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  • 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.

  • Applications are available for LaRue County graduating seniors to apply for the $500 4-H Scholarship.

    Applicants should be active 4-H members. April 15 is the deadline to apply.

    Scholarship applications are available from the Extension Service office and online at ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/scholarshipapplication. Scholarship judging is based on the essay as well as past years of the 4-H Awards Point System Record Forms.

  • For farmers who have yet to file their 2009 tax returns, UK Extension economists have the following suggestions as you prepare your returns and meet with your tax advisor.

    Remember to report sales of breeding and market livestock separately. Animals used to produce milk, calves, pigs and market livestock are cull sales not subject to self-employment taxes.

    Depreciation is one of the confusing parts of federal taxes, but note these three things concerning depreciation:

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    Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is April 30 or May 18. Kindergarten Launch is 9 a.m.-noon July 29. For more information, ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.

    LCHS

    SBDM Council

    The site-based decision making council will meet 4:30 p.m. April 14 in the school library.

    Prom

    The LaRue County High School Prom is 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at the LCHS gym. The event is open to the public for viewing 8-8:30 p.m.

    Senior trip

  • Community Blood Drive

    The community blood drive will be noon-5 p.m. April 13 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. All blood types are needed and the procedure takes about an hour. Bring an I.D. card.

    Library closed

    LaRue County Public Library will be closed April 13.

    Hobby Mania

  • Congratulations to all the participants in the 4-H Poetry Contest.  Participants are to be commended for their efforts. Eighty-one poems were entered and the poems have been judged. The results are listed as follows.

    The poems were divided into two age groups for judging. Junior division participants are ages 9-13 and the senior age division includes 14-18 year olds.

    The top 11 junior poems and the top senior poem will advance to the District competition.

  • Woman’s Club

  • Tobacco growers soon will prepare greenhouses and outdoor float beds and start producing tobacco transplants. For those able to obtain contracts, higher production and input costs and lower tobacco leaf prices are among the problems faced by tobacco producers.

    Losses to disease in the float system could take an additional toll on a growers’ bottom line. Planning and preparation now can lead to better disease control and better yields of transplants in the spring.

  • Hardee’s in Hodgenville completed a week-long renovation and owner Wayne Tyree says a new product line is on the way.

    By April, Tyree’s restaurant will become one of Hardee’s first single-store operators to run a double-branded store. In addition to the full Hardee’s breakfast and dinner menus, the store will serve the Red Burrito line of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and various taco salads.

  • Studies show that nationwide, 32 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight or obese. In Kentucky that number climbs to 37 percent giving us the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. 

    A number of factors amplify the problem. Lack of physical activity and poor eating habits are two principal causes. 

    Here are some guidelines to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Umpires needed

    Youth girls’ softball is seeking umpires for the upcoming season. Those interested should call Regina Devers after 4 p.m. at 234-6217.

    Season passes available

    Season passes for softball and baseball are $20 students; $40 adults. See David Dawson at LaRue County High School or Melinda Rock at games for more information. Passes are good for varsity, JV and freshman home games.

    Sport schedules online

  • A volunteer can be defined as a person who voluntarily offers himself for a service or undertaking; one who performs a service willingly and without pay. That pretty much sums it up for Brian Sprowles.

    There are many die hard LaRue County Hawks basketball fans around the state but one would be hard pressed to find one any more committed than Sprowles. He is a 1992 graduate of LaRue County High School and the son of long-time and retired teachers from the LaRue County School system, Donald and Nancy Sprowles. 

  • Council to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the LaRue County Extension Service office.  Anyone with an interest in serving on the council, should contact 4-H Agent, Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.  The meeting is open to the public.

  • Middle Creek Baptist egg hunt

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have an egg hunt at 6 p.m. March 31 for ages through fifth grade. Bring your own Easter basket. For more information call Nina Casteel at 737-6174.

    First Baptist Church presents “The Risen Christ”

  • Middle Creek Baptist egg hunt

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have an egg hunt at 6 p.m. March 31 for ages through fifth grade. Bring your own Easter basket. For more information call Nina Casteel at 737-6174.

    First Baptist Church presents “The Risen Christ”