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  • 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!

  • I saw the strangest thing the other day:  a bona fide whirlwind? I was taking water to the ewes and lambs mid-day and I looked up to see this swarm of plant material, and whatever else was in it, swirl around a viburnum. It was hot out and only the slightest breeze was apparent.

  • 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. 

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  • The Community Food Bank is in need of non-perishable food items. You can drop off items to Gloria Benningfield  at Shear Delite, located  at  118 S. Spalding Avenue or at the food bank, which is located at the side of First Christian Church, across from the Lebanon Post Office. They are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. till 1 a.m.

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  • A new round of shows were announced for the 2012-13 season at Central Kentucky Community Theatre in Springfield.
    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” put on by main stage performers, will show on Nov. 2-4, as well as Nov. 9-11.
    “Peter Pan,” by the Bluegrass Kids, will be on stage Dec. 7-9.
    “Fiddler on the Roof,” performed by the youth actors, will show Jan. 18-20 and Jan. 25-27.
    “Harvey,” performed by the main stage actors, is showing March 8-10 and March 15-17.

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  • June 20
    Farmers Market demonstrations
    The Lebanon Farmers Market will have Juanita heron from the Marion County Extension Office presenting summer recipes today, Wednesday June 20, at the downtown pavilion. She will have samples featuring local produce. Market hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. All produce is locally grown.

    Board meeting

  • Christina Marie 'Chrissy' Leake and James Carey Broyles of Lebanon announce the birth of an 8-pound, 2-ounce son, James Blade Broyles, born April 6, 2012, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Jay Leake and Patty Wethington.
    Paternal grandparents are Beth Murphy and Bill Broyles.
    Great-grandparents are Marzon Pyles and the late Peggy Pyles and Alvin Leake and the late Helen Leake.
    James Blade has two sisters, Dakota Broyles and Gabrielle Lyvers.