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Community News

  • Land named music professor of the year

    Dr. Reese Land, assistant professor of trumpet and music at Campbellsville University, recently received the award for College/University Professor of the Year from the Kentucky Music Educators Association in the fourth district.

    Land has worked at CU for three years now, and on top of being a trumpet instructor he also teaches courses in music appreciation and brass methodology.

  • Veterans Upward Bound has openings

    Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University has openings in its free veteran education program.

    Veterans who have better than a dishonorable discharge are welcome to join the program to attend these free classes.

    An application is required before attending. Prior participants do not have to reapply but should call to reactivate their membership. Contact (270) 745-5310 or veterans.upward.bound@wku.edu for more details.

    All Veterans Upward Bound classes are free and are designed to help veterans prepare to college or vocational/technical school.

  • The hearty truth about triglycerides

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. In fact, more women die every year from heart disease than all cancers combined, including breast cancer. How do triglycerides fit into this picture? Just like cholesterol, high triglycerides increase the risk of developing heart disease.

  • Think twice before using high-rate refund anticipation loans

    Instead of waiting for tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service, nearly 10 million consumers, many from low- to moderate-income families, borrow against part or all of their expected tax refunds. These refund loans are heavily marketed by paid tax preparers and immediately put cash into the consumer’s hands, making it seem to be a quick and “painless” way to get cash. The quick cash comes at a price, however.

  • Good dental care begins at birth

    Because we want our children to have beautiful healthy smiles for a lifetime, start early to ensure their future dental health. The following tips and guidelines will put your children on the path to a lifetime of healthy habits.

  • Lincoln Trail offers training opportunities

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers encourage dislocated and unemployed workers in LaRue County to register for short-term training opportunities. Financial assistance is available for LaRue County residents who qualify. The Centers work with local agencies, learning centers and universities to provide affordable education for people wishing to boost their current skills or re-train for a new career. Partners include the Department for Adult Education and Literacy, the Office of Employment and Training, Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges and St. Catharine College.

  • Diabetes on the rise - are you at risk?

    In 2005, about 8.9 percent of Kentucky’s adult population had been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the number one cause of disability for Kentuckians and the fifth leading cause of death by disease. Among the 50 states, Kentucky ranks seventh for having the highest number in the adult population diagnosed with diabetes.

    The cost of diabetes in both life and medical care is alarming. In 2002 about 2.9 billion dollars was spent on treating diabetes in Kentucky. Preventing this catastrophic disease is a priority.

  • Training offered to review changes to food code

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department will provide training sessions to review changes to Kentucky’s Food Code in Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. The target audience will include facilities holding food permits.

    “We want to make sure all of the restaurants, grocers, and food suppliers in our area understand the changes to the state’s food code before they take effect," said Sara Jo Best, environmental director at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Education available free to veterans

    Veterans Upward Bound at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications from veterans to attend its free educational program.

    VUB is a federal program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, to help U.S. military veterans enter into and succeed in postsecondary school. It is a non-profit, free of charge program serving veterans from the Bowling Green area along with 11 surrounding counties.

  • Tuition assistance may ease counseling shortage

    Some Kentucky schools and communities are experiencing a shortage of counselors that is projected to increase. To help meet the need, scholarship assistance is being offered by the Kentucky Counseling Association.

    Those interested in becoming school or mental health counselors, and who already possess an undergraduate degree, can get a jump start this summer with help with tuition and textbooks.

    The association provides grants of $200 for textbooks.