Today's News

  • Two nonprofits benefit from farmer's generosity

     Two nonprofit groups are benefiting from the generosity of an agriculture company and the respect of a local farmer.

    Thomas Green of Glendale gave the Lakewood Elementary School athletic department and Central Hardin High School Future Farmers of America each $2,500 he won in a national drawing.

    The FFA participated in a check presentation last week at Central Hardin with Green and a representative of the organization that sponsors the award.

  • Prepare for those spring storms

     Now that we are into spring, storms are a good likelihood and Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company provide simple ways for customers to plan for severe weather. KU takes steps year-round to prepare for the effects of inclement weather and offer customers the following tips and suggestions to plan ahead and also prepare, so they can be safe during storm events:

  • Soybean board: Record year for exports

     These little piggies went to market – international markets, that is, and in record numbers. Despite challenging issues, such as the struggling global economy and trade barriers, U.S. poultry and livestock farmers enjoyed a record year for meat exports, which helps keep domestic demand for U.S. soy strong.

    U.S. poultry, egg and pork shipments exceeded previous highs for value and volume set in 2011. International beef sales dipped slightly in volume but broke the previous value record.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers meeting

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met March 19 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Seventeen were present: Emogene Gardner, Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Amanda Gatewood, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Della Thomas, Patsy Thomas, Sue Crutcher and Wanda West.

    Hostesses were Allen and Devore who decorated for St. Patrick’s Day.

    The club voted to sponsor $200 to Project Graduation; $200 to 4-H Camp; and $200 to Relay for Life.

  • Pepper visits Guatemala on mission trip

     Nearly 50 Campbellsville University students, faculty and staff sacrificed spring break for ministry opportunities in Haiti, Florida, New York and Guatemala.

    The Guatemala mission team worked with Prince of Peace Orphanage for Girls. Lucas Pepper, a sophomore from Hodgenville, accompanied the group.

    Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries who went on the trip, said, “Prince of Peace is a place where the girls have been given hope for their future-how appropriate it is named for our Savior.”

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Bardstown

     The LaRue County Hawks defeated Bardstown 12-11 March 19 in 10 innings.

    Junior Austin McDowell scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th, lifting the Hawks to their second straight win.

    McDowell, who went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, stole second and third before scoring on Bardstown’s third wild pitch of the game. Senior Cole Hughes went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while eighth-grader Cameron Dawson doubled in a run.

  • Lady Hawks lose to 23-ranked Central Hardin

     The Lady Hawks lost 8-5 March 19 to 23rd-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins.

    After the Lady Hawks put up a spirited rally, the homestanding Lady Bruins awoke from their sudden offensive slumber to subdue their 5th Region rival.

    The Lady Bruins’ final four hits came in their three-run fifth inning as Central Hardin topped the Lady Hawks.

  • Two indicted for burglary, forgery

     Two people were indicted on forgery and burglary charges March 18 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Derek M. Shelton (1981) of Glendale was charged with forgery in the second degree and theft by unlawful taking. He is accused of falsely making or altering a check on the account of a family member with the intent to defraud; and taking cash, at least $500 but less than $10,000, on Dec. 2 or 3.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only upon condition of no contact with the alleged victim’s property.

  • American Idols join Rice on stage

     Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues a new season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.

    The concert features Kentucky’s Hollywood American Idols – Kenzi Lewis of LaRue County, Brandy Neelly, Kelly Casey and Jenny Beth Willis; and Clinton Spaulding of Louisville.

    The event will be held at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Durbin wins 1,600-meter

     Sophomore Kristina Durbin won the girls’ 1,600-meter run March 15 at the LaRue County All-Comers Meet. Durbin’s time, 6:00.46, was tops in a field of 14.

    Freshman Nichole Thomas had a good day, placing fourth out of 22 in the 800-meters with a time of 2:48.58; and third in the triple jump with a distance of 28-03.00.

    Junior Misha Jakes tied for second in the high jump with a distance of 4-04.00.

    Senior Sheridan Myers was fourth in discus with a distance of 72-10.