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Today's News

  • Fusarium head blight in wheat

    The wheat disease Fusarium head blight (FHB) or head scab is at significant levels in many wheat fields across LaRue County and the state.
    FHB attacks wheat near and in the flowering stage. It can be particularly severe during wet weather. The continued wet, cloudy conditions in April provided excellent conditions for infection and likely favored multiple infection periods, which has resulted in a lot of disease development.
    Fusarium head blight is present in wheat fields every year to some extent, but some years are more severe than others.

  • Dates set for sandhill crane season

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission voted June 3 to implement a sandhill crane hunting season beginning this year.
    The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee will review the proposal following a public comment period. In addition to state legislative review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also must approve the proposal.

  • Nelson County Community Clinic sponsors 5K Walk/Run

    Nelson County Community Clinic 5K walk/run fundraiser will be Aug. 13.
    All race proceeds will be used to provide direct medical and dental patient services for the working, uninsured, low-income residents of Nelson County who qualify for clinic services.
    The race begins at 8 a.m. at Spalding Hall on Xavier Drive. The course is mostly flat and takes runners through Bardstown. No bicycles are allowed on the course. The course will officially close after 60 minutes. Register online at www.rivercityraces.com or call the clinic for registration brochures at 349-5990.

  • Freedom 5K Run/1-Mile Walk scheduled for July 2

    The Freedom 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Taylor Regional Hospital, will be held July 2 and is part of the Campbellsville Fourth of July celebration.
    The race starts in the parking lot at Campbellsville Middle School at 9 a.m. with pre-registration fee of $25. Pre-registration guarantees you a T-shirt and the cost on race day is $20 with registration beginning at 8 a.m.
    The first female and male finisher will receive an award in the 1-mile walk. Classes range from under 14 to 60 and up.

  • Lady Hawks place 12th at State

    LaRue County Middle School sent several athletes to the 2011 KTCCCA Middle School State Championships May 14 at Paul Dunbar High School, Lexington.

    Results

    Girls 4x800 Meter Relay
    12. LaRue County - 11:25.30 (Amanda Brewer, Clair Keller, Abby French, Harley Keller)
    (Out of 36 teams)

    Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
    36. Brooke Heibert

    Girls 4x200 Meter Relay
    44. LaRue - Brooke Heibert, Courtni Price, AnnClaire Gribbins, Natalie Mullins)
    (out of 52 teams)

  • Burrell still on for MMA fight

    A former LaRue County High School wrestler will be showcased in mixed martial arts June 18 in Elizabethtown.
    Eric Burrell is scheduled to go three rounds with an unnamed opponent. The 25-year-old has a 2-0 record.
    Cody Gibbons was advertised in the lineup, but according to a family member, will not be competing.
    The Hardrock MMA 36 Pro/Am event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Armory, 304 W. Warfield St.
    The event is sanctioned by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority.

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 06/14/2011

    LaRue County Park & Recreation pool open
    The LaRue County Park & Recreation pool is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Monthly family pass is $30. Admission is $3 per person for age 12 and older; $1.50 for under age 12. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted without an adult. For information about pool parties and group rates, call Paul Newell at 358-9261
     
     New Haven Pool offers season passes

  • COLUMN: And baby makes five ...

    When my daughter was very young, I once told her that when she had children, I hoped she had a dozen because she would drive one or two insane.
    It was not one of my finer moments but I think she has forgiven me and perhaps even understands how I was feeling at the time.
    Amanda, by the age of 3, had spoken probably twice as many words as I had as an adult. And twice as fast. She was incredibly organized, had way too much energy and wise beyond her years.

  • COLUMN: Thank you Dads, for all you've given

    My husband and my dad are polar opposites.

    Dad is a sun up to sun down worker and Shane is what I call a “nine-to-fiver.” Dad’s hands are rough from manual labor; Shane’s are soft from washing dishes. Dad’s advice is short and sweet while Shane’s never ends. Despite every difference you can think of, the two share a common factor. They are both fathers, excellent fathers, who deserve more recognition than I can give.

  • Senior Choir celebrates 101 years at First Baptist

    The First Baptist Senior Choir was organized in 1912 by Addie Wheeler, wife of Rev. W.W. Wheeler, who was the first president. Carrie Bell Williams was the first organist.

    The Senior Choir was the first choir at First Baptist. During that time, the choir members consisted of the deacons and their wives. Some of the past and dedicated and long members of the choir were Alice Garrett, Rissie Cox, Gus Thurman and Nellie Dorsey.