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Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-3-12

    Cloverbuds meet
    The LaRue County 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. April 4 at the Extension Office. Group is for 5 to 8 years old or kindergarten to third grade. Call 358-3401 for more information.

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

  • DCP program sets deadline for June 1

    The deadline to enroll in the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment (DCP) program is June 1.
    DCP provides payments to eligible producers on farms enrolled for any of the 2008 through 2012 crop years. There are two types of DCP payments: direct payments and counter-cyclical payments. Both are calculated using the base acres and payment yields established for the farm. DCP is authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill).  
    In addition to DCP, other FSA programs also have enrollment deadlines approaching:

  • Court Briefs - April 4, 2012

     Failed to report

  • Buttercup in pastures: An unwanted sign of spring

    One of the signs of spring is the yellow flowers that emerge from buttercup plants in pastures and unplanted grain cropland. While buttercup poses little problems to grain crop yields, it can be an issue in pastures.
    Buttercups tend to thrive in low areas of fields, generally in soils that remain wet long periods of time and in fields with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many pasture fields that have heavy buttercup populations are fields that are heavily grazed by livestock.

  • Linda Salsman donates South Fork resource book to Genealogy Society

     Linda Salsman has donated a resource book about South Fork Cemetery to the LaRue County Genealogy Society. Salsman’s research includes photos of the tombstones, death certificates and photographs of the individual when available.

    Family members are encouraged to expand the materials by donating information and pictures that they would like to include. This will be an ongoing project to help future generations with their family tree research.

  • Sports Shorts updated 4-3-12

    National Champion tumbler
    The LaRue County High School Tennis Boosters are taking orders for the UK National Champion 24 ounce tumbler. They are $20 each, payable to LCHS Tennis Boosters. The order deadline is April 6. To order, email sam.sanders@larue.kyschools.us.

    Benefit bike ride at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, Bowling Green

  • Larosa Loop walk raises funds for Frazier

    Frazier Rehab Institute, part of KentuckyOne Health, wants you to run, walk, roll or cycle The Larosa Loop, an annual non-competitive event at Waterfront Park, 8 a.m. May 19.  The event raises funds for the Frazier Rehab Institute and supports pediatric care for children coping with disabling illnesses and injuries.  
    Funds from this year’s event will help purchase a high-tech bike that allows pediatric patients to cycle with assistance from electrical stimulation to leg muscles.

  • Middle school wrestler named All-American

    LaRue County Middle School eighth grader Dylan West won all seven wrestling matches and was named All-American at the National Middle School Duals Wrestling Tournament at Danville, Illinois, the final week of March.
    Wrestling for Team Kentucky in the 132-pound class, the 14-year-old son of Mark and Tina West of Hodgenville beat Indiana and Illinois state champions on points and pinned New Mexico’s state title-holder in the tournament made up of state champions, runners-up and third place finishers in their state tournaments.  

  • Track and Field: Central Hardin Invitational – March 31

     Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
    2. Alisha Durbin
     
    Girls 100 Meter Dash
    10. Shaila Winston
    22. Logan Grant
     
    Boys 100 Meter Dash
    15. Cody Thompson
    16. Rob Benjamin
     
    Boys 110 Meter Hurdles
    10. Blake Heibert
     
    Girls 1,600 Meter Run
    12. Amarah Reed
    14. Harley Keller
     
    Boys 1,600 Meter Run
    10. Adam Sandidge
     
    Girls 200 Meter Dash
    14.  Destiny Young
    20. Shaila Winston

  • PHOTO: Cody Thompson signs with Lindsey Wilson