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Today's Features

  • Mac Stone, a longtime educator and sustainable agriculture leader in Ken­tucky, will be executive director of the Kentucky Depart­­ment of Agri­culture’s marketing office effective March 1.

    Stone will replace Michael Judge, who will resign effective Feb. 29 after four years with the department. Stone currently is director of the KDA’s Division of Value-Added Plant Production.

    Stone joined the department in October 2004 after 19 years as manager of the Research and Demonstration Farm at Kentucky State University,

  • Tradition tells us the holidays stand for family gatherings, good food, and gift giving and receiving. The realities of the holiday season often include increased social activity and obligations, along with heightened expectations and anticipation. For many Kentucky families, especially those with a loved one serving in the United States military, this can lead to unhealthy levels of stress. For a military spouse juggling the additional demands of the holidays, community support can be especially important during this time of increased vulnerability due to family separation.  

  • While everyone else is enjoying the hustle and bustle and the joy of the holiday season, there are many caregivers out there who just want the whole thing over with. Caregiving creates a level of stress unmatched by most endeavors. Add to that the extra stress of family gatherings, gift buying, cooking, and other obligations and it is almost unbearable. How can caregivers better cope with this added holiday stress?

  • Hodgenville Main Street is working to obtain another grant to enable people in Main Street’s service area to get 50 percent reimbursement for work done on their businesses or homes. The offer would apply only to property owners.

    Anyone within the Main Street boundaries is eligible. No historic designation is required. To increase the possibilities of people we serve, Main Street board members voted this month to increase boundaries.

  • Betty Pickerell has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2007 and is under the supervision of Janice Perkins in the trouser department. She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

    December

    Patsy Stewart has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2002 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trouser department.

  • Hodgenville Post Office announces holiday hours

    The Hodgenville Post Office service window will close at noon Dec. 31. Customers may pick up packages at the back dock until 4:30 p.m. that day. Collection times remain at 5 p.m. both dates. There is a doorbell by the rear cargo doors.

    LaRue County Reads volunteer session

  • Hodgenville Post Office announces holiday hours

    The Hodgenville Post Office service window will close at noon Dec. 31. Customers may pick up packages at the back dock until 4:30 p.m. that day. Collection times remain at 5 p.m. both dates. There is a doorbell by the rear cargo doors.

    LaRue County Reads volunteer session

  • Hodgenville Post Office announces holiday hours

    The Hodgenville Post Office service window will close at noon Dec. 31. Customers may pick up packages at the back dock until 4:30 p.m. that day. Collection times remain at 5 p.m. both dates. There is a doorbell by the rear cargo doors.

    LaRue County Reads volunteer session

  • The Kentucky Depart­ment for Public Health encourages Kentuckians to call a new toll-free hotline with their questions related to 2009 H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and seasonal flu for the latest news and information about flu.

    The toll-free hotline number is 1(877)843-7727 and it will operate from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

    Information on the H1N1 virus  also is available by visiting the redesigned Health Alerts Web site at healthalerts.ky.gov.