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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Managing the calving season

     Providing sound management during the calving season can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

    Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just three percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.

  • COLUMN: Have you forgotten the son of God?

     God's love is not some mere abstract concept, but it was manifested in this world through his son, Jesus Christ. John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” 

    A child once tried to quote John 3:16 from the King James Version which uses the words “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16).

     The child misquoted the verse and said, “His only forgotten Son.”

  • COLUMN: Test your savings knowledge

     Taking the following savings quiz will reveal how much you understand about the realities of saving in America.

    Q. How much loose change is available for Americans to save?

    A. The U.S. Treasury says that Americans hold about $15 billion in loose change.

     

    Q. What is the typical amount of emergency savings that Americans need?

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 27, 2013

     Explorers

    The 4-H Explorers will meet 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Kids Choice

    The 4-H Kids Choice Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Extension office.

     

    Photography Club

    The 4-H Photography Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. March 1 at the Extension office.

     

    Wranglers Horse Club

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. March 5 at the Extension office.

  • Sheriff announces retirement

      LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner announced his intention to retire to his employees Wednesday, Feb. 20.

  • WEDDING: Chelsea and John Weber

     Chelsea Logue and John Weber were married Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Valarie French Logue. Maternal grandparents are Bradley and Maxine French of Hodgenville.

  • Food Inspections
  • Library: T-shirt winner

     Kevin Brown won a T-shirt from the LaRue County Public Library. Another drawing will be held Feb. 28.

  • February 2013 indictments

     Several people were indicted Feb. 18 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Adam Christopher Packard(1980) of New Haven was charged with theft by unlawful taking.

    He is accused of taking an Olympus camera from a residence on Dec. 19, 2012.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office investigated.

    Charles E. Rucker(1985) of Hodgenville was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Protestors rally to save animal shelter

     In the cold wind, they lined the entrance to a place where they say animals are being mistreated.

    But their message is not that the place should close. They want it to stay open.

    “Save our animals, save our shelter,” they yelled.

    Raising homemade signs high to passersby, about 100 people gathered at the gates to the Taylor County Animal Shelter Feb. 19 week in protest.