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  • Cub Scout Pack 151 got into the holiday spirit last week when it collected and distributed dozens of canned goods to help needy families.

    The pack donated the goods to the Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church.

    Food pantry coordinator Susan Phelps said the food will be put to good use. The pantry opened in October providing assistance to 29 families. In November, 46 families requested help.

    “This fills a need in the community,” Phelps said of the pantry. “People are having a hard time financially.”

  • Roy Leo Veirs died a fighter on Nov. 10.

    The 47-year-old dairy farmer battled a rare and painful cancer for three years. And during those years of treatments, tests and hospitalizations, he maintained a smile on his face, a great faith in God and no trace of self-pity.

    The way he led his life – during the good years and the bad – left an impact on many people, as evidenced by the large crowd that converged on the funeral home after his death.

  • There are medical risks associated with handling wildlife and certain safety precautions should be taken. Diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases.

    Disease prevention and food safety can be helped by following simple steps:

  • Numerous 4-H members and volunteers will be recognized 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet at the Extension Service office.

    The meal is potluck with the 4-H Council providing the meat, drinks and paper products. All 4-H members are welcome to attend, however, invitations were mailed to those who will be receiving recognition during the banquet. Please RSVP if you will attend by calling 358-3401.

  • The U.S. Postal Service has issued this list of holiday shipping cut-off dates to ensure packages arrive on time. Some dates have passed.

    APO/FPO

    Express mail – Dec. 18

    First class and priority mail – Dec. 11

    Parcel airlift – Dec. 1

    Space available mail – Nov. 21

    Parcel Post – Nov. 13

    International

    Dates vary for delivery. Check with your local post office.

    Domestic

    First class and priority mail – Dec. 21

    Express mail – Dec. 23

  • This has been a great year for forage production in LaRue County. We’ve had plenty of rain and thus grass for the grazing season with lots to spare for haymaking. We still have accumulated fescue pasture that can be grazed this winter. In recent years, cattle producers have been feeding hay for months by this time of year.

  • Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • Various spiders, boxelder bugs, cluster flies, and lady beetles are entering homes as the temperatures cool. Pest-proofing or cutting down on entry ways can reduce problems with them indoors. Let’s consider six useful tips for pest-proofing. The first three will also conserve energy in your home.

  • What can you do about unwanted mail and unwelcome telemarketers? Tell companies you do business with to remove your name from customer lists they rent or sell to others. Look for information on how to opt out of marketing lists on sales materials, order forms and Web sites.

  • LCHS Class of 1994

    The LCHS Class of 1994 will hold its 15-year class reunion 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 27 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Cost is $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. For information, call Kathy Hagan Okeson at 358-5295, Sherri Jeffries Cochran at 505-5690 or mail payment to Julie Wright Skeens at 3774 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 42748 or go to LaRue County Class of 1994 on www.facebook.com.

  • The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board has announced the Top Ten videos of the Kentucky Farmers are the number one Advocate for Animals Video contest. The LaRue County High School FFA again has two videos in the finals of the YouTube contest. You can help them win by going to www.youtube.com/watch?v=41HCsQaGKBO or www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqwLpXE-3U. They’re asking everyone to view these videos and send to as many people as possible. First, second and third place winners are based on number of views on YouTube.

  • CAIP grant applications

    Applications for the 2009 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, are available at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 25.

    Dead animal pick-up

  • CAIP grant applications

    Applications for the 2009 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, are available at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 25.

    Dead animal pick-up

  • The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale begins Nov. 18 when 4-H members may pick up candy at the Extension Service office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate. 

    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, peanut butter and milk chocolate with almonds for $1 each.

    For each 40 candy bars sold, the member’s name will go in a drawing for a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart.

  • Santa Claus is beginning the final process of making his list and checking it twice in preparation for his rounds on Christmas Eve.

    Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening, so the staff of The LaRue County Herald News pitches in annually by collecting and publishing wish lists for LaRue County children.

    Boys and girls can address their letters to Santa in care of The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748.

  • A LaRue County woman won top honors at the National FFA Convention in October.

    Emily Carol Johnson, 20, was the national winner of the Floriculture-Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency Award. She was the only entrant from Kentucky to win an event.

  • Award applications due

    4-H Honors Award Applications are due to the Extension Office by Nov. 23. Honors levels include bronze, silver and gold.  Senior level (ages 14-18) 4-H members are eligible to apply for Honors Recognition.  For more information or an application,  contact 4-H Agent, Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or by e-mail to mwilmoth@uky.edu.

     

    Poultry Club organizing

  • Republicans meet

    The LaRue County Republicans will host special speaker Jim Weise, 2nd District GOP chairman, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the LaRue County Courthouse. The meeting will be in the first floor small courtroom. Open to public. For more information, call Eric Devary at 358-8386.

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