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Today's News

  • Three running for Court of Appeals

     Three men are seeking to be elected as Judge of Kentucky Court of Appeals, District 2, Division 2. The District consists of Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, Hardin, Bullitt, LaRue, Hart, Warren and Barren Counties.

    Incumbent Judge Kelly Thompson is facing opposition from Bowling Green attorneys Mark H. Flener and Osi Onyekwuluje.

    Thompson has served on the state appeals court since 2006.

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  • Band of Banks looking for local venue

     What do three bankers and a guy named Banks do in their spare time? Form a band, of course.

    Chris Buchanan, Charles DeRoche, Matt Neel and Pat Banks make up the local band Poor Man’s Grave.

    While their photos resemble those of many folk bands, they started out that way, but morphed into something louder and more electric, according to Buchanan, lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player.

  • New Haven to take on world bunco record

    Bobbi Jo Nalley approached the New Haven Board of Commissioners at their meeting Thursday evening with a request that could put the small town “in the books.”

    Nalley, a respiratory care coordinator at Norton Suburban Hospital and New Haven resident, informed the Commission that she had applied to the Guinness Book of World Records to break the record for having the largest Bunco tournament.

    “I am big on volunteering and I try to raise money for different foundations,” Nalley said.

  • Register early for FSA programs

    Farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs should register in advance. Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to the Hardin/LaRue FSA Service Center before April 15. Enrollment for the disaster programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, including the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will begin by April 15.

    Updates or changes to report include:

    New producers or producers who have not reported farm records to FSA.

  • Clarification needed to protect property rights

    Last March a land agent showed up at my door to inform me that two private companies wanted to install a pipeline for natural gas liquids on my farm. It would originate in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and join with an existing pipeline in Hardinsburg, which would link it to Louisiana. I was shocked and told the man I was not overjoyed with that news. But his response set me back even farther when he stated that they felt their project would have eminent domain power, meaning they could come through my property whether I like it or not.

  • Lee's awarded $60,000 loan by state

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $555,026 for 11 agricultural diversification projects across the state during its March board meeting at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office. 

  • COLUMN: Let them sing for joy

     You may have been the little boy or the parent in the following well-known story. The boy was misbehaving in church with his father trying unsuccessfully to keep him quiet. Finally, the father picked up his son and headed for the vestibule. As they went through the back door the little boy looked over his father’s shoulder and said, “You all pray for me! Pray for me!”

  • Monsanto Fund deadline is April 6

     The deadline is approaching for farmers to nominate rural public school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Nominations will be accepted until April 6. Eligible farmers can nominate their school district by visiting www.GrowRuralEducation.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332. Grants are awarded based on merit, need and community support.

  • Thistle spray-day is April 7

     Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.