Today's Features

  • LaRue County Extension is teaming up with Meade and Hardin counties to offer a six-week Farm Women Financial Workshop called Annie’s project. This workshop is geared towards farm women wanting to take a more active role in the business side of the farming operation. The program is offered in 14 states. This is the third year for the program in Kentucky, and the first time it has been offered locally.

  • Dairy producers can take a virtual video farm tour of two successful Kentucky dairy farms that are dramatically different in size and located at opposite ends of the state.

  • The prices of fertilizers have increased at an astounding rate the last two years. With the decrease in commodity prices, fertilizer costs now may be the dominant factor in determining a profit. Efficient and wise use of fertilizers and the nutrients in the soil become important in determining your profit.

  • The LaRue County Herald News received 12 editorial awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The prizes were awarded Jan. 23 in Louisville at the conclusion of the annual convention.

    Editor Linda Ireland took first place honors for best on-going or extended coverage of a story for her entry about the Lincoln Bicentennial.

  • The Hardin County History Museum, 210 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There is no admission charge.

    Upcoming events include noon-1 p.m. Feb. 21, stories about Abraham Lincoln; noon-1 p.m. Feb. 28, the story of Vinnie Ream, the youngest and first female artist commissioned by the federal government.

    For more information, e-mail christywpritchard@gmail.com, call 763-8339 or visit www.hardinkyhistory.or

  • What if you were a bit chilled and needed a blanket or shawl tucked around you? What if you needed help cutting up your food or maybe feeding yourself? What if you wanted some water or ice? What if you needed your chin wiped? What if you needed someone to take you to the church services or various events? What if you would like someone to just sit and talk with you? What if you would like to have the Bible read to you? What if you wished for someone to just hold your hand, give you a hug or perhaps pray with or for you?

  • “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23:6

  • One day in the jungle a lion with a big ego went around asking the other animals who the king of the jungle was. The lion roared at the monkey, “Who is the king of the jungle?”

    The monkey with fear in his voice said, “Why you are, Mr. Lion.”

    The lion went and found the zebra. “Who is the king of the jungle?” 

    “There is no doubt about it. You are, Mr. Lion.”

  • “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

    Outside Harvard, America’s oldest university, founded shortly after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, there is a commemorative inscription that reads, “After God carried us safe to New England … one of the … things we longed for and looked for and looked after was to advance learning … dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers … lie in dust.”

  • Abraham Lincoln appears on more than 50 U.S. postage stamps – more than any other person. Four more will be added to his tally in 2009, in celebration of his 200th birthday.

    The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission joined the U.S. Postal Service in Hodgenville,  and Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 30 to unveil the designs of the four commemorative stamps honoring Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. The cities will host the official first day of issue ceremony for the stamps Feb. 9 and they will be available throughout the week at the post office in Hodgenville.