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Today's Features

  • When Jaden McBride was born with multiple heart defects and underwent several major surgeries, his parents were surrounded by the love and support of the community and beyond. Now, two years later, James and Kacey McBride want to give back.

    Jaden was born on March 18, 2008, and it was discovered that he had five heart defects. On the same day, he was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for open-heart surgery. This was the beginning a long road of surgeries and treatments for the little boy.

  • USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service is accepting applications from woodland owners interested in having a conservation activity plan for forest management developed for their lands. Owners of woodland who have never had a forest management plan developed, or have a plan needing revision (older than five years), are applying for the Conservation Activity Plan for Forest Management through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

  • With hay season under way, now is the time for farmers to think about ways to store the hay they produce this year to reduce storage losses.

    The most common storage method is leaving large round bales stored outside on the ground. This method requires no investment but leaves hay out in the weather resulting in the largest possible dry matter loss. Storage losses can run up to 30 percent or more during a normal year.

  • LaRue County 4-Hers participated in Area Rally Day.

    Michaela Rock took champion in Junior Animal Science, champion in Junior Theatrical, blue in Junior Vocal and 12-year-old speech category.

    Sierra Mullins took champion in Junior Foods Demonstration and champion in Junior Theatrical.

    Kenzi Langley was the champion in the Senior Vocal Category. She sang “Broken Wing.”

    Taylor Campbell was the champion in the Senior Instrumental Division.

  • The LaRue County Public Library is extending its hours on a trial basis.

    For  three months, the library will stay open longer "to explore the benefit of changing our hours long term," Director Niki Carter said.

    The library is now pen from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

  • We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.

  • As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes.

    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.   

  • The following tips come from the Extension Service in Louisiana. This is information they found useful after the Hurricane Katrina flooding. During Derby weekend, we all were reminded that high water issues can hit our area too.

    Flood waters will contaminate any surface they touch. Here are some kitchen items you must throw out to insure the safety of your food:

    •Get rid of all flooded food stuffs except those in sealed, metal, airtight cans or airtight glass jars

    •Throw out all opened containers of food

  • Jerry Rucker Memorial race

    The seventh annual Jerry Rucker Memorial event will take place at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown May 29. The 30-lap event is presented in memory of Rucker, a second-generation racer from Hodgenville who competed at Bluegrass Speedway before his untimely death in 2003. The event is held to honor his memory and raise money for a college scholarship fund for his children. For more information about the 2010 racing season, visit www.bluegrass-speedway.com.

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