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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Country music singer Clay Underwood, formerly of Hodgenville, will hold a video shoot of his single “New Beginnings and Old Honky Tonks” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at WhaBah Steakhouse Saloon in Bowling Green.

    For more information on the location, visit www.whabah.com.

     

  • Bill Wilcox can honestly say he’s worth a million – in miles, that is.

    Wilcox was inducted Friday morning into the National Safety Council’s Million Mile Club — an honor reserved for employees driving 1 million miles, or 30 years, without an at-fault accident. He’s the first letter carrier in Upton to receive the honor.

    “This is a huge accomplishment,” said Officer in Charge Patrick Gray. “He carries a 92-mile route five days a week. That’s a lot of miles to travel every day for 30 years.”

  • Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Larry B. Jaggers of Glendale to the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring June 26, 2013. Jaggers is a self-employed dairy farmer and represents dairy farmers.

  • State Fair exhibits

    4-H exhibits that are eligible to advance to the state fair must be brought to the Extension Service office by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Exhibits will be transported to the State Fair for entry that morning. Items will be returned to the Extension office Aug. 31. Exhibits and ribbons can be picked up after 3 p.m.

     

    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.

     

     

  • A few weeks ago, a pack of coyotes attacked Heidi Myers’ sheep flock. They decimated her newborn lambs and yearlings and killed about 10 adult ewes.

    Although Myers is an animal lover who cares for several varieties of livestock on her Mt. Sherman farm, she couldn’t condone such slaughter. She turned to an expert for assistance.

    Thomas Downey, a full-time professional trapper, began setting snares in the areas where the coyotes are entering the sheep pasture this week.

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s famous silhouette has popped up around Elizabethtown.

    Individuals will have the opportunity to find a silhouette hidden in area business and win free tickets to the showing of “Rear Window” or “The Birds” during Hitchcock month at the Historic State Theater.

  • The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: One terrier mix, three Australian shepherd mix, one westie/bichon mix, seven shepherd/lab mix, two lab mix, one collie, one St. Bernard, two shepherd mix, one Jack Russell mix, one spaniel russell; and seven cats.

    The shelter is at 2175 Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information,  call 270-465-7651.

     

  • Doctors said she’d never walk again.

    But seven months after a wreck left her paralyzed from the waist down, 19-year-old Kim Fisher is proving them wrong.

    She maneuvers around her Buffalo home with the aid of a walker, although she can take tentative steps holding onto furniture and the wall. She wears a brace on her right ankle to stabilize it.

    “She’s come a long way in a very short time,” said Kim’s mother Becky.

    It’s an amazing recovery that Becky attributes to providence and Kim’s determination.

  • Farmers in 92 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, will share $30.5 million in federal funds to repair farm structures and land damaged by an unprecedented ice storm Jan. 27 that brought down thousands of trees and utility lines across the state.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that Kentucky will receive 43 percent of the $71 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds, far more than any other state.

  • Extension Agent

    There is some concern among growers and tobacco leaf buyers about high residues of Maleic Hydrazide in tobacco. Let’s discuss some tips growers should consider.

    Use an appropriate amount of MH. The maximum amount of MH that can be applied to burley tobacco is 3 pounds active ingredient per acre per season. For years the most common formulations contained 1.5 pounds a.i per gallon. Today there are many formulations of MH that contain variable amounts of the active ingredient.

  • LaRue County High School’s Class of 1959 holds the distinction not only of celebrating 50 years since graduation, but also of being the school’s first graduating class.

    That consolidation brought together in the fall of 1958 seniors from three high schools – Buffalo, Hodgenville and Magnolia – who until that time had been arch rivals. They each had their own school mascots, colors, their own sports teams and cheerleaders. Some had mixed feelings about giving up that identity to meld into a completely new environment.

  • Teen Leadership

    Applications for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy are due at the Extension Service office by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3. The program is open to 8th-11th graders and will include day-long sessions each month from September through April focusing on improving leadership and communication skills. Applications are available from the Extension Service.

     

    Rabbit show

    The State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21. Return entry form to the Extension Service office before 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Many gardeners plant zinnias because of their vibrant colors and ability to attract butterflies. In a recent study, researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture found butterflies are attracted to one zinnia cultivar over others.

    UK Entomology Professor Ken Yeargan and Graduate Research Assistant Sarah Colvin found that Lilliput zinnias attracted more than twice the number of butterflies than State Fair, Pinwheel and Oklahoma cultivars during a seven-week period.

  • Applications for fair pageants may be picked up at the Extension Service office or LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or you can fill one out at practice. For more information, call Ashley England at 270-763-7072 or 270-234-3313.

    Parent/child contest

    July 29 following Little Miss and Mister.

    Pre-Teen Pageant

    Aug. 1 at 8:30 p.m., practice July 26 at 1 p.m.

    Miss Teen Pageant

    July 28 at 8:30 p.m., practice July 25 at 4 p.m.

    Miss LaRue County Pageant