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  • Why is open kettle canning not recommended?

    In open kettle canning, food is cooked in an ordinary kettle, then packed into hot jars and sealed without processing. The temperatures obtained in open kettle canning are not high enough to destroy all spoilage and food poisoning organisms that may be in the food. Also, microorganisms can enter the food when it is transferred from the kettle to jar and cause spoilage.

  • The 2009 LaRue County Fair will be July 23-Aug. 1 and county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 102nd LaRue County Community Fair.

    Specific details for all the events can be reviewed in the 2009 LaRue County Community Fair supplement in The LaRue County Herald News. The catalog should be consulted to help you meet the rules and regulations. 

  • The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted again this growing season with a few changes. Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers. Local farmers and other users are encouraged to rinse the containers as they are used and store them until the collection date Aug. 5. There is only one date this year. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

  • Being 90 years old, World War II Army veteran Guthrie Catlin was beginning to doubt if he ever would be able to visit the memorial built in Washington, D.C., to honor him and his band of brothers.

    However, the Illinois native who lived in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for more than 30 years made the trip May 16, thanks to the Honor Flight network.

  • Chili dinner

    A chili dinner benefit for True Way Ministries’ food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 25 at the Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville. For more information, call Darlene Daugherty at 358-0385.

    Band of Hawks fundraiser

    The Band of Hawks will hold a fundraiser yard sale, bake sale and concessions July 25. For more information, to reserve a spot for $10 or if you would like to donate items for the yard sale, call 270-401-9231.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear recently reappointed Campbellsville urologist James R. Angel to a second consecutive four-year term on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission. Angel also served on the commission 1989-1993.

    Angel represents the Fourth District on the commission, which includes Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • When U.S. President Barack Obama arrived June 3 in Saudi Arabia as part of a Middle East tour, he was greeted by members of the Saudi Royal Guard.

    Those Guardsmen were wearing new uniforms stitched by workers in Hodgenville’s Nationwide Uniform (Fechheimer Brothers) plant.

    John Karnes, president of the local plant, said local workers made about 55,000 pairs of  polyester wool tropical weight trousers for the Royal Guard – a division of the regular army charged with protecting the House of Saud.

  • Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will be greeted by a new face this week.

    Douglas Richardson, whose permanent position is at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Pennsylvania, will be filling in for recently retired Sandy Brue, chief of interpretation and resource management at the park.

    Richardson said he is “absolutely thrilled” to be working at the park for a few months during the search for a permanent replacement for Brue.

  • LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • Pat Helm, who retired June 1 as LaRue County’s director of emergency medical services, vividly recalls his first life-saving resuscitation.

    “I just happened to be driving through the square in Hodgenville when a call on dispatch said that a person was unresponsive at the pool hall,” Helm said. 

    Within seconds, he entered the billiard parlor to find a man lying unconscious on the floor – no breathing, no heartbeat, in full cardiac arrest.

  • Beauty pageant at Summersville

    The Summersville Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser beauty pageant 9 a.m. July 18 at the Summersville Elementary School gym. Open pageant. Registration will be taken 9 a.m. June 27 and July 11 at Forcht Bank in Summersville; and 9 a.m. July 4 at Greensburg IGA. All times are central. For more information, call 270-405-4882 after 7 p.m. and leave message or visit www.summersvilleshiningstarsbeautypageant.piczo.com.

     

  • Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. July 20 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 270-307-7590.

    A new Sunrise

    A groundbreaking ceremony for a new nursing home facility will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on Phillips Lane.

    Campbellsville University information meeting

  • Winning participants in local American Private Enterprise Seminar recently attended the Kentucky Youth Seminar in Lexington. Participants were Melanie Huhn, Emily Kessinger, Emily Stone and Kristin Thompson.

  • Kentucky livestock producers are fortunate to have two veterinary labs that support the animal industry with diagnostic medical testing services. The labs are the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville. Their goal is to provide services to improve the health of livestock in the state. Horses, as well as cattle are the main emphasis, but they do work with all livestock.

  • Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures, affects about 10 million Americans and another 44 million are at risk. Even though the disease is more common in women, the U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation states that 20 percent of the 10 million are men.

  • Ever wish you could get paid to fish or to shop? There’s just something special about getting paid to do things you love.

    Although now retiring as a quilt maker, 84-year-old Geneva Peace of Magnolia has been familiar with that feeling for the last 76 years.

  • Lucas Wade Underwood, a recent Adair County High School graduate, received several agriculture awards, including Lake Cumberland Regional FFA superior first forage production, Lake Cumberland Region Superior small power and equipment, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, Adair FFA small engine and ag mechanics, Shop IV spirit award, Ag IV scholastic award, Forage Production Entrepreneurship and State FFA Degree.

    He is the son of Darrell Underwood of Buffalo and Renetta Underwood of Greensburg and the grandson of Bessie C. Underwood of Buffalo and the late Bruce Underwood.

  • The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: black lab mix, bird dog, cocker spaniel, golden lab, shepherd mix, beagle mix, two cats and four kittens

    The shelter is located at 2175 Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, or if your youth or community group is interested in a project to provide food treats and toys for the animals, call 270-465-7651.