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Today's Features

  • The smell of vanilla and cinnamon scented candles and a variety of Christmas items fill Paula Conway’s new store in Upton.

    On Dec. 5, Conway hosted a ribbon-cutting event for The Country Gate store at 222 N. Walnut St.

    For Conway, owning her own shop is a dream that has been in the making for quite some time.

  • Two weeks ago, Ann “Snookie” Morrison was convinced that Grinch forces were at work to keep the annual Santa Bus run from occurring.

    Morrison and her volunteers, the Santa’s Helpers, noticed toy donations were down, yet the community need was great. On top of that, the bus itself developed engine problems.

    “I was getting ready to throw my hands up,” she said. “I was really worried about it and afraid we would have to ration.”

    But, as always seems to happen, the 43rd run came together at the last minute, Morrison said.

  • Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H awards banquet.

    Based on points earned for 4-H activities completed during the 2008-09 4-H year, Mere­dith Heath was the 2009 Outstanding Senior 4-H Member for ages 14-18.

    Based on the same point system, Hallie Mad­riaga was recognized as the 2009 Out­standing Junior Division 4-H Member for ages 9-13.

  • Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H awards banquet.

    Based on points earned for 4-H activities completed during the 2008-09 4-H year, Mere­dith Heath was the 2009 Outstanding Senior 4-H Member for ages 14-18.

    Based on the same point system, Hallie Mad­riaga was recognized as the 2009 Out­standing Junior Division 4-H Member for ages 9-13.

  • Numerous 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H awards banquet.

    Based on points earned for 4-H activities completed during the 2008-09 4-H year, Mere­dith Heath was the 2009 Outstanding Senior 4-H Member for ages 14-18.

    Based on the same point system, Hallie Mad­riaga was recognized as the 2009 Out­standing Junior Division 4-H Member for ages 9-13.

  • Scott Shultz, chief of interpretation, visitor services, and resource management at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, has experienced the life of Abraham Lincoln from a perspective that few have enjoyed.

    Before coming to the Hodgenville site in early November, he spent the past seven years as a park ranger and historian at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., the site of Lincoln’s assassination.

  • Winter is here and with it will come the possibility of cold stress on livestock. The three most important things livestock producers need to do to protect livestock from cold stresses is provide sufficient water, ample high-quality feed and weather protection.

    Cold stress reduces livestock productivity including rate of gain, milk production and reproductive difficulty and can cause disease problems.

  • A LaRue County couple is the winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Family contest.

    Aaron and Ashley Reding of Howardstown won a Case IH Scout courtesy of KFB Insurance, $1,000 cash from Premier Crop Insurance, a $1,500 voucher from Pioneer Seed, a $500 voucher from Southern States Cooperative, a $600 voucher from Miles Seed, $500 from Dodge and a portable safe from Misty Morn Safe Company. They also get an expense-paid trip to compete in AFBF’s national young farmer finals next month in Washington.

  • Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said Monday that he is saddened by the passing of Mike Ovesen, 63, the longtime chief executive officer of the Kentucky Pork Producers Association who died Sunday.

    “Mike was one of Kentucky agriculture’s most stalwart leaders and one of the state’s foremost advocates for unity and teamwork among the various farm groups. But more importantly, he was a good friend,” Farmer said. “Kentucky will miss his leadership. I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife, Kathy, and the rest of his family.”

  • Residents of Kentucky who join the Arbor Day Foundation in January will receive 10 free flowering trees just by becoming a member.

    The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

    For those who join the Foundation in January, they will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden raintrees.