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Today's Features

  • Donald Nunn of Hodgenville is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry Association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 16 million registered Angus.

    The national breed registry organization is located in St. Joseph, Mo.

  • When the congregation of Hodgenville's First Baptist Church presented its pastor, the Rev. B.F. Hagan, with a Christmas gift in 1897, he likely had no inkling that the present would become a conversation piece 112 years later. The gift — a 68-by-78-inch hand-stitched quilt — will be presented to the church on Tonieville Road during the worship service there Sunday, Oct. 25.

    One of the more interesting things about the full-size coverlet is that it contains some 660 names hand stitched into a Boston Puzzle style pattern.

  • Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons Oct. 27-Dec. 15. Classes will be at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline

  • Ashley Cottrell, Valerie Sherrard and Emily Farrar are participating in the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy, an eight-month program for teens from LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Grayson and Breckinridge counties. On Oct. 16-17, they participated in a retreat at Camp Loucon that emphasized leadership and communications skills as well as participation in the camp’s low ropes course.

  • Fall farm fun is attracting school and church groups with pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hay rides. Four LaRue County locations will be up and running by the weekend plus a fifth operation just north of the county line off Kentucky 210.

    Here’s a rundown of the offerings:

    Lee’s Garden Center, 1918 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville, 358-9897, www.leesgardencenter.com. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • 4-H Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 31 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, 807 Old E’town Road. All members and interested persons are welcome.

     

  • When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, forget about calling Ghostbusters. Contact the Rev. Michael MacGowan, a plumber-turned-paranormal investigator, who’s on a real-life mission to bust ghosts.

    About three years ago, MacGowan — who relocated to the Ovesen Heights area of LaRue County from Oklahoma — believes he saw the spirit of his mother at her own graveside service. She appeared younger, with her arms folded, he said, and stood beside her grave before her body was buried. 

  • Many of my childhood memories revolve around the tiny general store in Ovesen Heights.

    It was a joy to go inside the little block building and listen to the owner, Boots Howell, and my mom swap stories.

    Boots would sell you one egg, one roll of toilet paper, enough flour to finish your biscuits or a postage stamp. She was a true believer in customer service.

    For 35 cents, you could get a quarter’s worth of pickle dog and a Coke.

  • The “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before You Die!” contains information about points of interest across the state. It includes Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville and the Zachary Taylor Cemetery in Louisville as well as natural wonders. West provides historic detail and stories that enhance a cross-state adventure or provide arm-chair entertainment.

  • The Department of Revenue will hold a statewide Property Valuation Administrator exam for anyone interested in running for PVA in 2010 in any county in the state.

    The test will be 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, 1000 Eagle Lake Drive, Lawrenceburg. Individuals who pass this exam will be eligible to seek election in the 2010 primary and general elections.