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Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar - April 8, 2015

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6-8 p.m. April 13 at the Extension office.

     

    Talent Show

    The LaRue County 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Extension office.  Participants must pre-register by April 13 by calling 270-358-3401.

     

    4-H Camp

  • PHOTO: New city officer sworn in

    Kenneth Ray Thompson was sworn in as a Hodgenville City Police officer on April 1. He previously worked with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and has more than 20 years experience in law enforcement. His wife, Pat Thompson, is Campbellsville Chief of Police.

  • Hardin County historical groups sponsor Lincoln film

    Two Hardin County history organizations now are part of the film-making business.

    With a $7,500 sponsorship, the Hardin County History Museum and the Ancestral Trails Historical Society contributed to the making of “‘I Remember the Old Home Very Well:’ The Lincolns in Kentucky.”

    The Witnessing History film, which will air on Kentucky Education Television and other outlets across the world, currently is in production. Board members of the two organizations met last week with the film’s producer, Kent Masterson Brown.

  • I-65 delays anticipated for spring break

     Motorists should prepare for extremely heavy southbound volumes when traveling Interstate 65 this weekend, according to the Department of Transportation. In recent years, slow conditions were reported on Friday going into the week when many public schools are on Spring Break. Delays were not the result of incidents. Volumes were simply heavier than two lanes could accommodate. Conditions between Elizabethtown and Horse Cave were stop-and-go. Friday afternoon seemed to be the height of volume, but heavier than usual traffic continued through the weekend and Spring Break week.

  • COLUMN: Fertility and grazing management help control weeds in pasture

    Grass, clover (and weeds) are now actively growing in LaRue County pastures. Unfortunately, weeds can be difficult to control in pastures. Farmers often use herbicides to control pasture weeds, but there are not many labeled that are effective (especially in established mixed clover grass stands). However there are some cultural practices that can assist in weed control.

  • Better Business Bureau announces scam tracker program

    The Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker is a website that allows consumers to report schemes and review other cases of fraud occurring across the United States and in their local areas. Consumers can also see what types of scams are trending.

    Each report details the scam, how much money the victim has lost (if any), gives tips on how the scam works, and provides tips on what you can do to protect yourself against scams.

    Nearly 400 scams have been reported, so far, across the Country.

  • Commissioner of Education announces retirement

    Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has announced his retirement effective Aug. 31.

    Holliday has served as commissioner since July 2009 and has served 43 years in public education.

  • COLUMN: 4-H Gardening Club returns for season

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back Saturday, April 25 with its first meeting for the season.

    The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend.

    This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

    Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • COLUMN: Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 percent of population

    Autism is a range of brain disorders that is characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and repetitive patterns of behavior. In 2013, the term “autism” was redefined as autism spectrum disorder and is now an umbrella term for autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder.

  • ECTC students present research at conference

    Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students, Celina Charles and Joshua Ohde, were invited to represent ECTC at the spring 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event in Frankfort alongside representatives from two and four-year institutions across the state. 

    Due to inclement weather, the Posters-at-the-Capitol event was cancelled this year. The two students presented their research on microbes isolated from Bess beetles at the annual Conference for Student Research on Nov. 7, 2014.