Today's Features

  •  The community sweetheart blood drive is noon-to-5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Hodgenville Woman's Club on Lincoln Square.

  •  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for love?

    Millions use dating and social networking sites to meet people. While many are looking to start a successful relationship, there are those using these sites to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, the anonymity of the Internet makes it easy for con artists to use these sites to meet potential victims.

  • Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  •  Everyone’s first thought that comes to mind when thinking about February is of course, Valentine’s Day. Every year, this day is used to celebrate those we care about and love. Not only should we use this month to remember those who have taken a place in our hearts, we should also use this month as a reminder to keep our heart healthy. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and it is very important that people know how to eat healthy to decrease their risk of developing this deadly disease.

  •  According to the Center for Disease Control, “tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.” Children with poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay can develop pain and infections that can cause problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. In a 2000 U. S. Surgeon General's report it was estimated that “more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness.”

  •  Ernestine Nall celebrated her 80th birthday with her friends in Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class at Hodgenville Elementary School. She is a volunteer in the class, helping students with their reading skills and providing lessons in painting and card-making. Pictured are Damian Felker, Ernestine’s granddaughter Katherine Nall, Logan Phapheelom, Seth Strock, Harlee Wilson and Muirgheal Murray. 

  •  Campbellsville University will host the 18th annual Baptist Campus Ministry Dinner Theater 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Winters Dining Hall, 411 N. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.

    The dinner theater, "Unashamed," is being hosted by Baptist Campus Ministry as a fundraiser to help support domestic and international missions. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the missions' effort directly.

    Following the dinner, there will be testimonies from students who support BCM and who have traveled on mission trips with BCM over the recent winter break.

  •  Adoption Support for Kentucky Support, Salt River Trail Region, will have support and training on “Michelle P Waiver Training: A program for Special Needs Children and Adults” from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the DCBS office, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

  •  The Young Professionals of Hardin County will have a luncheon noon Feb. 15 at The Historic State Theatre in Elizabethtown. Cost is $7, lunch catered by Shoney’s. Yearly dues are $40.

    The club offers networking opportunities.

    For more information, contact Leanna Milby at leannam02@hotmail.comor 270-234-4506.

  •  The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College literary publication, The Heartland Review, is hosting its annual poetry contest.

    The Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize offers $350 for first; $150 for second; and $75 for third, and publication in The Heartland Review Spring issue.

    The Heartland Review requests a tax-deductible contribution of $10 per three poems entered to support the contest and the journal. Checks or money orders must be made out to The Heartland Review.