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Today's News

  • State highway mowing begins

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contract crews began roadside mowing in the Elizabethtown highway district last week. Mowing season stretches through early fall and includes three cutting cycles along 2,900 miles of state-maintained highways in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. The interstate mowing operation includes a litter sweep before each cycle. Mowing and litter removal is an important part of the cabinet’s maintenance of a statewide highway system that includes more than 27,000 miles of roadway.

  • Senior activities

    NARFE to meet

    The Elizabethtown Local Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 11 a.m. June 7 at Nolin RECC, Elizabethtown. Debbie Smith from CASA will be the guest speaker. All active and retired federal civil service employees are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Betty Hundley at 765-7107.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Iron is important to a woman's diet

    Women are at a high risk for developing iron-deficiency anemia, especially those who are pregnant, teenage girls and those who have heavy periods. Iron is important to have in the diet because it makes hemoglobin which supplies oxygen to the body. Iron helps to build and maintain healthy blood and help your cells to make energy.

    Some common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia are feeling fatigued, weak, dizzy and sometimes craving non-food items like ice chips, clay or dirt.

    Here are some general recommendations of how much iron you need each day:

  • Lincolnee^Memorial Building repairs still under way

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building faces repairs that will further postpone its reopening.

    The building was first closed in September of last year due to problems with mold and moisture. Workers have since found other areas that need repair.

    The Lincoln Memorial Building houses the traditional birthplace cabin. Planned repairs include a new roof and skylight and a new heating and air system. However, upon inspection, workers discovered that problems with the plaster and skylight were worse than they had anticipated.

  • Farm calendar

    Rabies clinics

    Rabies clinics will be held June 14 and 17.

    Plantation Veterinary Clinic, 7558 New Jackson Highway, outside Magnolia, will hold a clinic 4-6 p.m. June 14.

    LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville, will hold a clinic 5-6:30 p.m. June 17.

    Pets must be 4 months old. Shots are $5 each. For more information, call the LaRue County Environmental Office at 358-8665.

  • Farm calendar

    Rabies clinics

    Rabies clinics will be held June 14 and 17.

    Plantation Veterinary Clinic, 7558 New Jackson Highway, outside Magnolia, will hold a clinic 4-6 p.m. June 14.

    LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville, will hold a clinic 5-6:30 p.m. June 17.

    Pets must be 4 months old. Shots are $5 each. For more information, call the LaRue County Environmental Office at 358-8665.

  • Farm calendar

    Rabies clinics

    Rabies clinics will be held June 14 and 17.

    Plantation Veterinary Clinic, 7558 New Jackson Highway, outside Magnolia, will hold a clinic 4-6 p.m. June 14.

    LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville, will hold a clinic 5-6:30 p.m. June 17.

    Pets must be 4 months old. Shots are $5 each. For more information, call the LaRue County Environmental Office at 358-8665.

  • Limit weed growth to get the most out of your pastures

    The goal of a productive pasture is to encourage growth of a vigorous, dense stand of desirable grasses and clovers, yet limit weed germination and growth. Such unwanted plants can germinate in thin pasture stands and are more likely to become established there.

  • Report of knife fight leads officers to one-step meth lab

    A 32-year-old homeless man was charged June 2 with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    According to an arrest report, LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy responded to the report of a knife fight at 880 Burd Road, east of Mount Sherman, about 7:45 a.m.

    McCoy, who was assisted by Constable Tim Ford, witnessed two men “with blood on their shirts and arms” run inside the residence and out the back door. Both were apprehended for questioning.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of 1980

    LaRue County High School Class of 1980 will hold its 30-year reunion June 12 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. For more information, contact Milissa Miller French at 270-401-3308 or Susan Young Carter at 270-268-3908.

    LaFollette/Kennedy

    The LaFollette/Kennedy family reunion will begin with a potluck 1 p.m. June 27 at Union Christian Church. All relatives and friends invited. Bring old photos to share with others. For more information, contact Candy Vincent at 358-5782.

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