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  • 4-H Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 29. New members welcome. Call the Extension Service office at 358-3401 to sign up.

  • Musical celebration at South Fork

    Combined choirs of South Fork and Valley View Baptist Churches will perform at South Fork at 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Call 325-3626 for more information.

    Live nativity

    Valley Creek Baptist Church will present a live nativity 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 on the corner of Valley Creek Road and Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown. Hot chocolate, music and caroling provided. Nativity animals to pet. For more information, call 737-9282.

    Mt. Moriah gospel singing

  • Courthouse holiday schedule

    The LaRue County Courthouse will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and 27; Jan. 1, 2 and 3. The courthouse will be open Dec. 31.

    Extension office closed

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 2 and Jan. 19.

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will perform at the Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Dec. 26. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Cemetery Commission to meet

  • Courthouse holiday schedule

    The LaRue County Courthouse will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and 27; Jan. 1, 2 and 3. The courthouse will be open Dec. 31.

    Extension office closed

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 2 and Jan. 19.

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will perform at the Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Dec. 26. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Cemetery Commission to meet

  • Courthouse holiday schedule

    The LaRue County Courthouse will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and 27; Jan. 1, 2 and 3. The courthouse will be open Dec. 31.

    Extension office closed

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 2 and Jan. 19.

    Prime Time Band

    Prime Time band will perform at the Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Dec. 26. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Cemetery Commission to meet

  • Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H awards banquet. 

    The Outstanding 4-H Members for 2008 were named. The Junior Division includes 4-H members ages 9-13 and the Senior Division includes members ages 14-18.

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    National FFA scholarship

    National FFA scholarship applications are available at www.ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_programs.Scholarships. Applications must be submitted online and are due Feb. 17.

  • Santa’s Helpers

    Ann Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children for Christmas. Pick up a tag from the tree at the Chamber of Commerce or Abe’s Country Cooking and buy a toy. Return the toy to the location you picked up your tag or you may purchase a toy at the Dollar Store and use the drop box at the Dollar Store. For pick up, call 234-3313.

    Senior Citizens music

  • A pair of LaRue County High School FFA students claimed the top prize in a contest sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Cousins B.J. Sullivan, 17, and Cody Sullivan, 18, will share $3,000 after their video “Cody and B.J.’s Awesome Food and Fuel Video” grabbed over 63,000 views in one month on YouTube.com.

  • When the late LaRue County resident Ivy Davenport appeared on the nationally televised game show “I’ve Got a Secret” in 1963, his secret was something that was almost unbelievable to the game show panel members and to the viewers watching.

    “I was the last person born in the same cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born,” was the “secret” displayed on the television screen.

  • U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Norman Dennis Copley Jr. is deployed with VMFA-122 at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been stationed there two months.

    Copley has served in the Marine Corps for three years and three months and he is a lance corporal/E3. He previously has been deployed to Okinawa, Japan; Thailand, and a day in Korea. In late March of 2009, Copley hopes to be back at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C.

  • Middle Creek bake sale

    The Middle Creek Baptist Women will have a bake sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec.13, at IGA in Hodgenville.

     

  • ALL SCHOOLS

    Nov. 26-28 – Thanksgiving break

    ALES

    Nov. 25 – Site-based decision-making council meeting 5 p.m.

    LCMS

    Dec. 1 – Professional Development/Comprehensive Improvement Plan Committee meets at 3:15 p.m. in the school library.

    Dec. 4 – LCMS boys' basketball vs. Adair County

    Dec. 6 – 6th grade Academic Showcase at Boston Elementary

    Dec. 7 – Kelly Dean Sanders dinner at LCHS cafeteria

    OTHER

    Wee Time

  • Sewing class

    A beginner’s 4-H sewing class will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Extension Service office. Call the Extension Service at 358-3401 to register. If you have your own sewing machine, bring it with you to the class.

     

    Cloverbuds

    4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. Activities are for LaRue County youth ages 5-8.  Monthly meetings are held. New participants should register through the Extension office. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that farmers in all 120 counties in Kentucky now are eligible for emergency loans due to drought and high winds that occurred in Kentucky in 2008.

    Gov. Steve Beshear sent a request Sept. 19 to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer requesting that USDA disaster assistance be made available to farmers across the Commonwealth because of crop losses resulting from widespread drought conditions which began in early 2008.

  • Biofuels have gained popularity in recent years and are becoming a more viable alternative fuel option for farmers, while at the same time helping them reduce their carbon footprint. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is offering a half-day conference in two locations to address current farm biofuels topics.

  • New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program. Originally, the 2008 Farm Bill prohibited DCP payments on farms with 10 acres of base or less, unless the farm is wholly owned by a socially disadvantaged farmer or limited resource farmers. The 2008 enrollment period for the DCP on farms with greater than 10 base acres ended Sept. 30.

  • Freedom Fest '08

    Freedom Fest ’08 will be 1-5 p.m. Dec. 6 at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown. The event is presented by MyArmedForcesHero.com. The Web site provides free services to military families. The event features vendor booths, live music, door prizes and three jumps by stunt rider Earnie “The Atomic Bomb” Adams. For more information, call 268-3681 or 268-8732.

    Senior Citizens music

  • It looked like Christmas time. You know the scene: boxes upon boxes of gifts cascading from tables, smiling kids and an overwhelming feeling of good will. First Baptist Church of Hodgenville was just that setting as the church continued a 10-year tradition of giving.

    First Baptist youth loaded more than 700 shoe boxes on Nov. 17 to be delivered as part of Operation Christmas Child, a charity that provides a box of  small toys, candy, hygiene items and clothing for needy children around the world.

  • Market research recently collected by Preston-Osborne Marketing Communications and Research on behalf of the Lincoln Trail Career Centers found that 62 percent of respondents who live in the area are satisfied with their current job.

    The top employment sectors in the area are services; manufacturing; utilities, trade and transportation; and schools and state/local government.