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Today's News

  • On Educating LaRue: Students learn numerous skills in greenhouse

    When winter snow and ice covered LaRue County’s roads, Chris Thomas had his mind focused on spring vegetables and flowers.

    Thomas, in his first year as agriculture teacher at LaRue County High School, is taking on the operation of the school’s greenhouse.

     “We started in the greenhouse on this year's plants when we came back from winter break,” said Thomas. “We had divided some ferns prior to break along with rearranging the greenhouse.”

    His objectives for the 28 students in his class?

  • McKamey topples top seeds at tennis tourney

    Michelle McKamey, a freshman on the McCracken County High School Tennis team, won the prestigious Chattanooga, Tenn., Rotary High School Team Tournament, A Division number one singles position, during spring break.

    She was unseeded and defeated the number four seed, Gracie Donoghue of Hutchison School of Memphis 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.

  • Girls' track preview: Weather delays practice

    In spite of a pittance of practice time due the long, harsh winter, LaRue County High School’s girls’ track team is showing some bright spots in some events, according to Coach Laura Kudrna.

    The Hawks’ 4x800 relay team of juniors Kristina Durbin, Amanda Brewer, and sophomores Nicole Thomas and Natalie Mullins took first place at a meet in Grayson County in March. Freshman Hattie Ward is an alternate on that team. 

  • PHOTO: Rotary welcomes Patsy Whitehead
  • COLUMN: Are you prepared to die?

     

    "My time is near." Those words are found in Matthew 26:18 as Jesus directed his disciples to prepare for the Passover that he would celebrate with them. They were to go to a certain home and say, "The Teacher says, 'My time is near; I am to keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'"

    Jesus knew he was going to die. Opposition toward him had continued to grow. Soon they would seize him and he would be put to death. He knew what was in his immediate future.

  • PHOTO: Rotary donation to Speech and Debate
  • COLUMN: Ear tags control flies

     Insecticide-impregnated cattle ear tags release small amounts of an insecticide which are distributed over the animal in skin oils and during grooming or rubbing. Ear tags can provide long term control of horn flies and some reduction in face fly numbers. Some things to consider in selection and use follow.

    Read the label before you buy. All tags are labeled for beef cattle, but not all are approved for use on lactating dairy cows. Also, check for any limitations for use, such as animal age.

  • COLUMN: Energy saving tips

     Lighting is an easy place to start saving energy. Replacing your five most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with Energy Star qualified lights can save more than $65 a year in energy costs. Turning off just one 60- watt incandescent bulb that would otherwise burn eight hours a day can save about $15 per year.

  • Pit bull dump found near Middle Creek

     Hardin County Animal Control discovered three badly decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs Thursday morning near the LaRue/Hardin County line on Middle Creek Road after receiving a call Wednesday night, Director Gerald Foley said.

    The department is looking for the public’s help on who may have dumped the animals at the location, and Foley said callers can leave anonymous tips.

    Help is needed as the dogs contained no trace of microchip identification, he said.

    “There was no ID of any kind at all,” he said.

  • Flood warning issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for northern LaRue County,  southern Hardin County and northern Green County until 11:45 p.m. A foot of water was reported over the road near the intersection of Hammonsville and Lataon-Turner Road in northern Hart County.

    Additional rainfall of up to 1.5 inches is possible in the warned area.

    Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams.