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Today's Features

  • In 742 on a cold, blistering winter day, King Pepin III (Pepin the Short) was expecting a child. The child was named Carolus Magnus, also known as Charlemagne. Charlemagne didn’t receive proper education as a child. His childhood was overtaken by the laborious task of the activities of preparing himself to control his father’s lands.

  • Skipping breakfast can spell disaster. A study that randomly assigned overweight people to a weight program found that those who consumed breakfast lost significantly more weight over a 12-week program. This could be because those who skip breakfast tend to select more calorie-dense foods later in the day, than those who regularly eat breakfast. A healthy breakfast is the one meal that people should be encouraged to eat even if they are not hungry.

    This information is from the Web site foodandhealth.com:

    Practical solutions to manage your weight 

  • The Peace Officers Professional Standards Act celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. The Act requires standardized, detailed and ongoing training for its officers.

    Basic recruits, before they hit the streets, undergo a strict 18-week basic training regimen at one of four Kentucky facilities. Kentucky’s primary training is handled in Richmond.  The Kentucky State Police has its own academy as do Lexington and Louisville.

  • Those who are interested and in need of a free smoke detector can call Chris Jackson at LaRue County’s Office of Emergency Management at 358-9903 to set up an appointment to have a smoke detector installed.

     

  • 18th Century Market Fair

    The 18th Century Market Fair hosted by the Bucksnort Longhunters will be noon-7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 6 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Admission is $4 for adults, children 12 and younger are free. For more information call Danny Hill at 369-6129. 

    Extension Council to meet

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 19 at Magnolia Baptist Church with Mary Lou Owen presiding.

    The roll call was answered by the members responding to the question “What is the coldest day you remember?”

    There were a lot of interesting stories about the experiences members had to endure at different times during their lives because of cold or snowy weather.

    Also present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Clovis Johnson, Della Thomas, Phyllis Perkins and Exie Elliott.

  • When water freezes, it expands. When water freezes in a pipe and expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage results. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold outside air to flow across the pipes.

  • Twelve-year-old Tiffany is waiting for adoption through the Special Needs Adoption Program.

    She has very curly blond hair and is of small build, but tall for her age. Tiffany is on target in her classes and is passing all subjects. She has some behavioral struggles with authoritarian figures and coping with frustrations but she is working towards improving those behaviors.

    Tiffany has started to express an interest in having an adoptive family although she continues to struggle with the loss of her biological family. She desperately wants a family to love her.

  • Men today believe in a little God and a big humanity. Man is taking the place of God. When you look at the inventions and progress of man, you feel that man is outgrowing God. Man is being glorified and God is being forgotten.

    But God is a great sovereign God. When David surveyed the handiwork of God he was made to exclaim, “What is man that thou art mindful of him ….” (Psalm 8:3-4). Consider some ways in which we see the greatness of God in the Bible.

  • The new year is a good time for reflection and reaching out. But we can’t reach out until we close the door to the past. It is impossible to reach back and reach out at the same time. Paul said we must let go of one to go for the other.