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Today's News

  • Deans List Transylvania University

    Two LaRue Countians have been named to the honor roll at Transylvania University.
    Curtis Puryear, a senior, and first-year student Valerie Whitlock were named to the Dean’s List for the 2011 fall term.
    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.
    Puryear, a philosophy and psychology double major, is the son of Carlton and Donna Puryear of Hodgenville.
    Whitlock is the daughter of Barry and Melanie Whitlock of Hodgenville.
     

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in February. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.
    •Foreclosure Clinic - 4 p.m. Feb. 16; 11 a.m. Feb. 21; 4 p.m. Feb. 23; 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Classes help with diabetes and high blood pressure

       What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease? About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.
    People with type 2 diabetes also have high rates of high blood pressure, lipid problems, and obesity, which contribute to their high rates of CVD. Smoking doubles the risk of CVD in people with diabetes.
    The ABC treatment goals for most people with diabetes are:

  • Kentucky schools to begin using new accountability model

    The mandates of 2009’s Senate Bill 1, along with state regulations, provide the blueprint for Kentucky’s public school accountability model.

  • Diabetes Coalition Meetings

    Managing meals
    The program “Managing Your Meals” is 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The initial class will cover how to follow a meal plan, and gather information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
    A follow-up class is 1:30-2:30 p.m. and reviews how individuals are doing with meal plans and teaches a new topic.
    The classes and meal plans will be conducted by a registered dietitian or nurse depending on topic and availability. Registration is required by calling 270-769-1601, Ext. 1035.

  • BBB advice: Proceed with caution with dating online

     Are you looking for love?
    Millions use dating and social networking sites to meet people. While many are looking to start a successful relationship, there are those using these sites to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, the anonymity of the Internet makes it easy for con artists to use these sites to meet potential victims.

  • Realities of prescription pill abuse drive summit

    Prescription drug abuse has become so prevalent in parts of Kentucky, people are buying Mason jars of clean urine at flea markets and under the table at tobacco stores so they can pass drug tests.
    Kentuckians are pulling out their own teeth so they can go to the dentist to get a three-day prescription for hydrocodone, the most popular painkiller.
    When they make arrests, law enforcement officers are finding stacks of food stamps that have been traded for pills.

  • Dean’s List Somerset Community College

    Elisabeth Sheeley, of Hodgenville, was named to Somerset Community College Dean’s List for the fall semester.
    To be a member of the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be a full-time student. A full-time student must take 12 credit hours during a semester, excluding developmental classes.

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Mark A. Greenleaf and Joyce T. Greenleaf to Snow Storm Properties LLC, tracts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Marty and Theresa Lee Agricultural Division, $185,350
    Wayne Burch and Karen Burch to Francis M. Howard an Judine Howard, property at 152 Hamilton Heights Ave., Hodgenville, $84,000
    J. Lee Bell Jr. and Carrie Bell to Norman R. Klinglesmith and Tonya J. Klinglesmith, lot 18 of Northridge, Hodgenville, $174,500

  • Community Calendar updated 2-15-12

    Chamber of Commerce luncheon
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon-1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The guest speaker is Lisa Williams of Kentucky Innovation Center.

    Parkinson’s Support Group
    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Dr., Elizabethtown. For more information, call 769-3100, Ext. 357.

    FREE SEMINAR: Heart Health at HMH