Today's Features

  • Cholesterol screening

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will have cholesterol screenings 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8. Cost is $25 by appointment only.

    Prostate screenings

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will hold prostrate screenings – PSA lab work ($20 fee) 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8.; and digital rectal exam appointments 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Registration required. Call 737-4464 to schedule an appointment.

    Lincoln Labor Day program

  • Debut novel “Suicide Diaries” has brought author Ebonee Monique recognition from the African American Literary Show. The group nominated her as Breakout Author of the Year.

    Monique, the granddaughter of the late Howard and Margaret Curle of Hodgenville, released the book in February.

    “My initial reaction, of course, was disbelief,” said Monique. “I couldn’t wrap my mind around being nominated for a national award and being on a roster with such experienced and respected veterans – all for doing something I love.”

  • Nolin RECC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students each year.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, are awarded to six graduating high school students and one adult who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

  • Sixty new employees will join the ranks of the Office of Employment and Training to help put jobless Kentuckians back to work.

    The goal of the additional staff will be to increase the employment of those who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The new employees will service customers either directly, or through referrals, to enhance their skills toward achieving the goal of re-employment.

  • The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • The Parish Health and Wellness Ministry workshop will be 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Catharine College Hamilton Health Sciences Building near Springfield. Sister Bea Keller, SCN, Norton Healthcare, will be the primary presenter. Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM will provide a session on public policy and health ministry.

    Four continuing education units are available for nurses on request with registration. The $5 fee includes lunch. Registration is required by Aug. 21. All faith communities are welcome.   

  • This summer it has been a real joy to drive through the countryside and see the beautiful crops. One can almost see and hear the corn grow. We’ve had ample good rain and the temperature has been moderate. How grateful the farmers should be, considering some recent years when not enough rain and other adverse conditions produced a less than desirable yield.

  • BR Young Lodge breakfast

    BR Young Lodge No. 132 will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast and open house 8-10 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Masonic building on the square in Hodgenville. A small donation is requested for the bacon, sausage and pancakes meal. For more information, call Paul Withington at 324-3325.

    If you have items for next week’s fundraiser calendar, make sure you submit them by noon Friday for early deadline.

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Kentucky. Along with smoking and family history, one of the major risk factors for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity. Kentucky ranks among the top 10 states with sedentary lifestyles, and many of our fellow residents say it’s because they don’t have the time or opportunity.

  • Sometimes I get calls at the office about people having trouble getting their home canning jars to seal. Below are reminders of things to check when you are working with canning lids. Watch how tight you put on the screwbands and also watch your headspace, the amount of air left at the top of the jar.

    The information below came from Mississippi State University Extension Service. These are common home canning questions and answers on why jars don’t seal.

    Q. How tightly should screwbands be put on when closing jars with two-piece lids?