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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Hawks homecoming is Friday

    Football homecoming is Sept. 24. The Hawks will take on the Elizabethtown Panthers. LaRue County Youth Football players will be introduced.

    Rotary fundraiser

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club will host a punt, pass, kick fundraiser at the home football game Sept. 24. Check with any Rotarian for more information.

    Tour de LaRue

  • Ragweed is a common problem to both allergy sufferers and to farmers. In late summer some people suffer allergic reactions to ragweeds and other plant pollens. Ragweed also has the potential to severely interfere with crop production and reduce crop yield.

    Individuals who are sensitive to the plant’s pollen are usually very aware of its presence. When plants begin to flower in August and early September, the airborne pollen is the culprit for the severe irritation to sensitive individuals. When exposed to the oil the plant produces, some people even develop a skin rash.

  • Attention, SpongeBob SquarePants fans: Your favorite yellow guy will be at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven Sept. 25-26. KRM is presenting SpongeBob with Insight Communications, sponsored by Newcomb Oil and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

  • Seventy years ago, a curious little monkey was born.

    In 1941, Margret and H.A. Rey published the first of the Curious George books for children. The monkey and his pal, “The Man with the Yellow Hat,” have appeared in numerous renditions including a movie, cartoons and video games.

    The LaRue County Public Library and Lincolns Loft will celebrate the occasion with a “Curiosity Day” Saturday.

  • 4-H enrollment is under way for 2010-11. School club meetings are being held for fourth and fifth graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school.

    However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year goes from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

  • We often associate certain foods with different countries. Spaghetti is Italian, tacos are Mexican and what could be more American than apple pie? Did you know the very first apples ever eaten grew several thousand years ago in fertile land south of the Black Sea? The history and origins of different fruits and vegetables are as interesting and unique as their taste.

  • Enrollment open for 4-H

    It is time for current 4-H members to re-enroll and new members to join. 4-H is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. as of Jan. 1, 2011. Youth ages 5 to 8 may join 4-H as a Cloverbud. Various project clubs are available to join, or a child may join as a member at large. The 4th and 5th graders at HES and ALES will have a 4-H club meeting at school once a month.  4-H enrollment forms are available from the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment.

    Shooting Sports

  • Enrollment open for 4-H

    It is time for current 4-H members to re-enroll and new members to join. 4-H is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. as of Jan. 1, 2011. Youth ages 5 to 8 may join 4-H as a Cloverbud. Various project clubs are available to join, or a child may join as a member at large. The 4th and 5th graders at HES and ALES will have a 4-H club meeting at school once a month.  4-H enrollment forms are available from the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment.

    Shooting Sports

  • Goat and sheep producers meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the LaRue County Extension Service office following the 6:30 p.m. meal. All interested individuals are invited.

    Cost share funding

  • Chamber luncheon

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be noon Sept. 15 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. A representative from kix.com (Kentucky Indiana Exchange) will be guest speaker. For reservations, call 358-3411. Cost of the luncheon is $6 per person. The public is invited and Chamber members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

    Modern square dance lessons

  • Sunrise Volunteers

    A benefit gospel concert will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken with all proceeds going toward the purchase of a digital projector and screen for the new nursing home chapel. Performers include Mike Ash, Ronnie Benningfield, Charles Durham, the Grimes Family, Jim Kessler, Amy Loyall and Meadowlarks from Wesley Meadows Church.

  • Grandparents honored

    Bethlehem High School will hold a Mass honoring grandparents 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Prior to the Mass, there will be an open house with refreshments 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Bethlehem High School Cafeteria. For more information, call 502-348-8594, ext. 214 or visit www.bethlehemhigh.org.

    Ovesen Heights has women’s conference

  • ALL SCHOOLS

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    ALES

    Wonderful Wednesday graduates needed for parade

    Wonderful Wednesday is inviting all former W.W. students to join them as they walk in the Lincoln Days Parade. The program is being honored this year as the grand marshal. For more information, call Abraham Lincoln Elementary at 358-4112. Parade lineup is 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2.

    Fourth District Choir

  • Several hundred school children attended “Walk Through Lincoln’s Life” at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park last week. Several volunteers from Kentucky and Indiana demonstrated pioneer crafts, games and chores as part of the “educational curriculum based event,” according to the Park’s Web site.