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  • Hodgenville plans celebration in honor of Abraham Lincoln

    A community-wide celebration is planned for Hodgenville on Saturday, May 31 in conjunction with dedication and unveiling ceremonies of the Boy Lincoln sculpture.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed on the Hodgenville town square opposite an existing seated statue of President Abraham Lincoln, which was created by Adolph A. Weinman and dedicated on May 31, 1909.

  • TCHS FFA to host tractor pull

    Taylor County High School FFA will host a truck and tractor pull at the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

    The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and all proceeds collected will go toward FFA activities.

    Tickets are $8 at the event or $5 in advance from any FFA member.

    For more information, call 849-5784.

  • Lindsey Wilson to host groundbreaking ceremonies

    Lindsey Wilson College will host three ground-breaking ceremonies today to begin a $12 million expansion program.

    The public is invited to all three ceremonies.

    The $12 million program - which is the first phase of a larger expansion for the college - includes building a health and wellness center, a new baseball-softball complex on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway and an addition to the Sumner Campus Ministry Center.

    The first ground-breaking ceremony - for the Sumner Campus Ministry Center - will begin at 11:15 a.m. ET next to the Sumner Center.

  • Water safety display contest begins

    The Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake has a new water safety display that was built to make visitors think about water safety. The display is more than 18 feet tall.

    The Corps of Engineers is having a contest to name the display, a name that should raise water safety awareness.

    Those at Green River Lake care about the safety of those who visit and are continually looking for ways to bring water safety awareness.

    Some facts about water safety:

  • Summer camp for kids with asthma

    Every year as summer's heat, humidity and pollens begin to near, parents of kids who have asthma start thinking about ways for their children to have fun while keeping safe and breathing well.

    The American Lung Association of the Midland States has just the answer for children with asthma who live in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee.

    Registrations are now being taken for Camp Superkids, a regional overnight summer camp just for kids who have asthma.

  • WIC releases new guidelines

    WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children) is a national program that helps low-income families meet nutritional needs.

    WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant woman and new mothers, infants and children up to five years of age who are found to be at nutritional risk.

    Proper nutrition along with appropriate health services helps maintain health and promotes normal growth and development.

  • Diabetes classes offered in May

    Diabetes is a serious problem but research shows that controlling diabetes makes a huge difference.

    If you think you have diabetes, are at risk for diabetes, or have a family member who has been diagnosed, take the opportunity to become aware of this chronic disease.

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department will host a free comprehensive diabetes class offered during the month of May.

    Classes will be on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. The last class date is May 28 at the Taylor County Health Department.

  • TRH to host arthritis program

    Arthritis is a condition that affects 70 million Americans every day. Living with this condition alters nearly every activity in a person's daily life.

    Normal things like sitting, standing, walking and even driving all have an increased level of pain associated with arthritis.

    There is not a cure for arthritis, but there are plenty of therapies and exercises that help in easing the pain. Recent research has further advanced the knowledge on treating this chronic condition.

  • Experience Works searches for outstanding older worker

    Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for Kentucky's outstanding older worker. Experience Works Prime Time Awards program is part of Experience Works' national effort to raise awareness of the contributions made by older individuals and to break down barriers associated with the hiring of all older workers. Outstanding older workers from every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be honored in Washington, D.C., and in their home states for their contributions to the workforce and local communities.

  • Busy Bloomers' plant swap is May 17

    The Busy Bloomers garden club will have its annual plant swap and sale on Saturday, May 17.

    The event, which will take place rain or shine, is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office on South Columbia Avenue.

    Thin and divide your garden plants and swap them for different ones to add color and variety to your garden.

    If you have no plants to swap, you may purchase plants for a nominal fee.

    Don't miss an opportunity to restock and existing flower bed or jump start a new one.

    For more information, contact Elsie Miller at 465-2831.