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Today's News

  • Try vegetables on the grill

    When choosing vegetables for the grill, select firmer vegetables, like asparagus, corn, peppers, zucchini or squash. Grilled vegetables can be used in a salad or served on a side or as the main dish.

    Helpful tips for grilling veggies:

    Asparagus and corn can be grilled just as they are and other vegetables should be cut into pieces large enough that they don’t fall between the slats of your grill.

    Brush the vegetables with olive or vegetable oil and season with herbs and spices to taste.

  • 4-H Camp provided four days of fun activities

    Sixty-three 4-H campers and 15 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying swimming, boating, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes and low ropes during June 24-27.

  • Pray early, prepare for the day at hand

    “Give ear to my words, O Lord” is the way Psalm 5 begins. The psalmist then gives five suggestions for us to follow that will help our prayers be heard by God.

     “In the morning, O Lord, thou wilt hear my voice; in the morning I will order by prayer to thee and eagerly watch” (5:3).

    Ask early. Jesus found asking early to be a good time for Him. Mark 1:35 says of Jesus, “And early in the morning, while it was still dark, He arose … went to a lonely place and was praying.”

  • A serving of cake, white lies and the truth

    Have you heard about the Baptist White Lie cake?

    Don’t know if this is a true story or not, but it seems that Alice Grayson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., had signed up to bake an angel food cake for the Baptist Church Ladies’ Group bake sale — Alice was known for her light, fluffy, perfect angel food cakes.

  • There's a new legend in town

    Lots of people are busy – but not everyone has as much to show for their action-packed days as Katy Cecil.

    Cecil, and her accurately-dubbed “legendary” speech team at LaRue County High School, have been featured in The LaRue County Herald News, dozens of times over the last four years. And rightfully so.

    They are proof of what the combination of hard work, talent and the right coach – at the right time – can accomplish.

  • Keep dreaded palmer amaranth at bay

    Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) is another weed that LaRue County farmers will likely encounter before too long as it continues to march across Kentucky. Initially this weed was present primarily in the west end of the state, but has been reported (at least in a single field) in counties that border, or are near, LaRue County.

    These sightings would indicate that Palmer amaranth is a growing threat to grain crop production in LaRue County.

  • Garden a tapestry of birdsong and purple corn

    Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side.

    Keep on the sunny side of life.

    I awaken each morning around 5:30. I don’t use (or need) an alarm clock because I sleep with the windows open. The first sounds I hear each day are birdsong.

    You don’t get that natural harmonious chirping in the wee hours of Los Angeles unless you count the hum of police helicopter blades as they circle your neighborhood searching for yet another thief, bandit, or burglar.

    So, a big thumbs up to life in Hodgenville is birdsong.

  • ECTC Dean's and President's List

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for the spring semester.

    The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • Communities getting 'work-ready'

    As communities look for an edge in today’s competitive global economy, there are few things as powerful as developing a high-quality workforce.

    Here in the Lincoln Trail region, it’s exciting to see multiple counties taking steps to develop a highly skilled workforce that is ready to go to work. Leaders in those counties have applied or are in the process of applying for Work Ready Community certification.

  • The Green River Project: Help Clean the Green

    The Nature Conservancy Kentucky Chapter and Kentucky Water Alliance are hosting a canoe paddle next month they call “Clean the Green.” The event offers three canoe routes on the Green River, in which participants will get to experience the outdoors and make a positive impact on the environment simultaneously.