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AIO March 28, 201.3 THE HART COUNTY NEWS-HERALD I print@jpinews.com '1491' author to speak at UK Environmental Issues Event By CAROL LEA SPENCE UK College of Agriculture Many discussions about environmental issues often re- volve around returning the landscape to the way it was before humans interfered. Author Charles Mann will dis- close how "natural" that landscape actually was when he speaks at the opening session of the University of Ken- tucky College of Agriculture's Environmental Issues Event, 7 p.m. EDT April 2 in the Worsham Theater on campus. The view of the Americas as a pristine, sparsely pop- ulated, almost Eden-like wilderness was long held by scholars and the general public. Mann revealed the many advanced civilizations of the Western Hemisphere, their cultures and their manipulation of the environment in his book "1491 ," which won the U.S. Academy of National Sciences' Keck Award for Best Book of the Year. Accord- ing to Mann, these were civilizations that planted forests and burned other forests to establish savannahs, built causeways, large earth mounds and cities, and controlled or, in some cases inadvertently caused, flooding. Long before European ships sailed into their harbors, people in the Americas molded the landscape to suit their needs. "Mann's appearance is in conjunction with the 3rd Conference on Invasion Biology, Ecology and Manage- ment that will be held on April 3. "He will lay the groundwork for thinking about inva- sive species and how we should think about landscape and landscape chang e,'' said Carol Hanley, event organiz- er and director of the College of Agriculture's Environ- mental and Natural Resource Initiative, which is hosting the event. "We wanted out community and our students to be able to hear his perspective. He gives a really good view on how things were and how humans have always changed the landscape and flora and fauna." A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, Mann Is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, Science and Wired. He followed "1491" with his book "1493" and co-wrote four other books. He has received writing awards from the Americanlnstitute of Physics, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the American Bar Association, among others. A reception and book signing will immediately follow Mann's presentation, which is free and open to the public. Tickets are required, however, and are available at the UK Student Center.Ticket Office or Rooms 253 or 200B in the Kentucky Tobacco Research Development Center, 1401 University Drive. The three-day Environmental Issues Event includes the invasive species conference on April 3 and a public fo- rum, Climate Change: Values, National Security and Free Enterprise, at 7 p.m. April 4. All events will take place in the UK Student Center. Public parking is available in Parking Structure #5,409 S. Limestone, across from the center. There are entrances to the parking garage on both South Limestone and South Upper. For more information, visit the Environmental and Natural Resource Initiative website, http://www2.ca.uky. edu/environment/enviro_event_2013. Sponsors of the Environmental Issues Event also in- clude the UK Invasive Species WorkingGroup, UK Stu- dent Sustainability Council, the office of the UK Vice President for Research, UK College of Agriculture Re- search, Lexmark, U.S. Forestry Service, U .S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council and Monsanto. Writer: Carol Lea Spence, 859-257-8324 UK College of Agriculture, through its land-grant mis- sion, reaches across the commonwealth with teaching, re- search and extensionto enhance the lives of Kentuckians. 3rd UK invasive species conference set for April 3 By CAROL LEA SPENCE UK College of Agriculture The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will present the 3rd Conference on Invasion Biology, Ecology and Management, April 3 at the UK Student Center. This year's conference, titled "Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Should Be," will take a broad view of the environment to plan future strategies through the lessons learned from history. Hosted by the UK Environmental and Nature._ Res0m'e. - es Initiative s Invasive Species Working Gro'ui'0Fg|- ers of the one-day conference invite foresters, natural resource managers, land managers, landowners and re- searchers to hear about the latest developments on detect- ing, monitoring and managing invasive species. The conference will feature prominent keynote speak- ers, including Andrew Mickelson speaking about "Where We Were." Mickelson, associate professor in earth scienc- es at the University of Memphis, specializes in the prehis- tory of eastern North America and works extensively in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys and southern Ap- palachia. His interests include relationships between pre- historic land use, environmental change and subsistence practices. He will present his keynote address, Prehistoric Native Americans as Niche Constructors: Three Case Studies from the Ohio Valley, at 8 a.m. April 3. Julie Lockwood, professor in the Department of Ecol- ogy, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, focuses her research on the intersection of conservation biology, biogeography and invasion ecology. She is the co-author of "Invasion Ecology," which provides an overview of the processes associated with non-native invasions. Lockwood will ad- dress "Where We Are" in her keynote speech, The Rising Tide of Invasive Species at 12:30 p.m. At 3:15 p.m., Virginia Dale, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will look down theroad at "Where We Should Be," with herkeynote address, Land Use in the Context of Species' Invasions, Climate Change and Energy Choices. The conference will be preceded on April 2 with an evening lecture at 7 p.m. byCharles C. Mann, the author of "1491" and "1493," who will provide an overview of the Americas, pre-Columbus. Continuing Education Credits will be offered. For commercial pesticide applicators, 3 general and 3 specific hours in categories 2, 3, 6, 10, 12 and 14, for arborists, 8 ISA credits and 7.5 SAF continuing education credits for foresters. For a conference agenda, information on breakout sessions, parking and registration, go to http://www2. ca.uky.edu/environment/speakers. Registration deadline is March 22. Cost is $1130, or $40 for graduate students and free for undergraduate students. i REPORT , continued from page A9 April 1st at 5:30 pm at the Cooperative Extension of- rice. Check us out as it may be an interesting way to sell your excess garden produce. Why give it away if you can easily sell it under the new covered pavilion. Farm- ers markets are a great social event and a way to get to know your neighbors! Also remember that this year we have added Satur- day mornings to our weekly schedule of Tuesdays and Fridays and the times are the same 7:30 am to Noon so those of you who work away in offices on Tuesday and Friday now have Saturday to shop for the freshest produce, baked goods and other offerings to make great healthy meals for yourself and your family members. Though our Official Grand opening ribbon cutting day is Friday April 19th, several of th HCFM members have opted for an unofficial "soft" opening on the first Saturday of April which is April 6th and some of them said they will be there with several varieties of cabbage p!ants and other vegetable plants etc that they expect to be ready by then. Please come and check them out. We hope you will all mark you calendars and support your local vendors at the Hart County Farmers Market this season at their new covered pavilion where you can shop for the freshest produce rain or shine. i MOWING continued from page A9 or in heavy clay soil, will start growing several days later than normal. Grass that wasn't fertilized in the fall or early spring also has a delayed growth. Following recommendations for mowing height and frequency will make your lawn-care duties easier and result in a more attractive yard. If your mower has a fixed, all-year height, set it at 2.5 inches. However, if you can easily vary the height, set it at 1.5 to 2 inches for the first several times you mow this spring. The shorter mowing height will help remove a lot of the winter-burned, brown leaves. By exposing more dark green growth, it will transform your lawn into the most uniform, attractive yard in the neighbor- hood. Move the height up to 2.5 inches after you mow the grass several times. To protect your grass from summer heat and drought injury, raise the mower height to 3 or 3.5 inches. How- ever, remember that high grass, especially tall fescue, tends to fall over and mat down during hot summer weather causing increased summer disease problems. In the fall, lower the mowing height to 2.5 inches. For the winter, you might want to lower it again to 1.5 to 2 inches. This shorter height improves the turf's winter and early spring color. Never let grass go through the winter at a height of 4 or more inches, because it will mat down and be- come diseased. Generally speaking, mow often enough to remove no more than one-third to one-half of the grass height. If your mower is set for 2 inches, mow again when grass height reaches approximately 3 inches. Be sure not to scalp the lawn by mowing off most of the green !eav s- ,  i F :I fescue lawns, a rule of thumb is to mow at five'-da'intervals during the spring, and at seven-day intervals the rest of the year. If you have a Kentucky bluegrass lawn, a seven-day interval usually is suffi- cient at a 2.5-inch mowing height. You probably can extend that interval during hot, dry weather. Don't mow by the calendar. Instead, watch the grass grow, and mow frequently enough to remove no more than one-third to one-half of grass height. For more information on lawn care, contact the Hart County Cooperative Extension Service. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin. i TURN BACK THE PAGES continued from page A7 The Munfordville Town Board was set to consider a motibn to allow beer sales within the city limits. Mildred Attebury married H.C. Garden- hire. Sam P. Dixon, 83, Munfordville, died. She was thought to be the last woman in the county to have been a slave. She was born the property of George Dixon, Rowletts. "There was a furniture sale at Defries Saturday, and a large crowd attended." Herman Stephens, Glasgow, replaced I.E. Ezell as manager of the meat depart- ment it Kroger's in Horse Cave. Mr. and Mrs. James O. Tapp leased the Service Restaurant from Mrs. Vanzant. John Allison and B.J. Curry were the new managers of the Strand Theatre, Horse Cave. Mr. Allison was to move to Horse Cave to be the on-site manager and operate the theater. The Horse Cave basketball team was to be honored Satur- day night with the local school band as a special guest "to render some special numbers." DO YOU REMEMBER? The 1963 Herald contained a column by I.H. Withers by this title. "...when A.J. Katz had a store on the site of Marcum & Woodward's? Clerks were Ed. B. Mayfield, L.C. (Clarence) Willis, Geo. P. McGee and Frank Beard. "...when Uncle Ned Pendleton had a restanrant on Main Street next to Cave? "...when John M. White and Joel White were the undertakers and had what was called the coffin house near the Depot next to Mustain and Mustain lumber yard? "...when Joe Page operated a barber shop on Main Street at the site of the Cave Office? Haircuts were 25 cents. He also operated a butcher shop. "...the old Allen House, operated by Misses Hettie and Kate Allen, located on the site of the Owens Hotel? "...the stock pen across the railroad from the Allen House?" Is your old 401(k) OK? 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