Today's Features


  • Donald Smith of Loretto, has been formally seated as a director on the Board for Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA). Smith was elected to the position following an election in DFA’s Mideast Area, where he operates Smith Farms. He will serve a two-year term on the Board.

  • Residential Rain Garden Workshop
    The Residential Rain Garden Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 1. There is a registration fee of $15 (lunch included). This workshop will be held in Elizabethtown. Call the extension office, (270) 692-2421, for details.

    There will be a reception to meet David Kessler, Marion County Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 4, at the extension office, 415 Fairground Road, Lebanon.


  • By Katie Pratt

    Typically ticks begin to appear in late spring and early summer as warm weather sets in, but this year, cases of the annual pest were reported three to four weeks earlier than normal, said agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    “I’ve been receiving calls about ticks for well over a month already from homeowners, farmers and hunters,” said Kenny Perry, Graves County agriculture and natural resources extension agent.

  • A new group, the Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse, recently announced a comprehensive educational and awareness campaign to work toward eliminating child abuse in Kentucky and Indiana.
    At the recent announcement, made in a packed lobby at Kosair Children’s Hospital in downtown Louisville, the group said it planned to partner with the news media and other groups in Kentucky and Indiana to provide educational and awareness materials for eliminating child abuse.

  • The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is now accepting nominations for qualified persons to join its Board of Directors and Community Advisory Committee (CAC).  The 15-member Board and 31 member CAC are the Foundation’s governing bodies.  


  • Catholic Homeschool Conference

  • Bethel Star Apostolic Church in Lebanon is looking for assistance. The church is in the process of remodeling as a result of weather damage, and it needs to work quickly to prevent further damage.
    The church has already started working toward its goal of $30,000, but it has tentatively scheduled a special service at 5 p.m. July 22 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
    Anyone who is unable to attend the service can send a donation to Pastor Elder Michael Johnson Sr., 603 Golf View Terrace, Lebanon, KY 40033.