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Today's News

  • Mark B. Carter named CEO of Passport Health Plan

    University Health Care, Inc. which does business as Passport Health Plan announced July 7 that Mark B. Carter has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Carter has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since December.

  • White Hall Historic Site offering ghost tours

    Do you love a good ghost story or a bit of juicy gossip?  White Hall State Historic Site will be hosting special tours as part of the “Scandals and Ghost Stories” for two weekends in July.
     
    The tours will be open the evenings of July 15, 16, 22 and 23 and will be at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. each night. The ticket price is $7. Reservations can be made by calling 859-623-9178.
     

  • Smoking cessation classes to be offered

    Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation classes will be offered by the LaRue County Health Department beginning Aug. 2.

    This method was created more than 20 years ago by Dr. Thomas Cooper, a dentist and former heavy smoker, and Dr. Richard Clayton, an expert on drug addictions.  The method consists of one-hour weekly sessions that will provide education and support, with the use of nicotine replacement products.

    If you are ready to improve your health by quitting smoking, call the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 to register.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Try these summer staples

    Summer is here. The kids are home from school and convincing them to sit down for even five minutes can sometimes be a struggle. For the most part, hot dogs are the regular lunch because 20 seconds in the microwave is all it takes.  Instead of mystery meat encased in phosphates and who knows what else, try stocking the fridge with a few ready to eat healthy options. With about 20-30 minutes of prep time, you can be prepared with quick and easy healthy foods for the whole week with these summer staples.

  • 'Wizard of Oz' premieres at J. Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown

    “The Wizard of Oz,” produced by Stephen Foster Productions and presented by Salt River Electric, will premiere Thursday at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre

    “It is a show that millions of people know and love,” Managing Director Johnny Warren said. “The show will feature the songs that everyone knows and loves.”

    “The Wizard of Oz” was originally a book by L. Frank Baum but the production is based on the 1939 motion picture with Judy Garland and will feature the music originally composed for the film.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers 'texting only'

    Bluegrass Cellular, a cellular service provider and pioneer in the wireless industry in rural Kentucky, is launching a text only service plan for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network. 

  • Pauly Zarb performs in free concert

    Pauly Zarb and guest musicians will perform a free concert 7 p.m. July 9 at Farmers Market in Bardstown. For more information, call 800-638-4877.
     

  • PHOTO: Our Lady of Mercy has fundraiser for tornado victims

    Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church held a fundraiser yard sale July 1 on Lincoln Square to raise funds for the American Red Cross/Alabama tornado victims.

  • PHOTO: Clothing donation box benefits Special Olympics

    A clothing donation box for Special Olympics has been placed in the parking lot of Smith’s Hardware on Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville. Special Olympics provide an arena for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

  • COLUMN: Avoid fake check scams

    Fake check scams, in which consumers are lured into accepting genuine-looking phony checks or money orders and sending cash somewhere in return, come in many forms, but experts at Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League say that it’s easy to spot and avoid these scams – if you know what to look for. The most common fake check scams are the sweepstakes/lottery and promotions on how to work-at-home.