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Today's News

  • Lincoln Museum celebrates 20 years in community today

    For 20 years, The Lincoln Museum has stood as a testament to what a united community with vision can accomplish.

    The museum began when supporters pooled their money to purchase an old department store on Lincoln Square and 20 wax figures of Abraham Lincoln and his cronies in 1988. Hundreds of volunteer hours later, the museum boasted 12 detailed scenes chronicling the life of Hodgenville’s most famous native son.

  • Reality Store lets students sample the real world

    Like participants in television reality shows, eighth graders at LaRue County Middle School will sample their own taste of the real world when they participate in the Reality Store in the school’s gym Thursday, April 30.

    “Its purpose is to educate them about budgeting, finances – to give them a wake-up call about what things, including taxes, child care and groceries, cost a family,” said Misty Wilmoth, 4-H extension agent. The extension office and the school district’s Youth Service Center sponsor the day-long event.

  • Precautions urged during outbreak of swine flu

    No confirmed cases of swine flu have been found locally or in the state, according to public health officials.

    The Lincoln Trail Public Health Department is working on plans for dealing with a possible outbreak, and getting information to schools, child care centers and others about flu prevention, said Wendy Keown, director of community outreach for the department.

    They’re also talking to physicians about how to test for swine influenza A (H1N1) and how to report the findings, Keown said.

  • It’s time to register for summer 4-H Camp

    It is now time for youth ages 9-14 to register to attend 4-H Camp this summer. The camp is June 29-July 2 at Lake Cumberland.

    We also need adults and teens to attend camp, so consider attending camp with your child or grandchild. Adults attend for free because they serve as chaperones. Selected 4-H Teen Leaders pay $75 instead of the full camp fee.

  • Production calendar helps prioritize, schedule

    Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • Production calendar helps prioritize, schedule

    Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • Production calendar helps prioritize, schedule

    Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • Roads nearly cleared of debris

    All but 19 of LaRue County’s 260 miles of road rights of way have been cleared of January’s ice storm debris, according to Timmy Brown, LaRue County road supervisor.

    “We’re having the contract crews go back over all the roads to check for hanging limbs as it will take their equipment to reach them, but most of the work is done,” Brown told LaRue County magistrates meeting in a Thursday session at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

  • 4-Hers should register for speech, demonstration contests

    The 4-H Speech and Demonstration contests will be held 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Extension Service office.

    Both contests provide participants with the opportunity to develop their communication skills. Participants must register by calling 358-3401.

    4-Hers may participate in both the speech and demonstration categories, if they wish.

    Speech contest rules

  • Soil testing for nutrients important for production

    With the continued high price of fertilizer, 2009 is a year to pay particular attention to fertilizer cost as an important part of the cost of production. The only way to determine the fertility of a field and the actual fertilizer needed is to take a representative soil test and follow recommendations for the crop.