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Today's Features

  • Even though the majority of the state is in the midst of a drought, hay supplies are up from last year. However, some livestock producers still will need to find an additional hay source to get through the winter, said Tom Keene, hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    “Overall, we are in decent to fair shape on cattle hay going into the winter,” he said. “Producers who use high quality hay to feed dairy cattle and horses will likely need to import additional quantities this year to have a sufficient supply.”

  • David Brown of Hodgenville and Byron Nelson of Vine Grove were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Coop, held Aug. 22 in Hodgenville. More than 50 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the local board, while Charles Crutcher of Rineyville was named vice chairman/vice president.

    Reviewing local operations and services was Clint Merritt, manager, Hodgenville. He reported that total operating volume for the past year was about $6.1 million.

  • David Brown of Hodgenville and Byron Nelson of Vine Grove were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Coop, held Aug. 22 in Hodgenville. More than 50 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the local board, while Charles Crutcher of Rineyville was named vice chairman/vice president.

    Reviewing local operations and services was Clint Merritt, manager, Hodgenville. He reported that total operating volume for the past year was about $6.1 million.

  • By LINDA IRELAND

    Editor

    Thirty-one preschoolers at Laugh-N-Learn daycare strapped on their biking helmets, hopped on their tricycles and pedaled for all they were worth to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    It’s the fifth year the daycare has participated in the Trike-A-Thon, an event that provides funding for research of catastrophic childhood diseases, primarily cancer.

  • Parkway Baptist holds three-night revival

    Parkway Baptist Church will hold revival Oct. 23-25 at 7 p.m. Ben Bailie is the evangelist and The Warren Family Singers will perform.

    Gospel concert Sunday at Buffalo Baptist

    Buffalo Baptist Church will have a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. The guest group this month will be the Trinity Gospel Aires. Everyone is invited. Call (270) 325-3820 for information.

    Roanoke church plans Halloween alternative

  • Friday afternoon, Tom Smith and his horse Carol Ann dropped by City Hall to purchase a business license. The duo will offer carriage rides in downtown Hodgenville this fall.

    Smith, who lives in Lyons Station with his wife Phyllis, has been offering the horse and buggy service for weddings, parties and similar events for some time. He plans to bring Carol Ann and a white vis-à-vis (face-to-face) carriage – also called a sweetheart carriage – to the square during Lincoln Days, Christmas on the Square and the monthly classic car cruise-ins.

  • Talent search

    Fifty-four seventh-grade students at LaRue County Middle School have been invited to participate in the annual Talent Search conducted by the Talent Identification Program at Duke University in Durham, N.C. The program identifies very bright students from TIP’s 16 state search area.

  • A large crowd of students, parents and volunteers visited Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site on Sept. 12 for “A Walk Through Lincoln’s Life.”

    Several interpreters dressed in period costume provided living history demonstrations including a military encampment, the dulcimer, blacksmithing, weaving, basket making, yarn spinning and rail-splitting.

  • Work and dream like a big dog.

    Sound familiar? It's true – the wieners are returning to the pages of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Beginning Sept. 17, we will publish a 10-week chapter series "Heads and Tails," the further adventures of Woody the Kentucky Wiener Dog and his sister Chloe. The newspaper ran a similar series two years ago.

    Themes for “Heads and Tails” include money management, history and Hodgenville's most famous son, Abraham Lincoln – just in time for the Lincoln Bicentennial.