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  • The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association was excited to have State Senator Carroll Gibson as their guest speaker May 11. Gibson, who was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2005, represents the 5th Senatorial District including LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade counties. 

  • The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association was excited to have State Senator Carroll Gibson as their guest speaker May 11. Gibson, who was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2005, represents the 5th Senatorial District including LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade counties. 

  • Softball District

    Softball 18th District Tournament begins May 24 at American Legion Park, Greensburg. The second-seeded Lady Hawks play third-seeded Hart County 6:30 p.m. CST May 24. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Green vs. Caverna game at 5:30 p.m. CST May 25.

    Baseball District

  • Freedom from want has been a visionary goal of Americans since President Franklin D. Roosevelt mentioned it in his Four Freedoms speech to Congress in 1941.

    Several churches in LaRue County are doing their part to ensure, especially in these economically hard times, that LaRue County’s residents do not lack their basic necessities.

    Angel Food Ministries

    South Fork Baptist Church is a host church for Angel Food Ministries. 

  • Pork Producers meet

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. May 17 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served.  All interested individuals are invited to attend.

     

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet

  • Faithful Citizenship Luncheon

    Kentucky General Assembly: 2010 Review, 2011 Preview with Mark Bouchard will be the topic of the noon-1 p.m. May 18 Faithful Citizenship Luncheon at St. Joseph Proto Cathedral, 5th and W. Stephen Foster Blvd. Participants are asked to bring lunch; drinks and snacks will be provided. The event is sponsored by Catholic Charities’ Parish Social Ministry Department. RSVP to Catholic Charities Nazareth Office, 502-331-4545 or schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org. 

    First Baptist youth revival

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park recently was voted the top historic landmark to visit in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Living magazine included the park in its “Best in Kentucky” April issue. The site dedicated to Lincoln’s Kentucky years draws about 200,000 visitors annually to the Sinking Spring and Knob Creek Farms both outside Hodgenville.

    The 16th President’s homestead beat out second-place Mammoth Cave National Park (two million visitors annually) and third-place My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown (30,000 visitors annually).

  • While several species of insects pollinate plants, honeybees are the best pollinators and therefore the most essential. They are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau will offer four $500 college scholarships to high school seniors who will enter college this fall, to undergraduate college students, and to adults interested in entering college or continuing their college education. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing careers in agriculture or related fields. Open to LCFB members and their children. Applications available at the LaRue County High School guidance counselor, the LaRue County Farm Bureau office at 606 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, or online at larue.kyfb.com.

  • Story hour at library

    The LaRue County Public Library will hold a second story hour at 11 a.m. each Saturday in May. For more information, contact Laurel Sisler at 358-3851 or laurelsisler@earthlink.net.

    Networking for Women

    Networking for Women in the Heartland will meet 11:30 a.m. May 18 at the Schmidt Coca-Cola Museum in Elizabethtown. Fee is $12. Make reservation to sarah@heartlandnet workingforwomen.net.

    Hope Food Pantry

  • Farming has plenty of challenges, but probably one of the hazards that farmers worry about least are the dangers from working in the sun year-round. Farmers should pay attention to the condition of their skin.

  • LCHS Class of 1995

    LaRue County High School Class of 1995 will have a 15-year reunion beginning at 5 p.m. June 5 at Sportsman Lake. Cost is $15 per person.

  • Dance at Senior Center

    There will be a dance at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center 7 p.m. May 21. Prime Time Band and others will perform. For more information, contact Jim Walters at 737-5655 or jmarwalt@windstream.net.

    NARFE to meet

  • As many LaRue Countians experienced last week, there can be major damage from spring thunderstorms.

    Tornadoes form thousands of feet above the earth’s surface usually during warm, humid, unsettled weather and in conjunction with a severe thunderstorm.  Along with rain, dust and debris sucked into the center of the air column form the distinct funnel shape. Wind speeds, ranging from 40 to more than 300 mph (categories 1-5), can be extremely destructive.

  • State Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, will be the guest speaker at the LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association meeting May 11. Gibson represents the 5th Senatorial District which includes LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade Counties. Gibson, who was elected in 2005, will discuss important agricultural political issues with the members.

    The meeting begins 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service office. A complimentary meal will be served.

  • Senior Citizens music

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

    Health South blood checks

    Health South will do blood checks at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters,  May 12.

    Daily events

  • Shooting Sports meet

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet and have practice 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports or to sign up to participate, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu

     

    Livestock Club

  • Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. May 7 at LaRue County Extension Service office. Durham Beef will be grilling out and there will be free giveaways to all customers. The market will be open every Tuesday and Friday through October. For more information or to join the market, contact Abby Tate at 358-3401.

    Beef Producers Meeting

  • Build two houses from the same set of blueprints and they should be identical. Right?

    Then, why is it, when a male and female insect of the same species have identical genetic blueprints, one is always larger than the other?

    That’s the paradox that Dr. Craig Stillwell, former LaRue Countian who is an entomologist at the University of Arizona, solved and whose solution has been published online and will be found in print publications as far away as London, England.

  • E’town Sportswear

    E’town Sportswear will have a reunion 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15 at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road, Elizabethtown. All former employees are encouraged to attend. Bring a covered dish. Meat and paper products will be supplied. For more information call Jean Lyons at 765-6472 or Judy Pawley at 862-3889.

    Class of 1995

    The LaRue County class of 1995 will hold their 15-year reunion beginning at 5 p.m. June 5 at Sportsman Lake. Cost is $15 per person. Call Sally Lantz at 502-409-7905 for more information.