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Today's Features

  • Agricultural producers in LaRue County who have suffered damage as a result of flooding may request cost share assistance to rehabilitate damaged farmlands. This Emergency Conservation Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, and provides cost-share assistance if disaster damage is so severe that recovery without federal assistance is unlikely.

  • 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