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  • LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • Pat Helm, who retired June 1 as LaRue County’s director of emergency medical services, vividly recalls his first life-saving resuscitation.

    “I just happened to be driving through the square in Hodgenville when a call on dispatch said that a person was unresponsive at the pool hall,” Helm said. 

    Within seconds, he entered the billiard parlor to find a man lying unconscious on the floor – no breathing, no heartbeat, in full cardiac arrest.

  • Beauty pageant at Summersville

    The Summersville Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser beauty pageant 9 a.m. July 18 at the Summersville Elementary School gym. Open pageant. Registration will be taken 9 a.m. June 27 and July 11 at Forcht Bank in Summersville; and 9 a.m. July 4 at Greensburg IGA. All times are central. For more information, call 270-405-4882 after 7 p.m. and leave message or visit www.summersvilleshiningstarsbeautypageant.piczo.com.

     

  • Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. July 20 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 270-307-7590.

    A new Sunrise

    A groundbreaking ceremony for a new nursing home facility will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on Phillips Lane.

    Campbellsville University information meeting

  • Winning participants in local American Private Enterprise Seminar recently attended the Kentucky Youth Seminar in Lexington. Participants were Melanie Huhn, Emily Kessinger, Emily Stone and Kristin Thompson.

  • Kentucky livestock producers are fortunate to have two veterinary labs that support the animal industry with diagnostic medical testing services. The labs are the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville. Their goal is to provide services to improve the health of livestock in the state. Horses, as well as cattle are the main emphasis, but they do work with all livestock.

  • Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures, affects about 10 million Americans and another 44 million are at risk. Even though the disease is more common in women, the U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation states that 20 percent of the 10 million are men.

  • Ever wish you could get paid to fish or to shop? There’s just something special about getting paid to do things you love.

    Although now retiring as a quilt maker, 84-year-old Geneva Peace of Magnolia has been familiar with that feeling for the last 76 years.

  • Lucas Wade Underwood, a recent Adair County High School graduate, received several agriculture awards, including Lake Cumberland Regional FFA superior first forage production, Lake Cumberland Region Superior small power and equipment, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, Adair FFA small engine and ag mechanics, Shop IV spirit award, Ag IV scholastic award, Forage Production Entrepreneurship and State FFA Degree.

    He is the son of Darrell Underwood of Buffalo and Renetta Underwood of Greensburg and the grandson of Bessie C. Underwood of Buffalo and the late Bruce Underwood.

  • The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: black lab mix, bird dog, cocker spaniel, golden lab, shepherd mix, beagle mix, two cats and four kittens

    The shelter is located 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, or if your youth or community group is interested in a project to provide food treats and toys for the animals, call 270-465-7651.

     

  • Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn. While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at the local farmers market or farm stand businesses. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community. 

  • Leslie Pike of Hodgenville read her award-winning essay Saturday, June 6, to more than 350 beekeepers at a regional Beekeepers Association meeting in Grayson County.

    The essay “The Dance Language of the Honeybee” explains the history and significance of a bee’s dance. Also included in the essay were several types of dances.

    Pike won first place in the state for her essay and second place in the nation. The sixth-grader’s winnings totaled $600.

  • Diabetes Coalition to meet

    The Hardin and LaRue Diabetes Coalition is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes. The group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. For more information, call Melissa Conder at 769-1604, Ext. 1035.

    Mother of the Year

  • LaRue County was represented at the State 4-H Teen Conference in June with five delegates attending. Jessica Wells was a returning delegate. Kaity Skaggs, Maria Durham, Kelsey Sallee and Kaylin Perkins attended for their first time.

  • Poison hemlock has been increasing locally during the past several years.  Although this plant often was seen along roadways and fencerows, it has expanded into grazed pasturelands and hay fields.

    The concern not only comes from its invasive nature, but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world. Throughout history, the toxicity of poison hemlock is well known for accidental deaths of humans and animals. It was the toxin used to poison the philosopher Socrates.

  • The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., Louisville, will present “The Wind in Your Hair: Vintage Motorcycles” July 18 to Sept. 19. The exhibit will feature vintage motorcycles manufactured between 1900 to 1970, memorabilia and accessories, and three motorcycle-related photography collections by Michael Lichter, Danny Lyon and Sarah Lyon.

    The museum also will host a series of restoration and customizing workshops, and lectures about collecting motorcycles and the cultural influences of motorcycles in the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Hiring a new farm employee can often be a difficult decision. Once that decision has been made and a new employee has reported for work, there are several pieces of paperwork which need to be completed. This applies to all employees whether hired on a temporary or permanent basis, and whether part-time or full-time. The completion of these forms is required by law and is meant to protect both the employee and the employer and farmers should be aware of them.

  • Several summer programs will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace on U.S. 31E south of Hodgenville. Programs are free and everyone is invited.

    Independence Day, July 4: Costumed interpreters from Frazier International History Museum will present two programs titled “Young Abe” at 11 a.m. and “Day in a Soldier’s Life: the American Civil War” at 2 p.m. In addition, there will be Civil War living history military encampment between 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.