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Today's Features

  • Pork Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. July 19 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Goat and Sheep Producers to meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. July 20 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. This year’s LaRue County Fair Goat and Sheep Shows will be discussed. All interested individuals are invited.

    State Fair entry deadlines

  • Family Resource Advisory Council to meet

    Hodgenville Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet noon July 20 in the HES library. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 358-3506.

    Facebook Q&A class

  • ALL SCHOOLS

    Aug. 5 – First day of school

    LCHS

    LCHS SBDM Meeting

    The LCHS Site Based Council will meet 4:30 p.m. July 14 in the conference room.

    Registration

    Registration for all LCHS students is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at the LCHS media center. Be prepared to pay textbook fees of $60 and laptop fees of $20. Laptop fees may be paid up through fall break.

    Freshman orientation

    LCHS freshman orientation is 6-7:30 p.m. July 29 in the auditorium.

  • News outlets have been overflowing with lots of interesting nutrition and health topics in the past few weeks.  In case you have missed some of the major headlines, here is an overview of what’s on the plate:

  • Abraham Lincoln invoked the phrase “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The phrase referred to his belief that the nation could not survive without A solution to the question of slavery. Yet the Kentucky-born Lincoln might just as well have been talking about his in-laws.

    His wife Mary Todd was born into a slave-holding household in Lexington. Of her 13 siblings, eight of them were Confederate sympathizers. The “A House Divided” exhibit explores how their family’s statements and actions affected the Lincolns throughout the Civil War.

  • Candis Carpenter of Hodgenville has joined the staff of The LaRue County Herald News as an office assistant.

    Carpenter and her husband Shane have one child, Heaven Leigh, 2.

    She is enrolled in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and expects to graduate in May 2011 with a degree in accounting.

    Her hobbies include spending time with her family and photography.

  • It’s time to let us know if you will be coming to the wonderful free program on how best to present your community, your organization and your business with topnotch hospitality and communication skills. It will be presented by Michelle Spencer-Allen of the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association. STAR stands for Service, Training, Achievement, Recognition. Learn how to “Give ‘Em the Pickle” to create loyal customers. To register or for more information, e-mail mainstreethodgenville@windstream.net or call 358-5913.

  • Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

    According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.