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  • As LaRue County beef producers consider buying bulls they should think about their overall breeding program. It is important to assess what traits are going to have the greatest economic impact in your management system and target a bull to give the production level that you need. If you are in the commercial cattle business and you have been using the same breed of bull for several years then you should probably consider adopting a crossbreeding program.

  • The increased costs of seed, fertilizer, fuel and land rents have caused many farmers to consider cutting costs in corn production, however, it is also a good time to review the concepts of producing high yields.

  • LaRue County’s 2010 ExCEL Award winner, Beverly Heady, is a “can-do” person.

    The ExCel Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and e.ON U.S. honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.

    Heady, a veteran second-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, will be honored by her students and peers at a ceremony 11:30 a.m. March 17.

    Heady said she welcomes the challenge of changing students’ mindset from “can’t” to “can.”

  • Regional basketball tournament

    The boys’ basketball regional tournament will be March 3, 4, 7 and 9 at Nelson County High School. The championship will be 7:30 p.m. March 9.

    Youth softball signups

    Softball signups for girls ages 5 and up will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation building.  For information, call Regina Devers at 234-6217 after 4 p.m. 

    Youth baseball tryouts

  • Diabetes update class

    A diabetes update class by Vanessa Paddy will be held at the Extension Service office at 10:30 a.m. March 2. Class is open to everyone and will discuss preventing complications. Sponsored by the County Extension homemaker organization.

  • 4-H Camp

  • 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.

    NARFE to meet

    The Elizabethtown Local Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 11 a.m. March 1 at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown. Susan Byers will present information on “The Slave Quilt.”

  • National Beefalo Show in Louisville

    The National Beefalo Show and Sale will be March 5-6 at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville. For more information, call 330-933-6717 or visit www. americanbeefalo.org.

    Longbeards banquet

  • Lincoln Memorial revival

    Lincoln Memorial Missionary Baptist Church will hold revival 7:30 p.m. beginning March 1 with the Rev. Nicky Ferguson. For more information, call 270-299-5283 or 325-3631.

    Hope Food Pantry

  • ALES

    Feb. 25 – School Culture Committee, 3 p.m.

    Feb. 26 – Conservation Awards banquet 6 p.m. at Extension Office

    March 1 – Special SBDM meeting at 5 p.m. in Gearon Conference Room   

    March 2 – Family Reading Night in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday 6-7:45 p.m.

    LCHS

    LCHS SBDM rescheduled

    The LaRue County High School SBDM Council meeting is rescheduled for 4:30 Feb. 24 in the high school conference room.

    WKU admissions visit

  • With Ol’ Man Winter bringing cold days and frosty nights to the state, the temptation to warm one’s toes at a wood stove’s blazing fire can be too much to resist. According to the National Ag Safety Database, heating equipment is the number one cause of home fires. So safety precautions should be taken by those wishing to heat their homes with a wood stove.

  • Alfalfa is a high quality, high yielding, perennial legume and is incredibly versatile under proper management. It can be grown in pure stands or mixtures for grazing, and can be the best legume choice for a grass-legume grazing.  There are numerous grazing tolerant varieties now available so there is no need to be as concerned about persistence under grazing (providing it is properly managed).

  • A Howardstown farm family represented Kentucky at the American Farm Bureau meeting Jan. 10-12 in Seattle where judges selected the Outstanding Young Farm Family. They came away national winners.

    Aaron and Ashley Reding and their children Kathryn, 9, Andrew, 4, and Adam, 15 months, were announced state titlists at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Dec. 4 in Louisville. Prior to that, the LaRue County Farm Bureau entrants were among three regional winners announced in July.

  • Grain Marketing Short Course

    A Grain Marketing Short Course will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the Hardin County Extension Service in Elizabethtown. Various elements of grain marketing will be discussed including cash contracts, futures, basis, hedging, ACRE, crop insurance and marketing strategies. Enrollment is limited and there is a $20 registration fee. For enrollment or for more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 358-3401. 

               

  • County Homemaker Scholarship

    A $400 scholarship is available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Service office (358-3401) or on the office Web site ces. ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Service office by March 12.

  • Feb. 16 – Headstart

    Feb. 17 – Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Learning Tree, TLC, Hines Lane, Country Lane, Childress Loop, Warren Rd., Logan DeSpain Rd.

    Feb. 18 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, LaRue Baptist School

    Feb. 23 – LCHS, LCMS, Bethany’s, Valerie’s, Senior Citizens Center, Adult Daycare

    Feb. 24 – Even Start

    Feb. 25 – First Friends, Preschool, Even Start, Preschool

  • The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold an orientation meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Extension Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.  The 4-H Shooting Sports program is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. If you are interested, but not already a member of 4-H, membership forms will be available at the meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting with their children. Volunteers are always needed to help the coaches during practices. 

  • Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pastures in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • 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.

    Daily events

  • 4-H Camp