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  • 4-H contest takes it to the (piggy) bank

     It’s time for Kentucky’s young people to exercise their financial creativity by entering the Piggy Bank Design Contest.

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative host the contest every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week, a time in February dedicated to encouraging individuals to start or increase their personal savings. Kentucky Saves Week 2015 is Feb. 23-28.

  • Radio manager Bill Evans retires after 53 years

    Owner and long-time general manager of WULF-FM/WQXE-FM, Bill Evans has announced his retirement. 

    Evans, 72, stepped down from day-to-day operations on Nov. 24. He retired on the 45th anniversary of Quicksie 98.3 (WQXE), a radio station that he and business partner, Keith Reising, formed in 1969. Evans eventually became sole owner of the station and served as general manager since WQXE went on-air November 24, 1969.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Public Retirees
  • Man injured when car strikes buggy

    A Sonora man was injured Nov. 18 when the horse-drawn wagon he was driving was struck by a passenger car.

    Mose Yoder, 52, had pulled out of a driveway and was headed west on Sonora Road just after 5 p.m. The two-horse wagon was rear-ended by a 1998 Cadillac driven by Ryan Murray, 36, of Sonora. The wagon, which was full of sawdust, flipped and Yoder was thrown about 20-feet. One of the horses was seriously injured and was put down at the scene. The other horse broke loose and ran back to the barn.

  • Smiles for life

    A program that is basically a dental hygienist on wheels has been started by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. A grant-funded van, “the Smile Travelers,” will soon be making routine visits to area schools.

    According to Diana Leathers, LaRue County community health educator, the vehicle will travel almost every day of the school year. It will visit all schools in the district, which covers LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Meade and Washington counties. Leathers said as soon as a school officially invites them, they are ready to begin operation.

  • Buffalo man dies in crash

    A Buffalo man died Nov. 17 from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash between Buffalo and Mount Sherman.

    Ernest William “Bubba” Stewart Jr., 37, was driving north on Ky. 61 about 8:37 p.m. when he lost control of his 2003 Chevrolet Venture in a curve. According to a report filed by LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard, the Venture overturned and Stewart was ejected.

    Stewart was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS and later flown to University Hospital in Louisville, where he died.

  • Property tax discount ends

    LaRue County residents who want to take advantage of a 2 percent discount on their property taxes must do so quickly.

    Payments must be made to the LaRue County Sheriff, located in the basement of the courthouse, no later than Nov. 30 to receive the discount. However, the upcoming weekend and Thanksgiving holiday might interfere with those plans.

    Sheriff Merle Edlin said his office will be open to accept payments 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 28.

  • PHOTO: Vacuuming the cabin
  • South Fork offers holiday meal

    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, one church is thinking about how to use this as an opportunity to provide for others.

    On Thanksgiving Day, South Fork Baptist Church will offer a free meal to people who can’t otherwise get one. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

    According to Missions Director Machelle McDowell, people can either eat in the church fellowship hall or get their food to go. Each family that attends will also receive a free bag of groceries.

  • PHOTO: Kempf speaks to NARFE