Today's News

  • Farm News updated 1-10

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited.

    Ranking period ends for Conservation Stewardship

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-10

    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Extension Office.
    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Extension Office.
     Dog Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting.
    Shooting Sports

  • Farm Kids for College Scholarship offered by NFO

    The National Farmers Organization is offering Farm Kids for College scholarships to high school seniors.
    High school seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree from an accredited college or university are eligible and must submit materials by March 12. Three winners of $1,000 scholarships will be announced April 16.
    For more information or an application, call Clara Wheatley at 270-358-8643 or write to her at 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051 or email Helne Bergren at hbergren@nfo.org.

  • Armadillo expanding its range into Kentucky

    The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has been expanding its range in the U.S. since the mid-1980s, steadily moving north and eastward.
    Armadillos first appeared in western Kentucky more than 20 years ago.
    “I recall the first report was a road kill in Aurora,” said Steve Bloemer, wildlife program manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
    Bloemer has worked as a biologist since 1982 on this area, bordered by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Aurora lies at the western entrance to LBL on U.S. 68 in Marshall County.

  • Set your grazing management calendar through June

     As we begin a new year, it is a good time for cattle, goat and sheep producers to review livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some grazing suggestions for the first six months of 2012 (we will look at the later months in a future article) as producers attempt to feed cattle through grazing as many days as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.


     Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader was sentenced to one year in jail Monday for providing narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

    Strader, 40, pleaded guilty in October to seven counts of first-degree promoting contraband; four counts of second-degree promoting contraband; three counts of second-degree sexual abuse; five counts of first-degree official misconduct; and one count of second-degree indecent exposure.

  • PHOTO: Cruising for a Cancer Cure

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks take third at Smoky Mountain Duals; tops in Region Duals

     It has been a grueling three weeks for the LaRue County Mat Hawks.

    Over Christmas break the Hawks took third at the nationally prestigious Smoky Mountain Duals and rode rough shod over all regional opponents this past weekend at Region 2's regional duals competition.

    Pigeon Forge/Smoky Mountain Duals

  • Cell phones banned in commercial vehicles

     On Jan. 3, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration banned the use of hand-held mobile telephones while operating a commercial vehicle.

    This ban states under part 392.82(a) of FMCSR that no driver shall use a hand held mobile telephone while driving a CMV. It goes on to state that no motor carrier shall allow or require its drivers to use a hand-held device.

  • COLUMN: New diabetes support group forming

     The Lincoln Trail District Health Department is starting a monthly Diabetes Support Group in Hodgenville. It will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday at the LaRue County Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

    This will be for everyone, those who have been dealing with diabetes for years and also for those who are newly diagnosed. Come learn from others how they are managing this disease.