Today's Features

  • 4-H Camp

  • The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Service office by Feb. 1. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • 4-H Camp

    Applications are available for 4-H Summer Camp. LaRue County will attend camp June 29-July 2. The cost is $150 per child. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, nature and high ropes. Camp is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 14, as of Jan. 1. Youth must be in grades 3 to 8 and also meet the age requirement. For an application, stop by the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville or call 358-3401. A $75 deposit is required with the registration form in order to hold the spot for that child.  Space is limited.


  • Cash hay sales can be an income source for the farmer who is willing to provide good management and to work at quality hay production and marketing. Several LaRue County farmers are already involved in hay production and/or marketing, and many producers sell hay from time to time. Let’s briefly discuss 10 management tips that can help you generate the most profit from this enterprise.

  • The American Red Cross will conduct several classes in February. Classes will be held at the office at 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown unless otherwise noted. Call 270-765-4979 to register or more information.

    Active duty military discounts are now available, but must be requested at time of payment.

    Feb. 22 – Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $50

  • As a young child growing up in the Barren Run section of LaRue County, Kyle Williamson wasn’t really hard-headed or stubborn; he just liked to ask questions, to find out why, to just about any subject that came up.

    “I think, at times, my questioning probably caused big problems for Mom and Dad (Mike and Kathy Williamson),” the 25-year-old man, who recently opened a law office in Hodgenville, said. 

  • Kentucky students are invited to create posters and write essays based on the theme “Kentucky Proud: Growing a Healthy Kentucky” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.

    Participating students in grades kindergarten through 12 will create posters and write brief essays describing their posters and the theme. A winning entry will be chosen in each grade level, and each winning student will receive a $100 savings bond. The winning posters and essays will be printed in a 2011 calendar with Kentucky Proud recipes.

  • Grain Marketing Short Course

    A Grain Marketing Short Course will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the Hardin County Extension Service in Elizabethtown. Various elements of grain marketing will be discussed including cash contracts, futures, basis, hedging, ACRE, crop insurance and marketing strategies. Enrollment is limited and there is a $20 registration fee. For enrollment or for more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 358-3401. 


  • Cloverbuds meet

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Extension Service office. The Cloverbuds club is open to LaRue County youth ages 5 to 8 or in kindergarten through third grade. New members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 358-3401.

  • As a convenience to motorists, Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic Collision Reports for vehicle crashes throughout the state are available for purchase online. The cost is $10 per report and requests can be made through the Kentucky State Police Web site at www.kentuckystatepolice.org.

    The reports are available on the sites within seven to 10 working days from the date of the collision.