Community News

  • BIRTH: Reidner announces birth of granddaughter

     Jamie Reidner is proud to announce the birth of this granddaughter, Kaylee Alayna Thompson.

    Kaylee Alayna was born on Aug. 24, 2012, at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. She weighed 7.9 pounds and was 20.9 inches long.

    Proud parents are Linsey and Nick Thompson.

    Grandparents are Karen and Tony Dile of Magnolia and Lisa Bell of Hodgenville. Great-grandparents are Beverly and Richard Bendick of Freeport, Ill.; Joan Gjesdahl of Palm Bay, Fla.; and Melvin and Sandy Bell of Hodgenville.

  • COLUMN: Don't text and drive

     Most of us have experienced distractions of one sort or another while driving, but did you know the consequences you might face if your distractions cause an accident?

    In Kentucky, all drivers are now prohibited by law from texting while driving. The law was signed in 2010.

  • PHOTO: New refrigerator at library

      LaRue County Friends of the Library purchased a refrigerator for the library recently. It replaced one that had been in the building for decades. Above, LCFL member Rita Smith took a look inside the refrigerator.

  • Senior Activities

     Prime Time Band to perform

  • Community Calendar - Oct. 24, 2012

     Absentee voting

  • Reunions - Oct. 24, 2012

     East Hardin Class of 1977

  • PHOTO: Going pink for breast cancer awareness

     The staff of the LaRue County Health Department went “pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women over 40 years old to get regular mammograms and all women to talk to their doctor or health care professional about any risk factors they may have for breast cancer. Front from left, Frances Kilgore and Brenda Sims; back, Diana Leathers, Julie Percefull, R.N. and Tammi Moore, R.N.

  • Diabetes Coalition and Classes

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


    Managing meals

  • COLUMN: More holiday fun can be found for less

     Have you started the holiday shopping countdown yet? To avoid the end-of-the-year holiday crunch on your wallet, it is important to plan for holiday expenses through the year. Also, it is important to realize that Christmas is not the only expensive holiday within the next three months.

    Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine's Day. This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift-giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy and decorations can add up.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Flu and pneumonia shots can be lifesavers

     Having the flu can be hard for anyone but it is extra risky for people with diabetes. Diabetes can weaken your body’s ability to fight the flu virus.

    Being sick can raise your blood glucose and keep you from eating properly. You are also at risk of flu-related problems like pneumonia. So for people with diabetes, the flu can mean longer illness. It can mean being put in the hospital or even death.

    Ways to prevent the flu

    • Get a flu shot every year as soon as it is offered each fall.