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Today's Features

  • At the Extension Office, we have free publications on home canning and freezing. One covers making pickled products. Some common problems when making pickles are listed below. You can find more problem-solving information at freshpreserving.com.
    Problem: Pickling liquid is cloudy.

  • Stephanie House has been named resource development coordinator for United Way of Central Kentucky.
    House, a Rineyville native, graduated from Bellarmine University in May. She will travel in LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Grayson and Breckinridge Counties, “making sure people know we’re here and they are getting the help they need.”
    United Way works with groups that assist with income, health and education.

  • Thomas Shultz, a Hodgenville native, has been appointed manager of the Greater Arizona Branch of Futurity First Insurance Group.

    As manager of the branch office, Shultz will develop the company’s business presence and customer base in the North Phoenix and surrounding area. He is currently a resident of Scottsdale and has nearly 10 years of sales management experience. 

  • RICHMOND, Ky. -- Great variety and a sparkling array of internationally-known entertainers mark the inaugural season of the EKU Center for the Arts at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

  • The descendants of Doc and Josephine Heath held their reunion July 9 in the basement of South Fork Baptist Church. Sixty-three attended, including three of their children, Dorothy Cruse, Frankie Bell and Bill Heath.

  • Nathan and Amanda Bales are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace Bales. 

    Ella Grace was born at 2:42 a.m. on May 12, 2011, at Norton Hospital.  She weighed 4 pounds 9 ounces and was 17 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Beverly Veirs and the late Roy Veirs of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Rita Bales of Hodgenville.

  • Joshua had commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth until the day I say unto you, ‘Shout.’ Then you shall shout.” Joshua 1:10

    God gave Joshua specific instructions about how to conquer Jericho. It was a supernatural strategy which consisted of waiting, walking and no talking. The children of Israel had to march by faith day after day with no apparent results. The faith-walk was a test of their obedience and trust. (Psalm 37:34)

  • Do you love a good ghost story or a bit of juicy gossip?  White Hall State Historic Site will be hosting special tours as part of the “Scandals and Ghost Stories” for two weekends in July.
     
    The tours will be open the evenings of July 15, 16, 22 and 23 and will be at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. each night. The ticket price is $7. Reservations can be made by calling 859-623-9178.
     

  • Summer is here. The kids are home from school and convincing them to sit down for even five minutes can sometimes be a struggle. For the most part, hot dogs are the regular lunch because 20 seconds in the microwave is all it takes.  Instead of mystery meat encased in phosphates and who knows what else, try stocking the fridge with a few ready to eat healthy options. With about 20-30 minutes of prep time, you can be prepared with quick and easy healthy foods for the whole week with these summer staples.