Community News

  • The Spark behind 25 years of emergency calls

    Dialing 911 for an emergency has become second nature for many, with those important numbers being drilled into children at early ages – and programmed into cell phones.

    The dispatcher – the person on the receiving end of that 911 call - is expected to be professional, courteous, efficient … and be able to draw information from the most distraught of callers.

  • Howell completes auctioneer training

    Tyler L. Howell of Hodgenville, has completed 80 hours of instruction at the Kentucky Auction Academy in Bowling Green.

    The Academy, the only one in Kentucky, trains those individuals wishing to master the skill and art of auctioneering. Over the eight day, intensive 80-hour course now required by Kentucky Law for new auctioneers, students are trained in real estate, automotive, heavy equipment, livestock and personal property.

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    Lila Williams was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last Friday and returned back to Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Carlos Cox and Alice Thomas were admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital and returned home.

    Congratulations go to Rev. Jerry and Rosalyn Wilkinson on the arrival of their granddaughter, Redding Alexis Adams, born Jan. 27. She weighed 8.4 pounds and was 20.5-inches long. Mother and daughter are home doing well.

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  • Check-Out Week draws attention to affordable food

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • Rosalie Bell turns 96

    Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Illinois, will celebrate her 96th birthday on Feb. 9, 2015.

    She was born Feb 9, 1919, in Athertonville, and lived in LaRue County for several years before moving to Illinois.

    In the early 1950’s Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette in the lower story of the Masonic Lodge on Lincoln Square.

    Rosalie is the mother of the late Tom Bell, June Hosier, Louise DeVries, Beverly Moore, and Janice Bulthuis.

  • Lura Walsh celebrates 102nd year

    Lura Walsh celebrated her 102nd birthday on Jan. 28, 2015.

    The Sunrise Manor Nursing Home resident enjoyed chocolate birthday cake, stakeholders singing “Happy Birthday” and a visit from Sonny, the nursing home’s dog.

    She had her hair styled in the nursing home’s beauty shop while Sonny did “high fives” and “the shake” for treats. Afterwards, when she returned to her room, Sonny hopped in her bed and put his head in her lap.

  • Bookmobile Schedule – February 2015

    Feb. 4 – West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Feb. 5 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L & N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    Feb. 9 – Head Start, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road, Salem Lake Road

    Feb. 10 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Campbellsville Road

  • COLUMN: 'Sundowning' a concern for Alzheimer's caregivers


    If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set. These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome. Sundowner syndrome causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night. It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.