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Today's News

  • Emergency responders benefit from new system

    “Can you hear me now?” is a familiar question to cell phone users. Up until a few weeks ago, it was a phrase often heard by LaRue County’s emergency responders – law enforcement, ambulance service and fire departments – as they struggled to hear radioed messages.

    Not anymore.

    The county has invested almost $100,000 in installation of a new dispatch console that utilizes “radio over Internet” protocol. Although officials are working out a few bugs in the new system, the communication is crisper and the volume improved.

  • Legal aid clinics available

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    •Bankruptcy Seminar – 2 p.m. Jan. 21. An attorney from the private bar will be present to answer questions about bankruptcy.

  • Research dietary supplements before purchasing them

    In the last couple of years, our area has seen a new wellness beverage being marketed here. This type of item would be considered a dietary supplement.

    You should remember that the FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that a dietary supplement is safe before it is marketed.

  • Ready for more change?

    Last year, the U.S. Mint released four new Lincoln cents commemorating the bicentennial of the 16th President’s birth. The tails side of the coin featured his birth in Hodgenville, boyhood in Indiana, beginning of his political career in Springfield, Ill., and his presidency in Washington, D.C.

  • Farmington Plantation to host Lincoln lecture

    Louisville’s Farmington Historic Plantation will host a lecture Feb. 6 called “Louisville’s Lincoln: How Local Influences Altered Lincoln’s Presidency and American History.” The lecture will be given by historian Steve Wiser.

    The program, which will take place at the Farmington Visitor Center, is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 452-9920, or at the door.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

  • Ignore these common myths about exercise

    There is a lot of information about exercise available. It can be found on TV, in magazines or newspapers, on the Internet and even on the radio. With so much information out there, it can sometimes be hard to tell the fact from the fiction.

    Here are 10 common exercise myths and why they are not true:

  • Child safety seats save lives

    LaRue County Health Department

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

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  • Four generations of farmers work land

    A few hundred feet down Hall-Gaddie Road, about a mile south of Lincoln Farm, is an attention-getting sign nailed onto a utility pole.

    “Welcome to Gaddieville. Bobbie Gaddie, Mayor,” the sign states.

    Although the “town” isn’t officially incorporated, the residents certainly have a legitimate claim to it, for the Gaddie family has owned that land through four generations, more than 100 years.

  • Animal shelter seeks land, volunteers

    The small puppy, cupped in the hands of Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, looks around at his new home. In the background, a chorus of barks erupts and the puppy’s ears perk up.

    He may have a new home, but he’s not alone. This animal shelter is full.

    And, according to Harris, the shelter is applying for grant funding to expand for a third time.