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Today's News

  • Consider stockpiling some fescue fields in August

    August is an important month for beef producers to plan their fall and winter grazing program. Using crop residues and small grain and ryegrass cover crops can provide some late fall-early winter, as well as late- winter and early- spring gazing. However, the best option is to stockpile fescue during late summer and fall for use in late fall and winter.

    Select the fields to be stockpiled and graze or mow soon. Add nitrogen by mid-August. Let stockpiled fields grow as long as possible in fall while other pastures are being grazed.

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    CRP deadline nears

  • Registration under way for Shakertown Bike Trek

    Registration for the American Lung Association’s 25th Anniversary Bike Trek to Shakertown is underway and space is limited.

    The event is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 and begins and ends in Harrodsburg.

    Beginners can choose the basic route of 30-35 miles each day, while those wanting a greater challenge can opt for a 69-mile, moderately hilly ride on Saturday and a similar route on Sunday. Monday’s routes will both be shorter.

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  • Meredith tops at Bluegrass

    Bluegrass Speedway presented its 12th annual Bluegrass 50 Saturday and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. grabbed the checkered flag in the 50 lap, $5,000 to win event for the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model division.

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    Vietnam veterans invited to ride in parade

    The Sonora Merchants will sponsor a float for the Heartland Festival Parade 10 a.m. Aug. 28. This year’s theme is “Thank you from the Heartland,” a salute to Vietnam veterans. If you are a Vietnam veteran and you would like to ride on the Sonora Merchants float, contact Claudia Thurman at 270-949-1880 by Aug. 21. 

    Extension District Board to meet

  • Sixth DUI equals four days in jail

    An Eastview man was sentenced to spend four consecutive Sundays in jail after a judge determined he had violated his probation.

    Anthony Bernard Griffith, 47, appeared in LaRue Circuit Court last month to explain why he had been using alcohol and drugs and not communicating with his probation officer. Griffith was sentenced to five years – to serve two years in jail and three years probated after being found guilty of a fourth DUI four years ago in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • KSP Citizens Police Academy accepting applications

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is accepting applications for the 2010 Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week program is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 7 to Nov. 9 at Post 4. Graduation will be Nov. 16.

    Students will learn about patrol, criminal investigations, drug investigations and other facets of police work. They also will be able to take part in simulated traffic stops and evidence collection.

  • BackPack program scores $2,500 in Wolverines win

    Saturday’s Wolverine Classic raised $2,500 toward the Feeding America BackPack Program which helps needy children and families in the area.

    Longtime Wolverine lineman Charlie Hopkins said the money was good enough to sponsor 30 kids for the school year. The program provides food to children for the weekend.

    Receiver JaJuan Spillman and running back Moonie Cunningham each scored three touchdowns as the Wolverines wrapped up their regular season with a 61-0 win over the visiting Columbus (Ohio) Gladiators at LaRue County High School.