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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Speedway

    Bluegrass Speedway Top Ten Track Points after May 28, 2011

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models
    1. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 43
    2. Tim Rivers (Salem, Ind.)- 29
    3. Joey Daniel (Liberty, Ky.)- 28
    4. Lee Devasier (Crestwood, Ky.)- 27
    5. Dustin Neat (Dunnville, Ky.)- 26
    6. Darrell Lanigan (Union, Ky.)- 25
    7. Steve Barnett (Franklin, Ind.)- 25
    8. Rohn Moon (Greenwood, Ind.)- 24
    9. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, Ind.)- 22
    10. Josh Richards (Shinnston, W. Va.)- 20

  • LaRue senior night brings 9-3 win over Elizabethtown

    Senior twins Lyndsay and Valarie Whitlock both were in the starting batting order for the first time in eight games, reached base seven times in a combined eight plate appearance and each scored three times as the Lady Hawks ended the regular season with a 9-3 win against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

  • Bell receives $3K scholarship

    Andrew Bell, a resident of New Hope, is the 2011 recipient of the $3,000 Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship from Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    The Everman scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who is interested in pursuing a four-year course of study at a Kentucky college or university. This is one of the 210 college scholarships worth a total of $269,100 that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • REUNION: Magnolia High School Class of 1950

    The descendants of Everett and Kate Jaggers of Magnolia gathered for a reunion May 1 at Hodgenville First Baptist Church. There were approximately 103 in attendance. Everett was born Nov. 30, 1871 and died June 22, 1954. Kate was born Nov. 1, 1871 and died Jan. 6, 1955. They had seven daughters, Ollie, Bertha, Virgie, Sallie, Mary, Iva Belle and Pauline; 33 grandchildren; and many other descendants.

  • Disaster recovery centers open in Jefferson and Hardin Counties

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Jefferson and Hardin counties on Friday, May 27, to help people affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
    Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA will be available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

  • 4-H calendar

    Gardening Club
    The 4-H Gardening will meet at 10:30 a.m. June 4 at Lee’s Garden Center.
     
    4-H Council
    The 4-H Council will meet at noon June 6 at the Extension Service office.
     
    Horse Club
    The Wranglers 4-H Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 7.
     
    4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training
    The 4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training will take place 6 p.m. June 8 at the Extension Service office.

  • Tips for holding tobacco transplants

    Due to wet weather, tobacco growers are having to hold field-ready transplants. Below are some brief suggestions for holding transplants.
    Maintain a low level of fertility:  Reducing fertility levels to the 25 to 50 parts per million of nitrogen will slow growth and reduce the amount of rank green leaf material that is susceptible to bacterial rots. 

  • Farm News

    GAP Training
    Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training will be offered at the Extension Service office beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 6. This training will qualify individuals to receive a Kentucky Department of Agriculture GAP Training Certificate.  Producers providing samples at Farmer’s Markets and KFB Certified Roadside Markets must possess a KDA GAP Training certificate. Training requires about two hours and is free.

    Taste of LaRue County

  • Farm program deadlines

    Kentucky producers are reminded of the following program deadlines.
    •June 1 – Final date to enroll in the 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election program and the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP).
    •July 15 – Final date to report acreage on all other crops and land uses, except small grains, including CRP acreage. Production reporting deadline for NAP crops for previous year’s production except small grains.

  • Vacation Bible School calendar

    First Baptist Church Sonora holds VBS

    Vacation Bible School will be 6-9 p.m. June 5-10 at First Baptist Church Sonora. The theme will be Lifeway’s Big Apple Adventure. Transportation available upon request by contacting 369-7234. More information available at www.fbsonora.org.

    Buffalo Baptist Church holds VBS