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Today's Features

  • Twenty-one current and two former Freeman FFA members attended the 81st National FFA convention in Indianapolis Oct. 21-25.

    The following members attended the convention:  Justin Carter, Craig Dunn, Jesse Engle, Todd Enlow, Emily Farrar, Cody Howell, Julia Johnson, Megan Larrison, Michael Lawless, Jud Lee, Michelle Locklin, Johnathon Maynard, Eli Meredith, Charla Piper, Renea Sheroan, Trevor Skaggs, Abby Sullivan, B.J. Sullivan, Cody Sullivan, Shelby Sullivan and Lannah Wheeler.

  • State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout reminds Kentucky livestock producers that state law spells out how to dispose of dead animals properly.

  • The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the LaRue County Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

    A program related to beef production will be presented and a meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.

    For more information, contact the Extension Service, 358-3401.

  • The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored training for local child-care providers on Nov. 1 at the Extension Office.

    Training topics included sessions on activity plans- this is a new licensing requirement for each classroom, and learning centers taught by Karen Hellman, STARS Quality Coordinator. The afternoon session covered working with special needs children, such as those with autism was presented by Lisa Sallee.

  • The “Glen Rice...Family and Friends” Musical Concert Series will host its final concert of the season on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    Glen Rice, former principal at Buffalo Elementary School, and several of his family members will perform, as well as Ron Benningfield, Wayne Sexton, Camille Turner, Eddie Black, Bro. Rodney Troutman and Terry Sandidge.

  • Numerous field fires have kept volunteer firefighters busy this month and Sunday was no different, as they responded to two separate incidents.

    Drought-like conditions the last two growing seasons have created a skimpy hay harvest. Sunday, a LaRue County farmer watched $600 worth of the precious commodity go up in smoke.

    Sherman Skaggs had 14 large rolls of hay stored in a fence row off Hawkins Road.  A witness said residents at a nearby house started a fire in a garden area and it quickly spread into the field, igniting the hay rolls.

  • Even though the majority of the state is in the midst of a drought, hay supplies are up from last year. However, some livestock producers still will need to find an additional hay source to get through the winter, said Tom Keene, hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    “Overall, we are in decent to fair shape on cattle hay going into the winter,” he said. “Producers who use high quality hay to feed dairy cattle and horses will likely need to import additional quantities this year to have a sufficient supply.”

  • David Brown of Hodgenville and Byron Nelson of Vine Grove were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Coop, held Aug. 22 in Hodgenville. More than 50 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the local board, while Charles Crutcher of Rineyville was named vice chairman/vice president.

    Reviewing local operations and services was Clint Merritt, manager, Hodgenville. He reported that total operating volume for the past year was about $6.1 million.

  • David Brown of Hodgenville and Byron Nelson of Vine Grove were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Coop, held Aug. 22 in Hodgenville. More than 50 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the local board, while Charles Crutcher of Rineyville was named vice chairman/vice president.

    Reviewing local operations and services was Clint Merritt, manager, Hodgenville. He reported that total operating volume for the past year was about $6.1 million.

  • By LINDA IRELAND

    Editor

    Thirty-one preschoolers at Laugh-N-Learn daycare strapped on their biking helmets, hopped on their tricycles and pedaled for all they were worth to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    It’s the fifth year the daycare has participated in the Trike-A-Thon, an event that provides funding for research of catastrophic childhood diseases, primarily cancer.