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Today's News

  • God, guns and good ol' boys

     CALHOUN – Once the host of a top-rated outdoor TV show, Chuck McAlister has hunted everything from waterfowl to wild hogs.

    But now, in a new role as head of evangelism for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the self-avowed redneck has set his sights on a new target – wayward men, particularly those who share his affection for the outdoors.

  • COLUMN: Managing the calving season

     Providing sound management during the calving season (especially in years like this one) can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on what a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

    Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just 3 percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.

  • KSP searching for alleged car thief

     Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green are asking for the public's help to find a man suspected of stealing cars.

    According to a news release from the KSP post in Bowling Green, police are looking for 33-year-old Thomas Upton from Glasgow. Upton is described as a white male with blue eyes and brown hair, 6'1", and weighs about 190 pounds.

    KSP officials say Upton is a suspect in as many as eight auto thefts throughout Barren, Hart, LaRue and Warren Counties. He is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous. 

  • PHOTO: Shooting Sports officers

     

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club elected officers in February. Officers are from left, Hunter Thomas, photographer; Cameron Wimsett, treasurer; Braley Dupin, secretary; Mason Lane, vice president and Nichole Thomas, president.

  • COLUMN: Protect yourself with Do Not Call Registry

     The Federal Trade Commission is celebrating an important milestone this year. The National Do Not Call Registry is now 10 years old. The Do Not Call Registry was created to protect consumers from receiving harassing, and often risky, solicitations over the phone.

  • PHOTO: Wear Red

     

    From left, Diana Leathers, Frances Kilgore, and Julie Percefull, R.N., the staff of the LaRue County Health Department, participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 7. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to raise awareness in the fight against the number one killer of women in the United States - heart disease. Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. To learn more about the risk factors for heart disease visit www.goredforwomen.org.

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

    Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Extension office.

     

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Extension office.

     

    Parent’s Night Out

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will host a Parent’s Night Out 6-10 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Extension office. Space is limited. Call 270-358-3401 to register. Cost is $15 for one child and $8 for each additional sibling.

     

  • Hosparus Thrift Shoppe raises $105,000

    As our nation still struggles with the lingering effects of the worst recession since The Great Depression, consumers remain weary of sticker shock and high-end department store prices. Many are turning to thrift shops and some even call it a hobby – thrifting.

  • EKU students honored for academic excellence

     Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,248 students earned President's List honors for the fall semester.

    Local students honored are:

    Christian Carl Pope of Hodgenville, a sophomore psychology major;

    Macayla Denise Bertram of Campbellsville, a sophomore psychology major;

    Russell Taylor Despain of Campbellsville, a senior aviation major at EKU;

    Haley McCall Franklin of Campbellsville, a freshman pre-athletic training major;

    Samantha Paige Rodgers of Campbellsville, a junior Spanish major.

  • Two honored by EKU

     Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,111 graduates at the conclusion of the fall semester, including Russell Taylor Despain of Campbellsville.

    Despain graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in Aviation and was recognized at commencement ceremonies Dec. 14.

    Dean’s Award

    Maridith Ann Willett of Campbellsville is one of 551 Eastern Kentucky University Dean's Award recipients for the fall semester.

    Willett is a senior occupational science major at EKU.