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  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers bake sale

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers will hold a bake sale beginning at noon Nov. 20 at Hometown IGA.

    Christmas Bazaar

    Family Worship Center on Tanner Road will have a Christmas bazaar 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20-21.

    South Fork breakfast

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Nov. 21 and a variety sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall behind the church. Donations benefit the Africa mission team 2010.

    Bethlehem fundraiser

  • The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: Two Jack Russell mix, hound mix, St. Bernard mix, Great Pyrenees mix, blue heeler, lab mix; and five cats

    The shelter is located at 2175 Hodgenville Rd., Campbellsville. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, or if your youth or community group is interested in a project to provide food treats and toys for the animals for the holidays, call 270-465-7651.

  • Campbellsville University has joined two other private institutions in Kentucky in establishing a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society specifically for education majors.

    Installation for the new members, students and faculty, of CU’s KDP chapter, Alpha Epsilon Omicron, was held in Ransdell Chapel.

    About 30 initiates, including students and faculty, were installed as members of the society as the chapter plaque was presented.

    Student officers of the organization include Amber Jinnett of Hodgenville, secretary.

  • As part of efforts to protect buried utility lines, a compact guide to safe excavating practices is available in Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission is assisting Kentucky 811, the state’s call-before-you-dig center, in making the guide available to contractors, utility companies, equipment rental centers and others.

  • Kentucky sheep and goat producers voted in favor of check-offs to assess themselves at a rate of one-half of 1 percent of the net market price of their animals.

    In separate referenda held Oct. 1 in county Extension offices throughout the state, goat producers approved check-offs by a 75-41 vote, and sheep producers approved by a 32-12 count.

    A date when check-off funds will begin to be collected has not been determined.

  • Hodgenville Fall Festival

    Hodgenville Elementary School’s fall festival will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 with a chili supper, silent auction, games and other activities. There is a $25 charge to set up a vendor booth. Proceeds go to the PTSO. Call Sonya Turner at 734-6084 to reserve a booth.  

    Lane Lincoln Thanksgiving Banquet

  • The North American International Livestock Exposition has five local entries from Ashley Hornback of Magnolia entering a limousin in the beef division; and Cody Howell and Tyler Howell, both of Hodgenville, have entered two head of beef in the junior hereford division.

    Meredith Heath and Weston Heath of Hodgenville have entered five head of cattle.

  • It all started with two boys being boys, messing around in the garage and getting into dad’s tools. By the time dad walked in and saw what they were up to, they gave him an idea. It turned out to be a big hit and the talk of Creekfront Park during the Lincoln Days Antique Tractor Show.

    For most people, seeing it once wasn’t enough. They all seemed to come back and see it again and point it out to a friend.

  • The 2009 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is under way and receiving stations will be opening soon.

    But now is the time to start planning for next year and LaRue County farmers need to begin prepare to manage diseases in the 2010 burley crop.

  • Quint Pottinger, LaRue County FFA member and former Kentucky FFA president, was named the National FFA officer candidate for Kentucky. Pottinger will represent the Kentucky FFA in his quest to become one of six National FFA officers. 

  • A LaRue County resident was among the winners in the National Agricultural Proficiency Awards Pageant announced Oct. 23 at the 82nd National FFA Convention.

    In the floriculture category, Emily Johnson was honored in the entreprenuership/placement category.

    She took agriculture classes and served as chapter secretary for the LaRue County FFA. She also works at Lee’s Garden Center, a local nursery and landscape store. She is attending the University of Kentucky, studying to be an agriculture teacher.

  • “George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison …”   

    One after the other, like the measured meter of a metronome, Maude Meers reeled off the names, in order, of our nation’s first 32 presidents.

    What would be an improbable feat for most people becomes even more impressive considering that Meers is blind, almost completely deaf, and on Oct. 26 will celebrate her 104th birthday.

  • Members of the LaRue County High School-FFA Chapter were one of 28 teams participating in the 2009 National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event. The competition was Oct. 21-24 during the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

    Participants in the event were asked to take an objective test, design and formulate or reformulate a simulated food product, conduct nutritional analysis and apply food safety as well as sanitation principles.

  • As a LaRue County 911 dispatcher – or telecommunicator for the politically correct – Daniel Highbaugh never knows what crisis awaits him when he answers the phone.

    “I’ve taken calls from people who have shot themselves, others were getting shot at, some have threatened suicide, or been in fights, or wrecks; for many of them, it’s a life and death situation,” the 2004 LaRue County High School graduate said.

  • The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has diagnosed a number of cases of Diplodia Ear Rot this fall. While Diplodia is the most common ear rot of corn this is more than normal, but it isn’t surprising, given the weather conditions experienced this growing season.

  • The LaRue County Herald News is asking all veterans to submit their name, address and phone number to the Herald News, if you are interested in being featured in the new Veteran Spotlight which will feature a different veteran each week as space allows.

    Send information to The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748

  • In the fall, people often ask how to cook with fresh pumpkin.

    You must remember that not all kinds of pumpkins are best for cooking. The jack-o-lantern pumpkins you see everywhere this time of year tend to be too large and stringy for baking. So when you are growing or buying pumpkins, ask if it is a variety that is good to use in cooking.

  • Kids love Halloween but trick or treating isn’t what it used to be. It’s not as safe to let kids walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager with them.

    SAFETY TIPS

  • Donald Nunn of Hodgenville is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry Association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 16 million registered Angus.

    The national breed registry organization is located in St. Joseph, Mo.

  • When the congregation of Hodgenville's First Baptist Church presented its pastor, the Rev. B.F. Hagan, with a Christmas gift in 1897, he likely had no inkling that the present would become a conversation piece 112 years later. The gift — a 68-by-78-inch hand-stitched quilt — will be presented to the church on Tonieville Road during the worship service there Sunday, Oct. 25.

    One of the more interesting things about the full-size coverlet is that it contains some 660 names hand stitched into a Boston Puzzle style pattern.