Today's Features

  •  The annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Bardstown will be 2-9 p.m. Dec. 7. The tour is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club. 

    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Bardstown Visitor’s Center, Court Square, beginning Thanksgiving weekend.

    The day of the tour, tickets will be available at the Old Library Building, also on the Court Square. For more information, call 502-348-4877, 502-348-8973, or 502-331-1060, or email info@bardstowntourism.com.

  • Michaela Rock sang “Halleluia” at the Farm Bureau District 3 Talent Contest and took first place. She will be performing at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Convention Dec. 6 at Galt House in Louisville in the Talent Showcase.

  •   For the first time in its 122-year history, Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church has a steeple. Workers from Campbellsville Industries installed the 23-foot, six-inch metal steeple Wednesday atop the church on Pleasant Church Road.

  • Bethany Gusler, a Campbellsville University senior from Sonora, donated blood at Campbellsville University Nov. 14. Jasmine Rowan with the American Red Cross prepares to take her blood. The university’s goal was 85 units, and 109 units were collected. The next blood drive on campus is Feb. 20, 2014.

  • Abigail Sallee attended a four-week 4-H basic sewing class at the LaRue County Extension office. She was instructed by Master Clothing Volunteer Judy Greenwell.

  • Olivia Hazelwood shows off the apron and stocking that she made during the 4-H sewing classes.

  • There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely — in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave oven. Keep the turkey in its original wrapper. Place it on a tray or in a pan to catch any juices that may leak.

    For thawing in the refrigerator, allow about 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds. A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. If necessary, a turkey that has been properly thawed in the refrigerator may be refrozen.

  • Paul urges the Thessalonians to “give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). He was not saying we should give thanks “for” everything, but we were to be thankful in all circumstances. Everything that happens is not good, but we are to look for things for which to be thankful.

  • Quit Now Kentucky is a free tobacco cessation resource that helps Kentuckians stop smoking and using other tobacco products. The innovative program uses three different approaches: telephone coaching, web-based services, and text messaging. Quit Now Kentucky services are available to anyone in the state of Kentucky age 15 and older. Services are available in English and Spanish, and other languages can be accommodated through a translation service. Counselors are available seven days a week by telephone at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).

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  •  Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans and an estimated 79 million people are at risk for developing the disease. In Kentucky, diabetes affects more than 507,000 people. For people living with diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes, family support is critical to staying healthy.