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  • Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • The 4-H Speech and Demonstration contests will be held 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Extension Service office.

    Both contests provide participants with the opportunity to develop their communication skills. Participants must register by calling 358-3401.

    4-Hers may participate in both the speech and demonstration categories, if they wish.

    Speech contest rules

  • With the continued high price of fertilizer, 2009 is a year to pay particular attention to fertilizer cost as an important part of the cost of production. The only way to determine the fertility of a field and the actual fertilizer needed is to take a representative soil test and follow recommendations for the crop.

  • The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium on March 27. 4-H members showcased their talents. The participants were divided into two age divisions: 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds. 

  • National Guard reunion

    A 40th reunion and anniversary of the Kentucky National Guard, B Battery, 2nd 138th Field Artillery, is set for 1-5 p.m. April 25 at the Elizabethtown Armory on Warfield Street. All former members are welcome to attend. This unit was deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968. For more information, contact Al McDonald at 270-300-8106.

    Class of '89

  • The Sunrise Volunteers will meet 6:30 p.m. April 28 in Sunrise Manor’s activity room for a semi-annual meeting. Nominations and election will be held for president, first vice president and second vice president. As a dinner will be served, volunteers should sign the reservation list located by the sign-in sheet in the lobby or contact Kathy Cooper at 358-3103.

    The next executive board meeting will be 3 p.m. May 4 at the nursing home.

  • In light of the current economic hardships our community is undergoing Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk is offering free resource counseling courses at A&B Adult Healthcare, 2407 Ring Road, Suite 108, Elizabethtown, for those at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

    Courses include:

    •How to create a spending plan (April 22, June 10, July 15, Sept. 30)                          

  • The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through April 15.

  • A retirement reception will be held for Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

    For more information, call 358-3851.

  • George C. “Clint” Merritt, manager of Southern States Hardin Cooperative – Hodgenville Branch, has won the President’s Operating Excellence Award. Only 40 co-op managers from Southern States 23-state territory earned this award, which Merritt has won two times since the program’s inception in 1987.

  • Relay for Life Bunco

    The Family Matters Relay for Life team will host Bunco 6:30-8:30p.m. April 16 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 766-7834.

    LaRue Baptist auction and chili cook-off

    LaRue Baptist School will hold an auction and chili cook-off at 5 p.m. April 17 to benefit the LaRue Baptist School Athletic Booster Club. For more information, call 358-4673.

    Relay for Life bake sale

  • To Mike and Angela Rock, the birth of triplets in October 2007 was a blessing – and a challenge.

    After Angela gave birth to sons Gabriel, Kagan and Devin, she intended to return to work as soon as possible. Day care, however, proved to be an insurmountable challenge.

    “If I’d gone back to work,” Angela said, “all I’d have been working for was day care and gas. It would be like paying to be gone. I’d rather be with them.”

  • The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 15th annual golf scramble 10:30 a.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Country Club, 1175 Greensburg Road, Hodgenville.

    First place is $400 plus jackpot.

    Entry fee is $60 per player; $240 per team.

    For more information, call 358-3411.

  • Beverly Heath gave a presentation on “Outhouses of the Past” at the last meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society.

    The next meeting will have Katherine Johnson of the Louisville Archivist for Manuscript Collections at the University of Louisville.

    Plans are under way for the upcoming Genealogy and History Book Fair sponsored by Ancestral Trails on April 18 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Also there will be two workshops presented by Brandon Slone on War of 1812 and Kandie Adkinson on Land Warrants and Land Grants on line.

  • If the statue of Abraham Lincoln, on the square in Hodgenville since 1909, could speak, what stories would the Great Emancipator have to tell about the many businesses, events, and people on the square that have come and gone through the years?

    Although the statue sits in stately silence, some of the people who’ve been a part of those changes, such as Joel Ray Sprowls, vividly recall many things.

  • Owner and culinary specialist Jamie Warren, along with her mother-in-law Mary Lynn Warren and Sarah Roberts Anthony, prepare fresh-baked cookies, cakes and rolls, as well as soups, hot and cold sandwiches and salads.

    Jamie Warren has lived in the Hodgenville area about 12 years with her husband, Bow. She said she is originally from Powell County where in her large family, large meals were the norm. A typical meal wasn’t much different from one served on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital will hold free bariatric surgery informational seminars throughout the year.

    All sessions are in 5A, 6-8 p.m. Dates are April 7, May 27, June 9, July 15, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3. Call 270-982-1200 for more information or to register.

  • This will be a very interesting year for corn growers in the county. While everyone is talking about the price of corn, farmers are confronted with high costs of fuel, fertilizer, land rent, seed, labor and other input costs. Efficiency is still a key to profitable corn production. A simple corn production calendar follows.