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Today's Features

  • 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

  • This has been a great year for forage production in LaRue County. We’ve had plenty of rain and thus grass for the grazing season with lots to spare for haymaking. We still have accumulated fescue pasture that can be grazed this winter. In recent years, cattle producers have been feeding hay for months by this time of year.

  • Hodgenville Elementary School is collecting donations to assist the family of an ill student.

    Second-grader Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, has been diagnosed with leukemia and faces a long recovery period.

    The family has requested prayers and the school staff has decided to help them financially as well.

    A collection will be taken through Friday. Money can be sent to the school with students or dropped at the office.

  • During the start of the holiday season may seem like an odd time to release a medicine management campaign, but the hope is that it will be the perfect time.

    The “Home for the Holidays” medicine management campaign is being unveiled during this holiday season in conjunction with the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, and Consumers Union, a non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports. The campaign’s goal is to assist older adults and their caregivers in making smart, economical health-care decisions.

  • Messengers at the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s annual meeting approved new members for the Kentucky Baptist Convention mission board and the boards of several affiliated institutions and agencies.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia was appointed to fill an unexpired term on Campbellsville University’s board.

    The committee on nominations submitted the nominations for approval during the Nov. 10 state meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.