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  • The National FFA Organization recently announced that LaRue County FFA members Emily Johnson and Cody Sullivan were selected as finalists for National FFA Proficiency Awards.

    Johnson is a finalist in floriculture-entrepreneurship/placement. Sullivan is a finalist in turf grass management-entrepreneurship/place-ment.

    Each is one of only four students chosen from across the nation to compete for this award at the National FFA Convention this fall.

  • 4-H enrollment is taking place for 2009-10, school club meetings are being held for fourth and fifth graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school.

    However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year runs Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Jones doesn’t consider himself an artist, but when he saw a portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, he made up his mind that he would make his own portrait of the 16th President.

    Instead of paint and brush, however, Jones used all Lincoln-head pennies, including some that were minted in 1909, 100 years after the Great Emancipator was born. 

    Lincoln holds a special place in Jones’s heart, partly because the sergeant is a native Kentuckian.

  • I’ve gotten a variety of calls and e-mails recently on topics related to nutrition and food safety. I wanted to remind everyone to always keep food safety in mind whether you are trying to do home canning or just making purchases for your family.

    Q. Is it safe to process food in the oven, or try to do home canning in the oven?

    A. This method involves placing filled jars in the oven set at a specific temperature and “processing” for a certain period of time. This method has never been recommended as a safe procedure for a variety of reasons.

  • Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Prime Time Band to play

    The Prime Time Band will play at Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

     

  • Laha-Harbin

    The Laha-Harbin reunion will be held Sept. 20 in the No. 2 pavilion at LaRue Sportsman Lake. Lunch about 2 p.m.

    Slayton

    The Slayton family reunion will be Sept. 20 at the Senior Citizen Center in Hodgenville. Potluck served at 1 p.m. Bring dish and serving utensils. For more information, call Geneva Milby at 324-3543 or Paul Trayner at 324-4833.

    Carter-Cundiff

  • Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Extension Service office.  New members are welcome to attend.

  • Faithful Citizenship luncheon

    Healthcare Reform: Principles, Policy and Politics will be the topic for the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon noon-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Flaget Hall Maloney Room in Bardstown. The event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry. Participants are asked to bring a sandwich; drinks will be provided. To register, call the Catholic Charities Nazareth Office at 502-331-4545 or e-mail schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org.

    Union Christian holds revival

  • There is always a need to improve our forage stands for our livestock, especially after the last few years of adverse weather. Late summer to early fall is the very best time to seed or establish the major cool season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue and timothy. To increase your success rate at forage establishment to provide more feed, forage, pasture or hay, remember these four points:

  • FreedomKentucky.org, a new Bluegrass Institute wiki, offers a user-friendly tool for Kentuckians to provide and review information on public policies and to hold local governments and school districts throughout the commonwealth accountable.

  • About 80 LaRue Countians attended the third Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin release in Springfield, Ill., Aug. 13.

    Although the ceremony lasted only 30 minutes, most stood in line for hours to receive rolls of newly minted pennies honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.

    In all, about 2,000 people crowded the lawn surrounding the historic Old State Capitol for the event, according to Jana Prewitt, public affairs officer for the U.S. Mint.

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a bicentennial celebration on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

    Music will be provided by Anne Milligan. Living history presentations will be provided by costumed interpreters from Frazier International History Museum at 11 a.m. by Eric Franz; and 2 p.m. by Zoe Jackson.

    Franz portrays Lincoln, reflecting on his life up to his election as an Illinois State Representative.

  • Robin and Ashley Lee of Lee’s Garden Center in Hodgenville joined more than 25 participants of farm markets throughout the state on the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Summer Tour of markets in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. The tour gives participants in KFB’s Certified Roadside Markets program an opportunity to get ideas for production and marketing plus network with colleagues.  

  • Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

  • Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

  • Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

  • Barren Run celebration

    Barren Run Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sept. 11-13. The Rev. John Walker will lead the Friday service at 7 p.m., special music will be provided by David and Deanna Catlett. There will be a cookout at 4 p.m. Saturday followed by bluegrass music at 5:30 p.m. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. A church-provided meal will follow the service. Music and games for children begin at 2:30 p.m.

    Revival at God’s House

  • Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 N. Mulberry, Elizabethtown. Bob Henson, KPR representative on the Kentucky Retirement System Board, will be the guest speaker.

  • Cholesterol screening

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will have cholesterol screenings 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8. Cost is $25 by appointment only.

    Prostate screenings

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will hold prostrate screenings – PSA lab work ($20 fee) 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8.; and digital rectal exam appointments 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Registration required. Call 737-4464 to schedule an appointment.

    Lincoln Labor Day program

  • BR Young Lodge breakfast

    BR Young Lodge No. 132 will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast and open house 8-10 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Masonic building on the square in Hodgenville. A small donation is requested for the bacon, sausage and pancakes meal. For more information, call Paul Withington at 324-3325.

    If you have items for next week’s fundraiser calendar, make sure you submit them by noon Friday for early deadline.