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Today's Features

  • Twenty-five students with varying degrees of skill spent two days with nationally known basket maker Martha Wetherbee last week. They came away with greater knowledge of the craft and a one-of-a-kind souvenir of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

    Wetherbee and husband Alan Litchfield returned to Hodgenville Friday for the second workshop in a series of four that provided materials and instruction in creation of the “Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket” set.

  • Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music with the Charlie Riggs Band at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily events

  • Rabbit Show

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Show will be July 31 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds immediately following the 8 a.m. Fun Show. Pre-registration is required. Forms are available from the Extension Service office and are due by July 21 or may be submitted at the 4-H Rabbit Club meeting 4 p.m. July 22.

     

    Pick up entries

    4-H County Fair entries may be picked up from Floral Hall any time between 10 a.m. and noon July 31.

     

    State Fair Rabbit Show

  • 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.