Unemployment rates rose in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2008 and December 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Union County, the only county rate to decrease compared to last year, fell from 10.5 percent in December 2008 to 10.1 percent in December 2009. This is the first time since January 2009 that all 120 counties rates have not risen over the same month the previous year.
The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 26 at LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-registration is required by March 22. In order to pre-register, call the Extension Office at 358-3401 or stop by to pick up a registration form.
The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.
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.