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Today's Features

  • When Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville Family Resource Center coordinator, set the goal for the center’s third Red Cross blood drive, she thought 32 donors would be great.

    When workers totaled the pints of blood donated at Hodgenville Elementary School’s gymnasium Jan. 26, however, the amount collected, 54 pints, proved to be a happy surprise.

  • Hodgenville Hometown IGA and IGA Express locations will hold the IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge through March 14. The event is designed to help shoppers make healthier lifestyle choices with recommendations from USDA’s MyPyramid guidelines for food choices and exercise plans.

    IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge encourages IGA shoppers to recognize and experience MyPyramid’s guidelines.

    On Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., booths will include local health care providers, nutritionists and product sampling.

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Feb. 17 at the LaRue County Extension Service with Mary Lou Owen presiding. Hostesses were Louise Graber and Delores Bale.

    President Owen opened the meeting by having the roll call answered with the question “Tell us about your ice storm experience.” Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Janice Bowen.

    Other members present were Virginia Allen, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen and Billie Shahayda.

  • The 4-H poetry contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the LaRue County Extension Service by Feb. 20. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest, or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • NAP application closing dates

    The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program are March 2 and March 16.

  • LaRue County Extension is teaming up with Meade and Hardin counties to offer a six-week Farm Women Financial Workshop called Annie’s project. This workshop is geared towards farm women wanting to take a more active role in the business side of the farming operation. The program is offered in 14 states. This is the third year for the program in Kentucky, and the first time it has been offered locally.

  • Dairy producers can take a virtual video farm tour of two successful Kentucky dairy farms that are dramatically different in size and located at opposite ends of the state.

  • The prices of fertilizers have increased at an astounding rate the last two years. With the decrease in commodity prices, fertilizer costs now may be the dominant factor in determining a profit. Efficient and wise use of fertilizers and the nutrients in the soil become important in determining your profit.

  • The LaRue County Herald News received 12 editorial awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The prizes were awarded Jan. 23 in Louisville at the conclusion of the annual convention.

    Editor Linda Ireland took first place honors for best on-going or extended coverage of a story for her entry about the Lincoln Bicentennial.

  • The Hardin County History Museum, 210 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There is no admission charge.

    Upcoming events include noon-1 p.m. Feb. 21, stories about Abraham Lincoln; noon-1 p.m. Feb. 28, the story of Vinnie Ream, the youngest and first female artist commissioned by the federal government.

    For more information, e-mail christywpritchard@gmail.com, call 763-8339 or visit www.hardinkyhistory.or