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  • Niki Carter, the new director of the LaRue County Public Library, sees the place as a community center where “people are encouraged to benefit themselves and the community.”

    “Our popular collections will always be here for the people, but we’re a source that focuses on the people’s needs; that’s where libraries have their staying power,” said Carter, who finished her master’s in library science from the University of Kentucky this semester. 

  • Growers may be seeing a lot of aphids in some tobacco fields. At this point in the season, the time left until topping is the major factor to consider when making a decision on aphid control. Yield and quality losses to aphids occur gradually – from the onset of infestation, about six weeks after transplant, until topping. Most of the loss is due to reduced leaf size and weight from heavy infestations. There is little chance for return from attempting to control heavy infestations just before harvest. The loss has already occurred.

  • The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be 5 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Duell Creekside Farm, 5960 Sonora Road between Hodgenville and Sonora.

    The grower cooperator again this year is Carlos Tucker. The farm is owned by Reba Duell and is about five miles from the intersection of  the Lincoln Parkway and KY 84/357 near Hodgenville, and about 3.5 miles from the KY 84 and U.S. 31W intersection near the Interstate 65 Sonora exit. This is the same farm as last year’s grain field day.

  • Congratulations to all the 4-H members whose projects are currently being displayed in Cloverville at the Kentucky State Fair. Results are as follows:

    Stefan Cowley – Senior Jewelry Beadwork, White

    Darienne Grimes – Unit 3 Sewing-Clothing, Blue

    Meredith Heath – Level 1 Wood Science, Red; Senior Basket Making, Red

    Weston Heath – Level 2 Wood Science, Blue

    Sarah Lope – Brownies, Blue

  • Diplodia ear rot may show up in some cornfields as they approach maturity. The abundance of wet weather around the silking period provided opportunities for infections to occur.

    This ear rot appears as white cottony fungal growth between kernels, usually progressing from the ear shank upward and from the cob outward.

  • A 7-year-old won the Lincoln Jamboree talent show, open to all ages, in July.

    Malerie Skaggs, 7, of Hodgenville sang "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton. She is the daughter of Troy and Paula Skaggs.

    She will appear again at the Jamboree on Aug. 22 as a guest on the show.

  • The type of tomato you use often affects the quality of salsas. Paste tomatoes, such as Roma, have firmer flesh and produce thicker salsas than large slicing tomatoes, although both types make good salsas. Salsa can be thickened by adding tomato paste.

    Use only high quality tomatoes for canning salsa or any other tomato product. Poor quality or overripe tomatoes will yield a very poor salsa and may spoil.

  • Greater Works has moved to new location

    Greater Works Church has moved to 102 N. Walters Ave. beside Arrowhead Pawn in Hodgenville. Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 358-8399 or e-mail greaterworkschurch@windstream.net.

    Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold revival Aug. 30 at 10:45 a.m. and each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • Greater Works has moved to new location

    Greater Works Church has moved to 102 N. Walters Ave. beside Arrowhead Pawn in Hodgenville. Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 358-8399 or e-mail greaterworkschurch@windstream.net.

    Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold revival Aug. 30 at 10:45 a.m. and each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • Greater Works has moved to new location

    Greater Works Church has moved to 102 N. Walters Ave. beside Arrowhead Pawn in Hodgenville. Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 358-8399 or e-mail greaterworkschurch@windstream.net.

    Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold revival Aug. 30 at 10:45 a.m. and each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • This summer’s wet, mild weather made the perfect conditions for late blight in tomato plants.

    Late blight on tomatoes was found in LaRue and Laurel counties and could be more widespread, according to University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. The disease causes leaves to wither quickly and die. It can affect the whole plant or begin at the top or bottom and spread.

    LaRue County Extension Agent David Harrison said the infected plants were found on Old Sonora Road.

  • A fairly significant outbreak of blue mold has been found in several fields east of LaRue County in Clark, Montgomery and Fleming counties. The disease appeared to have started in early July. The incidence and severity of blue mold was quite high. Actively sporulating lesions were abundant, making this a strong source for blue mold to spread.

  • If Tickle Ragland doesn’t hold a record for length of corresponding with a pen pal, she surely must be close.

    Ragland, 72, has exchanged letters with Sharon Meisenheimer of Walnut, Ill., for 62 years.

    In those six decades, they have seen the price of stamps increase from 3 to 44 cents, but much more importantly, the two women have developed a closeness that rivals that of siblings.

  • Greater Works has moved

    Greater Works Church has moved to 102 N. Walters Ave. beside Arrowhead Pawn. Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 358-8399 or e-mail greaterworkschurch@windstream.net.

    McCubbins Family to sing

    The McCubbins Family and Joymakers will perform a free gospel concert 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Highland Commons Shopping Center, U.S. 31E Bypass, Glasgow. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 270-651-9307.

    Meadowlarks sing at Middle Creek

  • Producers can elect and enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program beginning April 27. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill.

    Producers have until Aug. 14 to make their decision for the 2009 crop. USDA will not accept any late-filed applications.

    Producers who elect the ACRE program for a farm agree to forgo counter-cyclical payments; accept a 20-percent reduction of the direct payments; and accept a 30-percent reduction in loan rates for all commodities produced on the farm.

  • Some growers have observed that there appears to be a smaller growth of soybeans than normal, and are concerned that it could result in reduced yields. Because of this, some are also wondering if the use of foliar fertilizers or fungicides could help make up the difference.

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $4,463,420 in 28 agricultural diversification projects across the state.

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association Inc. was awarded $130,000.

    Extension agent David Harrison said the beef producers will act as the administrator for the funds. Individuals and groups can apply for funds in 11 different areas. An informational meeting will be held later this year.

  • Prime Time Band to play

    The Prime Time Band will play at Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Aug.  21. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Senior Citizens music

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

  • State Fair Shows

    The Kentucky State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21; the 4-H and FFA youth beef shows will be Aug. 27.

  • Children’s library program

    LaRue County Public Library Children’s program registration is being held at the upstairs desk. For more information, call Michelle Perkins at 358-3851.

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 307-7590.

    Chamber luncheon