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Today's Features

  • The LaRue County Fair is an excellent opportunity for youth to showcase their talents. Numerous 4-H classes are offered including arts and crafts, photography, foods, houseplants, vegetables, crops, electric, woodworking, entomology, honey, forestry, geology, sewing, knitting, crocheting, breads, dairy foods, food preservation and home environment. 

    A complete list of 4-H classes is included in the fair catalog. Stop by the Extension Service office if you need a copy of the catalog or if you have questions about entry requirements. 

  • Livestock entries are generally open to all, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate and ownership by certain date. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee; some do not.

    Livestock exhibition begins Thursday, July 22, with the Pleasure and Open Fun Horse Show. A variety of horse shows and events continue on Friday and Saturday, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings of the next week.

  • Reception for librarian

    LaRue County Librarian Niki Carter is leaving her position to enter the mission field. A reception in her honor will be held 4-6 p.m. July 27 at the library. For more information, call 766-8057.

    Child care training

    Community Coordinated Child Care will have a workshop “How to start a family child care home” 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 4-C office, 54 First St., Elizabethtown. Pre-registration is required by calling Alice Brewer at 360-9911.

    Mobile Mammogram Unit

  • Family Fun Day is suddenly getting closer. Be sure to put Saturday, Aug. 7, on your calendar. The games will begin at 5 p.m. Think sack races, watermelon seed spitting, football toss, dunking booth, face painting, rubber duckies racing in the creek, and more.

    At 8 p.m. there will be a free concert by Edgewood. Plan to bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy it in the cool of the evening. There will be plenty of food available.

  • 1954 Class meeting

    The Hodgenville High School Class of 1954 will meet at noon Aug. 7 at Abe’s Home Cooking Restaurant (formerly Mama Sond’s) in Hodgenville.

  • Food pantry at Church of Christ

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify from 6-7 p.m. July 28. For more information, call 358-9812.

  • Courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, job seekers and businesses in LaRue County have an opportunity this summer for short-term employment.

    WorkNow Kentucky will put nearly 10,000 disadvantaged youth and adults with children to work this summer statewide, according to a press release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s communications office. The program aims to jumpstart job creation by subsidizing the wages and benefits of eligible participants who are hired through the program.

  • The American Red Cross will conduct the following classes at the American Red Cross office, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown:

    For more information, call 270-765-4979. Active duty military discounts are available, but must be requested at time of payment. Registration for all CPR, First Aid, CNA and Disaster courses is always open.

    July 20 – Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED Recertification, 6-10 p.m., $30

    July 21 – HIV/AIDS awareness, 9-11 a.m., $30

    July 23 – Adult CPR/AED/First Aid and bloodborne pathogens, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $55

  • Child care training

    Community Coordinated Child Care will have a workshop “How to start a family child care home” 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 4-C office, 54 First St., Elizabethtown. Pre-registration is required by calling Alice Brewer at 360-9911.

    Mobile Mammogram Unit

  • Kittens are easy to love. They are cute and fun to play with. But many, especially in the spring and summer months, won’t find homes because of an overabundance caused by a failure to spay and neuter.

    Each April, the number of kittens entering the Humane Society of Nelson County and shelters across the nation begins to steadily climb. The numbers peak in July and taper off in late fall.