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Today's Features

  • The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking nominations for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award, along with essays and artwork for the esteemed King Award.

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, was the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington, D.C., where Dr. King delivered his famous, “I have a dream…” speech.

  • Budget cuts have taken a toll on national parks nationwide, causing even the largest parks to sever jobs and close what had been frequently traveled trails.

    The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestration cuts took effect March 1, 2012. It created a 5 percent decrease in funds for the National Park Service among other government funded departments.

    The total amount taken from the NPS is $153 million.

    Abraham Lincoln National Birthplace is one of the 401 national parks that have suffered due to the drastic budget change.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free health and wellness fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28 at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.

    The event is currently seeking additional health-related vendors, as well as support from sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a number of levels starting at $250.

    The event will offer free and low-cost medical screenings, as well as health information and education from community health providers.

  • September is here, and school is in full swing, which means one thing — fall sports.

    Fall brings with it the thought of Friday nights in jackets with hot cocoa on the football bleachers, or early Saturday mornings in sweat pants with coffee watching a cross country meet.

    Don’t forget, however, that practices are still long and grueling, and September has been known to carry some scorching afternoons in its 30 days. With that being said, it’s important to make sure your fall athletes are staying properly hydrated despite the change in weather.

  • LaRue County Reads
    Volunteer to tutor a child in reading for one-half hour each week at one of the local schools.

    Volunteers must attend a short training class. The next training is 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Board of Education. Training will last about one hour.

  • Yard sale at Senior Citizens Center
    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave, Hodgenville, will have a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6.

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet
    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Rep. Jimmie Lee will speak.

    Senior Celebration
    A senior celebration will be Sept. 13 at Creek Front Park.

  • They may be senior citizens, but they’re young at heart — and two of them at the Georgetown-Scott County Senior Activity Center are now royalty.

    During a luau at the center in Georgetown on Thursday, Willy Braunstein and Hilda Harned became Mr. and Mrs. Scott County Senior Citizens.
    Braunstein said there are nice folks at the center, and the Ohio native has been going there for about 10 years.

    “It’s a good group. We try to stick together as a group. Senior citizens should stick together,” he said.

  • “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work” (Ecclesiastes 2:24).  

    I probably am among those who major on the first part of that verse – eating.   But the writer says that a man needs to find satisfaction in his work. This advice is good for us to remember this Labor Day.

  • MOVIE: Close Encounters of the God Kind at Greater Works
    Greater Works Church, 102 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, will show Rev. Jesse Duplantis’ testimony, “Close Encounters of the God Kind” 7 p.m. Sept. 4. For more information, contact Pastor Jack Stanley at 358-8399.

    Wednesday program at Mount Tabor
    Mount Tabor Baptist Church will begin its Wednesday program 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. Classes are for preschool through high school. For more information call 270-325-3540.