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Today's Features

  • Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11 a.m. June 8 at Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Roger Dennis, owner of Upton Florist, will be the guest speaker. He will speak about his work on the Rose Parade and the Academy Awards.

    Blood drive

  • The last few years have been tough on grass pastures and hay fields and many are not in a good productive condition. Also, reseeding last fall and this spring was not done in a lot of cases due to weather and cost. Considering this, livestock producers may want to consider summer annual grasses to supplement their forages.

  • The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host meetings to educate prospective and current dairy farmers about transferring farms from one generation to the next and establishing lease or contract arrangements to start a new dairy. The east Kentucky meeting is June 4 at the Fleming County Cooperative Extension Service and the west Kentucky meeting is June 5 at the Christian County Extension Service. Meeting times are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Registration is $15 and should be mailed by May 29 to Jeffrey Bewley, 407 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0215.

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Mary Lou Owen presiding. 

    Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Bowen.

    Officer election for the upcoming year was conducted. President will be Emogene Gardner; vice-president Billie Shalaya; secretary and treasurer Janice Bowen; inspirational leader Delores Bale; and recreation leaders Norma Jean McDonald and Ann E. Flanders.

  • An interpreter training workshop “Women in Lincoln’s Life” will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The workshop will focus on the role of women in Lincoln’s life, specifically focusing on Mary Lincoln, and will also touch on the role of women in general in the 19th century. The workshop will be conducted by Catherine Clinton, chair in American history at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr. Clinton has written or edited more than 25 books.

  • The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association in cooperation with Walter T. Kelley Co. will hold a Beekeeping Field Day this Saturday in Clarkson at its annual summer meeting.

    The Walter T. Kelley Co. will host the event on its factory grounds in Clarkson and will provide lunch. Hands-on classes will be held in the Kelley company’s apiary.

  • A group of Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten students spent a day immersed in the 1950s.

    The students, along with Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare clients, were treated to concert by Glen Rice in the Hodgenville Civic Center. It was the finale of retiring teacher Martha Page’s Service Learning Grant project that partners students with an older mentor.

    Page’s classes have been involved in SLG projects for 10 years.

    The students have been visiting the day-care clients for six weeks and learning about music and life in general from 50 years ago.

  • Small seedlings bask in soothing warmth inside LaRue County High School’s greenhouse.

    “We start seeding the week we get back from Christmas break,” said Misty Bivens, in her eighth year as an agriculture teacher at LCHS. “We plant in germination flats and then transfer to the final containers.”

    She has 30 students gaining green thumbs in her Greenhouse Technology class, but many others who aren’t enrolled in that class help out.

  • City-owned McDougal Lake has a new look – and a new entrance.

    The lake’s access road on Ky. 470 was closed after residents began dumping storm debris on it earlier this year. Four-wheel drive vehicles churned up the dirt road, making it nearly impassable. Hanging limbs known as “widow makers” made the area unsafe.

    The new entrance on Stiles Ford Road (Ky. 916) is about a mile from the old entrance. The city has been working on the gravel road and a boat ramp to the 91-acre lake for about a month.

  • The LaRue County High School decade reunion for those graduating in the 1980s (1978-1990) will be 7 p.m.-1 a.m. July 11 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

    The center is at Exit 117 on Interstate 65.

    Cost is $20 per person in advance; $25 per person at the door.