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  • 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.

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. Although GRP applications are continually accepted, the application ranking cutoff date is June 1.

    The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners and operators the opportunity to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources. 

  • It looks like tobacco growers will have to hold field-ready transplants for a few days or more this year. Often this coincides with periods of humid cloudy weather. Densely packed plants in a humid environment is a recipe for big problems. Below are some suggestions for holding plants until field conditions improve.

    Maintain a low level of fertility: Reducing fertility levels to the 25 to 50 parts per million nitrogen range will slow growth and reduce the amount of rank green leaf material that may be more susceptible to bacterial rots.  

  • 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.

    Shooting sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information, call 358-3401.

     

    Dog club

  • The Kentucky Agri­cul­tural Development Board approved the County Agricultural Investment Program in March.

    The program provides farmers with incentives to improve and diversify current production practices.

    CAIP combines what were known previously as County Model Cost-share Programs into one, in which each model program becomes an investment area.

    This change, along with a 12-month term for all investment areas, will provide better uniformity and continuity, which will enhance accountability.

  • Meat Goat Field Day

  • It’s been a long journey, but the LaRue County Genealogy Society finally has found a home.

    The group opened its research center and library Tuesday inside the former Hodgenville city police station at 109 N. Greensburg St. The building also houses the city maintenance department.

    The building became available in January after the police department moved next door to Hodgenville City Hall on West High Street. Mayor Terry Cruse said the city will pay the electricity and water bill for the combined offices.

  • Paul Dangerfield of Hodgenville is a new junior member of the American Angus Association headquartered in Missouri.

    Junior members are eligible to register cattle, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

    The American Angus Association is the largest beef registry association in the world with nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members.

  • Free car wash

    The youth of Buffalo Baptist Church will have a free car wash 9 a.m.-noon May 16. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go toward the summer mission trip. Call 325-3820 for more information.

  • LaRue County 4-H members excelled April 18 in Washington County at the Area 4-H Variety Show. As a group, the participants won three grand champion honors and one reserve champion award.

    The members first competed at the LaRue County 4-H Talent Show. The winning acts at the county level then advanced to compete at the Area 4-H Variety Show. The acts are divided into two age groups: juniors ages 9-14 and seniors ages 14-18. The acts are divided by category. The categories include vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical.     

  • In her 36 years as administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, Daphne Loyall has experienced her share of emergencies.

    The late January ice storm that knocked out electric power to her home on Salem Church Road for 10 days, however, put her in the role of saving an unusual potential victim – the family’s 11-foot-long, 25-pound red-tail boa constrictor.

    The boa was a gift to her son Zach about 12 years ago. At that time, it was only about one foot long.

  • Seventeen-year-old Stephen McKellep hopes to join the ranks of Bill Gates, Neil Armstrong, H. Ross Perot and Gerald R. Ford by summer. He’s working on his Eagle Scout Badge through the Boy Scouts of America. It’s the highest honor awarded in scouting.

    McKellep, the son of David and Marsha McKellep of Upton, has planned a two-day electronics recycling or “eCycling” event with the assistance of Hodgenville’s Renaissance Recycling Center.