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Today's Features

  • Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was selected for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Kentucky Community and Technical College System All-Academic team. Each year, two students from each KCTCS institution are chosen for the honor by instructors and administrators.

    Pottinger was recognized for the achievement at the opening luncheon of the KCTCS New Horizons Conference on Teaching and Learning in Louisville in May. She was presented a plaque and stipend.

  • There is good news for those interested in preserving old buildings and making them part of our lives today and part of our community’s future. Gov. Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 3, which includes added incentives for historic preservation in Kentucky. That has importance to people such as the Main Street Association, because we want to preserve buildings that, by their age or other reason, have become important to the Hodgenville of today.

  • If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children Program, said Roxanne O. True, M.S., L.D., R.D., director of nutrition services and WIC for Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Preparation – Select only tender, freshly gathered corn in the milk stage. Husk and trim the ears, remove silks and wash.

    Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture.

    Blanching cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color and helps retard loss of vitamins. It also wilts or softens vegetables and makes them easier to pack.

  • Daphne Loyall, administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, may be the first employer to sign a statement of support inside a flying C130 aircraft.

    Loyall, while on an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve BossLift to the Wendell Ford National Guard Training site in western Kentucky June 17, signed the statement of support with Kentucky ESGR Field Chair Bob Silverthorn looking on.

  • “Who am I that I should go?” Exodus 3:11

    Your life story is written in risks – the ones taken and the ones avoided. Look at Moses. Do you think we’d even remember his name today if he hadn’t stepped out of the safe zone? Look what he overcame:

  • Does Christianity work? That is the question of an unbelieving world. When the chips are down, when the heat is on and when the pressure mounts – will Christianity stand the test? Does faith in God make a difference? 

  • Kids Krusade

    Family Worship Center will hold Kids Krusade 7 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and 6 p.m. Aug. 9. For more information, e-mail hcogfwc@comast.net.

    Gospel singing at Pleasant Grove

    “Looking Up,” a southern gospel group, will perform 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Potluck to follow. For more information, call 358-8877.

     

    Gospel concert at Union Christian

    Union Christian Church will hold a gospel concert by Thomas Shelton 11 a.m. Aug. 9. For more information, call 358-7072.

  • Teen Leadership

    Applications for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy are due at the Extension Service office by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3. The program is open to 8th-11th graders and will include day-long sessions each month from September through April focusing on improving leadership and communication skills. Applications are available from the Extension Service.

     

    Rabbit show

    The State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21. Return entry form to the Extension Service office before 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Many gardeners plant zinnias because of their vibrant colors and ability to attract butterflies. In a recent study, researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture found butterflies are attracted to one zinnia cultivar over others.

    UK Entomology Professor Ken Yeargan and Graduate Research Assistant Sarah Colvin found that Lilliput zinnias attracted more than twice the number of butterflies than State Fair, Pinwheel and Oklahoma cultivars during a seven-week period.