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Today's Features

  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church held a fundraiser yard sale July 1 on Lincoln Square to raise funds for the American Red Cross/Alabama tornado victims.

  • A clothing donation box for Special Olympics has been placed in the parking lot of Smith’s Hardware on Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville. Special Olympics provide an arena for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

  • Fake check scams, in which consumers are lured into accepting genuine-looking phony checks or money orders and sending cash somewhere in return, come in many forms, but experts at Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League say that it’s easy to spot and avoid these scams – if you know what to look for. The most common fake check scams are the sweepstakes/lottery and promotions on how to work-at-home.

  • The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 10-11 a.m. July 15 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
    A follow-up class is 1:30-2:30 p.m. and reviews how each individual is doing with their meal plans and teach a new topic, including sticking to a meal plan, label reading, exercise and eating.

  • The Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center located in John Hardin High School will hold auditions for a production of Annie.
    All adult roles will audition 6-10 p.m. July 11; girls age 6 and up will audition 6-9 p.m. July 12. Audition will include dancing, singing and acting.
    Rehearsals begin July 19. Performances are Sept. 9-18.  
    Materials are available at the PAC office. For more information, call 769-8837 or email info@thepac.net.
     

  • Lisa Jo Williams, an employee of the LaRue County Public Library, has been named a recipient of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.
    Williams received a $500 scholarship. She is attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    The State Board for the Certification of Librarians created the Library Science Tuition Scholarship program to encourage continuing education among library administrators and staff. The board distributed $7,000 in scholarship money to 11 Kentucky public library employees for the fall semester.

  • Don’t wait ... hydrate!
    The summer is here and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more and staying hydrated by drinking more water.
    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it, we can become severely dehydrated.

  • Experts in old-time crafts are needed to demonstrate and sell their work at the Northeast Nelson Historical Harvest Homecoming in Bloomfield Sept. 23-25.
    Anyone interested should visit northeastnelson.com and click on “Downloads” to find an application.
    For more information, click on “Contact Us” for an online query form.

  • Calling all volunteers to the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce! The summer is a very busy time for the Chamber and we can use all hands. We are currently making plans for our Pride of the Counties booth for the Kentucky State Fair. With this, there are multiple volunteer opportunities.
    STATE FAIR
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • The American Red Cross has made a change in the certification period for layperson CPR.
    As of Jan. 1, 2011, certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR is now valid for two years from the date of training. Certification in Basic First Aid remains valid for three years from the date of training.
    All classes are held at the Red Cross Office at 405 West Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, unless otherwise stated.
    July 9 – Adult, child and infant CPR/AED recertification with basic first aid, 1-5 p.m., $70; CPR/AED only; $90 with first aid