Today's News

  • Farm News - March 5, 2014

    Beef, Goat and Horse Management Calendars
    Beef, Goat, and Horse Management Calendars are available for free at the Extension office. These multipurpose wall calendars cover a year or more, and each month contains suggested management practices for the respective species.  Drop by the LaRue County Extension office for a copy.          

    FFA emblems offered by Southern States

  • 5th Region Tournament schedule changed due to weather

    Mother Nature must not be a basketball fan.

    After postponing and canceling games during the regular season, Mother Nature has done the same in the postseason, pushing back the opening games of the 5th and 3rd Region tournaments after the area was hit with snow, sleet and ice.

    “You just have to deal with what Mother Nature gives you,” LaRue County coach Paul Childress said. “Everyone is dealing with it. There’s nothing you can do about it. You just have to be able to roll with it.”

  • PHOTO: Personal best

    Adam Sandidge, a student at LaRue County High School, competed at the University of Kentucky – Kentucky High School Invitational – on Feb. 22, setting a personal best time.

  • SPORTS SHORTS - March 5, 2014

    LaRue County Youth Softball draft
    Youth league girls softball draft is Sunday, March 9 at the white building by the high school baseball field. This is also the last day to sign your child up for softball. Bring your glove, helmet and bat. Drafts: 2 p.m. for ages 3-9; 4:30 p.m. for ages 10-12.

    Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

  • Church Calendar - March 5, 2014

    World Day of Prayer observed at Christ Episcopal Church
    World Day of Prayer will be observed 12:05 p.m. March 7 at Christ Episcopal Church, Poplar Street, Elizabethtown. Refreshments will be furnished. Entrances are through the front door or outside stairs, both on Poplar Street. Parking is available near the Historic State Theater. For more information, call Rev. Ellen Morrell at 270-765-5606.

    Child sex trafficking in America: a survivor’s perspective

  • PHOTO: Travelin' man

    Connor Baker, a member of the fifth-grade traveling basketball team, brought the ball down court at a Nelson County gym.

  • Sonora man charged with drug trafficking

     A Sonora man is facing drug trafficking charges after allegedly selling marijuana and hydrocodone to an informant.

    William J. Norman, 63, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, second offense; trafficking in controlled substance; and trafficking in controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a school by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Deputy Eric Williamson obtained a search warrant for Norman’s residence, according to court records. Norman lives in a camper on a relative’s property on Munfordville Road.

  • Community Calendar – March 5, 2014

    Extension memories wanted

  • William R. Rust Funeral Home, Hodgenville Chapel, has ribbon-cutting

    William R. “Ronnie” Rust knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.
    At the age of 7, or perhaps 8, he saw an ambulance drive by his home in Lyons Station. He watched it until it passed out of sight.
    “I said, ‘That’s what I want to do … help somebody.”
    Helping others who are “going through a tough time” continued to appeal to him. As he grew older, he realized that dealing with the death of a loved one was a tough time indeed.

  • Just Ask: What's up with the traffic light?

    I was in the left turning lane at the intersection by Hardee’s recently. I sat there for nine minutes and watched other lights keep changing – but mine never did. I finally ran the red light after I made sure no one was coming. That is not the first time I have had to sit at that red light for what seemed like forever.
    I even put my car in reverse to move back a little, thinking I wasn’t in the right place to trigger the light to change – but it didn’t make a difference.
    What is the deal?