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  • Andy, the K-9 officer of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, is now a nationally certified drug dog.

    Andy and his handler, Deputy Russell McCoy, attended a day-long session in Murfreesboro last week. The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois did a “great” job at locating the different kinds of drugs hidden at the training center, McCoy said.

    Although Andy has worked numerous drug cases in LaRue and surrounding counties, his designation as a “National Narcotics Detective Dog” gives his nose for drugs more credence in matters of search and seizure.

  • Residents have the chance to make a one-of-a-kind Lincoln Bicentennial souvenir when a nationally known basket weaver holds classes in Hodgenville next month.

    Martha Wetherbee, an expert in the design, creation and history of Shaker baskets, will provide materials and instruction in creation of the "Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket," honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of native son Abraham Lincoln.

    The penny basket will be 4 1/2-inches in diameter and can be made in one day.

  • One of LaRue County’s oldest cemeteries sits atop a small hill in Leafdale, shaded by ancient oaks and overgrown with poison ivy and saw briars.

    Little Mount Cemetery hasn’t had a burial since 70-year-old Kate Friend died in 1916. But most of the 90-or-so tombstones are inscribed with dates from the mid-1800s. Among the dead are Civil War soldiers, a playmate of Sarah Lincoln, a traveling salesman and the first sheriff of LaRue County.

  • Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. June 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service office.

    4-H camp registration

    4-H camp registration is under way for LaRue County youth ages 9-13. Camp will be June 29-July 2 at Lake Cumberland. Registration forms are available at the Extension Service office. Cost is $140 per camper. A $75 deposit is due with registration form to hold the child’s spot. Full payment is due by May 22.

     

     

  • The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council has been rescheduled for June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office.  

     

  • Russell Cooke fundraiser

    Modern woodmen are holding a “Matching Funds Benefit” for Russell Cooke 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Firehouse. There will be a bake sale and silent auction to help purchase handicap-accessible equipment. For more information, call 270-528-3017 or 270-763-3937.

  • Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11 a.m. June 8 at Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Roger Dennis, owner of Upton Florist, will be the guest speaker. He will speak about his work on the Rose Parade and the Academy Awards.

    Blood drive

  • The last few years have been tough on grass pastures and hay fields and many are not in a good productive condition. Also, reseeding last fall and this spring was not done in a lot of cases due to weather and cost. Considering this, livestock producers may want to consider summer annual grasses to supplement their forages.

  • The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host meetings to educate prospective and current dairy farmers about transferring farms from one generation to the next and establishing lease or contract arrangements to start a new dairy. The east Kentucky meeting is June 4 at the Fleming County Cooperative Extension Service and the west Kentucky meeting is June 5 at the Christian County Extension Service. Meeting times are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Registration is $15 and should be mailed by May 29 to Jeffrey Bewley, 407 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0215.

  • An interpreter training workshop “Women in Lincoln’s Life” will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The workshop will focus on the role of women in Lincoln’s life, specifically focusing on Mary Lincoln, and will also touch on the role of women in general in the 19th century. The workshop will be conducted by Catherine Clinton, chair in American history at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr. Clinton has written or edited more than 25 books.

  • The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association in cooperation with Walter T. Kelley Co. will hold a Beekeeping Field Day this Saturday in Clarkson at its annual summer meeting.

    The Walter T. Kelley Co. will host the event on its factory grounds in Clarkson and will provide lunch. Hands-on classes will be held in the Kelley company’s apiary.

  • A group of Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten students spent a day immersed in the 1950s.

    The students, along with Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare clients, were treated to concert by Glen Rice in the Hodgenville Civic Center. It was the finale of retiring teacher Martha Page’s Service Learning Grant project that partners students with an older mentor.

    Page’s classes have been involved in SLG projects for 10 years.

    The students have been visiting the day-care clients for six weeks and learning about music and life in general from 50 years ago.

  • Small seedlings bask in soothing warmth inside LaRue County High School’s greenhouse.

    “We start seeding the week we get back from Christmas break,” said Misty Bivens, in her eighth year as an agriculture teacher at LCHS. “We plant in germination flats and then transfer to the final containers.”

    She has 30 students gaining green thumbs in her Greenhouse Technology class, but many others who aren’t enrolled in that class help out.

  • City-owned McDougal Lake has a new look – and a new entrance.

    The lake’s access road on Ky. 470 was closed after residents began dumping storm debris on it earlier this year. Four-wheel drive vehicles churned up the dirt road, making it nearly impassable. Hanging limbs known as “widow makers” made the area unsafe.

    The new entrance on Stiles Ford Road (Ky. 916) is about a mile from the old entrance. The city has been working on the gravel road and a boat ramp to the 91-acre lake for about a month.

  • The LaRue County High School decade reunion for those graduating in the 1980s (1978-1990) will be 7 p.m.-1 a.m. July 11 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

    The center is at Exit 117 on Interstate 65.

    Cost is $20 per person in advance; $25 per person at the door.

  • Senior Center music

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville offers live music every Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Musicians and singers are welcome. Call 270-358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Summer Library Program

  • Class of 1989

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1989 is having a 20-year “Family Day” reunion 2-5 p.m. July 12 at Sportsman’s Lake. The cost is $20 per family. RSVP by June 1. Send check payable to The LCHS Class of 1989, P.O. Box 104, Hodgenville, Ky. 42748. For more information, call Karen Hawkins Barnes 324-4262 or Tabitha Tucker Ward at 324-3919.

    Decades reunion

  • Home canning information

    The LaRue County Extension Service office at 807 Old E’town Road has free handouts on home canning and freezing information. The office can test the accuracy of dial gauge pressure canner lids; bring your lid by the office. Call 358-3401 for more information.

    Meat Goat Field Day

  • A lot of hay has been baled recently. So, hay growers are reminded of a few things about hay fires and how they can be prevented. When hay is baled too wet, hay or barn fires can be a result. However, hay fires can generally be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moisture (not always easy to do) and the temperature of recently baled hay monitored.

  • A lot of hay has been baled recently. So, hay growers are reminded of a few things about hay fires and how they can be prevented. When hay is baled too wet, hay or barn fires can be a result. However, hay fires can generally be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moisture (not always easy to do) and the temperature of recently baled hay monitored.