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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Handy tools for beef producers

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has an excellent hay and

    haylage testing program for LaRue County farmers. A toll free call to the

    KDA Forage Testing Program 1-800-248-4628 will get a trained individual to come to the farm, take samples of your hay/haylage and get the test results back in a short period of time.

    The results can be used to accurately, efficiently and economically determine a feeding and supplementation program. The cost is $10 per

    "lot.”

  • COLUMN: Remember food safety for holiday cooking

    Remember to follow these food safety reminders with your holiday turkey. How much to buy?

    For fresh or frozen turkeys, allow one pound of turkey per person. Turkeys can be kept frozen in the freezer indefinitely; however, cook within one year for best quality.

    Plan ahead. There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely - in the

    refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave.

  • COLUMN: God provides power for living

    Power for living - doesn't that sound like something we want and need? We certainly are interested in the power to overcome the obstacles and difficulties that come to us in our daily lives.

    We have some really good resources available to us as Christians, but often we do not realize it. As a result, we don't put them to work in our lives.

    The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 3:14-21 gives three ways to receive power for daily living.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks' season ends at Bell

     LOG MOUNTAIN — For 2 1/2 quarters Friday night, the LaRue County Hawks had an eastern Kentucky power on the ropes.

    Then Jonathon Polly got his groove back.

    The Bell County senior running back ran for three of his four touchdowns in the final 19 minutes and finished with a game-high 210 yards on 23 carries to help the Bobcats rally past the Hawks, 35-14 in the second round of the Class 3-A state playoffs at Dudley Hilton Stadium.

  • Blue & White Night kicks off basketball season

     The Hawks and Lady Hawks will kick off the upcoming basketball season with their annual Blue & White Night Friday, Nov. 16 at LaRue County High School gym.

    Fans will have a chance to see the players and help with fundraising.

    A chili supper will be held 4:30-6: p.m. in the high school cafeteria followed by the Blue/White activities in the gym starting at 6 p.m. 

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Schedule 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission

    2013 Schedule

    Applications must be submitted by deadline (in parenthesis) before the meeting:

     

    Meeting

    Jan. 10 (Dec. 20)

    Feb. 14 (Jan. 24)

    March 14 (Feb. 21)

    April 11 (March 21)

    May 9 (April 18)

    June 13 (May 23)

    July 11 (June 20)

    Aug. 8 (July 18)

    Sept. 12 (Aug. 22)

    Oct. 10 (Sept. 19)

    Nov. 14 (Oct. 24)

    Dec. 12 (Nov. 21)

  • KHS artifact used in Spielburg's 'Lincoln'

     A pocket watch that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln and is now in the  Kentucky Historical Society collections is featured in Steven Spielberg’s newest film. “Lincoln” opens nationwide Friday, Nov. 16.

    KHS was contacted in May by Ben Burtt, an Academy Award-winning sound designer working on the film. The sound team was dedicated to incorporating as many historically accurate sounds as possible that Lincoln would have actually heard in his lifetime – including the ticking of his pocket watch.

  • PHOTO: Students enjoy outing at Hinton's Orchard

     Hodgenville Elementary Kindergarten students and parents enjoyed a field trip to Hinton’s Orchard. The children learned about growing pumpkins and apples. They were able to understand how pumpkins and apples go from seed to market. Pictured enjoying a hayride to the pumpkin patch are Natalie Dixon, Brayden Williams, Connor Gibson, Garrett Dohn and Glenda Dohn.

  • COLUMN: Be a lamb, not a pig

     The born-again man or woman is not motivated by this world-system.

    Think of being on the farm. It is a very hot summer day. Nearby in the barn lot there is a big mud wallow. 

    Here comes a pig. He grunts with contentment as he wades into the slime. You say, "Mr. Hog, why do you want to wallow and submerge in that filth? Why do you not seek a cleaner environment?" 

    That pig has not the slightest interest in your ideas for his betterment. He loves the mud.

  • JUST ASK: A vote for Roseanne Barr didn't count

     I voted for write-in candidate Roseanne Barr for President in the Nov. 6 election. Why wasn’t this reported in the newspaper?

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    Before a write-in vote can be counted on Election Day, the candidate must have filed to run in the state of Kentucky. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 6 election was Oct. 26, according to the Secretary of State’s website.