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Today's Features

  • You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.

  • When floodwaters subside, one of the first things to float to the surface is the scam artist.

    The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration remind businesses and homeowners to be wary of individuals who may try to take advantage of you.

    The most common types of fraud after disaster strikes are scam artists, contractor fraud, and identity theft.

    Remember: FEMA and the SBA never charge a fee for processing disaster aid.

  • Talking to Wesley Phillips gives a person a peek into our history of the past 100 years through the eyes of a man who has experienced changes from horse to rocket transportation, from word-of-mouth to I-phone communication, a man who has lived through two world wars and the Great Depression and is still going strong.

    This Sunday, Buffalo Nazarene Church, where Phillips and his wife Sue attend, will honor with special singing and a meal the man who’ll be a centenarian Sept. 7. The unpretentious Phillips, however, claims no credit for his longevity.

  • Enrollment open for 4-H

    It is time for current 4-H members to re-enroll and new members to join. 4-H is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. as of Jan. 1. Youth ages 5 to 8 may join 4-H as a Cloverbud. Various project clubs are available to join, or a child may join as a member at large. The 4th and 5th graders at HES and ALES will have a 4-H club meeting at school once a month. 4-H enrollment forms are available from the Extension Service office or ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment. 

    Poultry Club to meet

  • Parks and Recreation Board to meet

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the park. Please attend if you are interested in becoming part of the park board or want to help make improvements at the community park. Call Eric DeVary at 358-8386 for more information.

    Rotary fundraiser, punt, pass, kick

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club will host a punt, pass, kick fundraiser at home football games Sept. 10 and 24. Check with any Rotarian for more information.

    Upton Days 5K Run

  • Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Weather volunteers needed 

  • Let’s look at some more harvest safety tips in this week’s column.

    Keep bystanders away from operating equipment. Also, be aware of people who may have come into the area. Harvesting areas and equipment are no place for children. Always check around equipment before starting or moving it.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has made federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations in the Second District as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on April 30.

    A news release from the office of U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie said organizations in the following counties are eligible to apply for assistance: Barren, Breckinridge, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Ohio, Taylor, Warren and Washington.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau members Jeremy and Joanna Hinton of Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market and Robin and Ashley Lee of Lee’s Garden Center joined more than 40 participants of farm markets throughout the state in late July on the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2010 Summer Tour of markets in Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri.

  • Union Band has homecoming, gospel singing

    Union Band Baptist Church near Howardstown will have homecoming 11 a.m. Sept. 12. Gospel singing by Brighter Day, Messengers Three and Melvin Mortenson. Bring a dish.

    Pleasant Grove will host singer

    Gospel singer Graham West will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in White City.

    Magnolia Baptist has revival, fall fling