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Today's Features

  • Across the southern United States individuals are being encouraged to take the “40 Gallon Challenge.” This is a regional campaign that challenges residents to conserve at least 40 gallons of water per day.
    On average Kentuckians use anywhere between 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. You can try simple no-cost ideas, such as shortening your shower by two minutes, to tips, which require more effort and money, such as replacing an old, non-efficient toilet with new low-flush toilet.

  • Board of Adjustments to meet
    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments will meet May 16 at the courthouse. Applications must be received by April 28. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 358-0830.

    Advocates for Autism Awarness
    Advocates for Autism Awarness will meet 7-9 p.m. April 28 at the Nelson County Public Library. The program provides support for families with autism. For more information, call (502) 349-0214.

    Wellness on Wheels

  • The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. May 3 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.
    For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.
    Managing meals

  • Robert F. Shorter, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, will hold a veteran’s outreach program 1-4 p.m. Thursdays at the LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville. He may be reached at the library at 358-3851.
    The DVOP provides intensive services to assist disabled veterans overcome barriers to employment. Services are available on a walk-in basis. For more information, call 766-5115, Ext. 45818.
    Shorter’s main office is at the Lincoln Trail Career Center, Office of Employment and Training, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Food pantry at Church of Christ
    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to people who qualify 6-7 p.m. April 27.

    Single Mom’s Oil Change
    Harvestland Community Church at 4761 Lincoln Parkway will host its annual Single Mom’s Oil Change and Car Wash 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30. Volunteers will change oil and wash cars of single mothers – for free. The event includes free brunch and child care. For more information, call Debbie at 270-735-6454 or Sandy at 270-317-4007.

  • Christ is risen. Christians throughout the world joined together Easter Sunday and every Sunday to worship a risen Lord.  Because of His death, burial and resurrection, we can have life and have it to the full (John 10:10).
    If Jesus had remained in the grave, there would have been no resurrection from the dead and Christians would have no hope. Our faith would be useless. But Christ was raised from the dead and we are able to sing, “He arose!  He arose!  Hallelujah Christ arose!”

  • The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Oct. 21, allowing those eligible more time to apply for the benefits they’ve earned under the program guidelines.  
    The deadline extension is included in Continuing Resolution H.R. 1473, signed April 15 by President Obama, providing funding for federal government operations through Oct. 21.  

  • Kimberley Gaye “Kricket” Atwood has been singing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper.  
    That love for music, which tagged her with her nickname, has powered a career that has led her from singing on stage to being a radio disc jockey to owning a country music show, Kricket’s Music Ranch in West Point.
    “My dad gave me the name Kricket; he said I was always singing and making noise,” Atwood explained “It has always stuck, in country music and in radio.”

  • The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present a free concert by the ECTC Concert Band and ECTC Choristers from 7 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Morrison Gallery of the college.
    The band, directed by Kevin Shank, will perform marches and classics for a variety of instrumental combinations.

  • Lincoln Chapter 3 of DeMolay is sponsored by B.R. Young Masonic Lodge of Hodgenville. The Lincoln Chapter holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month.