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  • Hosparus offers free grief support groups

    Hosparus facilitates free Loss of Someone Special Support Groups (LOSS) in Campbellsville and Elizabethtown:

    • Campbellsville – grieving adults

    5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2

    Hosparus Green River

    295 Campbellsville Bypass, Suite 5

    • Elizabethtown – loss of a partner or spouse

    3-4:30 p.m., Oct. 6 and 20; Nov. 3 and 17; and Dec. 1 and 15

    Hosparus Central Kentucky

    105 Diecks Dr.

  • DAV mobile unit announces schedule

    So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know ... and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) offers help.

    The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. 

    Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families. All times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Bookmobile Schedule - October 2014

     Oct. 1 – West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Oct. 2 - Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L&N, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road, Dana Drive

    Oct. 6 - First Friends, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road

    Oct. 7 - Rose Circle, Miami Court, Cox Lane, Landmark Drive, Polley Avenue, Dana Drive

    Oct. 20 - Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Learning Tree, Hodgenville Elementary School

  • Fundrai$ers - September 24, 2014

    TROOP 369: Yard sale, bake sale, car wash, raffle
    Boy Scout Troop 369 will hold a bake sale, yard sale, car wash and raffle beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at LaRue County Farm Bureau. Proceeds will go toward a trip for the Scouts. Call 270-734-1019 to donate items.

    Lord’s Project auction

  • Senior Activities - Sept. 24, 2014

    EHLRTA meets
    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 North Mulberry, Elizabethtown. The meal will be $12, followed by a program, “Getting to Know You,” with information important to members and the organization. The community project for September will be a donation to the Backpack Program. For more information, call 270-737-8063.

    Senior Citizens music

  • COLUMN: The Obscure Alcove 'Check out the classics'

     “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better place that I go to than I have ever known.”  Would reading this final line from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens compel you to read this piece of classic literature for the first time?

    What about this first line from The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner? “Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.” So many time-honored books to choose from at the library. 

  • Free admission to Lincoln Museum

    Free admission at Lincoln Museum

    The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville, is offering free admission – with a ticket – on Sept. 27, in conjunction with the Smithsonian. To download up to two free tickets, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Click on the Ticket Information page. Fill out the form and you will be emailed instruction on downloading your ticket.

  • Four named Distinguished Alumni

    Four people have been inducted as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    The LaRue County Board of Education will recognize the former students at a luncheon in their honor on Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Four outstanding Distinguished Alumni for 2014 are Penny McDowell Cecil, Dale Keith, James “Jim” Q. Shaw Jr. and Paula LaRue Varney.

    Penny McDowell Cecil

  • COLUMN: Many sources for vitamin D

    Vitamin D has gotten a lot of media coverage lately as various studies have tied normal levels of vitamin D to certain health benefits and lack of the vitamin to certain diseases. While many of these current studies provide conflicting messages, it is generally understood that vitamin D is needed for optimal health. It helps us absorb calcium and phosphorus, so we can have strong bones and teeth.

  • PHOTO: Mud Sharks strike again