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  • General sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program continue through Aug. 27.

    CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits.

    During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency office.

  • The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Kevin McCubbin’s farm on Old Sonora Road, just south of KY 222. 

    After several years with the grower cooperator being Carlos Tucker, we have changed locations and are working with Kevin McCubbin with our variety plots and field day.

  • If the band’s name – Hooker – has raised your eyebrows, it has done its job.

    “My dad always told me it was like putting ‘free beer’ on the marquee,” said Kyle Williamson, founding member of Hooker.

    Williamson, lead guitarist and vocalist, said the name was meant to draw attention and get people in the door. Once in the door, the reasoning went, the audience would stick around because of the band’s performance.

    The band plays a mix of cover songs and original material.

  • As LaRue County wheat growers select their wheat varieties to seed this fall, they should consider results of the University of Kentucky Small Grain Variety Performance Test. In 2010, 83 wheat varieties from seed companies were evaluated in seven locations across Kentucky. The nearest location to LaRue County was the Stuecker Farm in Hardin County.

  • If you expect a run-of-the-mill sermon when Bro. John Bailey takes to the pulpit, think again.

    Some might even call the former U.S. Army Ranger, who held services at LaRue Baptist Church near Lincoln Farm last Sunday, quite a cut-up when he preaches.

  • Conservation Reserve Program signup

    Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program continues through Aug. 27. Farmers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Farm Service Agency. CRP removes land from agricultural production by entering into long-term contracts with producers. For more information, call FSA at 765-2702.

    Wildflower sale

  • LaRue County FFA members won two state FFA contests last week and were selected as national finalists in two proficiency areas.

    The Food Science and Technology team will participate in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 20-23 after winning the state contest at Morehead State University on July 26. Members of the team are Nathan Atwell, Brittney Corbin, Ben Tucker and Caleb Whelan.

  • Cooking Club meets

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Cooking Club is open to LaRue County youth with an interest in learning basic cooking skills. For more information, call the Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

    Shooting Sports

  • Hosparus benefit

    Hardin County residents Andy Gani and Mattias Lambert, will host a rock concert and backyard barbecue to benefit Hosparus 7 p.m.-midnight Aug. 28 at 223 E. Nalls Road, Elizabethtown. Mattias and other members of “Two Feet High” will perform. Admission is $5 at the door. Food vendors will be on site to sell concessions. For more information, call 270-307-2917. Proceeds will benefit Central Kentucky hospice patients and their families. 

  • Church of Christ has food pantry distribution

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Freedoms Way to hold revival

    Freedoms Way Assembly of God will hold revival 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28. Service will be 11 a.m. on Aug. 29. Krista Hampton will speak. For more information call John Lear at 270-737-9700.

    Singing at Nolynn Baptist

  • Conservation Reserve Program signup

    Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program continues through Aug. 27. Farmers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Farm Service Agency. CRP removes land from agricultural production by entering into long-term contracts with producers. For more information, call FSA at 765-2702.

    Wildflower sale

  • Horse show fundraiser

    A benefit horse show for Dale “Lightning” Turner will be Aug. 28 at American Legion Park, Greensburg. Cornhole tournament begins at 1 p.m.; mule hitch 2 p.m.; auction 5 p.m.; 21-class horse show 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at gate.

    For more information, call Anita Brown Thompson at 270-932-1199 or Randall Dobson at 270-299-5221.

  • August is an important month for beef producers to plan their fall and winter grazing program. Using crop residues and small grain and ryegrass cover crops can provide some late fall-early winter, as well as late- winter and early- spring gazing. However, the best option is to stockpile fescue during late summer and fall for use in late fall and winter.

    Select the fields to be stockpiled and graze or mow soon. Add nitrogen by mid-August. Let stockpiled fields grow as long as possible in fall while other pastures are being grazed.

  • CRP deadline nears

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  • Vietnam veterans invited to ride in parade

    The Sonora Merchants will sponsor a float for the Heartland Festival Parade 10 a.m. Aug. 28. This year’s theme is “Thank you from the Heartland,” a salute to Vietnam veterans. If you are a Vietnam veteran and you would like to ride on the Sonora Merchants float, contact Claudia Thurman at 270-949-1880 by Aug. 21. 

    Extension District Board to meet

  • State Fair pickup times

  • Food pantry distribution

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify 6-7 p.m. Aug. 25 and 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Singing at Nolynn Baptist

    Hodgenville First Baptist Church Men’s Quartet will perform 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at Nolynn Baptist Church.

  • Several entertainment magazines reported last week that Liam Neeson has dropped out of playing former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in a Steven Spielberg film.

    The movie has been in the works since 2005, but put on hold several times as both Neeson and Spielberg took on other projects.

    Neeson, 58, thinks he is too old to play the part and has instead agreed to play Lyndon B. Johnson in a film about civil rights leader Martin Luther King.