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Today's Features

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has two no-down-payment programs to help individuals living in rural communities and areas obtain the dream of home ownership. One program includes a subsidized interest rate for eligible applicants.

  • Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,115 students earned President’s List honors for the fall 2009 semester.

    Included is Joseph Samuel Hornback, a Hodgenville senior majoring in police studies.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • The LaRue County Herald News office is getting neighbors – Papa John’s and Moore Electronics.

    The office space next door to the newspaper has been empty since the social services office moved several years ago.

    The building on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville has been abuzz with activity in recent weeks with hammers and saws flying at all hours. 

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  • Hosparus recently was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2010 in the large employer category (250-plus employees).  Created in 2005, the awards program is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management Council and the Best Companies Group.

  • “Can you hear me now?” is a familiar question to cell phone users. Up until a few weeks ago, it was a phrase often heard by LaRue County’s emergency responders – law enforcement, ambulance service and fire departments – as they struggled to hear radioed messages.

    Not anymore.

    The county has invested almost $100,000 in installation of a new dispatch console that utilizes “radio over Internet” protocol. Although officials are working out a few bugs in the new system, the communication is crisper and the volume improved.

  • The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    •Bankruptcy Seminar – 2 p.m. Jan. 21. An attorney from the private bar will be present to answer questions about bankruptcy.

  • In the last couple of years, our area has seen a new wellness beverage being marketed here. This type of item would be considered a dietary supplement.

    You should remember that the FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that a dietary supplement is safe before it is marketed.

  • Louisville’s Farmington Historic Plantation will host a lecture Feb. 6 called “Louisville’s Lincoln: How Local Influences Altered Lincoln’s Presidency and American History.” The lecture will be given by historian Steve Wiser.

    The program, which will take place at the Farmington Visitor Center, is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 452-9920, or at the door.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

  • There is a lot of information about exercise available. It can be found on TV, in magazines or newspapers, on the Internet and even on the radio. With so much information out there, it can sometimes be hard to tell the fact from the fiction.

    Here are 10 common exercise myths and why they are not true: