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Today's News

  • Special session begins Aug. 19

    Lawmakers will return to Frankfort Aug. 19 for what legislative leaders and the governor for a five-day special session to pass new legislative and judicial district maps.

    Gov. Steve Beshear said the maps will be drawn using the same 2010 U.S. Census data that lawmakers used to craft new congressional maps in 2012. That will include counting the more than 8,400 federal prisoners. That had been in question after House leaders proposed a map this spring that didn’t count those prisoners.

  • Lincoln Trail Health Department to be featured in KET segment

    Kentucky Educational Television network is interviewing local health officials for a three-part series on state health initiatives.

    “Health Three60” focuses on the programs and campaigns that three major regional health boards have adopted to help promote further education on healthy living.    

    The Lincoln Trail Board of Health, which encompasses LaRue, Hardin and Grayson counties, is a part of the episode “Healthy Competition: How County Health Rankings are Catalyzing Change.”

  • This is World Breastfeeding Week

    The 2013 World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated Aug. 1-7 with health officials working to promote the importance of supporting breastfeeding families. This message extends to fathers, family members, friends, employers and other key individuals who can play a role in the effort to build a supportive network for breastfeeding mothers.

  • There are different choices in home canning tomatoes

    Home canned tomatoes may be prepared in a ready-to-use crushed format or left whole or halved. But the latter choices can be processed in a variety of ways, also. Whole or halved tomatoes may be canned with water to cover, in tomato juice, or with no added liquid. The crushed tomatoes are a hot pack only, while the no-added-liquid version of canned tomatoes is a raw pack only. It is very important to use a canning process time that matches up with the preparation directions for filling your jars.

  • 4-H Day at the Fair

    4-H Poultry Show
    Leslie Pike, Sr. Division
    Cockerel, Standard – Blue, Class Champion, Sr. Champion
     
    Anthony Pike, Cloverbud Division
    Pullet, Standard – Blue, Cloverbud Champion
     
    Tara Warren, Jr. Division
    Cock, Standard – Blue, Class Champion, Junior Champion & Grand Champion
    Hen, Standard – Blue, Class Champion
    Pullet, Standard – Blue, Class Champion
     

  • Community Calendar -August 7, 2013

    Hosparus needs volunteers
    Hosparus needs volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer a free training session 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22 at its Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr. for patient support. Lunch is included. Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation. To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org.

    Bluegrass Pipeline meeting

  • Football Camp
  • They xploded in wins
  • Sports Shorts -August 7, 2013

    Pool’s hours
    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool will be open weekends only in August. It will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $6 for 12 and older, and $3 for under 12.

    Youth soccer registration

  • ALES Kindergarten Launch draws large crowd

    Last Thursday, lines of little ones with wide eyes and bright smiles filled the halls of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Kindergarten – the first immersion into the public school system and the most important year in developing a successful school experience was kicked off with the ALES Kindergarten Launch.

    Karen Downs, ALES principal said the launch helps promote a strong beginning for both parents and students.

    “It’s hard to let your baby into the real world,” said Downs.