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Today's Features

  • Trail Ride for Christ At Mammoth Cave

    The annual Trail Ride for Christ will be held Aug. 14-15 at Double J Stables and Horseman's Camp at Mammoth Cave. The trail ride begins at 1 p.m. (all times CDT). Bring a horse or pay to ride on one of the guided tours at the stables. A free evening meal will be at 4 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Special music and testimony are at 5 p.m. with a message by the Rev. Billy Curle at 6 p.m.

  • The annual Trail Ride for Christ will be held Aug. 14-15 at Double J Stables and Horseman’s Camp at Mammoth Cave. For the past six years, the event has drawn more than 80 people. Many come to enjoy the evening of food, music and the message.

  • There was a lot of white clover almost everywhere this year (at least before the dry spell). Many pasture fields and lawns had extensive white clover where little or none was seeded. The excess clover in pastures has raised concerns about bloat and some farmers experienced cattle death losses due to bloat.

    So what factors have contributed to the abundance of clover?

  • The LaRue County Farmers Market will have a corn grill 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, July 30. The market is at the Extension Service's parking lot on Old E’town Road.

    To keep the best quality in taste and appearance in fresh vegetables when you freeze them, take the time to blanch them in boiling water. Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture. Quickly cool vegetables after blanching by plunging them into ice water.

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Project Salute is visiting Louisville in partnership with the Legal Aid Society to develope a program to recruit and train volunteer attorneys to help veterans. Project Salute will be at the Legal Aid Society at 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10. Project Salute students and faculty will provide individual consultations for veterans with VA benefit appeals. 

  • Celebrity chefs say people eat with their eyes first. It may be true, but most of us use our senses of smell and taste to satisfy hunger.

  • The Veteran Service Office at Fort Knox wants to assist veterans from around the state to find and apply for benefits to which they are entitled.

    The office’s purpose is to assist veterans and survivors of veterans with claims to the Department of Veteran Affairs and to help with applying for benefits and special compensation based on injury. The office also lobbies congressmen and senators on issues concerning veterans and veteran benefits.

  • Get set for Family Fun Day, Aug. 7

    Fun for all ages is on the agenda for Hodgenville Main Street’s Family Fun Day, to be held at Creekfront Park. The games begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed at 8 p.m. by a free concert by the popular country music group, Edgewood. Bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy music under the stars. Entrance to the festival is free.

  • Based on your financial personality there is at least one budget that should work for you. However, some budgeters are likely to retire with enough money while others are likely to always have to deal with financial emergencies. What is your budget personality? Below is one type and more will follow in the next two columns.

  • The Kentucky Cancer Program is looking for cancer survivors living in the Lincoln Trail District – Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties — to possibly be featured in a traveling photo exhibit, Faces of Cancer, in 2011.

    This is the fourth year KCP has done the exhibit, said Col. Luke Barlowe, co-chairman.

    “It’s a nice thing to do for people and they seem to really enjoy it,” he said.