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  • A struggle for most calorie density and weight control

     Most people eat until they feel satisfied or full, and this is why portion control can be very hard to conquer for weight loss. To lose weight without chronic hunger, you need to choose foods that will make you fill full without being very high in calories. This is also referred to as choosing foods with low calorie density.

  • Prime Time Family Reading coming to LaRue Co. library

    How many of you, while your children were young, had a short bedtime story to help the kiddos wind down at the end of the day? If you were fortunate, it worked well enough to cause your children to develop an appreciation for reading.

  • Foods in the freezer, is it safe to eat?

    With frozen foods, sometimes it’s more a question of quality than safety.  Food and Health Communications reminds us, when it comes to freezer burn, the problem is more of a quality issue.  While safe to eat, the quality of freezer burned food may be poor.

    The safety of food in a freezer is always based on if the freezer has been kept at zero degrees or below. If there has been a power outage and/or the food has reached a temperature over 40 degrees at any time while in the freezer, the safety of the food may be in question.

  • No Such Zone: Hodgenville’s unique postal history
  • Chamber Unites! - September 27, 2017
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  • Genealogy extends well beyond the library’s doors

    I am one of those folks who enjoys reading nonfiction stories, like the journey that led the Wright Brothers to a successful airplane flight or how patriots during the Revolutionary War laid their lives on the line for the sake of liberty. I appreciate the dedication and courage of generations before me such as that shown by Corrie ten Boom in The Hiding Place. It is with that same spirit of appreciating those who have lived in prior generations that I approach this article about genealogy.

  • The problem with science

    I am rested and recharged after going on a Christmas vacation with my wife last week. We went to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky last Wednesday. We then went to Tennessee to spend the rest of the week in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

    I had been looking forward to seeing the Ark since it opened. It was everything I expected and more.

  • Holiday shopping - track your spending

    Holiday shopping can be both a rewarding and stressful experience. Every year, millions of Americans flock to retail and online stores to buy gifts for their family and friends. If you are worried about overspending this year, the following tips will help you to develop a plan for buying gifts for everyone on your list without breaking the bank.

  • Thanksgiving blessings

    It was a different Thanksgiving for my side of the family as my grandpa Caudill, my mom’s dad, has had several medical events happen after he fell on Wednesday, November 22.

    He cracked his left shoulder in several places and completely fractured his left arm. He is very weak and is having a hard time getting around as he is very unstable.