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  • 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.

    Managing your meals

  • Community Thanksgiving service

    A community Thanksgiving service will be hosted by LaRue County Ministerial Association 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at First Baptist Church, Tonieville Road. For more information, call Bro. Andrew Singh at 325-3740.

    Thanksgiving service

    Mt Tabor Baptist, Buffalo Baptist and Wesley Meadows Methodist Community Thanksgiving service will be 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church.

    Thanksgiving meals

  • 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.