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Today's Features

  • Pickerill’s Angus Farm, Hodgenville, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 31,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry Association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 16 million registered Angus.

  • The LaRue County Pork Producers loaned one of its grills to a local church in February.

    The grill, valued at $1,500, has not been returned to the group, and unfortunately, the contact information has been misplaced.

    With the return of warm weather, the group is anxious to start holding community cooks again. The grill is an important part of their fundraising efforts.

    If you have any information about the grill’s whereabouts, call Bill Goatley at 766-2728.

  • Most farmers don’t think much about thistles until they see the plants begin to send up a stalk and then a seed head in late spring. However, now is a good time to inspect pastures for the rosette stage of the plant and take action if needed.

    Thistles are one of the most troublesome weed problems in pastures and hayfields. Thistle plants can interfere with grazing, limit forage availability and become a major problem for hay production.

  • Applications are available for LaRue County graduating seniors to apply for the $500 4-H Scholarship.

    Applicants should be active 4-H members. April 15 is the deadline to apply.

    Scholarship applications are available from the Extension Service office and online at ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/scholarshipapplication. Scholarship judging is based on the essay as well as past years of the 4-H Awards Point System Record Forms.

  • For farmers who have yet to file their 2009 tax returns, UK Extension economists have the following suggestions as you prepare your returns and meet with your tax advisor.

    Remember to report sales of breeding and market livestock separately. Animals used to produce milk, calves, pigs and market livestock are cull sales not subject to self-employment taxes.

    Depreciation is one of the confusing parts of federal taxes, but note these three things concerning depreciation:

  • The Campbellsville University Handbell Choir, directed by Dr. David Hedrick, will present its annual spring concert 8 p.m. April 10 in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The Handbell Choir is made up of 14 students from the surrounding area, including Carmen Drake of Hodgenville, as well as out of state.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    For more information about the concert, contact the School of Music at 270-789-5237 or at music@ campbellsville.edu.

  • Sibling Day, which falls on April 10, is a new holiday that the Sibling Day Foundation, a public non-profit charity, is working toward making a federal holiday. Making this a holiday, like Mother’s and Father’s Day, they hope to benefit families and communities. Since 1998, 33 states officially have established Siblings Day. Kentucky is not one of these states. Sibling Day offers brothers and sisters around the country a special day to honor and acknowledge living siblings and remember those who died.

  • Tickets are on sale for Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series.

    Rice, a retired educator from Buffalo, will perform 7 p.m. April 16 at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

    Also performing are local entertainers Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Ricky and Tiffany Puckett and Camille Turner; Mike Porter and Marsha Banning, the Illinois Country Music Duo of the Year; and JoAnn Kai Cobb.

  • In light of ongoing bad news about joblessness in Kentucky and with state and federal budgets experiencing record shortfalls, supporting and maintaining successful programs that have a demonstrated return on investment is of paramount importance to our state’s future. Preservationists across the state are rallying to remind elected officials and their local leaders and decision makers that preserving a community’s historic assets not only generates public-private investment but creates jobs and spurs related investment.

  • The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. Merle Rosen, a working artist with Golden Acrylics, will cover some of the basic principles of painting with acrylic paints. She usually brings samples for each participant.

    Rosen, a practicing artist in Cincinnati for the past 36 years, has shown extensively in museums and galleries including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, J.B. Speed Museum in Louisville and the Kharkiv Museum in the Ukraine.