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  • 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.

  • Four-day, 400-mile sale across Kentucky is June 5-8

    The first weekend in June isn't far away, especially if you're getting items together to sell at the U.S. 68 400-mile yard sale.

    The annual yard sale stretches from east to west across the state through 60 communities ... from Maysville to Paducah. This year's sale is June 5-8.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, came up with the idea for the sale several years ago when she was looking to do something that would create some tourism business for small towns located off the major highways.

  • Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair is June 28-29

    Imagine being able to see and touch a diverse mixture of high quality arts and crafts from throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky under one roof. Then imagine that every work of art presented is hand crafted by artists and crafters from the region.

    For the second year, the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair will offer this treasure chest of one-of-a-kind pieces on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

  • Library sponsors art contest, display

    The Taylor County Public Library and The Friends of the Library are hosting an art display and contest for children.

    Children in preschool through 12th grade are encouraged to participate. There will be four age categories with prizes. All appropriate artwork will be on display at the library.

    The artwork is to be based on the child's favorite book. Art may be done on paper or canvas no larger than 15 by 11 inches, or it may be a diorama no larger than a shoebox. Children may choose whatever media they desire - crayons, pencils, watercolors, markers or other paints.

  • CMS drama club to present 'I Need a Vacation'

    The Campbellsville Middle School Drama Club, "Drama Obsessed at CMS," will perform "I Need a Vacation" on Monday at 6 p.m. in the CMS gymnasium.

    Tickets will be available at the door at $3 for adults and $1 for students. Children age 5 and under are free.

    The musical takes students from a boring school day to the excitement of a family vacation.

    A reception will follow the performance in the CMS cafeteria.

    The production is funded by VSA Arts of Kentucky, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities.

  • Autism institute event offers help for parents

    Parents and professionals will gather at the 9th annual Autism Institute on June 5-7 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

    The Autism Institute features strategies and techniques to enhance the lives of those affected by autism.

    It will feature more than 20 sessions from national and regional presenters, a provider expo, teacher-to-teacher sessions and autism related vendors and other resources.

    For more information, visit www.louisville.edu/kyautismtraining or contact the Kentucky Autism Training Center at the University of Louisville at (800) 334-8635.