For those who preserve food, now is a great time to gear up for the season. Start by inventorying supplies and getting a head start on purchasing needed jars and lids and other necessities.
Pressure canners: Dial gauge canners need to be checked for accuracy to ensure safe processing pressure and temperature. Contact the Extension office (270-358-3401) and make an appointment to have your dial gauge on your canner lid tested for accuracy. This also will be available on May 19, Ag Market Day.
Four couples recently sat around a table at a local church sharing snacks and stories of their favorite springtime activities, because after all, memories are too precious to lose.
While all this may sound trivial to some, to these couples memories are everything because one spouse has been diagnosed with a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Sharing memories through Memory Café gives them an outlet to socialize and support and receive support from others going down the same road.
Relay for Life
LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.
Roadblocks: Project Graduation
Project Graduation will have a roadblock May 2. To make a donation, makes checks payable to LCPSABC, Inc. and mail to Rosemary Meredith, 355 Raine Road, Hodgenville, Ky. 42748.
Boyhood Home closed
The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.
Decorate your Derby hat
A free program “Decorate your Derby hat” will be 5 p.m. April 30 at the LaRue County Public Library. Bring your own hat. Call 270-358-3851 to register.
“I had to do what I had to do,” was the reason Deputy Sheriff A.J. Lewis gave for risking his own safety to pull a woman out of a smoke-filled apartment in New Haven on April 12.
Nearly two weeks later, County Judge-Executive Dean Watts called Lewis to stand by him at a Fiscal Court meeting as he read part of a letter of commendation from Sheriff Ed Mattingly, followed by a proclamation declaring April 21 “Deputy A.J. Lewis Day” in Nelson County.
When you think about an opportunity of a lifetime, what comes to mind?
Certainly not traveling to a place where there is no electricity. A place where kids don’t attend school when it rains, a place where there is just one location to buy ice, or a place where clothes are hand-washed in pails and laid to dry on top of big rocks.
Are you thinking of starting to walk for exercise?
You may be concerned that if you walk on a treadmill it will not be as good a workout as walking outside. The truth is they both provide great benefits to your body, but there are some small differences. Here are some considerations when comparing walking outside versus the treadmill.
LaRue County’s Relay for Life County Committee took time out from Relay planning to preview the newest resource from the American Cancer Society, the Personal Health Manager folder. This valuable tool is a must for all cancer patients as they begin their cancer journey as it assists the patient in not only organizing their medical needs, but empowers them to make educated health decisions and connects them to local resources and services.