Today's Features

  • The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coaliton is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes. The group will meet 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Classes on managing meals will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the LaRue County Health Department.

  • Kara Sherrard, granddaughter of Vivian Sherrard of Hodgenville, received the Mayor’s Athlete of the Month award in Lancaster, Calif., in March for her athletic and academic achievements.

    The senior volleyball player was named top outside hitter in the Golden League and named to the first team all-CIF in 2007. In 2008, she was named Golden League Player of the Year, again making first team.

    Several colleges have expressed interest in her play.

    She has maintained a 3.6 grade point average in high school.

  • China Martin, granddaughter of Randall and Elvon Skaggs of Hodgenville and daughter of Yvette and Danny Martin of Bardstown, is performing in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Stephen Foster amphitheater in Bardstown. She has previously performed in productions with the Foster Heights Children’s Choir. The show will be performed at 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday through Aug. 15.

    For tickets, call 1-800-626-1563 or visit  www.stephenfoster.com. 

  • Country music singer Clay Underwood, formerly of Hodgenville, will hold a video shoot of his single “New Beginnings and Old Honky Tonks” 6 p.m. today at WhaBah Steakhouse Saloon in Bowling Green.

    For more information on the location, visit www.whabah.com.

  • Clothing outreach

    A clothing closet outreach is being organized by First Baptist Church and Parkway Baptist Church. These churches invite other community churches to become involved by donating gently used clothing. Tentatively, collection will be at First Baptist gym prior to distribution. Distribution will be once each quarter to students and families that indicate a need.

    A meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at First Baptist on Tonieville Road. All interested churches and parties are invited to attend. For more information, call 358-3193.

  • Why do we have fear? One may say that the devil is behind it all. The devil does not want us to have happiness and peace. Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden caused him to fear when he heard God’s voice calling to him. He had disobeyed God and knew he was not ready to face him.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Larry B. Jaggers of Glendale to the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring June 26, 2013. Jaggers is a self-employed dairy farmer and represents dairy farmers.

  • State Fair exhibits

    4-H exhibits that are eligible to advance to the state fair must be brought to the Extension Service office by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Exhibits will be transported to the State Fair for entry that morning. Items will be returned to the Extension office Aug. 31. Exhibits and ribbons can be picked up after 3 p.m.


    State Fair Shows

    The Kentucky State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21; the 4-H and FFA youth Beef shows will be Aug. 27.



  • A few weeks ago, a pack of coyotes attacked Heidi Myers’ sheep flock. They decimated her newborn lambs and yearlings and killed about 10 adult ewes.

    Although Myers is an animal lover who cares for several varieties of livestock on her Mt. Sherman farm, she couldn’t condone such slaughter. She turned to an expert for assistance.

    Thomas Downey, a full-time professional trapper, began setting snares in the areas where the coyotes are entering the sheep pasture this week.

  • Hodgenville Main Street and the City of Hodgenville will sponsor Family Fun Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8 at Creekfront Park.

    The duck derby will be held again. Pre-purchase duck tickets for $1 each at the Main Street office or, if available, from the information desk Aug. 8. Cash prizes of $30, $10 and $5 will be given for the three fastest swimming ducks in the creek. Ducks sold out early last year, so get yours now. The derby is sponsored by the Lincoln Museum.