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Today's News

  • Plant Fair set for May 17

    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Plant Fair will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown.

    The plant fair is a fundraiser for the LTAMGA which provides two college scholarships. 

    The Plant Fair usually has more than 35 vendors with flowering and vegetable plants and garden decor. Garden demonstrations will be held throughout the day and there will be door prizes. 

  • Fruit of the Loom plant closing in Jamestown

    By Larry Rowell
    Casey County News

    Steve Burchell shakes his head in utter disbelief as he talks about the news he received at work on Thursday.

    “I’m shocked. There were people crying when they told us,” Burchell said, referring to Fruit of the Loom COO Tony Pelaski informing 601 employees that the textile plant in Jamestown was closing by Dec. 31. Layoffs will be scheduled in phases, beginning June 8, according to a letter given to employees.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • You can download a book for free

     Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to check out a library book from anywhere – a free one that can’t be lost, stolen, overdue or eaten by the family dog?

    That opportunity is available right here in LaRue County through the LaRue County Public Library, according to Dana Jolly, LaRue County librarian.

  • Bookmobile Schedule - May 2014

    May 1 - Laugh and Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L&N,     Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    May 6­- Headstart, Miami Court, Cox Lane, Landmark Road, Polley Avenue, New Freedom, Dana Drive

    May 7- LaRue County Middle School, West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    May 8 - First Friends, Preschool Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Paula’s Hot Biscuit

    May 12 - Rose Circle, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road

  • Kaylan Anderson wins Stossel essay contest

     A LaRue County High School student has been named a semi-finalist in the Stossel in the Classroom essay contest.

    Kaylan Anderson, a freshman, wrote the essay in her Honors’ Social Studies class taught by Ben Schell. Her essay was one of the top-70 and the only winning entry from Kentucky, out of 6,767 essays submitted from around the country. Only 125 students were selected to win prizes.

    Anderson received a certificate of achievement and a check for $100.

  • Magnolia Bank earns 5-Stars

     Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. The data is based on Dec. 31, 2013, financial data.

    A 5-Star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn the designation, the bank must excel in capital quality, asset quality and profitability.

    Magnolia Bank has earned a recommended rating of 5-Stars or 4-Stars for 98 consecutive quarters.

  • SPACE PLACE: Humanoid in space gets its legs

    The latest shipment to the International Space Station blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida late last month. On it was the usual cargo: repair parts, basic supplies, and a bunch of cool new experiments. But it also included something a little bit out of the ordinary – a pair of legs.

  • COLUMN: Raised beds an option for backyard gardeners

     Don’t let a sore back, bad knees or lousy soil stop you from gardening. Elevate your garden for easier access and better gardening results.

    The simple act of creating a raised bed improves drainage in heavy clay soil. Add in some organic matter to further increase drainage and improve the water holding ability for sandy soils.

    And if your soil is beyond repair or you don’t want to wait, a raised garden allows you to bring in quality soil and create a garden right on top of the existing soil or even paved areas.