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Today's Features

  • Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • Various spiders, boxelder bugs, cluster flies, and lady beetles are entering homes as the temperatures cool. Pest-proofing or cutting down on entry ways can reduce problems with them indoors. Let’s consider six useful tips for pest-proofing. The first three will also conserve energy in your home.

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital’s mobile health unit, Wellness on Wheels, will begin a short “hibernation” for the winter, according to the hospital.

    The WOW unit, which provides cholesterol  and blood pressure checks and finger sticks, will not make its regular monthly site visits to Hodgenville during December, January and February.

    The unit is expected to return in March.

    For more informationm call 737-4464.

  • Satisfy your hunger and support a good cause this fall at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Heartland service center is planning their second annual Heartland Chili Cook-Off 11 a.m. Nov. 21.

    Teams of cooks from the Heartland community will bring their best chili recipe to compete for the prestigious prize of Best Chili, voted on by professional local judges. There will also be refreshments, a silent auction, games and more. For $5, participants can get all this entertainment plus all-you-can-eat chili.

  • What can you do about unwanted mail and unwelcome telemarketers? Tell companies you do business with to remove your name from customer lists they rent or sell to others. Look for information on how to opt out of marketing lists on sales materials, order forms and Web sites.

  • LaRue County native Michael A. Crain will have a book signing at Lincoln’s Loft 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21.

    He is the son of the late George H. Crain Sr. and Agnes Crain of Buffalo where he was raised with his 10 siblings and learned family values, hard work and spun countless characters and adventures in his young mind.

    Crain’s book called “Babbott and Babboo” is for young readers about two fun-loving monkeys trying to stay out of trouble. What happens when a snake’s tail is mistaken for a nice, big banana?

  • Reba Watson, past chairman of the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors, received the Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award presented by the Kentucky Credit Union League during the 75th annual state meeting and conference Nov. 6 in Fort Mitchell. 

    The award is given in recognition of exceptional accomplishments, time and effort in support and promotion of the credit union idea put forth by volunteers in Kentucky.

    Watson was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1985 and has served continually for the past 24 years.

  • Frank Niederriter, field representative for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist LaRue County veterans on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Niederriter will be at the center 1:30-4 p.m. to provide counseling and assistance in filling out claims for state and federal benefits.

  • Hardin County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is packing up and moving into a new facility.

    The ReStore is moving from its cramped quarters off Westport Road in Elizabethtown to a more spacious building at 6746 S. Wilson Road – the former home of Roy’s Furniture. The new facility will open its doors Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Thursday, spokeswoman Trisha Caudill said.

    The ReStore dabbles in “recycling.” Items are collected from donors and resold at a reasonable price.