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Today's News

  • Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission offers hike in Hardin County

     The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will host a fall hike through the Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve in Hardin County at 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

    KSNPC Ecologist Martina Hines will lead the hike along a 3.5 mile trail that is rated moderate to strenuous with some steep sections. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring portable water. Participants will meet in the parking lot of the preserve prior to the hike.

    Registration is required by contacting the commission at 502-573-2886. There is no cost for this event.

  • COLUMN: Web site can assist with crop decisions

     Corn, soybean and wheat prices have all done well this year, although yields (especially corn) have suffered. Many grain farmers are considering planting wheat this fall and following with a soybean double crop.

    However, double crop soybeans are more susceptible to summer drought and typically yield about 20 percent less than full season soybeans. Let’s consider an example of a planting decision and possible implications using a UK agriculture economics web based decision aid.

  • COLUMN: Every family has secrets - could diabetes be one of them?

     Do you know your family’s health history? Or is it like a secret no one wants to talk about?

    Many health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, run in families. Many people who get type 2 diabetes have one or more family members with the disease.

  • More than 200 attend Tour de LaRue

     About 225 recreational cyclists ranging from just a few years old to senior citizens participated in the ninth annual Tour de LaRue bike ride Sept. 22 at Hodgenville Elementary.

  • PHOTO: Giant elephant ear visits HES

     Second graders at Hodgenville Elementary School were in awe of a giant elephant ear leaf plant brought in by their teacher, Ashley Clifford. Clifford’s father, Jim Phelps of Hodgenville, grew the plant in his greenhouse. He had to cut the plant because it was taking over. The elephant ear also visited Susan Phelps’ class at Hodgenville United Methodist Church (Kingdom Kids) and Mrs. Ray’s class at HES. There was a new plant starting in the stem of this ear. 

  • Jobless rate down in August

     Unemployment rates fell in 98 Kentucky counties between August 2011 and August 2012, while 20 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in August compared to 8.2 percent in July. It was 7.9 percent a year ago.

    Of a 6,843 civilian workforce, 6,346 people were employed.

    Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.5 percent.

  • Emily Gibson earns degree from Georgia Institute of Technology

     Emily Gibson of Hodgenville has earned a MS in History and Sociology of Technology and Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

    Gibson was among about 850 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 243rd commencement exercises.

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's leading research universities.

  • New area code needed for Kentucky

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission has opened a proceeding that will lead to the creation of a new area code in all or a portion of the current area code 270, which covers western Kentucky.

  • Breast cancer awareness events sponsored by HMH

      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hardin Memorial Health has two events planned to educate the community on the early detection of breast cancer.

    • Transportation to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Ride together on a Toby Tour bus to the Race for the Cure, Oct. 13, in Iroquois Park, Louisville.

    Race or walk with others dedicated to the promise to save lives and end breast cancer.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform cantata

     Mid-Kentucky Chorus will perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. James Church, 307 W. Dixie Hwy., Elizabethtown.

    The concert is in conjunction with the Lincoln Days Celebration and the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit. The cantata, under the direction of Teresa Tedder, honors President Lincoln.

    The piece includes parts of his famous speeches and key moments in his life as President. Other music selections include pieces dear to Mr. Lincoln, including many of the songs written by Stephen Foster, hymns, ballads and familiar Civil War songs.