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  • A grill owned by the LaRue County Pork Producers was returned last week after being “misplaced” for a couple of months. The group loaned the grill, valued at $1,500, to a local church in February, according to Bill Goatley.

    One of the church members placed the grill in a storage building and forgot about it, Goatley said.

    The Pork Producers can start scheduling community cooks.

  • April is National Organ and Tissue Donation Month and the LaRue County Circuit Court Clerk’s office wants everyone to consider becoming a potential organ and tissue donor. They also want everyone who wants to be a donor to sign up on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • A Kentucky farm owner invites his brother, nieces and nephews from the city for an afternoon of fishing at the pond behind his house. The farm owner tells his guests not to worry about a fishing license since they plan to fish on his land.

    However, the visitors in fact do need their license.

  • Farm tractors and farm equipment can be dangerous as evidenced by accidents with injuries and fatalities each year on farms.

    Many tractor-related deaths could have been prevented with use of Roll-Over Protective Structures and seatbelts. If possible, have ROPS installed on all tractors that are not equipped with one. ROPS are available for most tractors manufactured since the late 1960s, and for some popular models manufactured prior to these times. Check with a tractor dealer for information on a ROPS for your make and model of your tractor.

  • Good things are said to come in threes and a trio of juniors on LaRue County High School’s speech team appear to be proving that maxim to be true.

    Timmy Gibson, Jeshua Logsdon and Ian Mather have each added their individual talents to boost the team to an exceptionally productive and successful season.

    Gibson

    Gibson has been traveling with the speech team since seventh grade. Public speaking seems to run in the Tim and Edie Gibson family. 

  • The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium March 26. 4-H members in two age divisions - 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds –  showcased their talents.

    Winners were selected in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical.  The champions advance May 15 to the Lincoln Trail Area Talent Show in Hardin County. The LaRue County 4-H Council sponsored prize money for the talent show.  The first-place winner in each category received $15; the second-place winner received $10.

    Michael Large provided the sound.

  • The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium March 26. 4-H members in two age divisions - 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds –  showcased their talents.

    Winners were selected in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical.  The champions advance May 15 to the Lincoln Trail Area Talent Show in Hardin County. The LaRue County 4-H Council sponsored prize money for the talent show.  The first-place winner in each category received $15; the second-place winner received $10.

    Michael Large provided the sound.

  • The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium March 26. 4-H members in two age divisions - 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds –  showcased their talents.

    Winners were selected in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical.  The champions advance May 15 to the Lincoln Trail Area Talent Show in Hardin County. The LaRue County 4-H Council sponsored prize money for the talent show.  The first-place winner in each category received $15; the second-place winner received $10.

    Michael Large provided the sound.

  • Six local girls, ranging from 11 to 17 years of age, experienced what likely was the thrill of their young lives Friday as they enjoyed free tickets to country superstar Tim McGraw’s Lexington Southern Voice Tour concert.

    “I’m so excited for them,” said Kay Upton, Adoption Support for Kentucky liaison. Upton and others in the area were instrumental in arranging the trip for the girls, five of whom are in foster homes and one is seeking adoptive parents.

  • Job Search Club

    LaRue County Adult Education, 208 College St., Hodgenville, is offering a “job search club” 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 26. Learn competitive job search skills such as resume writing and interviewing. For more information, e-mail Julita Nance at julita.nance@ky.gov or Connie Rakes at connies.rakes@ky.gov or call 1-502-348-2709.

    Relay for Life Meeting

  • A fifth-grader from Hodgenville Elementary School was chosen for the prestigious All-State Children’s Chorus.

    Cidney Neagle, the 10-year-old daughter of Bradley and Dollie Neagle of Hodgenville, was among five HES students to achieve a perfect score while auditioning for the 4th District treble chorus.

    Neagle, along with Chasity Bryant, Zoie Webb, Sophe Pepper, and Allison Massie, practiced for several weeks in preparation for the All-State audition, said HES music instructor Patrick Walsh.

  • Luminarias

    LaRue County Relay for Life is accepting donations for luminarias. Luminarias “in memory” or “in honor” can be purchased from Beverly Veirs at 358-3210, Amanda Bales at 358-4951 or any Relay team captain. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life LaRue County. Minimum luminaria donation is $5.  Luminarias will be displayed the night of Relay.

    Silent auction for Relay

  • Lewis Ireland has been in the car sales business for more than 25 years. Last month, he moved his car lot Ireland’s Auto Sales from Lincoln Boulevard near the bridge to South Lincoln near the intersection with Churchill Avenue. He has added Harley Davidson motorcycles to the mix of used cars and trucks.

    Renovations are ongoing at the property, which once housed a Mexican grocery.

    Ireland said he gained more room for inventory and was able to start the Hog Town Harley business. He may sell other motorcycle brands in the future.

  • Dogwoods and redbuds are in bloom, crappie are biting and turkeys are gobbling.  April 17 was opening day of spring turkey season and this year promises to be a great one.  During the youth season young hunters bagged more than 1,800 turkeys. 

  • Kentucky’s spring wild turkey hunting season will open statewide April 17 and close May 9. The youth-only season will be April 3-4.

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission, at its August meeting, recommended April’s second Saturday as a permanent general season opener, but their proposal has not yet completed the legislative approval process. 

    The new license year begins March 1 and already hunters are beginning to plan hunts. Therefore, as in the past, this year’s opener will fall on the Saturday closest to April 15.

  • Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is April 30. For more information, ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.

    LCHS

    May 6 – Seniors will have their group photo taken at Lincoln Birthplace. Dress clothes and shoes required.

    May 16 – National Honor Society ceremony 2 p.m. in the auditorium, Practice May 14 during first and second periods

    ALES

    April 21 – ALES vs. HES Academic match 3:30-5 p.m.

    April 23 – Crazy hair day for Haiti relief (50 cents)

  • Pickerill’s Angus Farm, Hodgenville, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 31,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry Association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 16 million registered Angus.

  • The LaRue County Pork Producers loaned one of its grills to a local church in February.

    The grill, valued at $1,500, has not been returned to the group, and unfortunately, the contact information has been misplaced.

    With the return of warm weather, the group is anxious to start holding community cooks again. The grill is an important part of their fundraising efforts.

    If you have any information about the grill’s whereabouts, call Bill Goatley at 766-2728.

  • Most farmers don’t think much about thistles until they see the plants begin to send up a stalk and then a seed head in late spring. However, now is a good time to inspect pastures for the rosette stage of the plant and take action if needed.

    Thistles are one of the most troublesome weed problems in pastures and hayfields. Thistle plants can interfere with grazing, limit forage availability and become a major problem for hay production.