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  • 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

  • The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Service office by Feb. 1. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • 4-H Camp

    Applications are available for 4-H Summer Camp. LaRue County will attend camp June 29-July 2. The cost is $150 per child. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, nature and high ropes. Camp is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 14, as of Jan. 1. Youth must be in grades 3 to 8 and also meet the age requirement. For an application, stop by the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville or call 358-3401. A $75 deposit is required with the registration form in order to hold the spot for that child.  Space is limited.

     

  • Cash hay sales can be an income source for the farmer who is willing to provide good management and to work at quality hay production and marketing. Several LaRue County farmers are already involved in hay production and/or marketing, and many producers sell hay from time to time. Let’s briefly discuss 10 management tips that can help you generate the most profit from this enterprise.

  • The American Red Cross will conduct several classes in February. Classes will be held at the office at 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown unless otherwise noted. Call 270-765-4979 to register or more information.

    Active duty military discounts are now available, but must be requested at time of payment.

    Feb. 22 – Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $50

  • As a young child growing up in the Barren Run section of LaRue County, Kyle Williamson wasn’t really hard-headed or stubborn; he just liked to ask questions, to find out why, to just about any subject that came up.

    “I think, at times, my questioning probably caused big problems for Mom and Dad (Mike and Kathy Williamson),” the 25-year-old man, who recently opened a law office in Hodgenville, said. 

  • Kentucky students are invited to create posters and write essays based on the theme “Kentucky Proud: Growing a Healthy Kentucky” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.

    Participating students in grades kindergarten through 12 will create posters and write brief essays describing their posters and the theme. A winning entry will be chosen in each grade level, and each winning student will receive a $100 savings bond. The winning posters and essays will be printed in a 2011 calendar with Kentucky Proud recipes.