Community News

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake begins Saturday

     Starting this weekend, bowlers clad in rock ‘n’ roll costumes will descend on an Elizabethtown bowling alley to raise money and, more importantly, have fun.

    The Hardin County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosts its annual Bowl For Kids Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes beginning Saturday and continuing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 23.

  • BIRTH: Waffords welcome Evan Jax

    Ryan and Jessica Wafford of Hodgenville announce the birth of their son, Evan Jax Wafford.

    Evan was born at 10:29 p.m. Dec. 4, 2013. He weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 21-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Geri Stanley of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Tony and Becky Wafford of Hodgenville.

  • Free camps available for military families

     Military families face unique challenges and struggles. As a way to help military families bond and reconnect when they return from a deployment, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is hosting two free military family camps this summer. The Deployment Support Camps were made possible by a grant UK Family and Consumer Sciences Extension received from the Department of Defense.

  • COLUMN: Going nuts for coconuts

    Coconut oil comes from the fruit of mature coconuts. It is a saturated fat, and consumers are cautioned against a diet high in saturated fat. It is unique though. Not only is it solid at room temperature, it is the only saturated fat that does not come from an animal source such as meat or dairy. The fatty acid in coconut oil raises both good and bad cholesterol levels.

  • Kentucky Fire Commission offers help line for volunteers

     Prospective volunteer firefighters across Kentucky now have a direct line to information they need to begin serving in their communities. The Kentucky Fire Commission has established 1-800 FIRELINE (347-35463).

    “Volunteers are important to the Fire Commission and the fire service in general,” said Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day. “We need these folks on the front lines, helping to save lives.”

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 26, 2014

     Scrap Metal Fundraiser

  • Community Calendar - Feb. 26, 2014

      Extension memories wanted

  • Senior Activities: Feb. 26, 2014

     Prime Time Band to perform

  • COLUMN: 4-H Club works on sewing skills

     The 4-H Sewing group met for their first meeting of the year on Saturday, Feb. 15. Members are meeting on Saturdays to begin working on their 4-H clothing projects. 

    Depending on their age and previous sewing experience, they are given a few options of what to make. Unit 1 sewers will make a pair of pants, shorts or a skirt with an elastic waistband. Unit 2 sewers, who are in their second year in sewing, will make a skirt, pants, or shorts that include a zipper. As the 4-Her progresses through the units, they learn additional skills.

  • COLUMN: Look for ways to automate savings

     Sometimes it’s difficult to actually do the right thing. This is especially true when it comes to saving money – for emergencies, for retirement, or for almost anything else.

    But there is some good news. Studies show that once we do set money aside, we’re likely to leave it there. Here are five easy ways to do just that.

    Sign up for your company’s retirement plan