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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Patty Holbert selected as EFNEP assistant

    Patty Holbert was hired as the new Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program (EFNEP) assistant for LaRue County’s Cooperative Extension Service in March. She just completed her training period, which lasted roughly eight weeks, and wants to make sure everyone knows she is available to help.

    Holbert, who lives in Buffalo, is a LaRue County native and has been involved in Extension Services for most of it.

  • Remembering 'Mel the Clown'

    For the last seven years, a familiar, smiling – and often made up – face visited the residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Mel the Clown, the alter ego of Harold West, often showed up in big shoes, red nose and white makeup as part of the “Clown for Christ” ministry.

    West, 80, passed away on June 19, leaving behind many fond memories, said Wanda West, his wife of 13 years.

    Though, many clowns focus solely on entertainment and book gigs at birthday parties, West wanted his clown to emphasize something more – love.

  • New Haven man indicted by Nelson grand jury

    Billy J. Mitchell, 32, of New Haven, was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on several counts.

    He is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, possession of prescription not in proper container, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    The alleged offenses occurred on or about April 25.

    Bail was set at $50,000 cash, plus conditions.

    He was arraigned June 5 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Hearing Scheduled for EMS complaint

    A hearing has been scheduled to consider a complaint filed by Elizabethtown resident Richard Leal against Hardin County Emergency Medical Services.

    The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services’ preliminary inquiry board will review the complaint during a 10 a.m. meeting Aug. 12 at its Lexington office, according to Deputy Executive Director Charles O’Neal.

  • It's time for pickles

    Pickles are a popular home food preservation item. To ensure safe, tasty home-canned pickles, always follow research-based recipes, such as those offered by Extension, that have been tested for product safety. Follow the recipe and use the proper amounts of the appropriate ingredients to yield the best flavor from your food and to prevent food-borne illness.

  • Extension intern considering career in agriculture

    Lindsey Boone, daughter of Ken Boone of Buffalo, and the late Georgia Wimpsett Boone, started her 12-week internship at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service six weeks ago.

    Her main job is to assist Misty Wilmoth, the county 4-H Extension agent, with any projects she may be doing. However, David Harrison, county Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, has also taken her out to wheat plots and orchards to teach her about diseases and pest control related to local agriculture.