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Today's News

  • Red Cross adds board members

    Susan B. Hardin executive director for the American Red Cross Heart of Kentucky Chapter is pleased to announce two new board members.  Effective on July 1, 2014, the Heart of Kentucky Chapter has 12 members representing all three counties. During the annual meeting held on June 23 retiring board member Dr. Cristina Patrick was recognized for her six years of service.  

  • Tri-county United Way becoming a reality

    Tri-County Kentucky United Way is about to become a reality.  After more than a year in the works, the United Way’s annual fall campaign this year will include Marion, Nelson and Washington Counties. 

    “There is not a more common sense approach to people being there for their hometown communities than through the United Way,” said Kenny Fogle, Executive Director of the local United Way chapter. 

  • Blake Hoppes sign-ups

    Registration for the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will be held July 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    All three days will be at the Washington County High School football weight room.

    The registration fee will need to be paid at this time as well.

    This league is for any interested players in kindergarten through sixth grade in Washington County.

    Home and away games will be played against Marion and Boyle County teams on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Youth soccer registration in Marion County

    Marion County Youth Soccer Association will be taking fall soccer signups on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex concession stand on Fairground Road in Lebanon.

    The registration deadline is Aug. 2.

    Forms can also be printed from their website http://www.mcys.webs.com/, with the completed application form signed by a notary, registration fee and medical release form mailed to: Marion County Youth Soccer Attn: Matt Mattingly, PO Box 840, Lebanon, KY 40033

  • SCC athletics stay busy with recent signings

     

    Emmalee Fleener
    Before the 2014 volleyball season has even seen its first kill, the St. Catharine Patriots have received their first commitment for 2015.

    Emmalee Fleener, a 5-foot-7-inch defensive specialist/libero from Louisville, has committed to be a part of the St. Catharine College volleyball program.

    Fleener began club volleyball at age 8 as an outside hitter/defensive specialist.

  • Turning David into Goliath

    It all started because the cows went dry.

    Or that’s how Dudley Hilton tells the tale of how he got into coaching, at least.

    He was working at Armour Food, Co. in Springfield when he got laid off, enabling him to go to St. Catharine College to get a degree so he could coach and teach.

  • Squash and cucumber problems?

    There a few problems that have been showing up in gardens lately, specifically cucurbits.  This includes cucumber, squash, and melons. 

    Bacterial wilt is showing up sporadically and I am sure it’s going to hit many of you who have cucurbits in the next few weeks.  Bacterial wilt causes plants to wilt slowly over a few days; they freshen up at night and then wilt during the day and eventually wilt and die.  The problem is a bacteria that enters the plant and blocks the flow of water and nutrients.

  • Pest facts

    I found a couple of interesting articles in the Kentucky Pest News that I thought I would share with you this week.

    Cicada Killer Wasps Active Across Kentucky
    Mild-mannered female cicada killer wasps are active across Kentucky. They are intent on their tasks of
    1. Digging underground burrows and
    2. Provisioning themselves with paralyzed cicadas that will be food for their grub-like larvae.
    3. The wasps will focus on these tasks over the next few weeks, generally oblivious to the stress and anxiety that they may be causing.

  • Fresh summer corn

    Let’s keep our summer garden series rolling with another popular veggie: fresh summer corn.

    The season for corn is July through August.  Corn is low in fat and full of fiber and B vitamins. Look for ears of corn with green shucks, moist stems, and silk ends that are free of decay.  Kernels should be small, tender, plump, and should fill all the spaces in the rows.  When storing fresh corn, keep it unshucked, wrapped in damp paper towels, inside a plastic bag in the refrigerator until ready to use.  The shelf life is usually four to six days.

  • 4-H brings home honors

    Good work ethics need to be instilled at an early age.  Parents go about helping their children learn responsibility and to finish a job in many different ways from home chores to holding a local job to working on the family farm.

    In 4-H and many other youth organizations, seeing youth reach a goal through hard work and perseverance, is rewarding not only for the youth, but for the parents and other adults who may have supported those youth in their endeavors.