Today's Features

  • Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • The 4-H Speech and Demonstration contests will be held 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Extension Service office.

    Both contests provide participants with the opportunity to develop their communication skills. Participants must register by calling 358-3401.

    4-Hers may participate in both the speech and demonstration categories, if they wish.

    Speech contest rules

  • With the continued high price of fertilizer, 2009 is a year to pay particular attention to fertilizer cost as an important part of the cost of production. The only way to determine the fertility of a field and the actual fertilizer needed is to take a representative soil test and follow recommendations for the crop.

  • The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium on March 27. 4-H members showcased their talents. The participants were divided into two age divisions: 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds. 

  • National Guard reunion

    A 40th reunion and anniversary of the Kentucky National Guard, B Battery, 2nd 138th Field Artillery, is set for 1-5 p.m. April 25 at the Elizabethtown Armory on Warfield Street. All former members are welcome to attend. This unit was deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968. For more information, contact Al McDonald at 270-300-8106.

    Class of '89

  • The Sunrise Volunteers will meet 6:30 p.m. April 28 in Sunrise Manor’s activity room for a semi-annual meeting. Nominations and election will be held for president, first vice president and second vice president. As a dinner will be served, volunteers should sign the reservation list located by the sign-in sheet in the lobby or contact Kathy Cooper at 358-3103.

    The next executive board meeting will be 3 p.m. May 4 at the nursing home.

  • In light of the current economic hardships our community is undergoing Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk is offering free resource counseling courses at A&B Adult Healthcare, 2407 Ring Road, Suite 108, Elizabethtown, for those at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

    Courses include:

    •How to create a spending plan (April 22, June 10, July 15, Sept. 30)                          

  • The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through April 15.

  • The story goes that a politician became very angry when he viewed proofs of his portrait. He said, “This picture does not do me justice.” 

    The photographer replied, “Sir, with a face like yours, you don’t need justice, you need mercy.”

    With a heart like ours, we all need mercy. Why should I say this? Because of scriptures like Isaiah 29:13, “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” 

  • A retirement reception will be held for Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

    For more information, call 358-3851.