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  • Hosparus Health of Green River will host its annual Tea & Auction on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 420 N. Central Avenue. Presented by Tender Touch Senior Services, all proceeds from the charity fundraiser will benefit local hospice and palliative care patients and their families in Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor, and Washington counties.  
    A table for eight is $160. Individual tickets are $20 for both adults and children. The deadline to reserve seats is Friday, Nov. 3.

  • Raymond Hatfield of Lancaster and Thomas Scott also of Lancaster along with 65 other Kentucky veterans received a heroes’ welcome home recently from patriotic, flag-waving citizens who filled the entire terminal at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport.
    The veterans participated in a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital. This was the seventh Honor Flight sponsored by Inter-County Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. The mission was coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.

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  •  Try searching for information on the topic of “Mass Migration of Cranes From Marion County” and you won’t find much.

    But there are some clues.

    The earliest dating back to 1959.

    That’s when Mr. and Mrs. James Crane loaded their 10 children into the back of a blue and white pickup James had converted into a modern covered wagon and headed off to Alaska.

    It was to be a journey 17-year-old Bob Crane, eldest of the brood, would never forget.

  • Mid-Kentucky Arts opens the season with a music celebration of popular Kentucky music. 

    Several featured groups include FlatLick Express, a young bluegrass band from central Kentucky, Heartland Dulcimer Club based in Elizabethtown, the Stephen Foster Singers from Bardstown, and the Mid-Kentucky Chorus whose members hail from many surrounding communities. 

    Celebrate Kentucky! concerts are held in St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine Motherhouse, Hwy 150 near Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m.

  • Three Lebanon Police Officers graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
    Jeremy Elder, Tatum Gorley and Daylon Moore all graduated, and Moore received the Coordinator’s Award.

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  • It’ll be new technology merging with a traditional event, as the agencies responsible for building and promoting Ham Days use the former to expand the latter.
    “We’re embracing the new social media technologies to effectively promote our tourism message,” said Nena Tharp Olivier, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. “Quality content is key. But then effectively pushing that quality content into the mediums currently popular—that’s key, also.”

  • On Saturday, Sep 16, Jacob Vincent, Kentucky State University’s autoclave expert, set up their mobile beehive autoclave system at the Springfield Extension Office to assist local beekeepers maintain clean, sanitary equipment in their apiaries. Beekeepers from Marion and adjacent counties were able to take advantage of this free service. In conjunction with the equipment cleaning, the Washington County Beekeepers and guests completed training in a new method of controlling varroa mites, a significant parasitic health threat to bee colonies.

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  • By Dr. David B. Whitlock