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  • The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for an active wildfire season this year as low humidity, low fuel moisture and increased fuel loads ­could cause high to very high burning conditions.   

  • Soil samples taken during dry falls tend to result in soil pH and soil test potassium being unusually low. This results in recommendations that overestimate lime and K (potassium) fertilizer that may be needed.

    Recently, University of Kentucky soil test labs began a new test for soil pH to solve the problem occurring with lower pH levels in soil samples taken in dry falls.

  • Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council Inc. has announced the Youth Leaders of the Year 2010-2011. Finalists were selected on their overall merits of their biographical sketch and leadership essay. 

    Finalists include Shelby Laine Rogers, Lyndsay June Whitlock, Emily Mary Alice Dewitt and Valerie Ann Whitlock of LaRue County High School. These students took part in personal interviews with Lincoln Trail Youth Salute’s panel of judges to determine the two Youth Leaders.

  • Lady Hawks Golf Scramble

    The LaRue County High School softball team will have a golf scramble 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at LaRue County Country Club. Registration begins at noon. Long drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes will be awarded. For more information or to pre-register your team, contact Coach Aaron Howell at 735-1134.

          

    Sport schedules online

    LaRue County High School schedules are available on the sports Web page. Go to www.larue.kyschools.us and click on athletics.

  • Class of 1985

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1985 will hold a 25-year class reunion 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 23 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. The cost is $18 per person and includes dinner. Advance registration for dinner is required. For more information or to make reservations, go to LCHS Class of 85 Reunion Facebook Page. Send reservations to Kim Pruitt Clough, 4301 High Meadow Place, Louisville, KY 40299 or Diana Sadler Cottrell, 2935 Parkers Grove Road, Magnolia, KY 42757 or call 502-261-0405 or 270-324-3917. 

    Richardson Smith

  • County Clerk announces hours

    The LaRue County Clerk’s office will be open half day Sept. 1 and all day Sept. 2. The office will close Sept. 4 and 6 to honor Labor Day.  

    LaRue County Reads

  • Class of 1990

    LaRue County High School Class of 1990 will hold a 20-year class reunion Sept. 18 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. For more information, contact Michael Shelton at 270-392-7479 or visit Facebook at LaRue County Class of 1990 Reunion.

    Class of 2000

  • Free Single Mom’s Oil Change

    A free single mom’s oil change and car wash will be provided by Harvestland Community Church 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the church. Free brunch, childcare and gift included. For more information, call Debbie Ragland at 270-735-6454 or Sandy Lamas at 270-317-4007.

    Fall cleanup

  • Project Graduation fundraiser

    The LaRue County High School Drama Club is performing Steel Magnolias 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 in the LCHS auditorium. Proceeds from “Dinner and a Play” will benefit Project Graduation and the Drama Club. Barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans and a drink will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased from Deborah Whitlock at 358-9924, LaRue Insurance, Inc. at 358-3101 or Katy Cecil and Drama Club members.

    The play alone will be presented 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

  • Navigating the state’s child support system can be complicated.

    But thanks to one-time federal funding, new technology is being developed that may simplify the process for custodial and non-custodial parents alike.

    Lesa Read-Weikel, supervisor, Division of Child Support in the LaRue County Attorney’s office, is serving as a subject matter expert on the exchange portal specialization team. 

  • Becky Hellman, a senior psychology major/sociology minor from Hodgenville, will be escorted by Triston Mullins of South Shore in the Georgetown College Homecoming Court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers football game against Pikeville College Oct. 16. The daughter of Tony and Karen Hellman, Becky played soccer and tennis for LaRue County High School, was a member of class committee each year and was voted Most Dependable her senior year, 2007. At Georgetown, she’s the Panhellenic President and a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. ­

  • If you’ve ever had questions about hybrid or electric vehicles or just curious about what it might be like to drive one, you will have the opportunity to satisfy your curiosity Oct. 15.

    Alternative transportation technologies will be showcased at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s automotive/diesel department as part of an innovative national event. 

    Although Odyssey Day has been celebrated every other year since 2002, this is the first year that ECTC has had the opportunity to participate as a host site.

  • If you’ve ever had questions about hybrid or electric vehicles or just curious about what it might be like to drive one, you will have the opportunity to satisfy your curiosity Oct. 15.

    Alternative transportation technologies will be showcased at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s automotive/diesel department as part of an innovative national event. 

    Although Odyssey Day has been celebrated every other year since 2002, this is the first year that ECTC has had the opportunity to participate as a host site.

  • If you’ve ever had questions about hybrid or electric vehicles or just curious about what it might be like to drive one, you will have the opportunity to satisfy your curiosity Oct. 15.

    Alternative transportation technologies will be showcased at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s automotive/diesel department as part of an innovative national event. 

    Although Odyssey Day has been celebrated every other year since 2002, this is the first year that ECTC has had the opportunity to participate as a host site.

  • Parks and Recreation Board to meet

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the park. Open to the public. For more information, call Eric DeVary at 358-8386.

    Saddle Club Fun Show

    The LaRue County Saddle Club Fun Show is 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the club grounds. For more information, call Pam at 270-766-8313.

    St. Jude Charity golf scramble

  • The Jeffries reunion was Oct. 9-10 at Sportsman Lake.

  • Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music with the Charlie Riggs Band at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily events

  • Jayne Judd Adams of Upton won first place in the Fleischmann’s Yeast Bake for the Cure at the Kentucky State Fair for her Blueberry Bliss dessert dish.

    This is the second time Adams has won top honors in the contest. A 2007 win with her Orange Nirvana recipe resulted in her advancing to the nationals and winning the grand prize of $1,000.

     

    Blueberry Bliss

    Cake:

    2-1/4 cups flour

    1/3 cup white sugar

    1 envelope Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/2 cup water

    1/4 cup milk

  • You’ve perhaps heard of the Bird Man of Alcatraz. Dotty Coleman is fast becoming the Bird Woman of Ball Hollow.

    Coleman, who lives off Pleasant Church Road, is into hummingbirds – really into them.

    “Most nights in the early evening, I’ll see 25 of them or so at one time, but that isn’t even the busiest time,” she said.

    She has 10 feeders from which the birds sip the homemade nectar of one part sugar to three parts water.