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Today's News

  • Test drought-stressed corn before harvest

     If corn is going to be fed as green chop or grazed, test for nitrates before harvest to be sure the crop will be safe to feed. For corn harvested properly as silage which goes through a good fermentation, nitrate levels could decrease 30 to 50 percent and can be tested after fermentation and before feeding. 

  • Bank of Buffalo robbed

    Kentucky State Police and the LaRue County Sheriff's Office are investigating a robbery that occurred about 12:40 p.m. Friday at Bank of Buffalo in Buffalo.
    Police are searching for a white male, about 6-feet-tall,  with blue eyes, wearing tennis shoes, blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
    The subject was reportedly wearing a camouflage mask and carrying a 9 mm pistol. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank.

    No injuries were reported and the gun was not fired, Deputy Robby Brownfield said.

  • COLUMN: AARP offers local driver safety course

     AARP is offering a driver safety program 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The class includes four hours of instruction time and will have a lunch break, on your own. The class is all indoors and doesn’t involve a road test or a written test.

    Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call the Extension Office at 358-3401. Payment is requested by check-only at the class, made out to AARP. Please bring your driver’s license and AARP card.

  • PHOTO: Honor Flight

    Albert Peace, front, a World War II veteran, took part in an Honor Flight in June. The trip was organized through Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, a Louisville-based organization that flies American military veterans to visit and reflect at their memorials in Washington, D.C.  In back is Sen. Mitch McConnell and Peace’s daughter, Sandy Johnson.

  • Food Service Inspections

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Warning, malware

     Hundreds of thousands of Internet uses may lose their online access on July 9 and Better Business Bureau is urging all consumers and businesses to run a quick and easy diagnostic test to see if their computers are infected. The FBI’s DNS Changer Working Group at www.dcwg.org can detect the malware and explain how to fix infected machines.

  • Brittany Gusler earns 'White Coat'

     Brittany Gusler of Sonora received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. on June 30.

  • Elswick and Whitlock attend IFAL conference

    LaRue County High School students Shea Elswick and Jared Whitlock recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Elswick, Whitlock and 40 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference held June 17-21 at Murray State University.

  • Sheriff's office audited for year ending Dec. 31, 2011

     The Auditor of Public Accounts has completed the LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner's audit for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011.

    The audit found excess fees increased by $9,969 from the prior year, resulting in excess fees of $13,714 at year’s end. Revenues increased by $15,949 from the prior year and expenditures increased by $5,980.

    The audit found the Sheriff’s operating expenses exceeded the amount fixed by LaRue Fiscal Court.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys & Girls Ranch

     Several girls attended the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Ranch July 1-6 in Gilbertsville. From left, Angela Matthews, Elizabeth McIntosh, Tiffany Brown and Alexis Herrington. In back, LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith escorted the girls to the camp. At right is Ranch Head Counselor Kelly Buck.