Today's Features

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  • Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties have the opportunity again in 2010 to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program. This outstanding program was developed and is delivered by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Extension Specialists. It receives financial assistance through the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board.

  • Late last winter, a large white bag arrived on the front doorstep of my friend’s home. For weeks, the two of us had waited for the slightly muddied bag to appear and when it did show up we were quite impressed.

  • As we get ready to begin a new year, it is good to review our livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some things for each month of 2010 as you attempt to feed cattle through grazing as much as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.

  • The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Convention will be Jan. 14-16 at the Hyatt Hotel and Lexington Convention Center, 401 W. High St., Lexington. The program, “Beef and Beyond,” will provide cattle producers the opportunity to learn about all aspects of beef production and meet other farmers from across the state.

    The forages program will spotlight the “Role and Importance of Clovers in Kentucky” and will continue to be a focus of the educational sessions. The program includes:

    •Why Grow Clovers – Dr. Don Ball


  • If you always ignore pleas for letters to contact officials for something you want done – or not done – you are missing a beat. Letters to elected officials do count, even when it’s not what the legislator wants to hear. Enough letters in the mail and the issue and opinions grow with importance.

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were Ann Flanders and Norma Jean McDonald.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Hazel Hodges, Doris Jean Holleran, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billy Shahayda, Della Thomas and Exie Elliott.

  • The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is seeking your input on the future needs of youth sports in LaRue County.

    A meeting will be 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The general public is invited to meet with representatives of city and county government, high school coaches, youth sports and Parks and Recreation.

    Bylaws updated

    The Chamber has updated its bylaws to add a youth board member beginning July 1. A student will be selected each year to serve on the board.

    Leadership LaRue