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  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program signup. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time however; applications received by April 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2009 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Excessive winter annual weed growth can affect insect management in corn. One insect group problem that may be encountered is the cutworms. Cutworms do not prefer to lay eggs on corn, they more commonly lay their eggs on winter annual weeds. Black cutworm cannot overwinter here; in early spring the moths migrate to Kentucky with weather fronts out of the south. As the moths tend to lay their eggs and feed on winter annuals, cutworm damage usually occurs when winter annuals have been burnt down with herbicides forcing the intermediate-stage larvae to feed on the emerging corn.

  • Farm tractors and farm equipment can be dangerous. Each year there are accidents with farm equipment that causes injuries and death.

  • The Central Kentucky Art Guild All Member Juried Art Show will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through May 18 in the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The Morrison Gallery is in the ECTC main administration building and public parking is available.

    The guild art show represents about 40 artists. Many of the artists are award winning.

    Fine art such as landscapes, portraits, florals, still life, woodcarvings, and sculptures are examples of art that will be shown. Your selection may be purchased from the artist upon request.

  • Jacobs Energy, a natural resource development company specializing in oil and gas exploration and servicing, is opening Sand Castle Quarry on Attilla Road off Campbellsville Road. The quarry is at the location of the former Tri-County Sand & Aggregate LLC.

    Sand Castle Quarry is a supplier of sand and pea gravel to both commercial clients and individuals at the retail site. Delivery service is available. The products can be used for construction and recreational projects.

  • Congratulations to all the participants in the 4-H Poetry Contest. Participants are to be commended for their efforts. Fifty-four poems were entered and the poems have been judged.

    The poems were divided into two age groups for judging. Junior division participants are ages 9-13 and the senior age division includes 14-18 year olds.

    The top 10 junior poems and the top two senior poems will advance to district competition.

    These poems also will be published in the District 4-H Poetry Book. All winners will receive a copy of the poetry book.

  • It is now time for youth ages 9-14 to register to attend 4-H Camp this summer. The camp is June 29-July 2 at Lake Cumberland.

    We also need adults and teens to attend camp, so consider attending camp with your child or grandchild. Adults attend for free because they serve as chaperones. Selected 4-H Teen Leaders pay $75 instead of the full camp fee.

  • Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • Grain production calendars have been developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events on the farm. However, weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. This calendar should be treated as a starting point and as a tool to help prioritize some of the practices involved in grain production.

  • The 4-H Speech and Demonstration contests will be held 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Extension Service office.

    Both contests provide participants with the opportunity to develop their communication skills. Participants must register by calling 358-3401.

    4-Hers may participate in both the speech and demonstration categories, if they wish.

    Speech contest rules

  • With the continued high price of fertilizer, 2009 is a year to pay particular attention to fertilizer cost as an important part of the cost of production. The only way to determine the fertility of a field and the actual fertilizer needed is to take a representative soil test and follow recommendations for the crop.

  • The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium on March 27. 4-H members showcased their talents. The participants were divided into two age divisions: 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds. 

  • National Guard reunion

    A 40th reunion and anniversary of the Kentucky National Guard, B Battery, 2nd 138th Field Artillery, is set for 1-5 p.m. April 25 at the Elizabethtown Armory on Warfield Street. All former members are welcome to attend. This unit was deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968. For more information, contact Al McDonald at 270-300-8106.

    Class of '89

  • The Sunrise Volunteers will meet 6:30 p.m. April 28 in Sunrise Manor’s activity room for a semi-annual meeting. Nominations and election will be held for president, first vice president and second vice president. As a dinner will be served, volunteers should sign the reservation list located by the sign-in sheet in the lobby or contact Kathy Cooper at 358-3103.

    The next executive board meeting will be 3 p.m. May 4 at the nursing home.

  • In light of the current economic hardships our community is undergoing Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk is offering free resource counseling courses at A&B Adult Healthcare, 2407 Ring Road, Suite 108, Elizabethtown, for those at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

    Courses include:

    •How to create a spending plan (April 22, June 10, July 15, Sept. 30)                          

  • The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through April 15.

  • A retirement reception will be held for Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

    For more information, call 358-3851.

  • George C. “Clint” Merritt, manager of Southern States Hardin Cooperative – Hodgenville Branch, has won the President’s Operating Excellence Award. Only 40 co-op managers from Southern States 23-state territory earned this award, which Merritt has won two times since the program’s inception in 1987.

  • Relay for Life Bunco

    The Family Matters Relay for Life team will host Bunco 6:30-8:30p.m. April 16 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 766-7834.

    LaRue Baptist auction and chili cook-off

    LaRue Baptist School will hold an auction and chili cook-off at 5 p.m. April 17 to benefit the LaRue Baptist School Athletic Booster Club. For more information, call 358-4673.

    Relay for Life bake sale