Today's Features

  • The goal of a productive pasture is to encourage growth of a vigorous, dense stand of desirable grasses and clovers, yet limit weed germination and growth. Such unwanted plants can germinate in thin pasture stands and are more likely to become established there.

  • Class of 1980

    LaRue County High School Class of 1980 will hold its 30-year reunion June 12 at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville. For more information, contact Milissa Miller French at 270-401-3308 or Susan Young Carter at 270-268-3908.


    The LaFollette/Kennedy family reunion will begin with a potluck 1 p.m. June 27 at Union Christian Church. All relatives and friends invited. Bring old photos to share with others. For more information, contact Candy Vincent at 358-5782.


  • Are you interested in preserving a cemetery in your community or learning how cemeteries can assist you with family research? If so, the Kentucky Historical Society can help, via a cemetery preservation workshop at 10 a.m. June 26 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Frankfort. 

  • Use these helpful tips from the National Soap and Detergent Association to help you with cleaning your microwave or grill.

    Q: We left the popcorn in the microwave too long and now there are burn marks inside. How can we remove them?

    A: Start by mixing a solution of warm water and dish detergent in a bowl until it suds up. Soak a rag or a coarse sponge in the solution and scrub gently. Wipe dry.

  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contract crews began roadside mowing in the Elizabethtown highway district last week. Mowing season stretches through early fall and includes three cutting cycles along 2,900 miles of state-maintained highways in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. The interstate mowing operation includes a litter sweep before each cycle. Mowing and litter removal is an important part of the cabinet’s maintenance of a statewide highway system that includes more than 27,000 miles of roadway.

  • Women are at a high risk for developing iron-deficiency anemia, especially those who are pregnant, teenage girls and those who have heavy periods. Iron is important to have in the diet because it makes hemoglobin which supplies oxygen to the body. Iron helps to build and maintain healthy blood and help your cells to make energy.

    Some common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia are feeling fatigued, weak, dizzy and sometimes craving non-food items like ice chips, clay or dirt.

    Here are some general recommendations of how much iron you need each day:

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building faces repairs that will further postpone its reopening.

    The building was first closed in September of last year due to problems with mold and moisture. Workers have since found other areas that need repair.

    The Lincoln Memorial Building houses the traditional birthplace cabin. Planned repairs include a new roof and skylight and a new heating and air system. However, upon inspection, workers discovered that problems with the plaster and skylight were worse than they had anticipated.

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School’s kindergarten and fifth grade classes honored the memory of Lance Cpl. Matthias Numon Hanson, by planting an oak tree and placing a memorial marker in front of the tree.

    Hanson was killed by enemy fire while serving his first tour of duty in Afghanistan on Feb. 21.

    Hanson was well known by students and staff as he was one of the LaRue County High School technology students assigned to the school. He enjoyed working with children.

  • Since 2004, Nancy’s Gift Shop has been serving LaRue County, providing residents with handmade gifts, flower arrangements and homemade candy. Now, they’re ready to expand.

    Nancy Polley Alexander, a retired art teacher, stocked the Main Street store with gifts and decorative paintings that she made herself.

    As the store grew, Rooney Gray, also a former teacher, was added to the mix. Gray had always enjoyed making candy with her family during the holidays and decided to begin a candy-making business “Mam” as part of Nancy’s Gift Shop.

  • As part of a new initiative, anyone can have a hand in cleaning up the oil spill on the Gulf Coast by simply getting a haircut.

    After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, many organizations and corporations jumped to action in an effort to minimize damage. Perhaps one of the most creative responses was that led by the Matter of Trust Organization, a group that seeks to educate people and improve the environment.