Today's Features

  • More than $44 million in extended unemployment insurance benefits have been paid to 20,581 Kentuckians since the program began in July 2008 and more benefits will continue to be paid out, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The extended 13 weeks of benefits are being paid to Kentuckians who exhausted their regular unemployment insurance benefits and are currently unemployed.

  • Roger Thomas, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, presented a gubernatorial proclamation on behalf of Gov. Steve Beshear declaring Nov. 21-27 as Farm-City Week in Kentucky at the 2008 Farm City Luncheon held in Louisville.

    The luncheon was held in conjunction with the world’s largest, purebred livestock exposition, Louisville’s own North American International Livestock Exposition.

  • With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us already are beginning to plan our holiday meals. As we begin meal preparations, we should not forget the hard work and long hours Kentucky farmers put in every day to ensure we have food on our tables.

    During this season, you can show your gratitude to farmers in your community by preparing your Thanksgiving meal from locally grown products.

  • A LaRue County teenager is blooming as a businessman.

    Jud Lee, the 16-year-old son of Scotty and Robin Lee of Lee’s Garden Center, has entered a contractual agreement to provide vegetables to IGA.

  • Goat producers meet

      LaRue County Goat Producers meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the LaRue County Extension Service office in Hodgenville. The speaker will be Tess Caudill, Kentucky Department of Agriculture sheep and goat marketing specialist. Her topic will be market update for sheep and goats. A gyro platter meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Open House planned

      Lee’s Garden Center plans a Christmas open house for Nov. 28-29. For more information call (270) 358-9897 or e-mail slee107308@aol.com.

  • Kentucky Baptists reaffirmed their desire to protect the lives of the unborn and committed to support the Southern Baptist Convention’s Crossover Louisville event through resolutions passed during the 171st annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    Five resolutions were approved by messengers during the annual meeting last week at Immanuel Baptist Church.

  • First Baptist Church of Hodgenville will conduct a women’s retreat on Saturday, Nov. 15.

    The program, “Body, Mind & Spirit ... Women Seeking God’s Heart,” will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Lunch and child care will be provided, but pre-registration is required by Nov. 9, particularly if child care is required.

    The retreat will feature fellowship, music and worship in addition to breakout sessions. Key programs include women's health issues, balancing career and home and women's self defense.

  • It’s that time of year when we are given the opportunity to provide Christmas for a child who otherwise will receive no gifts. Items that can fill a shoe box. The deadline to drop off the boxes is Wednesday, Nov. 19.

    Operation Christmas Child is one ministry of Samaritan’s Purse which delivers millions of shoe box in desperate circumstances throughout the world.

  • Santa letters are due by noon on Nov. 30

    It’s that time of year when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations mingle on the store shelves. And, that jolly old elf – Santa Claus – is already checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice before he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve.

    Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening, so once again, the staff of The LaRue County Herald News is cooperating with him to deliver wish lists for LaRue County children.

  • Nov. 14 is the deadline for 4-H members to submit applications for the honors program and selection as delegates to 2009 National 4-H Congress.

    These activities recognize exemplary participation in the 4-H Youth Development Program.