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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thistle 'spray day' is April 10

     Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.

  • Spring break: Free admission to Lincoln Museum

     The Lincoln Museum will kick off its 25th anniversary events with LaRue County Week during spring break, April 1-7. Admission is free to any LaRue County resident. 

    Children and adults can follow Lincoln’s footsteps and participate in a scavenger hunt during their visit. Every 25th visitor will receive a small gift.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    The Lincoln Museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 270-358-3163.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 27, 2013

     Explorers

    The 4-H Explorers (Arts and Crafts) Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Dog Club meeting canceled

    The 4-H Dog Club will not meet March 30.

     

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 at the Extension Office.  Call 358-3401 for more information.

     

    Wranglers

  • LCHS Honor Roll - third nine weeks

     LaRue County High School

    Third nine weeks

    All A’s

  • Two nonprofits benefit from farmer's generosity

     Two nonprofit groups are benefiting from the generosity of an agriculture company and the respect of a local farmer.

    Thomas Green of Glendale gave the Lakewood Elementary School athletic department and Central Hardin High School Future Farmers of America each $2,500 he won in a national drawing.

    The FFA participated in a check presentation last week at Central Hardin with Green and a representative of the organization that sponsors the award.

  • Prepare for those spring storms

     Now that we are into spring, storms are a good likelihood and Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company provide simple ways for customers to plan for severe weather. KU takes steps year-round to prepare for the effects of inclement weather and offer customers the following tips and suggestions to plan ahead and also prepare, so they can be safe during storm events:

  • Soybean board: Record year for exports

     These little piggies went to market – international markets, that is, and in record numbers. Despite challenging issues, such as the struggling global economy and trade barriers, U.S. poultry and livestock farmers enjoyed a record year for meat exports, which helps keep domestic demand for U.S. soy strong.

    U.S. poultry, egg and pork shipments exceeded previous highs for value and volume set in 2011. International beef sales dipped slightly in volume but broke the previous value record.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers meeting

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met March 19 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Seventeen were present: Emogene Gardner, Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Amanda Gatewood, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Della Thomas, Patsy Thomas, Sue Crutcher and Wanda West.

    Hostesses were Allen and Devore who decorated for St. Patrick’s Day.

    The club voted to sponsor $200 to Project Graduation; $200 to 4-H Camp; and $200 to Relay for Life.

  • Pepper visits Guatemala on mission trip

     Nearly 50 Campbellsville University students, faculty and staff sacrificed spring break for ministry opportunities in Haiti, Florida, New York and Guatemala.

    The Guatemala mission team worked with Prince of Peace Orphanage for Girls. Lucas Pepper, a sophomore from Hodgenville, accompanied the group.

    Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries who went on the trip, said, “Prince of Peace is a place where the girls have been given hope for their future-how appropriate it is named for our Savior.”

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Bardstown

     The LaRue County Hawks defeated Bardstown 12-11 March 19 in 10 innings.

    Junior Austin McDowell scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th, lifting the Hawks to their second straight win.

    McDowell, who went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, stole second and third before scoring on Bardstown’s third wild pitch of the game. Senior Cole Hughes went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while eighth-grader Cameron Dawson doubled in a run.