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Today's News

  • 4-H poster and talent show deadlines loom

    The 4-H Talent Show will be held 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the LaRue County Extension office. Pre-registration is required by noon on March 21. In order to pre-register, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 or pick up a registration form.
    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered including vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • Varsity Softball Schedule 2014

    SOFTBALL
    March 19 Greenwood Away 5 p.m.
    March 21 Jeffersontown at Meade County 7:30 p.m. TSOA Tournament
    March 24 John Hardin Away 5:30 p.m.
    March 25 Taylor Home 6 p.m.
    March 27 Elizabethtown Away 6 p.m.
    April 7 Thomas Nelson Home 5:30 p.m.
    April 8 John Hardin Home 5 p.m.
    April 10 Green Away 6 p.m.
    April 11 Caverna Home 6 p.m.

  • Varsity Baseball Schedule 2014

    BASEBALL
    March 20 Nelson Away 5:30 p.m.
    March 21 Edmonson Away 5 p.m.
    March 22 Mercer Away 3 p.m.
    March 22 Western 5 p.m.
    March 25 Caverna Home 5 p.m.
    March 27 Elizabethtown Home 5:30 p.m.
    March 28 North Hardin Away 5:30 p.m.
    April 3 Warren East Bowling Green/Warren County Invitational
    April 3 Paul Laurence Dunbar 7:30 p.m.

  • Free showing: Civil War: The Untold Story

     Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Eastern National will present a sneak-preview screening event for Civil War: The Untold Story, a five-part documentary series narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and produced for public television by Great Divide Pictures. 

    The event will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. The one-hour event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Fifth-grade travel team

    The LaRue County fifth-grade travel team was undefeated this year in the Elizabethtown league and tournament. Front from left, Brooks Brackett, Sebatian Perkins, Daniel Snodgrass, Layne Gribbins; back, Derek Heath, Jeremiah Belton, Evan Morris and Kaleb Graham. The team is coached by Todd Morris.

  • COLUMN: Meet the God of all grace

     The Apostle Peter says God is “the God of all grace” (1 Peter 5:10-11). Paul in Titus 2:11 says, “the grace of God that brings salvation.” Both these New Testament writers speak of God’s grace. God’s grace is a major subject for study in the Bible. 

    God’s grace brings salvation according to Paul in Titus 2:11. He tells the Ephesians, “In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (1:7).

  • LaRue's jobless rate down from a year ago

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between January 2013 and January 2014, while 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    LaRue's rate was 7.9 percent, down from 8.6 percent a year ago. In December, the rate was 6.8 percent.
    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 6.4 percent each.

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at 4-H

    Howard Ragland, 1951 State 4-H President, presented an award to Governor Lawrence Wetherby in recognition of him being the first former 4-H member to become governor of Kentucky. Annette Allen, State 4-H Secretary, from Fayette Co. is also pictured. The photo was taken in the Governor's office in Frankfort.

  • COLUMN: Trash collection, requirements and options

     LaRue County operates under the “Universal Collection Standard.” What this means is that, the County provides trash service to its residents in the form of a franchise hauler.

    The current hauler for unincorporated areas (outside Hodgenville City limits) is Waste Transport Service, and their phone number is 270-234-9278. Trash service is not mandatory, (but there are stipulations, see below) and WTS bills its customers quarterly.

  • COLUMN: Get your clean on

    Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to clean up, clean out and organize.

    While you do, here are a few reminders. Commonwealth Cleanup week is March 22-29, and I encourage folks to get out and clean their yards of litter along the roadway, and to email me and let me know you did it. Include your name, address, and how many bags you collect. You can even help out an elderly neighbor, or a farmer along his fence line. My email is jillgray@laruecounty.org.