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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Ladies hope for success at Beach Bash

    Three errors over the first eight innings didn’t hurt but two errors in the top of the ninth doomed the host Lady Hawks against the Lady Knights of Marion County. LaRue fell 2-0 in the April 3 game.
    LaRue County wasted an 11-strikeout night by sophomore Brigitte Skaggs, who allowed six hits, two walks and hit one batter in 8 2/3 innings.
    Sophomore Peyton Gardner went 2-for-4 while senior Brittany Enlow, Brigitte Skaggs and junior Kayla Skaggs each had one hit. Sophomore Courtney Johnson and eighth-grader Mallory Skaggs both stole a base.

  • Farm News updated 4-11-12

    Thistle spraying -
    April 12
    Kentucky Department of Agriculture personnel will be in LaRue County on April 12 to spray demonstration plots (pasture fields) for thistle control. Up to seven farmers may participate. The state will spray 10 acres for free (farmer must provide tractor and driver) and 10 more acres if the farmer has purchased additional 2,4-D. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information or to make a request for spraying thistles.

    Pork Producers meet

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-11-12

    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 11 at the Extension Office.

    Explorers
    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 18 at the Extension Office. For more information, call 358-3401.
     
    Photography Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 13 at the Extension Office. Any 4-H youth with an interest in photography is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • Spring turkey season opens April 14

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.
    “I think we’ve accomplished our goal of having a productive season in a relatively short time frame,” said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We’ve hit that window between the onset of breeding and nesting.”

  • 4-H Gardening Club starts back this Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back this Saturday, April 14, with its first meeting for the season.
    It will be held 10:30 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children as well. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • Bees are essential for pollination

    While several species of insects pollinate plants, honey bees are the best pollinators and therefore the most essential. They are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.

  • Division of Air Quality: 'Learn Before You Burn'

     Spring cleaning season has arrived and for many Kentuckians it means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.

  • Congressman Brett Guthrie visits New Haven

    NEW HAVEN - U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie met with New Haven officials Tuesday to discuss how to alleviate flooding issues in the area.

    Guthrie, along with Brandon Brummett, an outreach coordinator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson and Magistrate Keith Metcalfe met under the Lyon's Station Bridge off KY 52 to discuss using Section 205 of the Flood Control Act to help the town of New Haven with its frequent flooding issues.

  • PHOTO: Murphy addresses Obamacare

    Michelle Murphy of Hardin Memorial Hospital was the featured speaker at Thursday’s Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting. She spoke on the expansion of the hospital in the community and the effects of Obamacare on the hospital.

  • COLUMN: Conserving water conserves energy

     Obtaining, treating, and distributing water is an energy-intensive process. On average, Kentuckians use 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. By decreasing the amount of water we use, we can also save energy, and reduce utility costs. The following tips are simple, inexpensive ways to save water in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.

    Kitchen

    • Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before putting into the dishwasher.