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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • John Thomas “Tommy” Gardner of Hodgenville was voted Artist of the Month by the Central Kentucky Art Guilt Nov. 16. The painting is titled “An Evening Out” and depicts the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown in the days of gaslights and horse-drawn carriages.

    The next meeting of the CKAG is Dec. 21 at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown.

  • “In all things shewing thy self a partner of good works” Titus 2:7

    Someone said, “One day my husband and I got into an argument and ended up yelling at each other. I retreated to the porch and sat with my head in my hands crying. Our 2 year-old overheard the argument. “I love you Mom,” she said, as she sat beside me and put her arms around me. “I love you too,” I said. She rested her head on my shoulder, hugging me hard. “I wish you could love my Daddy too,” she said.

    Talk about ripping your heart out.

  • Advent is when we focus our attention upon the experience of God becoming a baby. The Infinite became flesh to live among us and one day die on the cross for the sin of the world. Who can comprehend it? It is the world’s greatest mystery.

    As we approach Christmas, I want to join the writer of Hebrews in challenging us to “look upon Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-2). There is no one like him. No one comes even close to Jesus.