Beth Cook, Mammoth Cave Transplants
Man, is it ever hot! July was graced with more rain than we ever thought about. If your gardens survived all of the rain, you are probably reaping the rewards right now like fresh, yummy produce. August will probably be on it’s usual track… HOT as blue blazes! Regardless of the heat, you still have work to do nearing summers end to prepare you gardens for fall. Here are just a few things for our area that need to be or can be done in the sultry month of August. August To-Do List for Zone 6:
~~"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature" — Jeff Cox, American Garden Writer
For everyone who was down in the dumps from the cancellation of "Freedom Fest '15," cheer up--it's been rescheduled. Parks and Rec Coordinator Greg Hudson said not only are the fireworks and live music back on, they're also adding a cornhole tournament as well.
The event will still be held at Chalybeate Park with cornhole beginning at 5pm, live music from Roosterfish at 7pm, and fireworks beginning at dark.
If you're interested in entering the cornhole tournament, please call 270-991-3578.
BackYard BBQ and Grill is back this Saturday from 10am until SOLD OUT at Cee Bee. We will have Pulled Pork, Sliced Shoulder, Pork Chops, Ribeye, Boudin, Smoked Bologna, Mac and Cheese, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Vinegar Slaw and BBQ Beans. Come by and see us!
The ECHS Lady Cat Volleyball team will host a Spirit Night, tonight (Monday) from 4pm-9pm at the Scottsville Road location. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the team for uniforms, equipment, and other expenses.
Enjoy some great pizza for an even greater cause, and GO LADY CATS!
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Folks came out in large numbers on Saturday, July 18 for Chalybeate VFD's first annual dinner and auction, and Chief Daniel Johnson said the turnout was much larger than expected.
"On behalf of Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department, I'd like to thank all members of the community who came out, supported, or donated to our first annual dinner and auction," Johnson said.
Participating in community events is something that he said the department is looking to do more of in the future. The funds raised at this event will mainly be used for general expenses that the fire department experiences regularly, but there are always unexpected things that arise. "We have lots of projects in mind that these funds will help," he said. "We are truly thankful for the support our communities have shown."
The 8th ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE CAR, TRUCK, TRACTOR, AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW and ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW will be held this Saturday, July 25th on the square and inside the community center in Brownsville.
The event is sponsored by The Order of Eastern Star #577, Brownsville Chapter, with all proceeds going to Relay For Life.
According to event coordinator Richie Jones, the one-day event usually draws around 1,000 people and features around 120 cars. Registration will be from 8am to noon with a benefit auction beginning at 2pm. The awards ceremony with begin at 3pm with over 15 awards given out.
Live entertainment will feature Black Gold, Corey Culbreth, thumbpicking guitarist Joe Hudson, and more! Over 30 vendors will be set up inside and out with plenty of concessions available. Find out more info on the event Facebook page by CLICKING HERE. Come support Relay For Life this Saturday for a fun-filled event for everyone.
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by Beth Cook, Mammoth Cave Transplants
By mid-summer, if an annual growing in a bed or container has become leggy and unproductive, simply cut it back. Annuals are those flowers and shrubs that go through their entire life cycle in one season. Because these plants are short-lived, you may want to get as many blooms out of them as you can. Pruning annuals, or giving them a haircut as we call it, is a way to keep the plant flowering and to improve its shape. It creates a bushier plant, more flowers, and better quality blooms.
Though there are many ways to go about pruning annuals, the simplest methods include pinching and deadheading. The amount of foliage you remove will of course depend on the size of the plant. When you cut back a plant, make sure you don't cut back to a point in which there are no leaf buds left.
Not all annual and perennial flowering plants require pruning or deadheading. A lot of flowers are self-cleaning and can be left alone. Others, such as geraniums, petunia, salvia, impatiens, begonias, lantana, daylily, and scores of other flowering plants will benefit tremendously from deadheading or a good pruning if they've stretched a lot by mid-summer.
Also, if you have mums that have come back this year, they are beginning to bud out to bloom now. If you want them to bloom for fall color, you need to pinch the buds back NOW, if you haven't already. So keep those annuals looking full and blooms galore, give them a haircut!
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, at the Edmonson County High School from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M for the 20th annual Back To School Bash. The purpose of the Back to School Bash, which will have a patriotic theme this year, is to motivate students and their parents in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to prepare for their return to school on August 5th, 2015.
The event is a collaborative effort between the Family Resource Center, 5/6 Family Resource Center, Youth Service Center, Community Education, Title I, and the Edmonson County Health Department.
Free school supplies will be given out to all children (while supplies last) and door prizes will also be awarded.
Several businesses from the community and surrounding counties will be there with information and supplies to distribute. All the schools will be in attendance with information for parents and to answer any questions.
For further information:
Lisa Sanders, Family Resource Center Coordinator 270-597-9866
Lynette Saling, 5/6 Family Resource Center Coordinator 270-597-8329
Morgan Esters, Youth Service Center Coordinator 270-597-3878
Home for Sale in Chalybeate: **REDUCED PRICE**
40 Gateway Court, Smiths Grove, KY (Chalybeate community in Edmonson County)
This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a carport and storage building. Approx. 1350 sq. ft. home with a large front yard on a .80 acre lot. Friendly neighborhood located in New Grove Estates within the South Edmonson Elementary School district. Appliances included! Appraised this year for $115,000. Asking $99,900. Contact Jessica Doyle at 270-589-0755 for more information.
Mark your calendar for this great event, more info to come!
Event: 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s South Central Kentucky – Bowling Green
Date: September 19, 2015
Place: Circus Square Park, Bowling Green, KY
Time: 10:00 am
Walk Page: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=7508&pg=entry
Local contact: Paula Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wouldn't you like to enjoy a delicious freshly smoked BBQ dinner this Saturday night without having to drive out of town? Well ECHS Volleyball Boosters have just what you are looking for. They'lll be hosting a BBQ Dinner and Bake Sale at the Brownsville Community Center on Saturday, July 18th between 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Freshly smoked BBQ pork meals with side, chips, pickle and drink for only $7.00, or choose from a variety of other menu items for dine-in or carry-out. A large variety of whole pies, cakes and other desserts will be for sale. Help our Lady Cats kick off a great volleyball season by supporting them this Saturday at this event.
Chalybeate United Baptist Church is holding Bible School this week, from 6pm-8pm nightly. Wednesday will be from 5pm-7pm so regular prayer meeting service can be held.
Ages are from preschool to 8th grade. Friday night will feature a program beginning at 7pm put on by the kids from bible lessons and songs learned during the week. A meal will immediately follow in the basement, everyone welcome.
Date: August 1st
Time: Classic Car Show (10a-2p)
· Classic Car Show
· Free Inflatable Jumps for the Children
· Log Rhythms demonstrating wood cutting
· Food Vendors
· Product Vendors
· Display Vendors
· Live Music by Jack Thomas Band from 4:30p-10:00p
· Fireworks show from 9:00p-9:30p
· Friends of Nolin Lake
Get Your #SWAG on with @StartWithAGoal : Young Adult Career Event (Ages 18 to 24)
The Kentucky Career Center and Monster are teaming up to present a career planning event for young adults in the BRADD 10 county area (Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Warren). The motivational, action packed event will be held on July 23rd at the WKU Knicely Center. Registration will begin at 9:30 with the event from 10 to 2. High energy Monster.com presenters Yvonne Williams and Ron Sullivan will be speaking about financial wealth, interviewing and resume writing, conflict in the workplace and more.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about local job openings, tuition assistance programs, internships, and other career planning services. A pizza buffet will be provided at no cost to pre-registered attendees and there will be mileage reimbursement assistance for those who travel from the Barren River counties.
All attendees will be eligible to receive door prizes including a MAXWEST Tablet and much more.
Like our Barren River LWDA Youth Facebook page and follow @StartWithAGoal on Twitter and Instagram to stay connected with us!
To register go to kcc.bradd.org and click on the purple Monster flag, or simply click on the photo above. For more information please call 270-781-2381. This event is for young adults ages 18 to 24 who live in the BRADD area. The deadline to register is July 19th.
Come out TONIGHT Friday, July 10th to help Cedar Springs United Baptist raise money for their new remodeling project at the Byrd Activity Center for a benefit auction and dinner. Click here for a list of auction items! All proceeds will go toward remodeling expenses.
On Saturday, July 18th, volunteers will be out from 9am-2pm by Eagle Express Food Mart on Highway 101 In Chalybeate collecting donated items with 100% of proceeds going straight to the shelter. Although any donation is greatly appreciated, the shelter's needs include newspapers, liquid Lysol, paper towels, vinyl gloves, dog and cat food, treats, toys that won't cause choking, litter, garbage bags (39 gallon), and hand sanitizer.
This is a cooperative effort between the Edmonson County Animal Shelter and local volunteers to help with daily used items. Please, no monetary donations, just items, only. Stop by and help out your local shelter!