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  • 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.

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Kentucky. Along with smoking and family history, one of the major risk factors for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity. Kentucky ranks among the top 10 states with sedentary lifestyles, and many of our fellow residents say it’s because they don’t have the time or opportunity.

  • Sometimes I get calls at the office about people having trouble getting their home canning jars to seal. Below are reminders of things to check when you are working with canning lids. Watch how tight you put on the screwbands and also watch your headspace, the amount of air left at the top of the jar.

    The information below came from Mississippi State University Extension Service. These are common home canning questions and answers on why jars don’t seal.

    Q. How tightly should screwbands be put on when closing jars with two-piece lids?

  • For one special evening, Sept. 1, LaRue County High School’s Lady Hawks volleyball team will add pink to their blue-and-white colors as they host their second annual Volley for the Cure.

    LaRue’s ladies will lace up with pink shoelaces, wear pink ribbons and will play with a pink volleyball, according to booster president Deena Bradley. She is hopeful their opposing players, the Lady Bruins from Central Hardin, will join them in wearing pink.

  • Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding a revival each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding a revival each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding a revival each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • LaRue County is home to the Hawks. This fall it will also be home to the Tigers, as Campbellsville University will hold post secondary classes in Hodgenville for the first time.

  • Niki Carter, the new director of the LaRue County Public Library, sees the place as a community center where “people are encouraged to benefit themselves and the community.”

    “Our popular collections will always be here for the people, but we’re a source that focuses on the people’s needs; that’s where libraries have their staying power,” said Carter, who finished her master’s in library science from the University of Kentucky this semester. 

  • Growers may be seeing a lot of aphids in some tobacco fields. At this point in the season, the time left until topping is the major factor to consider when making a decision on aphid control. Yield and quality losses to aphids occur gradually – from the onset of infestation, about six weeks after transplant, until topping. Most of the loss is due to reduced leaf size and weight from heavy infestations. There is little chance for return from attempting to control heavy infestations just before harvest. The loss has already occurred.