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Today's Features

  • February 2009. That’s when James Newton began his cross-country journey. Last week, he finally made it to the Bluegrass State and paid a visit to LaRue County.

  • When 81-year-old Jim Phelps Sr. was an 8-year-old lad, he would sneak off from his parents’ home in Hodgenville and run to the LaRue County Fairgrounds horse barn where Jack Thompson, also a Hodgenville resident and owner of Noble Kalarama, would let young Phelps ride with him in his sulky around the race track there.

    Kalarama, who claimed the world’s grand champion fine harness horse title in 1940, was just one of many horses stabled in the fairgrounds barn built for the opening of the first LaRue County Fair in 1907. 

  • For her 90th birthday, Beulah Polley will receive a gift that literally will be music to her ears – a concert by a 19-piece band.

    Her son, Jimmie, a 1964 LaRue County High School graduate and leader of the Signature Jazz Orchestra, is honoring his mother with a two-hour performance June 26 in the LCHS auditorium. Moreover, the concert will be free and open to the public.

    “I told Mother this was for her, even if she were the only person there,” said Polley, who lives in Crestwood.

  • Reported cases of frothy bloat in cattle are up quite a bit in 2010 compared to recent years.

    Several University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists weighed in with possible explanations for the higher incidence of bloat. Ray Smith, extension forage specialist, said he and his colleagues have been in regular contact with livestock producers and industry representatives throughout the state.

  • Bicycle drawing is Friday

    LaRue County Parks and Recreation will draw for the bicycle Friday, July 2. The drawing will be taken from the park admittance tickets. The winner will be notified by Regina Devers.  

    Updated physical

    needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    White Mills Days 5K Run

  • ALES

    SBDM Council

    The ALES SBDM Council will meet 5:15 p.m. July 6.

    Registration

    LaRue County Middle School will have registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19 in the LCMS library. Incoming sixth graders will need a current physical and updated immunization certificate on file. Schedules will be given out after registration packet is completed. For more information, call 358-3196.

    OTHER

    Distinguished Alumni nominations accepted

  • Lice check

    All 4-H campers are required to have a lice check conducted before attending camp. The head check will take place 10:30 a.m.-noon  June 28 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville.  Parents should bring camper’s medications and $2 for girl campers for the crafts class at this time. If you have questions, contact the Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

    Off to camp

  • Home canning vegetables DVD demonstrations

    During the growing season, the Extension Office will show DVD segments demonstrating how-to techniques on home canning and freezing during farmers market hours. June 25 and 29 will show segment on canning vegetables like green beans. Drop in any time between 2 and 5:30 p.m. or call Abby Tate at 358-3401 if you want to view the DVD at other times.

    FSA loans available for farmers affected by flooding

  • Last week’s column covered some general aspects of mosquitoes, their development and general controls, especially larval control. Let’s review some practical, fairly simple, non-pesticide, environmentally friendly ways to reduce mosquito populations. Following the steps below will keep your property from becoming a prime mosquito breeding ground:

    • Since used tires are a primary mosquito breeding area, remove all discarded tires.

  • Home canning vegetables DVD demonstrations

    During the growing season, the Extension Office will show DVD segments demonstrating how-to techniques on home canning and freezing during farmers market hours. June 25 and 29 will show segment on canning vegetables like green beans. Drop in any time between 2 and 5:30 p.m. or call Abby Tate at 358-3401 if you want to view the DVD at other times.

    FSA loans available for farmers affected by flooding