• 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


    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.

  • Clay Greenwell regularly watches “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza.” The 10-year-old New Haven boy has always had an interest in guns and horses, and he recently found a way to combine the two into a challenging hobby.

    Greenwell will be a member of the still-forming Kentucky Cowboy Mounted Shooters, which became a club   Sept. 8 at the Nelson County Public Library. 

  • The late Margaret Naomi Curle’s faith and poems have touched her daughter, Sue Curle Percell, so much that she has created a website, www.nanswords.com, to share them with the world.


    Fall break

    Fall break ends Oct. 8.


    Oct. 11 – Fish and Game Club at 1 p.m. for fifth grade; 2 p.m. for fourth grade

    Oct 12 – Stay After and Read, 2:45-4 p.m.; Kentucky Children’s Chorus auditions, 2:45-4 p.m.; Open Library, 4-6 p.m.; McDonald’s Night, 5-8; PTO, 6:30 p.m.

    Oct. 13 – Third grade tryouts for Jumping Hawks, 3 p.m.; percussion ensemble rehearsal, 2:45-4:30 p.m.

    Oct. 18 – Parent/teacher conferences

  • Revival at Mount Tabor

    Mount Tabor Baptist Church will have revival 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9 with different speakers and singers. Childcare available. For more information, call 325-3512 or visit http://mttaborbaptistchurch.publishpath.com.

    Performance at Christian Academy

    God Meant It For Good, the story of Joseph and his Brothers in Egypt, will be performed 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Elizabethtown Christian Academy sanctuary, 401 W. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

  • 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.


    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.


    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