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Community News

  • PHOTO: Smith family reunion
  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings
  • Rosalie Bell celebrates 95th birthday

    Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill. will celebrate her 95th birthday on Feb. 9, 2014.
    She was born Feb 9, 1919, in Athertonville, and lived in LaRue County several years before moving to Illinois.
    She retired from Harper Wyman in Princeton, Ill., and also worked at Hollywood Vasserette and Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    In the late 1950’s Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette located in the Hodgenville square beneath the Masonic Lodge across from the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Senior Activities: Feb. 5, 2014

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Ryan’s Family Steak House 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Touch of Class will provide musical entertainment. For more information, call 270-765-7035.

     

    Senior Citizens music

  • Energy-saving tips from LGE

    On Monday, Jan. 6, customers across the Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company service territories set several new peak energy demand records.  

    The combined electric systems set a new all-time winter peak record of 7,106 megawatts. To help put that in perspective, this surpasses the previous all-time winter peak electric record of 6,555 megawatts set in 2009.

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

    Famous Recipe Day

    A portion of the profits on Feb. 11 at Lee’s Famous Recipe in Hodgenville will benefit the American Cancer Society.

     

    Barbecue chicken and auction

    First Baptist Hodgenville will host a barbecue chicken dinner and live auction beginning at 5 p.m. April 26. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 5, 2014

    Scrap Metal Fund Raiser

    Middle Creek and Ovesen Heights Baptist Churches are collecting scrap metal from appliances, farm equipment, junked vehicles or lawn mowers to raise funds for a Kenya mission team. Contact Bro. Merrill Kurtz for pickup at 502-536-3390.

     

    Sunrise Manor auction

    Sunrise Manor is having an auction to sponsor a trip to Disney World for residents. If you would like to contribute a gift basket, call Tammy Davidson at 270-358-3103. Deadline is Feb. 7.

     

  • AARP offers free income tax assistance

    Free assistance with income tax preparation is available from the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Foundation Tax-Aide program.

  • Carbon monoxide: The silent killer

    Kentucky Fire Marshal William Swope wants Kentuckians to be aware of the “silent killer” this winter heating season. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless and colorless gas that’s created when fuels like gas, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil burn incompletely.

  • Kentucky Health News: Facts about cholesterol

    It is not the cholesterol itself, but a “byproduct of cholesterol (that) functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer,” researchers at the Duke University Cancer Institute report, according to Newswise.

    Estrogen is known to “feed an estimated 75 percent of all breast cancers,” Newswise reports. So basically, cholesterol creates a “byproduct” that acts like estrogen and “feeds” the breast cancer, the researches concluded.