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Today's Features

  • Because we want our children to have beautiful healthy smiles for a lifetime, start early to ensure their future dental health. The following tips and guidelines will put your children on the path to a lifetime of healthy habits.

  • Lincoln Trail Career Centers encourage dislocated and unemployed workers in LaRue County to register for short-term training opportunities. Financial assistance is available for LaRue County residents who qualify. The Centers work with local agencies, learning centers and universities to provide affordable education for people wishing to boost their current skills or re-train for a new career. Partners include the Department for Adult Education and Literacy, the Office of Employment and Training, Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges and St. Catharine College.

  • In 2005, about 8.9 percent of Kentucky’s adult population had been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the number one cause of disability for Kentuckians and the fifth leading cause of death by disease. Among the 50 states, Kentucky ranks seventh for having the highest number in the adult population diagnosed with diabetes.

    The cost of diabetes in both life and medical care is alarming. In 2002 about 2.9 billion dollars was spent on treating diabetes in Kentucky. Preventing this catastrophic disease is a priority.

  • Lincoln Trail District Health Department will provide training sessions to review changes to Kentucky’s Food Code in Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. The target audience will include facilities holding food permits.

    “We want to make sure all of the restaurants, grocers, and food suppliers in our area understand the changes to the state’s food code before they take effect," said Sara Jo Best, environmental director at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications from veterans to attend its free educational program.

    VUB is a federal program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, to help U.S. military veterans enter into and succeed in postsecondary school. It is a non-profit, free of charge program serving veterans from the Bowling Green area along with 11 surrounding counties.

  • Some Kentucky schools and communities are experiencing a shortage of counselors that is projected to increase. To help meet the need, scholarship assistance is being offered by the Kentucky Counseling Association.

    Those interested in becoming school or mental health counselors, and who already possess an undergraduate degree, can get a jump start this summer with help with tuition and textbooks.

    The association provides grants of $200 for textbooks.

  • Some Kentucky schools and communities are experiencing a shortage of counselors that is projected to increase. To help meet the need, scholarship assistance is being offered by the Kentucky Counseling Association.

    Those interested in becoming school or mental health counselors, and who already possess an undergraduate degree, can get a jump start this summer with help with tuition and textbooks.

    The association provides grants of $200 for textbooks.

  • Some Kentucky schools and communities are experiencing a shortage of counselors that is projected to increase. To help meet the need, scholarship assistance is being offered by the Kentucky Counseling Association.

    Those interested in becoming school or mental health counselors, and who already possess an undergraduate degree, can get a jump start this summer with help with tuition and textbooks.

    The association provides grants of $200 for textbooks.

  • The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications from Kentucky performing artists from every tourism region in the state to perform on the Kentucky Experience Pavilion Performance Stage during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010. The World Equestrian Games are expected to draw audiences from around the world and the Kentucky Experience Pavilion is the hospitality center for the event, which expects to host over 60,000 visitors.

  • Magnolia Bank’s board of directors announced promotions of three employees.

    Pamela Cecil was promoted to assistant vice president. Cecil joined the bank in 1992. She serves as loan processor and administrative assistant to President Ron Sanders at the Lincoln Hills Branch.

    Weldon Riggs was promoted to assistant vice president. Riggs has been with the bank since 2008. He serves as manager to the secondary market loan department at the Parkway Branch in Hodgenville.