Today's News

  • Farm News - March 19, 2014

    Pond management workshops
    Landowners can learn more about managing their ponds for farm, recreational or small-scale aquaculture use at two special workshops scheduled for March 22 in Leitchfield and April 12 in Frankfort. The workshops are free and open to the public.
    Experts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Kentucky State University will provide an overview of fish management, keeping fish alive and healthy, water quality, pond site selection and proper construction.

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at 4-H

     Howard Ragland, 1951 State 4-H President, presented an award to Governor Lawrence Wetherby in recognition of him being the first former 4-H member to become governor of Kentucky. Annette Allen, State 4-H Secretary, from Fayette County, is also pictured. The photo was taken in the Governor’s office in Frankfort. (Editor’s note: This photo ran in last week’s Extension supplement. Full cutline information has been provided.)

  • School Calendar: March 19, 2014


  • Court Briefs - March 19, 2014

     Guilty plea

  • Rabbit Club hopes spring festival brings them closer to Texas trip

    Rotten weather has hampered fundraising efforts of the 4-H Rabbit Club. They’re depending on a “spring fling” to bring in enough money to attend and compete at the American Rabbit Breeders Association’s National Convention in Texas in November.
    The event will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 at LaRue County Park and Recreation Community Center.
    They’ve raised about $1,500 of the $7,000 they need to cover most of the expenses for a dozen club members.

  • Little interest in constable race

     There has been a lot of controversy about the office of constable in recent years. Legislation has been proposed to eliminate the position – but for now it continues as it has since it was established by Kentucky’s constitution in 1850.

  • Red Hill financials approved

     The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Monday, March 10, prior to the regular city council meeting.

  • Just Ask: What does the PVA earn?

    What is the salary of the LaRue County PVA?


    According to the State Local Finance Officer (Department of Local Government), an incoming property valuation officer in LaRue County will earn $76,264.12.

    (Editor’s note: A new judge/executive, sheriff, county clerk and jailer would make the same salary – as set by the state.)

  • Community Calendar - March 19, 2014

     Chamber luncheon

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be at noon, March 19, at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Lunch will be catered by Hinton’s Orchard. Kenny Rambo with ECTC Workforce Solutions will speak on “The Generation Gap at Work.” Make reservations by noon, March 18, by calling 270-358-3411.


    Republicans meet

  • Performance at Carnegie Hall was unforgettable

     Having performed at the Kennedy Center and White House, Hodgenville resident Gordon Thomas planned to do some sightseeing in New York when he had the opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall.