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  • 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. 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 Service office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment. 

     

    Poultry Club to meet

  • Bethlehem homecoming

    Bethlehem High School football homecoming will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lally Field. There will be an alumni hospitality tent with light refreshments. For more information, call 502-348-8594, ext. 214 or visit www.bethlehemhigh.org.

    Upton Days 5K Run

  • When Eddie Bowen wants to refer to a map of the USA, he need look no farther than a stone wall in the basement of his log cabin home in Magnolia.

    Bowen created the 8x15-foot map of the contiguous 48 states by cutting various shaped rocks into recognizable individual states and adhering them to a concrete wall.

    “I really owe this idea to my fifth-grade teacher, Jesse Ruth Hunt, who imprinted in our minds the shapes of the states so we could name them if we saw them,” Bowen said.     

  • Talking to Wesley Phillips gives a person a peek into our history of the past 100 years through the eyes of a man who has experienced changes from horse to rocket transportation, from word-of-mouth to I-phone communication, a man who has lived through two world wars and the Great Depression and is still going strong.

    This Sunday, Buffalo Nazarene Church, where Phillips and his wife Sue attend, will honor with special singing and a meal the man who’ll be a centenarian Sept. 7. The unpretentious Phillips, however, claims no credit for his longevity.

  • 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. 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 Service office or ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment. 

    Poultry Club to meet

  • Parks and Recreation Board to meet

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the park. Please attend if you are interested in becoming part of the park board or want to help make improvements at the community park. Call Eric DeVary at 358-8386 for more information.

    Rotary fundraiser, punt, pass, kick

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club will host a punt, pass, kick fundraiser at home football games Sept. 10 and 24. Check with any Rotarian for more information.

    Upton Days 5K Run

  • 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.

    Weather volunteers needed 

  • Let’s look at some more harvest safety tips in this week’s column.

    Keep bystanders away from operating equipment. Also, be aware of people who may have come into the area. Harvesting areas and equipment are no place for children. Always check around equipment before starting or moving it.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has made federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations in the Second District as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on April 30.

    A news release from the office of U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie said organizations in the following counties are eligible to apply for assistance: Barren, Breckinridge, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Ohio, Taylor, Warren and Washington.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau members Jeremy and Joanna Hinton of Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market and Robin and Ashley Lee of Lee’s Garden Center joined more than 40 participants of farm markets throughout the state in late July on the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2010 Summer Tour of markets in Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri.

  • Union Band has homecoming, gospel singing

    Union Band Baptist Church near Howardstown will have homecoming 11 a.m. Sept. 12. Gospel singing by Brighter Day, Messengers Three and Melvin Mortenson. Bring a dish.

    Pleasant Grove will host singer

    Gospel singer Graham West will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in White City.

    Magnolia Baptist has revival, fall fling

  • Ragland, Rountree and Hornback

    The Ragland, Rountree and Hornback family reunion will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at Upton Community Center in Upton. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call Dwayne Ragland at 270-401-4771, 270-765-5449 or dirt75@ windstream.net or J.C. Ragland at 358-4591 or jrag207@windstream.net.

    Class of 1990

  • Registration is under way for the annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    “If it’s time that you need, or you want to get out of the house, get a break from the kids for a weekend, learn something new that you can do with your family in the outdoors, and just enjoy the camaraderie of other women with the same interests, then the BOW workshop is squarely on target for you,” said BOW Program Volunteer Coordinator Beth Spivey-Minch.

  • 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

  • Shooting Sports

    4-H Shooting Sports meeting and practice will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the New Haven Gun Club. Practices are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month with the meeting held on the first Thursday before practice. The 4-H Shooting Sports Club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. For more information or to join, contact the Extension Service at 270-358-3401 or visit ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/4HYouthDevelopment. 

    Cloverbuds to meet

  • Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a research study on vegetarians and vegans in Kentucky.

    You may participate in this study if you are age 18 or older; currently eat a vegetarian or vegan diet; and live in Kentucky.

    This study uses an anonymous online survey and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

    To take the survey go to http://tiny.cc/Kyveg.

    The password is Kentucky.

  • Buffalo Church of Nazarene holds Friendship Sunday

    Buffalo Church of Nazarene will hold Friendship Sunday and celebrate Wesley Phillips 100th birthday 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5. The Grimes Family will perform and a potluck dinner will follow the celebration. For more information, contact Pastor Mitch Hedge at 270-491-0018.

    Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection

  • Two local men have been elected to serve as delegates to the 127th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates.

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville will serve as a delegate at the Nov. 15 meeting in Louisville.

  • 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

  • Accidents are often preventable. With the fall harvest underway, let’s be careful and prevent accidents and tragedies from happening. Harvest season is a busy time for farmers and it is a peak season for agricultural injuries.  Consider the following safety tips.

    • Be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and understand the safety procedures. Take time to talk to workers about safety.