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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 05/31/2011

    Volleyball skills clinic
    The LaRue County High School volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball skills clinic for girls in grades K-5.  The clinic will be 10 a.m.-noon June 8-9 in the LCHS gym. Cost is $45 and will include a T-shirt. Make checks payable to the LCHS Volleyball Boosters. Registration forms may be picked up at ALES, HES or LCHS. For more information, call Coach Ben Schell at 270-358-2210.

    Jake’s Day

  • LaRue advances to softball semifinals

    Two runs in the eighth inning Monday extended LaRue County’s softball season and completed a 3-1 upset of Adair County in the opening round of the 5th Region Softball Tournament being played in Hodgenville.
    The Lady Hawks’ senior catcher Ellen Huff stroked a tiebreaking single in the top of the eighth inning to fuel the win.
    The Lady Hawks (13-21) will play North Hardin (18-17) in the semifinals at 8 tonight as LaRue tries to make it back to the final for the first time since winning the tournament while also playing host in 2005.

  • Baseball: Hawks defeats Dragons in District tournament

  • Bluegrass Speedway

    Bluegrass Speedway Top Ten Track Points after May 28, 2011

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models
    1. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 43
    2. Tim Rivers (Salem, Ind.)- 29
    3. Joey Daniel (Liberty, Ky.)- 28
    4. Lee Devasier (Crestwood, Ky.)- 27
    5. Dustin Neat (Dunnville, Ky.)- 26
    6. Darrell Lanigan (Union, Ky.)- 25
    7. Steve Barnett (Franklin, Ind.)- 25
    8. Rohn Moon (Greenwood, Ind.)- 24
    9. Scott James (Lawrenceburg, Ind.)- 22
    10. Josh Richards (Shinnston, W. Va.)- 20

  • LaRue senior night brings 9-3 win over Elizabethtown

    Senior twins Lyndsay and Valarie Whitlock both were in the starting batting order for the first time in eight games, reached base seven times in a combined eight plate appearance and each scored three times as the Lady Hawks ended the regular season with a 9-3 win against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

  • Bell receives $3K scholarship

    Andrew Bell, a resident of New Hope, is the 2011 recipient of the $3,000 Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship from Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    The Everman scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who is interested in pursuing a four-year course of study at a Kentucky college or university. This is one of the 210 college scholarships worth a total of $269,100 that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • REUNION: Magnolia High School Class of 1950

    The descendants of Everett and Kate Jaggers of Magnolia gathered for a reunion May 1 at Hodgenville First Baptist Church. There were approximately 103 in attendance. Everett was born Nov. 30, 1871 and died June 22, 1954. Kate was born Nov. 1, 1871 and died Jan. 6, 1955. They had seven daughters, Ollie, Bertha, Virgie, Sallie, Mary, Iva Belle and Pauline; 33 grandchildren; and many other descendants.

  • Disaster recovery centers open in Jefferson and Hardin Counties

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Jefferson and Hardin counties on Friday, May 27, to help people affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
    Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA will be available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

  • 4-H calendar

    Gardening Club
    The 4-H Gardening will meet at 10:30 a.m. June 4 at Lee’s Garden Center.
     
    4-H Council
    The 4-H Council will meet at noon June 6 at the Extension Service office.
     
    Horse Club
    The Wranglers 4-H Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 7.
     
    4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training
    The 4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training will take place 6 p.m. June 8 at the Extension Service office.

  • Tips for holding tobacco transplants

    Due to wet weather, tobacco growers are having to hold field-ready transplants. Below are some brief suggestions for holding transplants.
    Maintain a low level of fertility:  Reducing fertility levels to the 25 to 50 parts per million of nitrogen will slow growth and reduce the amount of rank green leaf material that is susceptible to bacterial rots.