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Today's News

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau offers scholarship

    LaRue County Farm Bureau is offering a total of $3,000 in college scholarships in 2012. These include four $500 college scholarships open to both high school seniors who will enter college this fall, to undergraduate college students and to adults interested in entering college or continuing their college education. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing careers in agriculture or related fields.

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • 4-H dog club to meet Saturday

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Members may bring their dog on a leash, if the weather is not rainy or snowy.  New members are welcome to attend.
    The 4-H Dog Care and Training Project is a valuable experience that teaches youth to raise and understand animals as well as master important life skills.

  • Tobacco disease management for 2012

    Farmers planning for this year’s burley tobacco crop need to keep disease prevention and management a part of those plans.
    Black Shank was a big disease problem in some fields last year, and may or may not be a problem this year. There’s no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate with diseases like black shank, blue mold and target spot.

  • March 1 starts new fishing license

    The new year for fishing licenses begins March 1.
    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers and white crappie.
    Black crappie now dominate the population in Taylorsville Lake, and a good spawn last year should lead to good fishing for blacks in the coming years. Also, three years of white crappie stockings should lead to great fishing this spring.

  • Region 2 Wrestling Results

    Weight: 106
    1st: Kyle Edlin, LaRue County 10 37- 5
    2nd: Lucas McCain, Boyle County 9 37- 9
    3rd: Rayvin Edayan, Fort Knox 11 28- 15
    4th: Henry Crowdus, John Hardin 10 27- 16
    5th: Mason Baker, Anderson County 8 21- 9
    6th: Thomas Skaggs, North Hardin 10 18- 19
     
    Weight: 113
    1st: Kyle Shults, North Hardin 10 23- 8
    2nd: Andrew Ackley, Nelson County 8 26- 7
    3rd: Nick Coffell, Central Hardin 12 32- 11
    4th: Tanner Mouser, LaRue County 11 14- 14
    5th: Zack Phillips, Danville 9 24- 18

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-15-12

    Youth softball
    registration
    LaRue County youth softball registration is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. League is for girls 6U to 16U. For more information, contact Greg Cooper at gregcooper21@gmail.com.

    Youth baseball signups

  • Lady Hawks top Taylor but fall to Nelson

    The Lady Hawks ended a three-game losing streak Friday with a 55-30 win over Taylor County.
    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown had a double-double and freshman guard Alexis Brewer had a balanced night as the host Lady Hawks hammered the Lady Cardinals (6-16).
    LaRue held Taylor to single digits in three quarters.
    Brown had 26 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists, while Brewer added 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

  • District Basketball Tourneys

    The District Basketball Tournaments will be Feb. 20-24 at Green County High School.
    The schedule is as follows:
    Monday, Feb. 20
    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #1 Green vs. #4 Caverna
    7 p.m. –– Boys #1 LaRue vs. #4 Caverna

    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    5:30 p.m. –– Girls #2 Hart vs. #3 LaRue County
    7 p.m. –– Boys #2 Hart vs. #3 Green

    Friday, Feb. 24
    5:30 p.m. –– Girls Championship
    7:15 p.m. –– Boys Championship

  • Hawks topple Taylor County

    Junior guard Kelton Ford scored 23 points and senior guard Kyle Sheeran added 19 as the host Hawks knocked off the Cardinals 59-49 Tuesday for their fourth win in six games.
    Nelson pulled within three points at halftime but the Hawks outscored them 15-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
    Ford also had seven assists and four steals, while Sheeran hit four 3-pointers and had three steals.
    Senior Kyle Meredith scored seven. Tyler Howell scored four and had seven rebounds with Jackson Venegas, Kody Key and Jonathon Firquin each contributing a basket.