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Today's Features

  • Cub Scout Pack 151 got into the holiday spirit last week when it collected and distributed dozens of canned goods to help needy families.

    The pack donated the goods to the Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church.

    Food pantry coordinator Susan Phelps said the food will be put to good use. The pantry opened in October providing assistance to 29 families. In November, 46 families requested help.

    “This fills a need in the community,” Phelps said of the pantry. “People are having a hard time financially.”

  • French Lick Resort and Casino in Indiana held auditions to find the “best of the best” magicians in the country. Auditions were held in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

    Out of 40 magicians, eight made the cut to appear Oct. 10 at the French Lick Resort.

    Dinky Gowen and his partner, Jennifer Wheat, placed third in the Ultimate Magic Showdown.

  • A trip to Montgomery, Ind., Amish Country, is being planned for Dec. 11.

    Hodgenville resident Stephen A. Brown is organizing the all-day bus trip. An Amish or Mennonite guide will offer insight to the community. Four or five farms will be visited to see furniture making, quilt making and preserving and canning. A sit-down meal with a local family is included.

    The bus fare and lunch expense is $60. If you are interested in making the trip, contact Brown at 270-307-0150.

  • Entertainer Eddie Miles will present a Christmas concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lincoln Jamboree.

    He’ll perform a tribute to Elvis and songs by Conway Twitty, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

    Reservations suggested by calling 358-3545. Admission is $20.

  • The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored six hours of training for local child-care workers Nov. 14 at the Extension Service office. Two topics were covered: Elizabeth Lancaster presented Kentucky’s early childhood standards and field guides. She is the early childhood special education coordinator for Hardin County Schools. Kathy Crawford, retired from LaRue County Public Library youth programs, shared information on bringing books to life.

  • When I drive through a community that I don’t know at night, if there are no lights in the holidays or any time I get the impression that the place is dead at dark - and maybe during the day, too. But if the shops all look inviting I make a note to return in daytime.

    Savvy retailers everywhere use lights to draw attention to their wares, to draw people in. The cost in most cases is minimal but equivalent to having a round-the-clock advertisement working for you, which makes it a pretty good investment.

  • Roy Leo Veirs died a fighter on Nov. 10.

    The 47-year-old dairy farmer battled a rare and painful cancer for three years. And during those years of treatments, tests and hospitalizations, he maintained a smile on his face, a great faith in God and no trace of self-pity.

    The way he led his life – during the good years and the bad – left an impact on many people, as evidenced by the large crowd that converged on the funeral home after his death.

  • There are medical risks associated with handling wildlife and certain safety precautions should be taken. Diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases.

    Disease prevention and food safety can be helped by following simple steps:

  • Numerous 4-H members and volunteers will be recognized 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet at the Extension Service office.

    The meal is potluck with the 4-H Council providing the meat, drinks and paper products. All 4-H members are welcome to attend, however, invitations were mailed to those who will be receiving recognition during the banquet. Please RSVP if you will attend by calling 358-3401.

  • The U.S. Postal Service has issued this list of holiday shipping cut-off dates to ensure packages arrive on time. Some dates have passed.

    APO/FPO

    Express mail – Dec. 18

    First class and priority mail – Dec. 11

    Parcel airlift – Dec. 1

    Space available mail – Nov. 21

    Parcel Post – Nov. 13

    International

    Dates vary for delivery. Check with your local post office.

    Domestic

    First class and priority mail – Dec. 21

    Express mail – Dec. 23