• Workforce Development Board honors entrepreneur’s service as chairman

    As a resident and elected official within the Lincoln Trail region - comprised of LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties - I see so much of which to be proud, and without hesitation, I include our region’s workforce development system among our points of pride.

  • Making more magic
  • Chamber Unites
  • LETTER: Food waste

    Dear Editor,

    We have a problem. Do you know how much food is wasted and how many children fall asleep hungry? Recently we learned that the world is capable of producing more than enough food to feed everyone, yet some people are going hungry in the world. With the holidays coming up there is so much attention to food. That is why I am writing to inform you about food waste and how to prevent it. Food waste is America’s biggest food problem and it needs to be solved. Hopefully, by the end you will be making a list and organizing your pantry.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Extension: building healthy families

    In family and consumer sciences (FCS) extension, we work to give individuals the skills they need to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. Throughout the year, we offer educational programs centered in areas that range from making healthy lifestyle choices to securing financial stability. Statewide, in the past programming year, we have reached more than 1.6 million Kentuckians.

  • Commitment to Community

    This week saw lots of little shovels and flying dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LaRue County Public Library. As a total bookworm who spent a ton of time in my local library growing up, it is exciting to see the start of a new chapter for the community. Last week I was lucky to attend my first meeting of the LaRue County Genealogy Society, where I learned a little library history from the chapters before about some women who worked wonders.

  • Cooking with kids during the Holidays

    Around the holidays, people tend to spend more time in the kitchen whether it is making seasonal baked goods or preparing large meals to feed the family. With children out of school and families gathered together, it is an excellent opportunity to get children involved in the kitchen. Not only is it a learning experience for the child, it is also a bonding experience for the family.

  • Is it done yet?

    When you are cooking different types of food, especially meats, do you have a hard time deciding if it’s done yet? Everyone is at risk for a foodborne illness. One effective way to prevent illness is to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat, poultry, and egg dishes.

  • Privileged to be thankful

    When we were kids we all learned about the first Thanksgiving in 1621, where the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast. If you’re from LaRue County, you probably know that the first nation-wide Thanksgiving Day was declared in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, but you might not know about the lady that made this national holiday happen.

  • Senator Meredith’s legislative update

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.