About a decade ago, Kentucky started to see a welcome trend as the number of highway fatalities began a steady decline.
Totals that regularly exceeded 900 a year before 2007 dropped to 638 in 2013, a figure not seen in the commonwealth since the 1940s.
Unfortunately, that was as low as it would go. The number of fatalities on our roads last year was almost a fifth higher than the benchmark set just two years earlier, and through the first seven-plus months of this year. It’s eight percent ahead of where it was last August.
Everyone has troubles. The old expression says, “It rains on the just and the unjust.” So the question is, “How do we handle troubles when they come to us?” One young man is jilted by his girl friend and he tries to commit suicide; while another man faces the same problem, but writes a song about it and makes a million dollars. Trouble came to both, but the difference was how they chose to handle the problem.
A free class on making healthy beverage choices will be held at the LaRue County Extension Office on Thursday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. Many drink choices are very high in calories and very low in nutrients. Learn to make the best choices for you. Class is open to everyone and is sponsored by the County Homemaker organization. For more information call 270-358-3401.
The LaRue County Church of Christ Food Pantry will give food to those who qualify on Friday August 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call 270-358-9812 or 270-358-9220.
Rolling Fork Christian Church will host a Car Show August 28. Show begins at 4 p.m. with a meal at 5 p.m. followed by a devotion. All makes and models are welcome. For more information call 502-827-3061.
Last Saturday was the Cobb Family Reunion. The reunion has been in existence for many years and open to the community, surrounding areas and family and friends from various states. This occasion always leads up to the following day which is always the homecoming at First Baptist Hodgenville.
The 2016-17 school year is off to a tremendous start. I want to thank each LaRue County Schools student, parent, teacher, staff member and volunteer for their commitment to what is sure to be a successful year. As a parent and a business owner, I am honored to serve as a member of the LCS Board of Education.
Nolin RECC has awarded in scholarship funds to LaRue County High School students.
Scholarship awards include a $5,000 Bob Wade Sr. Memorial Scholarship to LCHS student Sara Gray and one $1,500 scholarship to LCHS student Chase Watson. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.
Sara Gray is the recipient of Nolin’s $5,000 Bob Wade Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Her parents are Gilbert and Jessica Gray. Sara is attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to begin her studies in dental hygiene.
Preschool children ages 2-4 and their parents are invited to Wee Time, where preschool children can become familiar with the school they will attend. The event is August 24 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hodgenville Elementary School. The color for the event is brown. For more information contact Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506 or Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.
Rain. It’s a strange thing. It is certainly needed to grow the crops that keep us fed. It’s needed to keep the lakes and rivers supplied with the water that we need to drink. But sometimes there’s more rain than one area needs like the folks in Louisiana. We’ve had our share of floods too, thank goodness we’re not in that bad of shape!