• 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.”

  • Can you believe it? Fall is here. LaRue County farmers need to put “take soil tests” on their list of things to do this fall. It will save time next spring.

  • Blood drive

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club, 19 Lincoln Square, will hold a blood drive noon-5 p.m. Oct. 13.  Identification is required and you must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health.

    Look Good/Feel Better

  • Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Carol Walzemayer, Hardin Memorial Hospital representative, will speak about living wills.

  • The LaRue County Public Library offers programs for all ages.

    •Monday – Fantastic Friends for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    •Tuesday – Baby Bounce at 9:30 a.m. for 0-12 months; and Primarily Fun at 3:30 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade.

    •Wednesday – Circle Time for ages 1-3, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    •Thursday – Book Chat for grades 6-8, 3:30 p.m.

    The newest program is Family Fun Night on the second Thursday of each month. The first program, a free movie night, is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 8.

  • The LaRue County Band Boosters are offering Market Day Food as a fundraiser for the band and other school organizations. Market Day can be ordered monthly and is delivered to the LCHS band room for pick up.

    Ordering can be done online at www.marketday.com with the organization being LCHS Band Boosters and the organization number 25294.

    All orders for October must be placed by 11 p.m. Oct. 8 and orders can be picked up at the high school band room 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

  • Charity tea and auction

    Hosparus-Hospice of Central Kentucky will host its annual Hosparus Charity Tea and Auction 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Campbellsville University. All proceeds benefit local hospice patients and their families. For tickets ($15 for adults and $5 for children), contact Lisa Sanford at 800-686-9577 or lsanford@hospices.org.