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Today's Features

  • Air Evac Lifeteam, which operates a base in Campbellsville and serves LaRue County, has received the HAI Operator Safety Award for the year 2008 from Helicopter Association International.

    The HAI Operator Safety Award annually recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its regular members. HAI provides this award to regular members whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of HAI operator members.

  • Air Evac Lifeteam, which operates a base in Campbellsville and serves LaRue County, has received the HAI Operator Safety Award for the year 2008 from Helicopter Association International.

    The HAI Operator Safety Award annually recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its regular members. HAI provides this award to regular members whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of HAI operator members.

  • Hiring a new farm employee can often be a difficult decision. Once that decision has been made and a new employee has reported for work, there are several pieces of paperwork which need to be completed. This applies to all employees whether hired on a temporary or permanent basis, and whether part-time or full-time. The completion of these forms is required by law and is meant to protect both the employee and the employer and farmers should be aware of them.

  • Several summer programs will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace on U.S. 31E south of Hodgenville. Programs are free and everyone is invited.

    Independence Day, July 4: Costumed interpreters from Frazier International History Museum will present two programs titled “Young Abe” at 11 a.m. and “Day in a Soldier’s Life: the American Civil War” at 2 p.m. In addition, there will be Civil War living history military encampment between 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

  • The Lincoln Area Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation annual Jakes Day will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 27 at Tom Mattingly’s farm at 446 Ramsey Road, Sonora.

    This event is for children of all ages. There will be archery, fishing, target practice, safety program and 4-wheel demonstration.  Dr. Paul Gerard will speak about his reptiles. Life Net helicopter may make an appearance.

    Lunch is provided for all who attend. A parent or guardian must accompany their children to this event.

  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for Environmental Quality Incentives Program Grassland Bird Initiatives at the local USDA Service Center or conservation district office. The program helps pay for improvements that benefit wildlife.

  • Bill and Glenda Long opened their new business – Long Lasting Auto Detail Shop –  April 1. Since then, it has been nothing but blessings, according to the pair.

    Glenda, the daughter of Pauline and the late Buck Taylor of Magnolia, had moved away for about 25 years and had been longing to come home. Her husband Bill and she had lost their jobs in Charlotte, N.C., where they lived. Glenda’s grandmother, Mayme Clyde, passed away and while they were home visiting, they decided to call LaRue County home.

  • May 28 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the third deadliest blaze in U.S. history that claimed the life of former LaRue County High School football coach and teacher, Herman Clark “Clarkie” Mayfield, with 164 other victims.

    A room in the soon-to-be-completed Fort Thomas military and community museum, adjacent to Southgate where the blaze occurred, will be dedicated as a memorial to those victims.

  • The LaRue County Farmers Market is open each Thursday during the growing season with an assortment of bedding plants and hanging baskets. Joanna Hinton had asparagus, herbs and potted plants for sale as well. The sales will be held each Thursday afternoon in the LaRue County Extension Service's parking lot from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Did you ever wonder why we have more thunderstorms during the spring and summer? It’s because weather patterns are more active as they move through during these seasons, especially in the afternoon and evening. The weather conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and possibly while they’re inside a building. Hot, humid days with cold fronts approaching provide especially dangerous conditions for storms.