Today's Features

  • The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostess for the meeting was Billie Shahayda.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Ann Flanders, Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Shahayda and Della Thomas

    The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved as presented. 

    The club will cater the LCHS Class of 1960 reunion July 10 at Buffalo Baptist Church.

  • Green beans are a low acid food. To safely preserve them, a pressure canner must be used rather than a boiling water canner. 

    Hot pack

  • ‘Kidz Daze at Ovesen Heights

    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will hold Kidz Daze 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Activities include games, Bible stories, music, snacks and field trips. Transportation provided. For more information, call the church office at 358-8041.

    Magnolia Baptist Vacation Bible School

    Magnolia Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 20-25. Call 324-3535 for more information.

    Lane Lincoln CME Vacation Bible School

  • Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet 10 a.m. June 12 at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. 


    Teen and adult leader training

    The 4-H Camp Teen and Adult Leader Training will be 6:30 p.m. June 14 at the Extension Service office. This is a mandatory training for all camp teen and adult leaders. If you are unable to attend, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.


    Check for lice

  • Having proper handling facilities, understanding animal behavior and following safe handling techniques can make the chore of moving cattle less stressful for the animal and producer.

    When moving cattle, the position and movement of the handler is important.

    Cattle have a flight zone – the area around them that they do not like for people to enter.

    The size of this zone varies from animal to animal. The animal will move away when a person enters this zone and that trait can be used to move them where you want them to go.

  • In an effort to support local food production, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Louisville has launched Kentucky Food Trader (www.kyfoodtrader.org), a virtual farmers’ market that connects both buyers and sellers with local food as soon as it is harvested.

  • Check for lice

    4-H campers are required to have a lice check conducted before attending camp. The lice check will be 10:30 a.m.-noon June 28 at the Extension Service office. Parents should bring camper’s medications as well as money for the crafts class at this time. If you have questions, contact the Extension Service at 358-3401.

  • Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • The nomination period for Farm Service Agency county committees is important to all farmers and ranchers, whether beginning or long-established, with large or small operations. FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level.

    County committees provide local input on commodity price support loans and payments; conservation programs; incentive, indemnity and disaster payments for some commodities; emergency programs; and payment eligibility.

  • Tractor Pull results from the May 29 Pendleton family fundraiser:

    4,500 – Norman Heath, first; Brian Streible, second

    5,500 – Will Bewley, first; Mark Smothers, second; Alyse Clark, third

    6,500 – David Burkhead, first; Roy Ray, second; Alyse Clark, third

    7,500 – David Burkhead, first; Roy Ray, second

    8,500 – Brian Streible, first

    9,500 – Frank Hornback, first; Kenneth Chapman, second; Roy Ray, third