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Today's Features

  • March is National Nutrition Month and most of us know that a healthy diet is a very important part of a healthy life style. But what if our eating habits are a bit less than nutritious or healthy? Where should we start to make our habits –and our children’s habits – better? The American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to start with the basics and to build better eating habits from the ground up.

  • The Pamida Foundation announced its 2009 donation of $158,800 to local schools.

    The donation will be divided, then distributed to schools or organizations in the communities that Pamida serves. Schools and organizations chosen to receive donation dollars were selected by the Pamida stores in their communities. The funds will be used to help maintain quality education.

    In Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education will receive a check in the amount of $750 to enhance various learning programs for its students.

  • Bob Gates, Kentucky Folklife program director, will present “A Sampling of Kentucky Folklife” 7-8:30 p.m. March 25 at the American Cave Museum in Horse Cave. 

    Kentucky is alive with diverse folk traditions. Gates will share his experiences working as the state folklorist and discuss the many ways Kentucky’s folk heritage is unique. Following the presentation on Kentucky’s folklife, please stay for a discussion with Folklife staff about the upcoming Community Scholar training opportunity in your area in April, May, June and July.

  • It’s a touchy subject, but the discussion is warranted. With teen pregnancy arguably on the rise again, adults have no choice but to consider talking about this growing dilemma. The quintessential solution remains the same – parent involvement.

  • Curves of Hodgenville is holding its annual food drive.

    Throughout March, Curves will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal is for the community to come together to help families in need.

    Members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 in March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join.

  • Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily events

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville has walking, exercise Skipbo and sewing each Monday; bingo each Wednesday and Friday; and line dancing and chair massages each Thursday. For more information, call Katie Carter at 358-4235.

    NARFE to meet

  • The LaRue County Ambassadors were the recipients of the Richard Burks Award at the annual Lincoln Luncheon on Friday.

    The award honors an individual or group that promotes the Abraham Lincoln legacy and LaRue County history throughout the state.

  • Let it be known that local attorney and Lincoln historian Carl Howell is a dyed-in-the-wool deltiologist.

    Now, before you think that Howell has taken on a new religion, suffice it to say that a deltiologist is a person who collects postcards as a hobby.

    With more than 20,000 vintage postcards in his collection, including some 2,500 connected in various ways to Abraham Lincoln, Howell definitely fits the definition.

  • Landmark News Service

    As a little girl, Alicia Love wanted to be an artist; then she aspired to be a veterinarian.

    As a grown-up, Love combined the two pursuits. Now she’s an award-winning taxidermist.

    She took home some top honors from the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand National Taxidermy Contest and has won blue ribbons for previous work.

    Not many women enter the Wild Turkey Federation contest, Special Events Coordinator Karen Cavender said.

  • Donna Turner Lefevre of Magnolia recently earned an award for logging 250 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHA members for time spent with the American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding.