Today's News

  • Former teacher pleads guilty to amended charge

    A former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student won’t be spending time in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charge Friday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Natalie Gentry, originally charged with one count of sexual abuse after she was accused of having intercourse with a 17-year-old student at her home in June 2011, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable up to 12 months in jail.

  • Local businesses support Relay for Life

    The LaRue County Relay for Life County Committee received notice last week that Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will once again return as the Survivor sponsor for this year’s Relay for Life which will be held Friday, May 17 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • GOP splits over immigration and terrorism play out

     WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Party divisions over immigration, anti-terrorism and other issues are bubbling to the surface just as President Barack Obama shows a new interest in capitalizing on GOP differences.

  • COLUMN: Reduce your energy costs

     Energy costs are monthly expenses that fluctuate throughout the year, since much of our heating and cooling usage depends on Mother Nature. However, you can make your home more energy efficient and reduce some of your energy expenses by locating and switching off sources of phantom energy in your home.

  • COLUMN: Fundamentals of pasture management

     Spring provides a good opportunity to assess pastures and create a working plan that is economical and increases the fertility of the land. Good pasture management enables livestock to graze on pasture for more days of the year. To increase days on pasture, farmers should first implement a rotational grazing system to allow pastures time to recover. Having two or more pastures and rotating stock back and forth increases the fertility of the soil by allowing the empty pasture to replenish itself.

  • Congressman sponsors art contest

     All high school students are encouraged to submit artwork for the Congressional Art Competition. The first place winner will receive two airplane tickets to fly to Washington, D.C. to view their artwork on display and attend a reception.

    All artwork and application materials must be sent to Congressman Brett Guthrie’s Bowling Green office by April 12. Faculty or students with questions can call the Congressman’s office at 270-842-9896 or visit http://guthrie.house.gov/congressional-art-competition.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 13, 2013

     Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 13 at the LaRue County Extension Service.


    Camp date set

    The 4-H Poster Contest deadline is Friday, March 15.


    Volunteers needed for Expo

    LaRue County 4-H will be at the Extension Expo on Saturday, March 16. Several clubs will have booths; cotton candy will be sold. Call 358-3401 to volunteer for a one hour shift.



  • PHOTO: 4-H Poster Contest

     Members of the Kids Choice Club worked on posters for the 4-H Poster Contest during a recent meeting. Selena Vidal shows her creation. The deadline for submissions is March 15. For more information, call the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • COLUMN: Use your time wisely

     Time is precious. We are not on this earth very long. One day you start to flip the switch and turn the light on, but you find the bulb is shot. This will happen in life.

    So, each of us should seek to make the most of the time that we have. We can do this by making most of our walk with God. James 4:14-16 asks the question, “What is your life?” He goes ahead to say among other things that it is a vapor that appears for a short time and then vanishes into the air.

  • PHOTO: Dress in Blue Day