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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Ag interests

     Members of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture met with the members of the  Kentucky Soybean Association and the Kentucky Soybean Board last week at Ryan and Misty Bivens’ Fresh Start Farms in Hodgenville.

  • Trail ride for Christ enters 11th year

    On Aug. 9, Bobbie Walsh will host his 11th annual Trail Ride for Christ at Double J Stables and Horsemen’s Camp at Mammoth Cave.

    The ride typically draws as many as 80 people each year, according to his wife, Cookie Walsh.

    “It seems like there’s quite a bit of interest this year,” she said.

    The event includes an optional trail ride, an evening meal provided by Butch Nunn at 4, music by Carson Howard at 5, and a worship service featuring a message by Reverend Billy Curle at 6. (All Central times).

  • Local Church pantries feeding families

    LaRue County is home to nearly 70 churches. To many people, churches are a place to meet people, help people, and find help.

    Though some focus on helping the world in a more broad sense, many of these churches make it their mission to reach out to those in need locally. Programs like food pantries and other outreach ministries are popping up everywhere, and not just in large churches, but small ones too.

  • Tips for a field (or jar) full of fireflies

    Remember how much fun it was (or is) to chase fireflies when you were young? Once you caught a firefly, you would hold it in your hand to watch the flickering light for a few moments and then release it unharmed to fly away. You might also (as I did) make a firefly lantern with fireflies in a glass jar (holes punched in the lid of course).

  • Garden of Peruvian Predicaments

    The Peruvian purple corn looks awfully good right now and might actually produce an ear or two in the near future.

    I find myself in a predicament, though: How do I harvest these Peruvian treasures before the varmints do?

    The hubbub around the Groundhog Hill hood is that a band of raccoons are touring the nearby farms and attacking unsuspecting and unprotected patches of sweet corn. One fellow farmer let loose his own pack of dogs, but they failed to keep the critters from their target.

    My brother Philip has one word of advice: Fence.

  • It's never too early to prepare your child for school
  • Nolin RECC, KSP warn of billing scam

    Kentucky State Police Post 4, along with Nolin RECC, is asking Cooperative members to beware of a billing scam.

    Nolin RECC CEO Mickey Miller contacted KSP to report that several customers had received phone calls from a male subject with a foreign accent asking for credit card information or a green dot money order to reconcile past due bills.

  • Legal Aid Clinics offer assistance

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July, August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Patty Holbert selected as EFNEP assistant

    Patty Holbert was hired as the new Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program (EFNEP) assistant for LaRue County’s Cooperative Extension Service in March. She just completed her training period, which lasted roughly eight weeks, and wants to make sure everyone knows she is available to help.

    Holbert, who lives in Buffalo, is a LaRue County native and has been involved in Extension Services for most of it.

  • Remembering 'Mel the Clown'

    For the last seven years, a familiar, smiling – and often made up – face visited the residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Mel the Clown, the alter ego of Harold West, often showed up in big shoes, red nose and white makeup as part of the “Clown for Christ” ministry.

    West, 80, passed away on June 19, leaving behind many fond memories, said Wanda West, his wife of 13 years.

    Though, many clowns focus solely on entertainment and book gigs at birthday parties, West wanted his clown to emphasize something more – love.