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Today's Features

  • Cathy Williamson, branch manager for the Better Business Bureau, recently presented an accreditation plaque to Ron Sanders, bank president, and the staff of Magnolia Bank.

    Magnolia Bank recently qualified to be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. Businesses that apply to the BBB have undergone a detailed review process and committed to abide by a set of ethical standards for marketplace conduct. 

    The bank, founded in 1919, has locations in Hodgenville, Magnolia and Elizabethtown.

  • The annual Trail Ride for Christ will be held Aug. 8-9 at Double J Stables and Horseman’s Camp at Mammoth Cave. For the past five years, the event has drawn more than 80 people. Many come to enjoy the evening of food, music and the message.

    The trail ride will begin at 1 p.m. You can bring a horse or pay to ride one of the guided tours at the stables. A free evening meal, prepared by Butch and Cindy Nunn and other Oak Hill Baptist Church members will be at 4 p.m. CST. A love offering will be taken to cover expenses of rentals and music.

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s famous silhouette has popped up around Elizabethtown.

    Individuals will have the opportunity to find a silhouette hidden in area business and win free tickets to the showing of “Rear Window” or “The Birds” during Hitchcock month at the Historic State Theater.

  • The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: One terrier mix, three Australian shepherd mix, one westie/bichon mix, seven shepherd/lab mix, two lab mix, one collie, one St. Bernard, two shepherd mix, one Jack Russell mix, one spaniel russell; and seven cats.

    The shelter is at 2175 Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information,  call 270-465-7651.

     

  • 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.