Today's News

  • Diabetes Coalition, support groups plan meetings in February

    Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  • COLUMN: Dash to a healthier heart

     Everyone’s first thought that comes to mind when thinking about February is of course, Valentine’s Day. Every year, this day is used to celebrate those we care about and love. Not only should we use this month to remember those who have taken a place in our hearts, we should also use this month as a reminder to keep our heart healthy. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and it is very important that people know how to eat healthy to decrease their risk of developing this deadly disease.

  • Labor Department to revise proposal that would have tightened child farm-labor rules

    The U.S. Department of Labor will revise and apparently relax the controversial regulation that would have allowed children under 16 to do farm work only on farms wholly owned by their parents.

    An unnamed department official told reporters on a conference call this afternoon that the new rule will take into account changes in corporate structure over the past few decades and the devices that farm families use to transfer ownership between generations, sometimes gradually. That was a major point of contention for farmers who objected to the proposal.

  • Shocking realities of prescription pill abuse driven another 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.

  • Slogan contest for students allows online voting through Feb. 28

    Students across the Commonwealth are participating in the Office of the Secretary of State Voter Slogan and Essay Contest. The Secretary of State’s office has narrowed the field of slogan entries to 20 finalists and invites the general public to vote for their favorite. Slogans are judged on how well they attract attention and express the importance of participating in elections. Take the time to cast your vote at www.sos.ky.gov/sloganpoll. The poll will remain open through 2 p.m. Feb. 28.

  • Martin hearing postponed

    A preliminary hearing for a woman charged with receiving stolen property from a residence where a woman was found dead has been rescheduled for Feb. 6.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 26, of Elizabethtown, was scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court Monday.

    She was charged with receiving stolen property taken from the Buffalo residence where Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead of what police call an apparent homicide last month.

  • COLUMN: February is National Children's Dental Health Month

     According to the Center for Disease Control, “tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.” Children with poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay can develop pain and infections that can cause problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. In a 2000 U. S. Surgeon General's report it was estimated that “more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness.”

  • PHOTO: Ernestine Nall celebrates 80th birthday with HES students

     Ernestine Nall celebrated her 80th birthday with her friends in Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class at Hodgenville Elementary School. She is a volunteer in the class, helping students with their reading skills and providing lessons in painting and card-making. Pictured are Damian Felker, Ernestine’s granddaughter Katherine Nall, Logan Phapheelom, Seth Strock, Harlee Wilson and Muirgheal Murray. 

  • Campbellsville University to hold fundraiser dinner theater

     Campbellsville University will host the 18th annual Baptist Campus Ministry Dinner Theater 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Winters Dining Hall, 411 N. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.

    The dinner theater, "Unashamed," is being hosted by Baptist Campus Ministry as a fundraiser to help support domestic and international missions. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the missions' effort directly.

    Following the dinner, there will be testimonies from students who support BCM and who have traveled on mission trips with BCM over the recent winter break.

  • Adoption Support holds meetings for caretakers of special needs children

     Adoption Support for Kentucky Support, Salt River Trail Region, will have support and training on “Michelle P Waiver Training: A program for Special Needs Children and Adults” from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the DCBS office, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.