Today's News

  • Pythium root rot in tobacco float beds

    Several diseases can affect tobacco seedlings in float beds.  These include anthracnose, blue mold, collar rot, pythium root rot, damping off (soreshin), blackleg, and target spot. Pythium root rot and target spot usually are the most common.  Let’s look at pythium root rot today.
    Pythium Root Rot can appear at any stage of transplant production, this disease normally appears when water temperatures consistently exceed 65 degrees. The first visible symptoms of Pythium root rot tend to be yellowing and stunting of transplants in a well-defined area or areas.

  • Fish and wildlife supports hunting sandhill cranes

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has come out in favor of limited hunting of the eastern population of the sandhill crane, which can be spotted in many areas of the county during migration through parts of Kentucky.
    John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, wrote an article in support of limited hunting in response to opinion pieces opposing a proposal before the department that would allow limited harvest of the birds.

  • Weight changes coming in high school wrestling

    The National Federation of High School Associations has changed the landscape of prep wrestling.
    In its meeting April 4-6 in Indianapolis, the NFHS wrestling rules committee voted on several changes.
    Among them is the first complete weight-class overhaul in 23 years. Beginning with the 2011-12 season, weight classes are 106 pounds, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.
    LaRue County coach Gary Canter said the weight classes are similar to what they were when he wrestled in high school in the 1970s.

  • Bluegrass Speedway

    Top Ten Track Points after April 30, 2011

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models
    1. Darrell Lanigan (Union, Ky.)- 25
    2. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, Ind.)- 22
    3. Josh Richards (Shinnston, W.Va.)- 20
    4. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 18
    5. Austin Hubbard (Seaford, Del.)- 16
    6. Kent Robinson (Bloomington, Ind.)- 15
    7. Rick Eckert (York, Pa.)- 14
    8. Chub Frank (Bear Lake, Pa.)- 13
    9. Tim Rivers (Salem, Ind.)- 12
    10. Brady Smith (Solon Springs, Wis.)- 11

  • LaRue tops four teams in weekend games

    Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on April 28.
    Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.
    The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.

  • Otis commits to Georgetown

    Jacqueline Otis, a senior standout tennis player at Greenwood High School, committed to play tennis at Georgetown College on April 20.
    “I am very excited about the opportunity to play tennis and be a student at Georgetown,” she said. “Georgetown is a great school and after meeting Coach Lane Orttenburger and the tennis team, I knew Georgetown was where I wanted to be. Georgetown has a great tennis program and I simply wanted to be part of this environment.”

  • Former LaRue golfer a standout in Championship conference

    Former LaRue County golfer Cody Moore carded a 2-over-par 146 and finished eighth in a field of 70 to lead the Northern Kentucky University men’s golf team to a runner-up finish in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship on April 18-19 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill.
    The Norse qualified seventh overall for the NCAA Division II Tournament and will host the Midwest/South Central Regional on May 2-4 at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown.

  • SPORTS SHORTS: Updated May 4, 2011

    Project Graduation Golf Scramble
    Project Graduation fundraiser golf scramble has been rescheduled for May 7 at LaRue County Country Club. Cost is $50 a player, bring your own team. Payout for first, fifth and ninth place; numerous prizes. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry forms can be picked up at the golf course, LCHS or any Project Grad parent. Pre-registration requested. For more information, contact Kellie Shirley at 358-5405.

    Big Maroon Club Golf Classic

  • LaRue County goes 0-2 in PRP Invitational

     The Lady Hawks (9-13) lost to Louisville Holy Cross, 7-2 and No. 3 Louisville Ballard, 12-2 in five innings.
    LaRue County had seven hits, but couldn’t get much more offensive production against Holy Cross.
    Freshman Bridgette Skaggs went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while seniors Ellen Huff and Valerie Whitlock, junior Brittany Enlow and freshman Peyton Gardner each had a single.
    Enlow (0-2) allowed six hits, five earned runs and one walk in two innings. She struck out two.

  • Whitlock twins sign with Transylvania University

    There is no denying that Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock have been assets to the LaRue County Sports teams.
    Since the twins were four years old, they have been active in sports and activities.
    On the high school level, the twins have spent four years playing softball, track and basketball, and dabbled in varsity soccer for one year.
    After experiencing a variety of sports, the twins agree that basketball is their favorite.
    Not only do they love the sport, the sport loves them.