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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Grain Field Day planned for Aug. 28

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Fresh Start Farms, operated by Ryan and Misty Bivens. The farm is located at 4109 Sonora Road (KY 84), Hodgenville.

    We will look at Extension’s corn and soybean variety plots on the farm. They include 25 Roundup Ready corn varieties (planted May 7) and 27 Roundup Ready Group IV soybean varieties, double cropped on June 21 after wheat.

  • COLUMN: Save $1,000 in 10 months

    Do you have $1,000 set aside for emergencies? If you already do, you could probably use another $1,000 in that account. Experts recommend keeping at least three months expenses in a reliable, liquid account.

    Get started with these four steps.

  • PHOTO: 4H AGSTRAVAGANZA

    The 4-H Livestock Club and Rabbit Club had animals at AGstravaganza. Alexis Grimes and Michaela Rock showed their rabbits to Braxton Thomas.

  • PHOTO: 4H Ham

    LaRue County was represented at the State Fair in the Country Ham Contest.  Almost 800 4-Hers from across the state participated in the contest. LaRue County 4-Hers Alexis Grimes, Kaleb Miller, Emily Pearman, William Pearman and Madison Wilmoth competed in the event. William Pearman received third-place in the 14-year-old division.

  • Great Outhouse Blowout is Sept. 13

    It’s off the races again for Penn’s Store’s Great Outhouse Blowout on Sept. 13.

    The Great Outhouse Blowout began in 1992 at the dedication of Penn’s Store’s first outhouse. To this day, the Gravel Switch store still does not have running water, and the annual blowout now serves as its primary fundraiser.

  • Three file for mayor

     The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

  • Auditors: Invoices not paid timely, fiscal court failed to approve claims

    The accounting processes of LaRue County Fiscal Court and the LaRue County Detention Center – like numerous other public agencies – are subject to annual scrutiny by the state auditor. The latest audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, showed the county had total receipts of $6,689,816 and disbursements of $5,641,598 – and an increase of $1,083,283 in ending cash balance from the previous year.

    The jail canteen fund showed receipts of $194,894 for the fiscal year.

  • Rock Walks

    Saturday’s AGstravaganza gave residents a chance to visit six farming enterprises around the county. The program, sponsored by LaRue County Farm Bureau, is in its second year of promoting local agriculture.

    One of the most visited stops was Rock Brothers Dairy in Roanoke. Owner Gary Rock – one of four dairy farmers in the county – was on hand to show off his rebuilt dairy barn – and his new legs.

  • LaRue's official historian dies at age 94

     James D. “Jim” LaRue Jr., LaRue County’s official historian, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 94.

    He had battled cancer for some time, according to family.

    Mr. LaRue had an encyclopedic knowledge of local history, which earned him the official title from the county. He held an extensive collection of documents and photographs relating to the county’s – and his own family’s – heritage. 

    He freely shared his knowledge and research with anyone who showed interest.

  • Cundiff, Metcalf compete in DYW

     Two LaRue County teens will compete Saturday in the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky contest – formerly called Junior Miss.

    Emillee Cundiff or Montana Metcalf –both seniors – will represent the county in the state contest in January.

    A third contestant, Cayleigh Allen, decided against competing after she won the Miss LaRue County Fair pageant, according to LaRue County DYW coordinator Denise Skaggs.