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Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Fridays are fantastic for gifted/talented

     Several LaRue County public school students in grades 5-8 identified as gifted/talented are in for some Fantastic Fridays from mid-November to mid-December.

    Campbellsville University is partnering with the LaRue school district in providing four instructional programs with topics that give students “more than what they might get in a regular classroom,” according to Carol Sullivan, director of Campbellsville University’s technology center.

  • Duckworth joins Farm Credit Mid-America

    Emily Duckworth has been named financial services officer for Farm Credit Mid-America in Elizabethtown.

    Duckworth will service loans and financially related services for a $18.4 billion financial lending cooperative serving more than 96,500 farmer-producers, agribusinesses and rural residents throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Her territory includes the Hardin, LaRue and Bullitt county areas.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving should lead to thanks-living

    The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by one of the most underprivileged groups of Americans - the Plymouth Pilgrims.

    What did they have to be grateful for in the fall of 1621?

    We need to get behind the trappings with which we tell their story today.

  • COLUMN: 4-H candy sales are in progress

    The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale started this month.

    Starting today 4-H members may pick up candy at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate.

    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, almond, dark chocolate with almonds and milk chocolate for $1 each.

    For each 60 candy bars sold, the member's name will go in a drawing for $25. The top seller will receive $50.

  • COLUMN: Fall soil sampling is a good practice

    Fall soil sampling allows LaRue County farmers (and homeowners) time to utilize University of Kentucky research-based fertility recommendations before spring planting.

    The turn-around time for samples from the Extension Office to the UK Soil

    Testing Lab is much faster in the fall, usually within a week, because fewer people are submitting samples this time of year. Spring turnaround time can approach three weeks during the busiest times.

  • COLUMN: Drought will impact food prices

    This information is shared from Dr. Will Snell, UK Ag Economist.

    The drought has resulted in a 40 to 50 percent reduction in Kentucky's corn crop and a 20 to 25 percent reduction in soybeans. Livestock (especially dairy) will take a significant hit as well.

    What about food prices?

  • Pope receives scholarship to EKU

     Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    LaRue County High School senior Christian Pope has accepted a Regents Scholarship.

  • PHOTO: Elizabethtown Area Christian Women's Club holds bazaar

     The Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection’s bi-monthly luncheon and annual bazaar was Nov. 12. About 50 women from Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Cecilia and Leitchfield attended. The guest speaker was Myrna Dozier, a national Stonecroft Ministries speaker from San Antonio, Texas. Above, several women enjoyed the holiday bazaar. For more information about the EACWC, contact Jeanette at 270-737-6752 or ljwilson@yahoo.com.

  • PHOTO: Atria makes donation to Warm Blessings

  • Speakman's quilt honors Vietnam era vets

     Tim Speakman believes picture quilts, like fine paintings, should tell a story.