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Today's Features

  • By David Kessler

    Marion County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    What a good week we had with the weather! More rain, some of it of the steady variety, has improved many of our pastures and hayfields. Soybeans and tobacco are looking better, although we have had some get blown down by wind, and corn looks good although we cannot do anything about the corn that didn't pollinate due to the heat.

  • The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Wednesday Sept. 5, at 9 a.m. until noon. We will meet each Wednesday morning through mid-November. 

  • My first Kentucky garden was in 1974, and it was a humdinger. My husband Walt Rose and I had bought a Troy-bilt tiller in anticipation of our move to Kentucky from Illinois, and we worked up a huge garden area on the only flat piece of land we had. I'll bet it was at least a quarter acre.

    We had spent the previous winter pouring through seed catalogs, ordering enough for five families. We even ordered some trees, and our house was in the middle of the woods!

  • Along with busy practices, Drs. Eric Bentley and Tom Rogers also found time to serve as associate medical directors at Hosparus Central Kentucky. Dr. Bentley joined Hosparus in 1993 and Dr. Rogers joined the organization in 2004. The two recently left Hosparus to concentrate efforts on their practices. To show appreciation for Drs. Bentley and Rogers' tireless service on behalf of Hosparus patients and families, the organization hosted luncheons to thank and honor the doctors.

  • The Sisters of Loretto marked their 200th anniversary earlier this year, and on Aug. 26, the Rev. Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, will continue that celebration with a Mass and dinner at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon.
    The recognition will include the Sisters of Loretto, anyone who served with them and those students who attended schools staffed by the sisters.
    The Mass is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. Augustine Church with a catered meal to follow in the parish center.

  • Youth Explosion
    First Baptist Church on N. Depot Street invites everyone to attend their Youth Explosion from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. There will be many different activities and a DJ. There will be a break from 5-6 p.m. for refreshments.

    Missionary Day
    First Baptist Church on N. Depot Street invites you to their Mission Day program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Rev. Mike Ash, pastor of Mount Union Baptist Church in Summerville, will be the guest speaker.

    Summer revival

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    Joe and Margie Coulter will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at The Springfield Inn from 2-4 p.m. They were married Aug. 14, 1937. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. They request no gifts.

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    David and Melody Mays will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11, 2012. There will be a reception held in their honor on Sunday, August 5, at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from 3-5 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.