need to have 10 to 11 hours of sleep each day while adults need seven to eight. Sleep gives the body time to fight off sickness and infection. If you or your children have a hard time getting to sleep try:

    ·Exercising during the day. Stop exercise three hours before you plan to go to sleep. 

  • The Street takes home 24 awards

    The Street, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s student newspaper, won 24 awards at the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association annual conference at Western Kentucky University Feb. 28. Seven were first place in their categories.

  • LaRue County Genealogy Society finds a home in police station

    After a three-year wait, the LaRue County Genealogy Society has found a home.

    The historical research group will move to the Hodgenville City Police station on North Greensburg Street after the first of the year – just as soon as the police have relocated to another building. The new police station will be in the educational building formerly owned by First Baptist Church on West High Street.

    Last week, members of the historical society met with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse to hear his plans for accommodations for the group.

  • Update on cabin photo report

    Last week, the Herald News ran a story about a South Carolina couples’ quest for information about a photo found in an attic trunk.

    David and Diane Sanders have had some luck in identifying the photo of a log cabin.

    David Sanders wrote in an e-mail: “Jim LaRue put us on to a great article on the cabin history " Ancestral Trails, published in Vine Grove. It absolutely proves that our picture is of the Lincoln birthplace cabin. The story is quite lengthy, and goes into great detail.”

  • How is your gut feeling?

    With the winter’s crazy weather and food safety issues hitting the public, how is your gut feeling lately? Since all the power outages, has your stomach been giving you problems? The answer to that may be related to consuming foods or beverages that had been refrigerated or frozen and should have been thrown out if they were allowed to get to room temperature and stayed that way for many hours or possibly days.

  • ECTC presents children’s play

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, In One Basket, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Auditorium on the Elizabethtown campus. Admission is $2. The performance is open to the public.

  • Shipp selected to Georgia Leadership Institute

    Dr. John Todd Shipp, son of Johnny L. and Joan Doty Shipp of Hodgenville, has been selected to attend the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. The Institute was designed to help school administrators incubate and support sharing of systematic solutions to improve education leadership. The GLISI curriculum is rigorous both mentally and physically. In June, each school system cohort team will send a group of administrators to climb to the top of Stone Mountain, Ga.

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Day was a success

    Wow, this year is going by so quickly, I feel like I am in a time warp.

    With our winter ice storm and the debris she left behind, we have had a crazy beginning to our New Year.  I have heard that the debris removal teams have just about finished and may be done by the end of the month. A big thanks to all who assisted with this huge-mongous job. 

  • Special Needs Adoption Program

    The Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.