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  • 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 office 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 Service at 358-3401. 

    Goat College

  • Farm Kids for College

    A $1,000 Farm Kids for College scholarship is available to LaRue County seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree. Application available at nfo.org. Follow drop-down menu under About Us to Scholarships. Essay and letters of reference required. Applications due March 15 to Clara J. Wheatley, 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051. For more information, contact Perry Garner at 1-800-247-2110, Ext. 4674, or pgarner@nfo.org.

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • ALES

    Feb. 17 – Academic team practice, 3-4 p.m.

    Feb. 18 – ADHD workshop, 6 p.m.

    Feb. 23 – PTO, 6:30 p.m.

    Feb. 24 – Academic team practice 3-4 p.m.

    LCHS

    Project Graduation spaghetti dinner

  • There is a lot of information about exercise available. It can be found on TV, in magazines or newspapers, on the Internet and even on the radio. With so much information out there, it can sometimes be hard to tell the fact from the fiction.

    Here are 10 common exercise myths and why they are not true:

  • LaRue County Health Department

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • A few hundred feet down Hall-Gaddie Road, about a mile south of Lincoln Farm, is an attention-getting sign nailed onto a utility pole.

    “Welcome to Gaddieville. Bobbie Gaddie, Mayor,” the sign states.

    Although the “town” isn’t officially incorporated, the residents certainly have a legitimate claim to it, for the Gaddie family has owned that land through four generations, more than 100 years.

  • The small puppy, cupped in the hands of Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, looks around at his new home. In the background, a chorus of barks erupts and the puppy’s ears perk up.

    He may have a new home, but he’s not alone. This animal shelter is full.

    And, according to Harris, the shelter is applying for grant funding to expand for a third time.

  • Baseball cards, stamps, coins and even rocks have helped create extensive collections for many people. However, there are few collections that can be truly meaningful for an entire community like the recent find by Carl Howell, Hodgenville attorney and Lincoln historian.

    Howell’s grandfather built the Nancy Lincoln Inn near the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and helped him develop his love for history, specifically for Abraham Lincoln. Now, he excitedly shares the news of his latest discovery with hopes that it will inspire interest and further research.

  • A Hodgenville funeral home is under new management after the retirement of a long-time employee.

    Billy Howell, director of Billy Howell Funeral Chapel on Lincoln Boulevard, retired in October after an extended illness. He now is living with relatives.

    Rondal Wright, who has owned the funeral home nine years, began looking for a new manager. He turned to Ron Rust, a Lyons Station native who owned funeral homes in New Haven and Boston and is a close friend of Howell.

  • Most of us contemplate what God is thinking when he allows bizarre or terrible things to happen in our lives. Why does such a loving God allow homes, relationships and even families to be broken? 

    Rusty Wilson, youth minister at Union Christian Church, addresses those questions in his upcoming album titled, “I’ll make It Heaven.” This Christian centered, 11-track album talks about relationships – friendships, romantic relationships, families and ultimately our relationship with Christ.

  • Skipping breakfast can spell disaster. A study that randomly assigned overweight people to a weight program found that those who consumed breakfast lost significantly more weight over a 12-week program. This could be because those who skip breakfast tend to select more calorie-dense foods later in the day, than those who regularly eat breakfast. A healthy breakfast is the one meal that people should be encouraged to eat even if they are not hungry.

    This information is from the Web site foodandhealth.com:

    Practical solutions to manage your weight 

  • 18th Century Market Fair

    The 18th Century Market Fair hosted by the Bucksnort Longhunters will be noon-7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 6 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Admission is $4 for adults, children 12 and younger are free. For more information call Danny Hill at 369-6129. 

    Extension Council to meet

  • The Extension Leadership Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Reserve your spot by calling the Extension Service office at 358-3401. Tickets are $6 each and the meal will be provided by the Crosstown Homemakers. The Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence will be presented.

  • Every year, Philip Morris International, through its International Tobacco Procurement Scholarship program, provides financial assistance to hundreds of U.S. students from tobacco-growing families. In 2009, 30 new students were awarded scholarships. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 350 students have been awarded nearly $1.5 million in educational scholarships.

    Scholarships are available to the dependent children of tobacco growers who are part of PMI’s ITP program. The program offers three types of scholarships: 

  • NARFE to meet

    The Elizabethtown Local Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Nolin RECC. Potluck, bring a favorite, soup, chili or dessert. All active and retired federal civil service employees are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Betty Hundley at 765-7107.

    Senior Citizens music

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Jan. 29 will be evaluated and considered for the 2010 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Jan. 29 will be evaluated and considered for the 2010 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Jan. 29 will be evaluated and considered for the 2010 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Hay is the major source of winter feed for beef cattle and considerable effort and cost goes into producing the hay. This effort and cost increases concern as hay feeding losses increase. Hay losses can be expected with any hay feeding system, however the amount of loss varies with the particular system used.  Small square bales fed properly generally have less loss than do large round bales.

  • On the day after Christmas, David Miller of Hodgenville found what he had been seeking for more than 45 years – his half-sister.

    “This was the best Christmas present I could have asked for,” Miller said after reuniting with his sibling, Jayne Allen, at LaRue County Sportsman’s Lake. 

    Finding her was a combination of coincidence, collaboration and persistence.