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Today's Features

  • Pork Producers meet

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. May 17 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served.  All interested individuals are invited to attend.

     

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet

  • Faithful Citizenship Luncheon

    Kentucky General Assembly: 2010 Review, 2011 Preview with Mark Bouchard will be the topic of the noon-1 p.m. May 18 Faithful Citizenship Luncheon at St. Joseph Proto Cathedral, 5th and W. Stephen Foster Blvd. Participants are asked to bring lunch; drinks and snacks will be provided. The event is sponsored by Catholic Charities’ Parish Social Ministry Department. RSVP to Catholic Charities Nazareth Office, 502-331-4545 or schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org. 

    First Baptist youth revival

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park recently was voted the top historic landmark to visit in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Living magazine included the park in its “Best in Kentucky” April issue. The site dedicated to Lincoln’s Kentucky years draws about 200,000 visitors annually to the Sinking Spring and Knob Creek Farms both outside Hodgenville.

    The 16th President’s homestead beat out second-place Mammoth Cave National Park (two million visitors annually) and third-place My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown (30,000 visitors annually).

  • More than 4,000 active duty, retired and reserve military and their family members are expected for a day of fun, refreshments and entertainment at the fifth annual Hooray for Heroes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15 in the adjoining parking lots of Stithton Baptist Church and Wal-Mart in Radcliff. 

  • "The Very Worst Thing," a documentary film about the worst school bus crash in U.S. history, will be screened at the historic State Theatre 8 p.m. May 14.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the State Theater box office, and a limited number of tickets are also available for online purchase at www.theveryworstthing.com. 

  • If you are wondering how those flowering planters miraculously bloom on the square or how the pocket park between the Woman’s Club building and the Masonic building is maintained, here’s the answer. Main Street does it, partly through purchase of plants and rock and partly through volunteers planting and weeding efforts. Sometimes we are assisted by supervised inmates.

  • Congratulations to our board members who have appeared in the Herald News recently: Michael Huff, named a Governor’s Scholar; Nina Cundiff, elected 2010-2012 Fourth District Vice-Governor for the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Also, great picture of Leah Carter with some of the Lincolns a couple of weeks back.

  • The LaRue County Farmers Market is open two afternoons a week until October in the Extension Office parking lot. The market is 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. You’ll find a variety of items now such as herbs or other bedding plants, flowers, honey, or early season fresh produce like asparagus. Local beef is also available and grilled hamburgers will be offered on many Fridays.

  • May Friendship Day “Living the Vision” will be held 7 p.m. May 14 at Holy Apostles Anglican Church, 56 Public Square, Elizabethtown. The service focuses on how women can work together to transform communities and the world.

    This annual celebration is open to all Christian faiths and is an opportunity to worship together and celebrate the Fellowship of the Least Coin. Donation of a bar of bath-size soap will be collected at the service for the World Service Kit program.

    For more information, call Linda Funk at 737-2929.

     

  • While several species of insects pollinate plants, honeybees are the best pollinators and therefore the most essential. They are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.