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  • Hosparus tea tickets available now

    Hosparus – Hospice of Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “World UniTea,” 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $25. No reservations will be accepted without payment. For more information, call Lisa Sanford at 737-6300 or 1-800-686-9577. Tickets may be purchased at Hosparus’ Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Drive. Tea proceeds benefit Hospice of Central Kentucky patients and families.

    Fundraiser for childhood cancer

  • Anyone who passes by the yellow frame house across from the LaRue County Courthouse in Hodgenville will immediately notice two unusual things: lighted candles in each of the windows, and painted rocks, small, big, yellow, green, solid colors, mixed colors, polka dots – encircling the house’s foundation.

    “Those rocks and candles are a statement of our faith,” said Geri Stanley, whose daughter Jessi, has painted almost all of them. “The lights will remain on and the rocks here until our daughter is healed.”

  • As we get ready to begin a new year, it is good to review our livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some things for each month of 2009 as you attempt to feed cattle through grazing as much as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.

  • In this age of rocket thrusters and afterburners, 1999 LaRue County High School alumnus and Navy pilot Jonathan Whelan flies a propeller plane that, in comparison to the FA 118, F-122 and other jets is like matching the tortoise to the hare.

    But this aircraft, the P-3 Orion, is perfectly suited to the crucial military missions it performs and wouldn’t be as effective at supersonic speeds.

  • January brings several farm-related state annual meetings and state programs important to LaRue County and Kentucky farmers. In today’s column we will highlight the programs of many of them.

  • He jumps on the couch and curls up in a ball. The fuzzy black and white dog is oblivious to the sounds around him, even though the barks and meows are bound to disrupt his nap.

    So begins another day at the Taylor County Animal Shelter – the facility that houses LaRue County’s strays.

    Those wanting to adopt a stray animal have been able to do so for just a $20 donation for nearly a year. As a result, Director John Harris says, the shelter’s adoption rates have just about doubled.

  • 4-H is always in need of volunteers to help expand the program to the youth of LaRue County.

    The organization is in need of volunteers to help lead 4-H school club meetings and to help with other 4-H activities and events throughout the year.

  • The LaRue County Extension Service conducts corn and soybean variety plots annually in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. For the third year, the cooperator was Carlos Tucker on the Duel Creekside Farm. Seed companies supply seed, assist at planting and harvest and sponsor a field day.

    Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information, to help decide which varieties to grow next year. Each company was permitted to enter two varieties of both corn and soybeans.

  • 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.