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Today's Features

  • The 4-H year runs Sept. 1-Aug. 31. It’s time for members to submit their 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheets.

    Record sheets are simply a record of the 4-H activities or events a member has participated in during the past year. Points are assigned for various events, depending on the level of participation. 

    Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) are eligible to submit a record form as well in order to receive recognition.

  • Have a plan. Do some homework to find nutrition information about the restaurants that you go to the most. You can do some research online or ask for printed material at the restaurant. If you eat at a certain restaurant often, check their website for the nutrition facts and calories amounts of the dishes you order over and over again.

    Order the smallest portion. You usually eat about twice as many calories when you eat out than you would at home, so ordering the smallest size is a big step in the right direction.

  • When Lisa Nugent began raising butterflies, it was just a project intended to educate her children. But it soon grew to become a hobby and a source of joy.

    Nugent began raising butterflies about four years ago when a friend taught her about the process. A “home-school mom” of two sons, she began the butterfly project to teach her kids about life and science. When her sons lost interest in the butterflies, she remained fascinated, and now she raises the creatures for enjoyment.

  • 4-H Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Council oversees the county 4-H program and helps with program planning and evaluation.For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu.

    Rabbit Club to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Extension Service office.

    Dog Club getting T-shirts

  • 4-H Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Council oversees the county 4-H program and helps with program planning and evaluation.For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu.

    Rabbit Club to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Extension Service office.

    Dog Club getting T-shirts

  • Hawks homecoming is Friday

    Football homecoming is Sept. 24. The Hawks will take on the Elizabethtown Panthers. LaRue County Youth Football players will be introduced.

    Rotary fundraiser

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club will host a punt, pass, kick fundraiser at the home football game Sept. 24. Check with any Rotarian for more information.

    Tour de LaRue

  • Ragweed is a common problem to both allergy sufferers and to farmers. In late summer some people suffer allergic reactions to ragweeds and other plant pollens. Ragweed also has the potential to severely interfere with crop production and reduce crop yield.

    Individuals who are sensitive to the plant’s pollen are usually very aware of its presence. When plants begin to flower in August and early September, the airborne pollen is the culprit for the severe irritation to sensitive individuals. When exposed to the oil the plant produces, some people even develop a skin rash.

  • In our day-to-day struggles we are searching for just a little bit of peace. Each day seems to bring more trouble. Sickness, diseases, emotional and mental turmoil, families being torn apart or financial problems.

  • Food Pantry open Sept. 22 and 24

    LaRue County Church of Christ will  distribute food to families who qualify 6-7 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9:30 a.m.- noon Sept. 24. For more information, call 358-9812 or 358-9220.

    Benningfield Chapel revival

    Benningfield Chapel will hold revival 7 p.m. through Sept. 26 with different speakers and singers each night. At noon Sept. 26, there will be a potluck.

    Men and Women Day at First Baptist

  • A man suffered from intense lower back pain. After a close examination the doctor told the man he had “walleta sciatica.” The man’s large billfold loaded with credit cards and other things was pressing against the sciatic nerve. The doctor told the man he needed to do a “walletectomy.” After removing the bulging wallet from his hip pocket the man’s back pain improved.