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Today's Features

  • Adoption Support for Kentucky, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, offers the following training and support:

    •May 14 – Drugs: Things You Need To Know, 6-8 p.m.; Drug Affected Children and Learning, 8-10 p.m. Childcare provided. Children are encouraged to bring their pillows and a blanket for a movie and popcorn.

    •May 17 – Drug Affected Infants, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ryan’s Steak House in Elizabethtown. No childcare and lunch on your own.

    For more information, contact Kay Upton at (270) 268-0734 or 358-4175.

  • Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has completed designing an online instructional program for veterans who are unable to attend the program in person. 

    This opportunity offers flexibility for the program to meet the needs of participants. Veterans who wish to take advantage of this free service must have a computer connected to the Internet to be able to participate.

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers president Rita Smith announced officers for 2010 at the organization’s semi-annual meeting held in the activities center April 20.

    Elected by acclamation for two-year terms are Jim Kessler, secretary; Wanda West, treasurer; Juanita Sprowls, assistant treasurer; Tickle Ragland, historian.

  • The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Banquet recognized outstanding academic achievement  April 30 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:

    Honors Students

  • Last week the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association held its annual state meeting in Lexington. Two local members, Patsy Thomas and Mary Lou Owen, attended as voting delegates for LaRue County.

    One project that Extension Homemaker members promote statewide is the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program. Since 1977, Homemakers have donated over a million dollars for this cancer research program.

  • Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet 10 a.m. May 22 at Lee’s Garden Center. Members learn gardening tips and receive plants to grow in their gardens at home. The club is open to LaRue County youth of all ages.

    Livestock Club

  • Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet 10 a.m. May 22 at Lee’s Garden Center. Members learn gardening tips and receive plants to grow in their gardens at home. The club is open to LaRue County youth of all ages.

    Livestock Club

  • Sixteen years ago, Minnie Smith held her newborn great-granddaughter Megan in her arms.

    She was a good baby – a smart baby – who seldom cried and was blessed with Minnie’s sparkling dark brown eyes. As Megan grew, it became apparent the two shared a special bond. They would sit together for hours going through the family scrapbook while Minnie told stories about her ancestors and her children Bud, Gary (Megan’s grandfather) and Cheryl.

  • A new county health rankings report ranks LaRue County as the 20th healthiest county in Kentucky. The study, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, considered the health of every county in the United States.

  • Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. The prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.