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Today's News

  • Farm News: Updated 1102

    Wildlife Habitat
    applications accepted
    The Elizabethtown Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for Kentucky’s final 593 acres under Conservation Reserve Program practices titled “State Acres for Wildlife Habitat.” Producers who own or operate acreage located within one of the approved SAFE areas can submit offers to voluntarily enroll acres in CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years.
    Offers will be accepted by FSA until the acreage allocation is reached. For more information, call the FSA office at 765-2702.
    Enrollment date change

  • Intensive grazing can benefit cattlemen

    Grazing represents the cheapest way to feed ruminants on a cost per pound of nutrient basis. Stored feed is usually the single largest item in livestock budgets, and cost or amount of stored feed is usually the best prediction of potential profitability in most beef operations.
    Controlled grazing, intensive grazing, management intensive grazing, rotational grazing and intensive rotational grazing are only a few of the terms to describe intensive grazing.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Amanda Michelle Bingham and Michael Vincent Cissell

    Charles Junior and Charlotte Bingham of Hodgenville are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Michelle Bingham to Michael Vincent Cissell, son of Rhonda Cissell and the late Gary “Pete” Cissell.

    The bride to be is a 2001 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2002 graduate of The Hair Design School. She is a nail technician at Perfect Ten Salon.

    The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School. He is a city letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

  • ELECTION: Governor's race 2011

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses. Their answers are posted in their entirety at www.cknj.com.

     

    Steve Beshear

  • STATE CHAMPS: LCHS Band of Hawks

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks was named the Class AA State Champion in the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association competition Saturday.
    The top 20 bands in five classes competed. The bands are divided into 1A to 5A divisions based on enrollment of schools.
    The Band took the field Saturday afternoon on the campus of Greenwood High School in Bowling Green in semifinals. The band placed third behind Washington County (87.8) and reigning champ Glasgow (84.25) in semifinals, with a composite score of 82.5.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks whip Washington

    Senior halfback Cody Thompson rushed for four touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another score as the LaRue County Hawks closed the regular season Friday night by rallying for a 40-31 road win against the Washington County Commanders on senior night at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

  • Four injured in Bardstown Road wreck

    Four people were injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.
    Phil Scruggs, 61, was driving a Toyota Camry south on U.S. 31-E in the Devers Curve area about 1:15 p.m. Scruggs lost control of the vehicle in the curve and it began fish-tailing, according to Deputy Eric Williamson.
    The Camry was struck in the driver’s side by a northbound SUV driven by Barry Blackburn, 42.
    The side airbags deployed in the Camry, Williamson said.

  • COLUMN: Riding with a trooper is not for the faint-hearted

    The good thing about my job is that it’s relatively safe. I have no worries of large machinery lopping my hand off, being run over while doing roadwork, or getting attacked by wild beasts – unless you consider some select people wild beasts.

    So when the opportunity arose to “live a little” and go through the Kentucky State Police citizens police academy, I jumped on it.

  • Free legal aid clinic planned for veterans

    Legal Aid is hosting a free legal clinic for veterans 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the American Legion Hardin Post 113, 1251 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. 

    Call 502-584-1254, ext. 3006 to make a reservation, which is required.

    Attorneys will be on hand to help veterans with civil legal problems that include divorce, child support, custody, bankruptcy, consumer issues, criminal record expungements, wills, powers of attorney, VA benefits, landlord/tenant issues, probate and guardianship, foreclosure and small claims.

  • Interruptions offer an opportunity to witness

    Cal Thomas said, "Love talked about is easily ignored. But love demonstrated is irresistible.” 

    Jesus not only talked about love and kindness, but he modeled it for us. In Luke 8:40-56 Jesus showed kindness to two individuals and thus illustrated for us ways we may show kindness to others.