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  • A litter of abandoned kittens found their way into Lenore Hoover’s home and into the heart of her Australian shepherd, Sheba.

    The dog attentively licks the rat-size kittens clean each time that Hoover, Liz Fary and her other helpers feed the brood from tiny bottles. It’s an essential job that momma cats normally perform to stimulate a bowel movement for the babies.

    Sheba also gives the six kittens a thorough tongue bath once a day, Hoover said.

    “She always wanted to be a mother but couldn’t,” Mrs. Hoover says of her dog.

  • Buffalo Class of 1955

    The Buffalo High School Class of 1955 will have its 54th reunion at 6 pm. Nov. 14 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit Restaurant, 311 Water St., Hodgenville. For more information, call Lila Kirk at 358-8537, Gene Richards t 358-4759 or Mary Poteet at 358-4571.

    Class of 1985

    The LCHS Class of 1985 is planning its 25-year reunion. If you would like to help, call Susan Phipps Holt at 502-549-5226 or Paula McDowell-Wood at 270-735-3825.

  • Late fall and early winter is an optimum time to prepare spring-calving beef herds for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval. If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.

  • The Farmers Market season closed last Thursday with Pat Durham of Durham Beef grilling locally raised beef. Durham set up three times over the course of the summer at the roadside stand adjacent to the LaRue County Extension Service. Ten vendors paid the season-long $15 fee to set up fresh produce and other locally produced farm products throughout the season. Others paid $10 for each single set up.  The Extension Service reinvests all the fees into the Farmers Market in the form of advertising, signage and related expenses.

  • Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 27 through Dec. 15. Classes will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline

  • Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 27 through Dec. 15. Classes will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline

  • Traditionally, the 4-H program has been for youth ages 9 to 18.

    Kentucky 4-H is taking steps to help the state’s younger children by using the 4-H Clover Bud program to help shape them become responsible, caring, hard-working individuals.

  • LaRue County farmers tend usually pay less attention to combating weed problems during the fall and early winter months than during the spring planting season. However, this is an optimum time to critically evaluate successes and failures of the past growing season and make plans for the upcoming 2010 growing season.

    It is a good time of year to consider what weed control strategies worked, and what options did not perform up to expectations during the growing season, and why. Pinpointing the cause of poor weed control may not be easy.

  • For fall calving cows, the calving season is in full swing. Check cows frequently. Identify calves and commercial males should be castrated and implanted.

    Obtain yearling measurements (weight, hip height, scrotal circumference) on replacement animals—especially for registered ones. The largest measurements for weight, height and pelvic areas aren’t what you are looking for. In most cases, you are more concerned with minimums, like eliminating heifers with very small pelvic areas so that you minimize their likelihood of calving difficulty.  

  • 4-H members are encouraged to submit their Record Books by Oct. 20. Record Books will be judged and the winning junior division record books will advance to the district competition. 

    Awards for all record book participants and winners will be presented at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet Dec. 7 at the Extension Service office.

  • Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare member, Morna Eastridge of Sonora discussed the art of loom weaving with visitors at the LaRue County Genealogy Library. The volunteers also demonstrated basket weaving, quilting, chair bottoming, crochet and painting as part of their heritage crafts preservation project.

  • From studying bat roosts to tagging turtles, a couple of Camp­bells­ville University students have spent their summer getting a firsthand look at the life of environmental workers.

    Recent CU graduate Andrea O’Bryan of New Hope and junior Amy Etherington of Ver­sail­les are taking part in CU’s Environmental Studies Internship Ex­perience this summer.

  • Juan Maria Gea, a dairy farmer from Esquipulas, Nicaragua, and four other Nicaraguan residents visited Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality in LaRue County Sept. 28. The visitors from Esquipulas were in Louisville as part of a sister parish relationship with St. William Church in Louisville. St. William has been in relationship with this parish in Esquipulas for over 20 years. 

    According to Bob Ernst, founder of Plowshares, the group visited the farm “to explore our small farming effort and to share ideas about feeding the hungry.”

  • Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 27 through Dec. 15. Classes will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline

  • Buffalo class of 1955

    The Buffalo High school class of 1955 will have their 54th reunion at 6 pm. Nov. 14 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit Restaurant, 311 Water St. For more information call Lila Kirk at 358-8537, Gene Richards t 358-4759 or Mary Poteet at 358-4571.

  • Citizenship Luncheon

    Care of Creation: Moral Principles will be the topic for the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon noon-1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Flaget Hall, Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, 110 N. Fifth St., Bardstown. Participants are urged to bring sandwiches; drinks will be provided. For information and to RSVP, contact Catholic Charities Nazareth Office, Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM 502-331-4545 or schmuckrsm@ scnazarethky.org

    Quilt and memories

  • Families who receive emergency food assistance will notice a change in the program Oct. 1. At that time, families needing assistance will go to a food bank designated for their ZIP code. Currently, three food banks distribute emergency food: LaRue County Community Action Agency, LaRue County Church of Christ and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

  • Record books due Tuesday

  • “Sometimes you just have special friends in life and you don’t think about it, you just do it.”

    That’s how Laura Humphries of Buffalo explained why she and her husband Richard drove 800 miles to Newark, N.J., to pick up a Campbellsville woman and her two young children.

  • Several Kentucky counties have upgraded their fairgrounds facilities with grants from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Among those is a $100,000 grant that enabled the Hardin County Fair Board to buy and build new bleachers and rest room facilities.

    “They are an asset to the fair as a whole,” said Larry Jaggers, chairman of the Hardin County Fair Board. “We have added several new activities because we’ve now got the facilities to accommodate them. This has been an asset to the community as well as to us.”