Today's Features

  • The Hardin/LaRue office of the American Red Cross held its annual Volunteer Recognition program Sept. 29 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • The Hardin/LaRue office of the American Red Cross held its annual Volunteer Recognition program Sept. 29 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue County farmers tend usually pay less attention to combating weed problems during the fall and early winter months than during the spring planting season. However, this is an optimum time to critically evaluate successes and failures of the past growing season and make plans for the upcoming 2010 growing season.

    It is a good time of year to consider what weed control strategies worked, and what options did not perform up to expectations during the growing season, and why. Pinpointing the cause of poor weed control may not be easy.

  • For fall calving cows, the calving season is in full swing. Check cows frequently. Identify calves and commercial males should be castrated and implanted.

    Obtain yearling measurements (weight, hip height, scrotal circumference) on replacement animals—especially for registered ones. The largest measurements for weight, height and pelvic areas aren’t what you are looking for. In most cases, you are more concerned with minimums, like eliminating heifers with very small pelvic areas so that you minimize their likelihood of calving difficulty.  

  • 4-H members are encouraged to submit their Record Books by Oct. 20. Record Books will be judged and the winning junior division record books will advance to the district competition. 

    Awards for all record book participants and winners will be presented at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet Dec. 7 at the Extension Service office.

  • Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare member, Morna Eastridge of Sonora discussed the art of loom weaving with visitors at the LaRue County Genealogy Library. The volunteers also demonstrated basket weaving, quilting, chair bottoming, crochet and painting as part of their heritage crafts preservation project.

  • “This is Your Life” was a television program some years ago hosted by the late Ralph Edwards. The program would have someone as its subject and surprise the person with people and events from their past.

    Let’s do a “This is Your Life” segment. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, let me share briefly some things from the Bible about your life. I would encourage you to pause at this point, find your Bible and read Titus 3:3-8.

  • The Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church women began a food ministry in April. The Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry, located in the church basement, is supported totally by donations from the women’s group, church members and other local churches. Local farmers and gardeners have also contributed.

    The Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry is open 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

  • “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders.” Isaiah 8:18

    You may not be able to give your children everything you’d like to, but here are four things you owe them:

    First, listen to them.

    One boy said, “I feel like a comma. When I talk to my dad he’ll say something. Then when I start to talk again he makes a comma; he doesn’t interrupt me, but when I’m finished he starts right in where he left off. It’s as if I didn’t say anything.”

  • From studying bat roosts to tagging turtles, a couple of Camp­bells­ville University students have spent their summer getting a firsthand look at the life of environmental workers.

    Recent CU graduate Andrea O’Bryan of New Hope and junior Amy Etherington of Ver­sail­les are taking part in CU’s Environmental Studies Internship Ex­perience this summer.