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Today's News

  • PHOTO: IFAL Conference

     LaRue County High School junior Turner Cottrell recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. He and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 22-26 at the University of Kentucky. Cottrell, center, was greeted by Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau, left, and Dr. Larry Grabau, University of Kentucky Associate Dean for Instruction.

  • South Dixie Pharmacy brings a personal touch to Sonora area

    After working 35 years as a pharmacist with national chains, Diana Bowles opened a pharmacy in her hometown of Sonora.

    South Dixie Pharmacy opened in December 2012.

    “This is my hometown, I’ve lived here all my life and I wanted to come here and start something, and thought why not give it a shot,” said Bowles.

    She and her co-owner, Matt Daniels, have a combined 50 years of experience working with Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and Sam’s Club.

  • PHOTO: Ag interests

     Members of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture met with the members of the  Kentucky Soybean Association and the Kentucky Soybean Board last week at Ryan and Misty Bivens’ Fresh Start Farms in Hodgenville.

  • Trail ride for Christ enters 11th year

    On Aug. 9, Bobbie Walsh will host his 11th annual Trail Ride for Christ at Double J Stables and Horsemen’s Camp at Mammoth Cave.

    The ride typically draws as many as 80 people each year, according to his wife, Cookie Walsh.

    “It seems like there’s quite a bit of interest this year,” she said.

    The event includes an optional trail ride, an evening meal provided by Butch Nunn at 4, music by Carson Howard at 5, and a worship service featuring a message by Reverend Billy Curle at 6. (All Central times).

  • Local Church pantries feeding families

    LaRue County is home to nearly 70 churches. To many people, churches are a place to meet people, help people, and find help.

    Though some focus on helping the world in a more broad sense, many of these churches make it their mission to reach out to those in need locally. Programs like food pantries and other outreach ministries are popping up everywhere, and not just in large churches, but small ones too.

  • Tips for a field (or jar) full of fireflies

    Remember how much fun it was (or is) to chase fireflies when you were young? Once you caught a firefly, you would hold it in your hand to watch the flickering light for a few moments and then release it unharmed to fly away. You might also (as I did) make a firefly lantern with fireflies in a glass jar (holes punched in the lid of course).

  • Garden of Peruvian Predicaments

    The Peruvian purple corn looks awfully good right now and might actually produce an ear or two in the near future.

    I find myself in a predicament, though: How do I harvest these Peruvian treasures before the varmints do?

    The hubbub around the Groundhog Hill hood is that a band of raccoons are touring the nearby farms and attacking unsuspecting and unprotected patches of sweet corn. One fellow farmer let loose his own pack of dogs, but they failed to keep the critters from their target.

    My brother Philip has one word of advice: Fence.

  • It's never too early to prepare your child for school
  • Nolin RECC, KSP warn of billing scam

    Kentucky State Police Post 4, along with Nolin RECC, is asking Cooperative members to beware of a billing scam.

    Nolin RECC CEO Mickey Miller contacted KSP to report that several customers had received phone calls from a male subject with a foreign accent asking for credit card information or a green dot money order to reconcile past due bills.

  • Legal Aid Clinics offer assistance

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July, August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.