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Today's News

  • Two high school students recognized for essay response

     “What’s great about America?”
    That’s the question John Stossel, former investigative reporter for ABC and Fox News, invited students to answer for a contest sponsored by “Stossel in the Classroom,” a project that provides curriculum materials to teachers.
    Two LaRue County High School students who responded were recognized by Stossel for their essays.
    Hope Farrar was a semi-finalist and fellow freshman Brigitte Skaggs an honorable mention in the national contest which had 7,514 essays submitted.

  • Register for camp

    It’s time to register youth for 4-H summer camp, one of Kentucky’s long-standing and great values. 4-H camps offer unique experiences each year to children of many ethnicities, backgrounds, and situations who get to participate in traditional 4-H activities during their week-long stay.
     The activities include low and high ropes, canoeing, archery, swimming and diving, nature hikes, arts and crafts, sports, games and more. 4-H camps run from the end of May through early August.  LaRue County will be attending camp from June 28 to July 1.

  • High school greenhouse open to the public

    This year’s production in the LCHS Agri­science Greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 18 and sales have been strong. The community traditionally has supported the efforts of local high school students by purchasing a vast array of bedding plants and a great selection of high quality hanging baskets in the area.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated May 4, 2011

    LaRue County Farmers Market
    LaRue County Farmers Market will open the season May 6. The market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at the LaRue County Extension service parking area.

    Beef Meeting

  • Pythium root rot in tobacco float beds

    Several diseases can affect tobacco seedlings in float beds.  These include anthracnose, blue mold, collar rot, pythium root rot, damping off (soreshin), blackleg, and target spot. Pythium root rot and target spot usually are the most common.  Let’s look at pythium root rot today.
    Pythium Root Rot can appear at any stage of transplant production, this disease normally appears when water temperatures consistently exceed 65 degrees. The first visible symptoms of Pythium root rot tend to be yellowing and stunting of transplants in a well-defined area or areas.

  • Fish and wildlife supports hunting sandhill cranes

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has come out in favor of limited hunting of the eastern population of the sandhill crane, which can be spotted in many areas of the county during migration through parts of Kentucky.
    John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, wrote an article in support of limited hunting in response to opinion pieces opposing a proposal before the department that would allow limited harvest of the birds.

  • Weight changes coming in high school wrestling

    The National Federation of High School Associations has changed the landscape of prep wrestling.
    In its meeting April 4-6 in Indianapolis, the NFHS wrestling rules committee voted on several changes.
    Among them is the first complete weight-class overhaul in 23 years. Beginning with the 2011-12 season, weight classes are 106 pounds, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.
    LaRue County coach Gary Canter said the weight classes are similar to what they were when he wrestled in high school in the 1970s.

  • Bluegrass Speedway

    Top Ten Track Points after April 30, 2011

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models
    1. Darrell Lanigan (Union, Ky.)- 25
    2. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, Ind.)- 22
    3. Josh Richards (Shinnston, W.Va.)- 20
    4. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 18
    5. Austin Hubbard (Seaford, Del.)- 16
    6. Kent Robinson (Bloomington, Ind.)- 15
    7. Rick Eckert (York, Pa.)- 14
    8. Chub Frank (Bear Lake, Pa.)- 13
    9. Tim Rivers (Salem, Ind.)- 12
    10. Brady Smith (Solon Springs, Wis.)- 11

  • LaRue tops four teams in weekend games

    Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on April 28.
    Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.
    The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.

  • Otis commits to Georgetown

    Jacqueline Otis, a senior standout tennis player at Greenwood High School, committed to play tennis at Georgetown College on April 20.
    “I am very excited about the opportunity to play tennis and be a student at Georgetown,” she said. “Georgetown is a great school and after meeting Coach Lane Orttenburger and the tennis team, I knew Georgetown was where I wanted to be. Georgetown has a great tennis program and I simply wanted to be part of this environment.”