Today's News

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Public Library staff at Teddy Bear Picnic

     The LaRue County Public Library staff wore matching T-shirts in honor of the return of the popular Teddy Bear Picnic. From left, Liz Whitlock, Lisa Williams, Virginia Napier, Katie Wheatley, Dana Jolly, Sarah Graff, Kim Strange with grandaughter Bella and in back, retired bookmobile librarian Martha Stephens. Not pictured: Cathy Luttrell.

  • Courtney Pottinger graduates from Kentucky State

     Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was awarded a bachelor’s degree in chemistry during Kentucky State University’s 123rd Commencement Convocation on May 4 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Pottinger was on the Kentucky State University Cross Country team in fall 2009 and ran track in spring 2010. Pottinger plans to work as a chemistry sales representative. 

  • PHOTO: Wesley Kessinger signs with Lindsey Wilson College

     Recent LaRue County High School graduate Wesley Kessinger signed to play baseball at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Front from left, Ricky Kessinger, father; Wesley Kessinger; Mary Kessinger, mother; back, Lindsey Wilson Assistant Coach Mike Mantooth.

  • Nolin RECC to hold annual business meeting

     The Nolin RECC annual meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. June 15 at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. Children's entertainment, health fair and exhibits are included.

    The business session is at 7 p.m. The Dove Brothers Band will perform at 8 p.m.  in the main gym. Prizes will be given throughout the evening to registering cooperative members. Local beef and pork producers will sell sandwiches and the dairy association will sell ice cream.

    For more information, call Patsy Whitehead, Nolin RECC at 270- 765-6153.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers

     Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient and family support and to work at the Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, 105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown. Training is available for the thrift shop 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 12. Pre-register by July 10.

    Training is available for patient and family support 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26; lunch is provided. Pre-register by July 24

    To pre-register, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org.  Those unable to attend are encouraged to contact Jones about future training dates.

  • COLUMN: Foliar corn fungicides are best used at tasseling through silking

     Essentially all corn seed is treated with fungicides to help control seed rots and seedling diseases during germination and early growth.

    More recently, foliar applied corn fungicides is a practice some grain producers have utilized in efforts to control diseases, promote growth, and improve yields of their corn crop. According to UK research, benefits of this practice can vary depending on the circumstances.

  • 4-Hers compete at District Horse Camp

     The Wrangler’s 4-H Horse Club recently participated in Horse Judging, Horse Camp and the District Show. At the District Horse Judging Contest, Carey Coffey received the second place high individual in junior individual judging. She also placed fourth in junior individual hippology. Katie Gardner received third place in the senior individual hippology.

  • COLUMN: Are you eating your fruits and veggies?

     The USDA advises us to choose vegetables from all of the following groups each week:

    • Dark green (kale, lettuce, mustard greens and Swiss chard)

    • Orange (carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and winter squash)

    • Legumes (dried beans, lentils and peas)

    • Starchy (corn, green peas and potatoes)

    • Other (such as cabbage, cucumbers and onions)

    As we head into summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are more readily available, here are a few suggestions for boosting your daily intake:

  • COLUMN: Honor your father

     This Sunday is Father’s Day and as such it is a very special day for most families in our nation. Fathers may not always be all they ought to be but when Jesus wanted to illustrate the love and nature of God, he wanted us to think of God as a heavenly father.

    God’s word commands that we honor our fathers. This means we give them particular attention, special regard and seek to show their value and worth. We are to honor our father every day and not just the third Sunday in June.

  • Hart County offers tire amnesty

     Improperly disposed of tires are unsightly and can harbor disease-carrying mosquitoes.

    At times, residents hesitate to dispose properly of the waste tires due to a small service fee.

    On July 19-21, Hart County, in partnership with the Division of Waste Management is sponsoring a tire amnesty program that is open to all Kentucky residents for free disposal of an unlimited number of tires.

    The event will be held at 1545 Main Street (US 31W) in Munfordville.