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  • Class of 1964

    The LCHS Class of 1964 will celebrate its 45-year reunion with a meal and program 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at LaRue County Middle School cafeteria. For more information, contact Janis Warren Rogers, Beverly Russell Heady, Betty Crawford, Hazle Ragland Hinton, Mickey Miller, Ronnie Benningfield or call 358-9614.

    LCHS Class of 1999

  • The 4-H year runs Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. It’s now time for 4-H members to submit their 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheets.

    Record Sheets are simply a record of the 4-H activities or events a particular member has participated in during the past year. Points are assigned for various events, depending on the level of participation. Members then submit a record of the points they have earned, in order to be eligible for 4-H Points Awards to be presented Dec. 7 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet.

  • LaRue County’s grain producers soon will begin an expected bountiful harvest of corn. With these higher yields, it is critical to fine-tune equipment to reduce field loss, reduce mechanical delays, improve performance, assure a safe harvest and maintain grain quality of your crops. In fact, a few hours spent with combines, augers, conveyors, dryers and storage bins usually will have a considerable pay back. 

  • According to the 2007 USDA Agricultural census, LaRue County ranks sixth in goat production and about 25th in sheep production in the state. While sheep numbers have declined for several years, goat production has done just the opposite – numbers have increased significantly.

    Much of the increase in goat numbers has been the introduction of meat type goats such as Boer goats from Africa and other foreign countries. This has generated an increased supply of higher quality goat meat for consumers.

  • Mrs. Smith’s and Mrs. Cline’s fourth-grade classes met for their 4-H meeting Sept. 16 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. 

    The meeting was held by Misty Wilmoth, 4-H Agent. 4-H membership forms were sent home by Mrs. Wilmoth for parents to fill out and return. Jada Montgomery led the 4-H pledge. Mrs. Wilmoth talked to everyone about what 4-H was.

  • The LaRue County FFA Chapter was selected as a 3-Star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. The local organization was selected from a pool of more than 600 candidates nationwide.

    “It is very exciting to know that our chapter is recognized as one of the elite chapters, not only in Kentucky, but in the nation,” said FFA advisor and LaRue County High School agriculture teacher Misty Bivens. “Mr. (Tim) Quiggins and I know that our members are outstanding, but it’s good to know it is recognized by others also.”

  • Good Shepherds Mission Store

    The Good Shepherd Mission Store in Magnolia is accepting donations, of food, clothing, household items, money or anything they can sell. All proceeds go to the Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry at Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church for the needy. For more information, call 324-4968.

    LaRue County Senior Citizens Center

  • Poster entry deadline

  • Mt. Zion has revival

    Mount Zion Separate Baptist Church will hold revival 7 p.m. Sept. 24-27 with Bro. Jason Davison, evangelist.

    Pleasant Ridge revival

    Revival starts Sunday at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church. The Rev. Danny Bailey is the evangelist.

    Community Church Service

    The Lincoln Days Community Church Service will be 9 a.m. Oct. 4 on Lincoln Square. Former U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis will speak.

    Victory Baptist revival

  • After the Lincoln Jamboree’s 55th anniversary show Saturday, Joel Ray Sprowls parked himself in a tall cloth chair backstage and put his feet on a worn leather footstool.

    He then engaged in a bit of historic math: 55 years times 52 weeks equals 2,860 Saturday night performances of his music review that began in1954 in a rented theater on Lincoln Square. That total doesn’t include an occasional 53rd Saturday resulting from a well-timed leap year, the travel shows and county fairs or the 26 weekly television done on long ago Thursday nights in Bowling Green.

  • A large crowd attended New Haven’s 19th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival last weekend.

    Numerous LaRue Countians participated in contests, booths and the parade. New Haven is in Nelson County, but located between the LaRue communities of Athertonville and Lyons Station.

    The festival’s theme was “All Roads Lead Home.”

    The event began Friday night with bouncers, concessions, demonstrations, games and face painting at New Haven City Park.

    On Saturday, the streets were crowded with visitors taking in the sights and sounds.

  • 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: