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  • 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 from the Extension Service office at 358-3401 or on the office Web site ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Service by March 12.

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • FFA emblem fundraiser

    Southern States is supporting FFA by selling FFA emblems for $1 through March 14. After you buy an emblem, you can sign your name on it or the name of a child you care about. The emblems will be displayed in the store. Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.

  • Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. March 11 at the Extension Service office. Cloverbud activities are for ages 5 to 8 or in kindergarten through third grade.

     

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 15 at the Extension Service office. New members are welcome to attend.

     

    Leadership project

  • On his last day in office, Jan. 20, 2001, former President Bill Clinton signed a piece of paper that finally put closure to a troubling time in the life of Hodgenville resident Woodie Handley.

    The paper was a presidential pardon, granting forgiveness to Handley for a crime he committed as a young man more than 40 years earlier. It was one of 140 pardons – many of them controversial – issued by Clinton his last day in office.

  • Middle Creek Baptist holds revival

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have revival 7 p.m. March 12-14 with Bro. Billy Curle preaching.

    Faithful Citizenship Luncheon to be held in Bardstown

  • Our young people are the future leaders and decision makers of the nation. 4-H offers youth a prime opportunity to explore and engage in leadership roles. By participating in a leadership role in organizations like 4-H, young people have the opportunity to develop critical thinking, communication and life skills that will aid them in making crucial future decisions.

    Many leadership experiences are geared toward older youth, but younger youth also have the opportunity to become leaders early in their 4-H career.

  • 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

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville has walking, exercise Skipbo and sewing each Monday; bingo each Wednesday and Friday; and line dancing and chair massages each Thursday. For more information, call Katie Carter at 358-4235.

  • The Kentucky Alfalfa Conference will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Cave City Convention Center. Topics include advances in alfalfa seed, the value of crop rotations, alfalfa hay for horses, alfalfa baleage, grazing alfalfa, varieties for the future, alfalfa for wildlife and production and marketing. The conference will have its largest-ever silent auction. An awards program is also on the agenda.

    Preregistration is not necessary. The cost to attend is $15 for adults and $5 for students. Certified Crop Adviser credits are available.

  • 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).