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Today's Features

  • Dance at Senior Center

    There will be a dance at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center 7 p.m. May 21. Prime Time Band and others will perform. For more information, contact Jim Walters at 737-5655 or jmarwalt@windstream.net.

    NARFE to meet

  • As many LaRue Countians experienced last week, there can be major damage from spring thunderstorms.

    Tornadoes form thousands of feet above the earth’s surface usually during warm, humid, unsettled weather and in conjunction with a severe thunderstorm.  Along with rain, dust and debris sucked into the center of the air column form the distinct funnel shape. Wind speeds, ranging from 40 to more than 300 mph (categories 1-5), can be extremely destructive.

  • State Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, will be the guest speaker at the LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association meeting May 11. Gibson represents the 5th Senatorial District which includes LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade Counties. Gibson, who was elected in 2005, will discuss important agricultural political issues with the members.

    The meeting begins 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service office. A complimentary meal will be served.

  • Senior Citizens music

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

    Health South blood checks

    Health South will do blood checks at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters,  May 12.

    Daily events

  • Shooting Sports meet

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet and have practice 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports or to sign up to participate, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu

     

    Livestock Club

  • Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. May 7 at LaRue County Extension Service office. Durham Beef will be grilling out and there will be free giveaways to all customers. The market will be open every Tuesday and Friday through October. For more information or to join the market, contact Abby Tate at 358-3401.

    Beef Producers Meeting

  • With so many weight loss programs available, it is easy to become confused about what works and what does not when it comes to losing weight to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program wants you to know that you don’t have to knock yourself out to lower your risk. In fact, the findings of a major study show that modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Here are some proven small steps developed by NDEP to help you make gradual lifestyle changes to lose weight safely and keep it off.

  • From the Kentucky Housing Corporation, Community Ventures Corporation has received $199,500 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and $500,000 from the HOME Investment Partnership. These funds will be used to construct or acquire and rehab seven units of affordable housing in 28 rural Kentucky counties including LaRue. Funding will used for acquisition and construction with a portion converted to permanent financing (down payment and closing cost assistance) for the homebuyer. Eligible homebuyers must have incomes at or below 80 percent average median income.

  • Operation: Military Kids is a collaborative effort with Kentucky’s communities to support military children, youth and families impacted before, during, and after deployment. The Family and Consumer Sciences Extension program at the University of Kentucky is helping to coordinate OMK in our state.

    OMK provides support to military families who are geographically dispersed, recognizing that these families have significantly different needs than those families on active military installations. For more information, visit www.operationmilitarykids.org.

  • Treasure can be found in the most unlikely places and, according to the U.S. Treasury, Americans have about $15 billion dollars worth currently hiding in sock drawers, piggybanks, on automobile floorboards and under the sofa cushions. It is estimated that the average household accumulates $50 worth of change every month. It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think of pocket change as an investment opportunity, but in 20 years at 5 percent interest, that $50 in change would yield more than $20,000.