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Today's News

  • Thomas the Tank Engine returning to Railway Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven.

    The appearances are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14.

    Thomas, the beloved and courageous storybook engine, is set to roll into Kentucky Railway Museum for the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by The LEGO Group.

  • Summer annual grasses are a temporary solution

    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.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    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.

  • Bluegrass adds high speed 3G

    Bluegrass Cellular recently added 3G high-speed data service coverage to its cellular towers in Glendale, Upton and Sonora. The new sites will improve 3G data service in those areas and also along the Interstate 65 corridor. These sites add high-speed wireless data access to the existing 3G, EV-DO high-speed data network that Bluegrass Cellular has in place across its 38-county coverage area.

  • Got a whistle?

     

    The Mid-Kentucky Officials Association, which encompasses 20 schools in the 5th Region area, is looking for new officials for the 2009 season.

    Potential officials must be 18 years old and in good standing with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Testing and training begins in June for the fall season.

    Call MKOA recruitment officer Chad Laswell at (502) 507-1156 with questions.

  • Keeping dairy in the family

    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.

  • National Guard seeks names of those fallen for memorial

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund is asking anyone who knows of a Guardsman who perished in the line of duty to contact them so they can be added to the plans for a memorial.

    Funds are being raised now to construct a memorial to be located at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. The memorial will pay tribute to those who perished and also will honor and recognize all those who have served. The memorial will focus on the modern period which began on March 19, 1912, when the Kentucky State Guard officially became the Kentucky National Guard.

  • Lincoln workshop offered June 10

    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.

  • Small crowd enjoys first Movie Night

    About 20 people attended the first city-sponsored “Movie Night” Saturday.

    Although the crowd was sparse, the ones who did attend seemed to enjoy the film “Stuart Little” and the free popcorn and drinks.

    Andrea Ross said the movie was good and she plans to bring her family to the other free shows this summer.

    Other movies scheduled are “North by Northwest” on June 20; “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” on July 18; and “We are Marshall” on Aug. 8. Each film will start at 7 p.m.

  • Beekeepers Association hold a field day Saturday

    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.