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Today's News

  • Bullfrog season open

    The nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.
    People, who spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns, understand the allure of the bullfrog season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, running through Oct. 31.
    The daily limit is 15 bullfrogs. By regulation, each day of taking bullfrogs begins at noon and ends at noon the following day.

  • FSA office nominations

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
    To hold office as a county committee member, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area (LAA) in which the person is a candidate. A complete list of eligibility requirements is posted at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/fsa_ccelections_2011.pdf.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/07/2011

    4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training
    The 4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training will take place 6 p.m. June 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Cooking Club picnic
    The 4-H Cooking Club will have a picnic at the Lincoln Farm picnic area 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 9. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert item. The club will provide the meat and drinks.  
     
    Rabbit Club picnic at Lincoln Farm

  • Flooded forage cut for hay may affect livestock

    Flood damaged forage may have elevated levels of ash or bacterial contamination. Both must be considered when feeding livestock.
    Internal mineral content of forages is usually 6 to 8 percent and forage normally has 2 to 4 percent soil contamination is largely silica (sand) and of no nutritional value to animals. This means that forage fed to animals should be increased when ash levels are above 10 to 12 percent and the value of forage reduced correspondingly.

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 06/07/2011

    LaRue County Park & Recreation Board to meet
    LaRue County Park & Recreation Board of Directors will meet 6:30 p.m. June 8 at the park. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Eric DeVary at 358-8386.
     
     LaRue County Park & Recreation pool open

  • ENGAGEMENT: Stephanie Nicole Kelley and Ryan Michael Butler

    Rosalinda and Ralph Kelley are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole Kelley, and Ryan Michael Butler, son of Sharron and Michael Butler.

    The bride to be is the granddaughter of Robert and Edna Kelley and the late Magdalena and Jose Dolores Colchado. She is a 2007 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

  • Clay Underwood to perform at Nolin RECC meeting

    Musical performers, speakers and informative programs will highlight the 73rd annual co-op meeting of Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation Friday. Festivities commence at 5 p.m. June 10 at John Hardin High School.  

    For musical entertainment, LaRue County native and rising Nashville star, Clay Underwood, will sing.

    “We are very excited about having him perform at the annual meeting,” said Patsy Whitehead, Nolin Communications coordinator.

  • LaRue County High School Class of 2011 Graduation

    About 167 students participated in the graduation ceremony at LaRue County High School Friday.
    Andrew Skaggs was named valedictorian; Shelby Rogers was named salutatorian.

  • Work on Interstate 65 continues

    One lane of southbound Interstate 65 in LaRue and Hart Counties is completed in a summer long project to resurface all lanes from Munfordville to Elizabethtown.  Thursday, contract crews finished the inside Southbound Lane and began moving Northbound on the inside lane at Munfordville (exit 65).

  • Herald News correspondent dies at age 97

    Minnie Powell Smith, long-time White City correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News, died May 31 at the age of 97.

    Smith’s health began failing several months ago and she recently became a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, where she passed away.

    Smith was the oldest member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in White City. She taught Sunday school and held a Bible study with Sunrise residents for several years. Smith worked in the activities department at Sunrise Manor for many years and began volunteering at the facility after her retirement.