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Today's News

  • COLUMN: 4-H Club works on sewing skills

     The 4-H Sewing group met for their first meeting of the year on Saturday, Feb. 15. Members are meeting on Saturdays to begin working on their 4-H clothing projects. 

    Depending on their age and previous sewing experience, they are given a few options of what to make. Unit 1 sewers will make a pair of pants, shorts or a skirt with an elastic waistband. Unit 2 sewers, who are in their second year in sewing, will make a skirt, pants, or shorts that include a zipper. As the 4-Her progresses through the units, they learn additional skills.

  • COLUMN: Home fruit disease management practices for late winter

     Homeowners will soon be busy with the rush of spring planting activities. Early spring is also when primary infections occur in many fruits crops. So, late winter is the ideal time for home fruit growers to get a jump on disease management. 

    You should trim fruit trees to thin the tree canopy. This allows for good air movement and sunlight penetration. Rake up and destroy fallen leaves and remove and destroy fruit mummies left on trees or on the ground from last season.

  • COLUMN: Look for ways to automate savings

     Sometimes it’s difficult to actually do the right thing. This is especially true when it comes to saving money – for emergencies, for retirement, or for almost anything else.

    But there is some good news. Studies show that once we do set money aside, we’re likely to leave it there. Here are five easy ways to do just that.

    Sign up for your company’s retirement plan

  • PHOTO: Homecoming Spirit Stick

     LaRue County High School seniors accepted the Homecoming Spirit Stick during the basketball game on Friday. Students compete against other classes for the spirit stick in activities that include dressing up, participating in pep rally games, creating banners to hang during the game and others.

  • PHOTO: LADY HAWK SENIORS RECOGNIZED

     Lady Hawk seniors and families were honored at the team’s final home basketball game of the season. From left, Samantha Drake, Ivy Brown and Ally Evans.

  • PHOTO: Mat Hawk seniors recognized

     Mat Hawk seniors and their families were honored last week. From left, Kyle Edlin and Raymundo Perez.

  • PHOTO: Senior cheerleaders honored

     LaRue County High School senior cheerleaders and their families were honored at the last home basketball game. From left, Brigitte Skaggs, Kristen Kells, Haley Dragoo, Taylor Dawson and Emily Armes.

  • PHOTO: Hawk seniors honored

     Hawk seniors and their families were honored at the team’s final home basketball game of the season. From left, Kody Key-Close, Tyler Howell, Thomas Harman, Dylan Cardin, Sirussapol “Sunny” Kuntavong, and Mike Neal.

  • KentuckyOne Health announces layoffs

    KentuckyOne Health, the parent organization of Flaget Memorial Hospital, announced this week it will lay off employees but didn’t release many details.

    “The process is under way, and we will be reaching out to those employees affected first through the end of the month,” KentuckyOne Health spokeswoman Barbara Mackovic said in an email Tuesday.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline delayed until 2016

    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.

    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.