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  • Friends of NRA seeks donations

    Elizabethtown Friends of the NRA are seeking donations and sponsors for door prizes for its annual banquet. Proceeds will be used to support youth and shooting-related sports. The banquet is 5:30 p.m. April 16 in Pritchard Community Center, Elizabethtown. For more information, call Dr. Steve Preston at 270-307-4534 or e-mail seated liberty@windstream.com.

    Dead animal pick-up service available

  • Relay for Life silent auction

    Citizens Union Bank will have an Easter basket silent auction for Relay for Life. Basket themes include UK, dinosaur, car wash, dog bath and spa, little lady, little princess, frog and inspirational. Final bid day is 3 p.m. March 26. Baskets may be seen at Hodgenville branch, 637 S. Lincoln Blvd., or call 358-3126 for more information.

    Cabin Cookies for Relay

  • A Green County man died March 15 after a farming accident north of Summersville.

    Green County Coroner Eudell Stilts said Kenneth Hodges, 69, 7530 Hodgenville Road, was spreading fertilizer at approximately 10:45 a.m. when his clothing became caught in the tractor’s auxiliary power unit, according to the Greensburg Record-Herald.

  • Spring is a good time to check the purity of well water.

    For more information about protecting the quality of drinking water, visit www.water.ky.gov/gw/gwtech/gwdrill and order a copy of the Water Well Owner’s Guide.

  • Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily events

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville has walking, exercise Skipbo and sewing each Monday; bingo each Wednesday and Friday; and line dancing and chair massages each Thursday. For more information, call Katie Carter at 358-4235.

    NARFE to meet

  • The LaRue County Ambassadors were the recipients of the Richard Burks Award at the annual Lincoln Luncheon on Friday.

    The award honors an individual or group that promotes the Abraham Lincoln legacy and LaRue County history throughout the state.

  • Let it be known that local attorney and Lincoln historian Carl Howell is a dyed-in-the-wool deltiologist.

    Now, before you think that Howell has taken on a new religion, suffice it to say that a deltiologist is a person who collects postcards as a hobby.

    With more than 20,000 vintage postcards in his collection, including some 2,500 connected in various ways to Abraham Lincoln, Howell definitely fits the definition.

  • Landmark News Service

    As a little girl, Alicia Love wanted to be an artist; then she aspired to be a veterinarian.

    As a grown-up, Love combined the two pursuits. Now she’s an award-winning taxidermist.

    She took home some top honors from the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand National Taxidermy Contest and has won blue ribbons for previous work.

    Not many women enter the Wild Turkey Federation contest, Special Events Coordinator Karen Cavender said.

  • Donna Turner Lefevre of Magnolia recently earned an award for logging 250 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHA members for time spent with the American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding.

  • Donna Turner Lefevre of Magnolia recently earned an award for logging 250 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHA members for time spent with the American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding.

  • Donna Turner Lefevre of Magnolia recently earned an award for logging 250 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHA members for time spent with the American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding.

  • Dead animal pick-up assistance is available in LaRue County, the local Conservation District office announced.

    If you have a dead animal that needs to be removed from your property, call Griffin Industries at 1-800-452-3092 or DAR Inc. at 1-888-744-1186. After the work is completed, bring in your receipt from either company to the LaRue County Conservation District between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A 75 percent reimbursement is available.

    This policy is retroactive and covers disposals going back to July 1, 2009.

     

  • It is time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign up at any time for all conservation programs.

    Anyone can apply for assistance whether or not they have a conservation plan, but the first step will be to develop a plan that meets the participant’s objectives. 

  • American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds are available to LaRue County farmers on approved energy efficiency cost-share items, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy said Monday.

    LaRue County is one of 49 counties that will not have held or completed a sign-up period for the County Agricultural Investment Program prior to Nov.15, 2009.

    Therefore, farmers in LaRue County may apply directly to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) for these energy stimulus incentives.

  • The seed analysis tag is your guarantee of what you are paying for. Good knowledge of what that tag tells you can be a useful tool in receiving the best value for your money. Be especially aware of the seed variety, pure seed, germination and test date on an analysis tag.

    The Kentucky Seed Law requires a variety statement. Purchase seed that is labeled with a variety name. That can be an actual name or a designation that is a set of numbers and letters.

  • Cody Charles Phillip Sullivan of LaRue County High School’s FFA Chapter was named one of four national finalists in the Turf Grass Management - Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency award program in July. He competed to be named the national winner during the 82nd National FFA Convention, Oct. 21-24, in Indianapolis.

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Wetlands Reserve Program. Upcoming application ranking cut-off dates are March 15, May 1, June 15 and July 31. 

    WRP applications are continually accepted and those applications received after the cut-off dates will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

    The Wetlands Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their property.

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. The application ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1.   

    The focus of GRP in Kentucky will emphasize preservation of native and naturalized grasslands and protection of grazing operations with excellent land management practices.

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. The application ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1.   

    The focus of GRP in Kentucky will emphasize preservation of native and naturalized grasslands and protection of grazing operations with excellent land management practices.

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. The application ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1.   

    The focus of GRP in Kentucky will emphasize preservation of native and naturalized grasslands and protection of grazing operations with excellent land management practices.