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Today's Features

  • Doctors said she’d never walk again.

    But seven months after a wreck left her paralyzed from the waist down, 19-year-old Kim Fisher is proving them wrong.

    She maneuvers around her Buffalo home with the aid of a walker, although she can take tentative steps holding onto furniture and the wall. She wears a brace on her right ankle to stabilize it.

    “She’s come a long way in a very short time,” said Kim’s mother Becky.

    It’s an amazing recovery that Becky attributes to providence and Kim’s determination.

  • Farmers in 92 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, will share $30.5 million in federal funds to repair farm structures and land damaged by an unprecedented ice storm Jan. 27 that brought down thousands of trees and utility lines across the state.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that Kentucky will receive 43 percent of the $71 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds, far more than any other state.

  • Extension Agent

    There is some concern among growers and tobacco leaf buyers about high residues of Maleic Hydrazide in tobacco. Let’s discuss some tips growers should consider.

    Use an appropriate amount of MH. The maximum amount of MH that can be applied to burley tobacco is 3 pounds active ingredient per acre per season. For years the most common formulations contained 1.5 pounds a.i per gallon. Today there are many formulations of MH that contain variable amounts of the active ingredient.

  • LaRue County High School’s Class of 1959 holds the distinction not only of celebrating 50 years since graduation, but also of being the school’s first graduating class.

    That consolidation brought together in the fall of 1958 seniors from three high schools – Buffalo, Hodgenville and Magnolia – who until that time had been arch rivals. They each had their own school mascots, colors, their own sports teams and cheerleaders. Some had mixed feelings about giving up that identity to meld into a completely new environment.

  • Allie Lynn Perkins, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, has been named an All-American Scholar.

    The award is offered to students who earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average and are recommended by a teacher or counselor.

    Perkins, the daughter of Tracy and Jeff Watson, will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook which is published nationally.

    She is the granddaughter of John and Alice Perkins of Bowling Green and Janice Jones of Hodgenville and the great-granddaughter of Allean Skaggs of Hodgenville.

  • Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was selected for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Kentucky Community and Technical College System All-Academic team. Each year, two students from each KCTCS institution are chosen for the honor by instructors and administrators.

    Pottinger was recognized for the achievement at the opening luncheon of the KCTCS New Horizons Conference on Teaching and Learning in Louisville in May. She was presented a plaque and stipend.

  • There is good news for those interested in preserving old buildings and making them part of our lives today and part of our community’s future. Gov. Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 3, which includes added incentives for historic preservation in Kentucky. That has importance to people such as the Main Street Association, because we want to preserve buildings that, by their age or other reason, have become important to the Hodgenville of today.

  • If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children Program, said Roxanne O. True, M.S., L.D., R.D., director of nutrition services and WIC for Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Preparation – Select only tender, freshly gathered corn in the milk stage. Husk and trim the ears, remove silks and wash.

    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.

    Blanching cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color and helps retard loss of vitamins. It also wilts or softens vegetables and makes them easier to pack.

  • Daphne Loyall, administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, may be the first employer to sign a statement of support inside a flying C130 aircraft.

    Loyall, while on an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve BossLift to the Wendell Ford National Guard Training site in western Kentucky June 17, signed the statement of support with Kentucky ESGR Field Chair Bob Silverthorn looking on.