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Today's Features

  • We love to talk. Many radio stations have a 24/7 talk format. Everybody seems to have something to say.

    I read that the average American has 30 conversations a day. If you take our conversations for a year they would fill 123 books of 400 pages each or 52,800 pages per year. The average man speaks 20,000 words a day, while a woman speaks 30,000 words a day. Talking that much – there is no wonder our mouths get us into trouble.

  • We love to talk. Many radio stations have a 24/7 talk format. Everybody seems to have something to say.

    I read that the average American has 30 conversations a day. If you take our conversations for a year they would fill 123 books of 400 pages each or 52,800 pages per year. The average man speaks 20,000 words a day, while a woman speaks 30,000 words a day. Talking that much – there is no wonder our mouths get us into trouble.

  • We love to talk. Many radio stations have a 24/7 talk format. Everybody seems to have something to say.

    I read that the average American has 30 conversations a day. If you take our conversations for a year they would fill 123 books of 400 pages each or 52,800 pages per year. The average man speaks 20,000 words a day, while a woman speaks 30,000 words a day. Talking that much – there is no wonder our mouths get us into trouble.

  • A dozen women gathered last week to make a difference with simple needle and thread.

    During Open Sew Days at the LaRue County Extension Service office last Monday, women of various ages and from different walks of life came together to take part in a project that would benefit women undergoing cancer treatment. These volunteers used brightly colored fabrics to make comfort caps and heart-shaped pillows.

  • 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.