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Today's Features

  • Deanna Kapp shared the story of how she escaped from an abusive relationship Monday night, at a candlelight vigil to raise awareness for domestic violence, at the LaRue County Courthouse. Kapp said she was held captive by an abusive husband for nearly 20 days, before she was able to leave him and break the cycle of violence.

  • The Central Kentucky Arts Series offers several entertainment options this fall and next spring.

    The 43rd CKAS season opens with The Golden Dragon Acrobats (www.goldendragonacrobats.com) at Powell Auditorium on the campus of Campbellsville University 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Door admission is $15 adult; $5 children.

    The Wood and Strings Theatre (www.woodandstrings.net) will perform “Out of the Mist ... A Dragon” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Campbellsville High School in Hamilton Auditorium. Door admission is $10 adult; $3 children.

  • The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • Late fall and early winter is an optimum time to prepare spring-calving beef herds for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval. If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.

  • The Farmers Market season closed last Thursday with Pat Durham of Durham Beef grilling locally raised beef. Durham set up three times over the course of the summer at the roadside stand adjacent to the LaRue County Extension Service. Ten vendors paid the season-long $15 fee to set up fresh produce and other locally produced farm products throughout the season. Others paid $10 for each single set up.  The Extension Service reinvests all the fees into the Farmers Market in the form of advertising, signage and related expenses.

  • Jenee Burd of Hodgenville recently opened Kid’s Consignments just off the square in Hodgenville.

    Burd, the daughter of Pat and Linda Burd of Hodgenville, said her mom’s store, Lincoln Square Consignments had so many items that it was hard to find anything. So they found a store and moved all the children’s items to the new location. They are taking winter consignments on a 50/50 basis and pay customers on the first of each month.

    Just in time for Halloween, the store has a supply of costumes.

  • The Kentucky Pharmacists Association and its 1,400 member pharmacists are urging people to exercise caution regarding questionable retailers selling so-called “swine flu treatment” via the Internet.

  • Food Pantry

    The Food Pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to people who qualify 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. It serves residents in the 42748 ZIP code. For information, call 358-9220.

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will be at the Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Free admission and snacks. For more information call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Trick-or-Treat

    Trick-or-Treat on the Square begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume contests. It will be followed by citywide Trick-or-Treat 6-8 p.m.

  • Army Pfc. Charles E. Davis II has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

    Davis is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • A performance of period music is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the auditorium of the Visitors Center at Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park.

    The performers are Anne Milligan, Cortney Gilbert and Adrienne Gilbert. They will offer a series of 15-minute sets between showing of the park’s documentary film.

    The entertainment is free.