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  • Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Lincoln Days Tractor Show

  • Kentucky Chautauqua’s Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg, portraying Abraham Lincoln, was recently selected for nine performances in Saipan, according to a news release from the Kentucky Humanities Council.

    Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Saipan is the largest of the United States Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

    Sayre will travel more than 6,500 miles to Saipan in October to perform at junior high schools and high schools in the area.

    A retired transportation manager, Sayre has been studying and portraying Abraham Lincoln for several decades.

  • ALL SCHOOLS

    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    Time capsule opening

  • Soccer teams have cancer awareness night

    LaRue County High School Soccer is having a breast cancer awareness game “Kickin’ for the Cure” Sept. 29 against Bethlehem. The boys play at 5:30 p.m.; the girls play at 8 p.m. The teams are selling T-shirts for $10; proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. For more information, contact Bill Hawkins at 270-268-1918.

    Railsplitter Run

  • Gospel meeting at Church of Christ

    Hodgenville Church of Christ is having a gospel meeting 7:30 p.m. through Friday.

    Pig roast at Middle Creek

    Middle Creek Baptist Church is having a community pig roast 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2. For more information, call Nina Casteel at 737-6174.

    Otter Creek Church homecoming

  • The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests Sept. 1-30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program.         

    The Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program along with the Environmental Stewardship Program are created to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of Kentucky.

  • A recycling trailer was placed last week in Sonora. The trailer, located on KY 84 across from the U.S. Post Office, began accepting recyclable material Friday.

    Open 24 hours a day, the site consists of a semi-trailer with containers segmented to house aluminum, newspapers, clean tin cans, plastics and cardboard.

    Items not accepted include glass of any type, plastic foam products, light bulbs, phone books, food wrappers, electronics, batteries and appliances.

  • Classes of 1970 and 1971

    The LaRue County High School Classes of 1970 and 1971 will have a 40-year reunion Oct. 2 at LaRue County Sportsman Lake. For more information or if you did not receive a letter, contact Barbara Harbin at 358-9992 or Alex LaRue at 358-3101 or Alex@LaRue Insurance.net.

    Cundiff-Carter

    The Cundiff-Carter reunion will be 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Sportsman’s Lake. Bring a covered dish and old photos. For more information, contact Barbara Cundiff at 932-6178.

     

    Class of 1985

  • Pumpkins are a symbol of the fall season, and several acres are grown locally. Whether you grow or buy pumpkins, it is important to realize that careful harvesting and handling will help them last.

    Pumpkins should be harvested as soon as they are ripe and show a good orange color. Ripe pumpkins can be left in the field for a period of time and can tolerate light frost. Do not try to harvest when the fruit and vines are wet since this can lead to the development of fruit rot.

  • 4-H Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Council oversees the county 4-H program and helps with program planning and evaluation. For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu.

    Rabbit Club to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Extension Service office. Dog Club getting T-shirts

  • 4-H Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Council oversees the county 4-H program and helps with program planning and evaluation. For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu.

    Rabbit Club to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Extension Service office. Dog Club getting T-shirts

  • 4-H Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Council oversees the county 4-H program and helps with program planning and evaluation. For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu.

    Rabbit Club to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Extension Service office. Dog Club getting T-shirts

  • Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Lincoln Days Tractor Show

  • Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Lincoln Days Tractor Show

  • ALL SCHOOLS

    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    ALES

    Fourth District Choir

    Fourth District Choir practice is 2:45-4 p.m. Sept. 23. The group will perform 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bardstown Baptist Church.

    Open Library

    Open library is 4-6 p.m. Sept. 28.

    HES

  • Heat stress reduces conception rate of cows to 30-35 percent and can result in fetal loss between 25-45 days of pregnancy. Both of these factors have lead to low pregnancy rates this year.

    Pregnancy checking of cattle is a valuable management tool to know about and deal with this situation. Checking for pregnancy will allow a beef producer to make timely culling decisions and focus resources on the sound, reliable breeders.

  • The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are issuing a Level I Drought Declaration for five drought management areas in western and central Kentucky. These five areas are in addition to the three currently under the Level I declaration.

    Hardin, Grayson and Meade are within the new Level I drought declaration areas. Serious impacts to agricultural water needs, wildfire risk and other water-sensitive sectors can be expected in the designated areas.

  • Congratulations to all the 4-H members who competed at the Kentucky State Fair. Cloverville was filled with 4-H entries from across the state of Kentucky. Projects ranged from sewing to entomology to arts and crafts. 

    LaRue County 4-H members exhibited a total of 45 projects in Cloverville, as well as 26 rabbit entries. Results are:

    Stefan Cowley – Sr. Paper Crafts, Blue; Horticultural Photo Collection, Red; Sr. Jewelry Beadwork, Blue; 3-5 photos same subject, White; Horticultural Single Color Photo, Blue

    Benjamin Lope – Brownies, Blue

  • The 4-H year runs Sept. 1-Aug. 31. It’s time for members to submit their 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheets.

    Record sheets are simply a record of the 4-H activities or events a member has participated in during the past year. Points are assigned for various events, depending on the level of participation. 

    Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) are eligible to submit a record form as well in order to receive recognition.

  • When Lisa Nugent began raising butterflies, it was just a project intended to educate her children. But it soon grew to become a hobby and a source of joy.

    Nugent began raising butterflies about four years ago when a friend taught her about the process. A “home-school mom” of two sons, she began the butterfly project to teach her kids about life and science. When her sons lost interest in the butterflies, she remained fascinated, and now she raises the creatures for enjoyment.