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Today's Features

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    Weighing in on sleep

       There will be a weighing in on sleep class at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 30 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Not getting enough sleep can cause weight gain and fatigue. The class explains the stages of sleep and ways to improve your sleep for a healthier lifestyle. The class issponsored by the County Homemaker organization and is open to everyone; no registration required.

    Monthly knitting class

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the Annual Toy Drive for the Santa Helpers is underway. Donations are now being accepted of new or gently used toys for this program and are being accepted for all ages from newborns to teenagers.

    For more information on how you can help, call Ann ‘Snookie’ Morrison at 270-763-7024 to arrange for pick up or you can simply drop off items at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville. Volunteers are needed, as well as supplies of batteries of all sizes.

  • Ground Meat and Bean

    Casserole

    1. ½ pound extra lean ground beef

    2. ½ cup onion (chopped)

    3. 2 cans (16 oz.) baked beans

    4. ¼ cup ketchup

    Brown ground meat in skillet. Add onion and cook until tender. Add beans and ketchup. Heat thoroughly. It provides six servings.

  • Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky today announced upcoming child sexual abuse prevention trainings in Elizabethtown for organizations that serve children.

    The November 30 trainings at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown are aimed at daycares, summer camps, churches and other youth-serving organizations with program evaluation and implementation of an action plan that will strengthen protocols and policies to safeguard children from sexual abuse.

  • Sergeant James Richardson is looking forward to Christmas shopping—not just for kids but also with them. Each year, Richardson, along with a group of officers from the sheriff’s department and fire department push carts through Walmart and watch as children from LaRue County pick out clothes and toys for Christmas. From babies to teenagers, every participant loves getting Christmas gifts, but what do kids think of shopping with a police officer?

  • Some people get excited for spring cleaning; Jill Gray gets excited about fall recycling. As the solid waste coordinator for the county, Gray is actually excited about recycling year-round, but the upcoming RecycleFest provides one more chance to recycle on a large scale before winter.

  •  Recently, I got to sit down with Savannah Clemons, a professional counselor, and talk with her through the subject of depression. Here are some excerpts from our discussion:
    Here are some steps to conquering depression.
    1) Recognize Your Situation - Specifically identify your problems, causes, feelings, beliefs, and situation. In order to push forward for a lasting solution you need to analyze your problems and issues.

  • 4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. New members are welcome to attend.

    4-H Canoe and Kayak Club

    The 4-H Canoe & Kayak Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. New members are encouraged to attend.

     4-H Teen Club

  • Quick Cookies

    1/4 cup brown sugar

    1/2 cup margarine (softened)

    1 cup flour

    1tsp vanilla

    Mix all ingredients and form into one inch balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake ten minutes at 350 degrees.