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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Public record for May 15

    Traffic

    Stephanie Williams, 22, of Rachel Crossover in Stanford, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Willie C. Bland, 30, of Irvin Cobb Drive in Paducah, no/expired registration plates, failure to wear seat belts, dismissed; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, $648, $400 probated.

  • 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.

  • Evans creates ag service event

    About 40 students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture recently participated in the first Ag 180: Turning Students into Leaders through Service.

    Samuel Evans of Taylor County, a student government senator for the UK College of Agriculture, said he created the service event to compliment the Ag Bash, which draws many agriculture students out each fall.

    "This is definitely one of the coolest things I've ever done - organize this event from the ground up," said Evans, an agriculture education junior.

  • Rental housing program receives funding boost

    USDA Rural Development's Rural Rental Housing program has received more than $100 million in funding.

    The funds will help rehabilitate affordable rental housing in rural communities.

    Rural Development and mortgage lender Ginnie Mae partnered in 2005. Rural Development loans are guaranteed by Ginnie Mae and then sold to private investors.

    Since the rental housing program began in 1999, about $270 million has been used to renovate more than 10,000 housing units.

  • 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.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 14, 1998

    Jennifer M. Rockhold of Campbellsville has received a bachelor of arts degree in agriculture from Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

    Mr. and Mrs. Otha Blevins of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 23 in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Navy Seaman Cary D. Kennedy recently reported for duty with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Kentucky Baptists provide disaster relief in Nicaragua

    Two Campbellsville men were among 11 Kentucky Baptists who recently returned from an eight-day disaster relief mission trip to the Mosquitia region of Nicaragua.

    While in Nicaragua, team members helped rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Felix, which happened on Sept. 4, 2007. The trip took place March 29-April 5 and was coordinated through the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    George Phillips and Larry Hunt, both of Campbellsville, made the trip.

    According to Phillips, about 20,000 people became homeless because of Hurricane Felix.

  • 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.