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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Stay safe and healthy this winter

     Even though the weather is turning colder, many of us may not be ready for winter to arrive. If you take steps to be prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures begin to fall.

    Many people prefer to stay indoors so it is important to make sure home safety measures are in place. One of the leading causes of home fire deaths is the result of heating equipment not being used correctly.

  • Get 10 free trees when you join Arbor Day Foundation

     Residents of Kentucky can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden rain trees.

  • PHOTOS: Union Christian Carolers
  • PHOTOS: Elvis visits Sunrise Manor

     Elvis Presley presenter Otis Berry of New Albany, Ind., entertained the residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and Adult Daycare. He performed Elvis' traditional and Christmas music. Elvis presented each client with a scarf (with a little sweat) to take home as a souvenir. Refreshments served were Moon Pies, RC Cola and peanut butter and banana sandwiches. 

  • 4-H Calendar - Dec. 26, 2012

     Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call club leader Connie Smith, at 270-766-7771 if you plan to attend.

  • It's not too late to get your flu shot

     Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week that the influenza activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Senior Menu - January 2012

     LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    Dec. 26 – Closed

    Dec. 27 – Chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, buttered spinach, baked apples, whole wheat bread

    Dec. 28 – Salmon croquettes, rigatoni and tomatoes, buttered broccoli, banana pudding, whole wheat roll

    Dec. 31 – Beef steak patty, new potatoes, mixed green salad, ambrosia, whole wheat roll

    Jan. 1–2  – Closed

  • COLUMN: What's your response to the Christmas story?

     The Christmas story is very familiar. Because of this there is the danger that we will say, “I’ve heard that story for many years.”  

    Having heard it many times before may cause us to tune it out this Christmas.

    Don’t stop reading, but consider the familiar story once again. The Christmas story begins before the foundation of the world. Prophecy after prophecy is found in the Old Testament saying Christ would be born to die for our sins.

  • Feds tell states it's all or nothing on Medicaid expansion

     When the Supreme Court upheld federal health reform but said states could opt out of the expansion of Medicaid to people with incomes above the poverty line, to be funded with generous federal subsidies, one of the first questions was whether a state had to go all the way: to 133 percent of poverty (138 percent with an official fudge factor). Now the Obama administration has answered "no." And that could make the decision tougher for Kentucky, which is the only state The Washington Post listed this month as leaning toward expansion.

  • PHOTO: Durham speaks to Chamber

     Patrick Durham, owner of The Sweet Shoppe & Dessert Cafe in Hodgenville, was guest speaker Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Durham shared his plans to expand the shop by using the kitchen in the Wrolen Pin building next year. Durham began his business in that location several years ago. The Wrolen Pin will close this month, according to the owners.