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Today's News

  • 'Dinner and a Show' fundraiser will highlight LCHS Speech Team

  • Red clover a good option for pasture

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pasture and other forage lands in LaRue County feed the county's 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe it or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • Deadline approaching for 4-H Poetry Contest

    The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.
    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Office by Feb. 4.
    Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Enlows celebrate 60 years

    Robert Lewis and Kathleen Enlow of Hodgenville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 30.

    They married Jan. 28, 1951 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

    Kathleen is a retired executive secretary of the Selective Service. Robert is a retired U.S. Customs officer.

    They are members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church. They have three children, Robert, Cindy and Kay and four grandchildren.

    The celebration will take place at their home on Bardstown Road.

  • South Fork Homemakers, Jan. 2010 meeting

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Delores Bale and Amanda Gatewood serving as hostesses.

    The meeting was called to order by President Emogene Gardner.  Also present were Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Hazel Hodges, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Julie Devore.

    The Club agreed to cater the annual County Extension Council Leadership and Awards Banquet.

    Bingo games were enjoyed after the luncheon.

  • Middle School Mat Hawks bring home medals

    The LaRue County Middle School wrestling team took third in the District 2 Middle School Championship Jan. 15. The event was held at North Middle School.

    The team had 230 points, falling just eight points behind second-place Central Hardin. North Hardin won the event with 275 points.

    The top three schools doubled scores of the fourth- through eighth-place

    teams: Wayne, Meade, Boyle, Bluegrass and Bates.

  • Former John Deere dealer dies

    Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County last week with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local businessman for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray. He owned the John Deere dealership in LaRue County many years ago.

  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System opens Military Unit

    When the new Military Unit at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System opens Feb. 1, those who serve our country will have a place to call home that meets their needs.
    “I think it’s important for people to know that with the Military Unit in place, we will have a separate unit for military, a separate unit for CD (chemical dependency) patients and a separate psychiatric unit,’’ LTBHS Chief Executive Officer Chuck Webb said. “It’s something that will be better for our military.’’

  • Family Fitness & Wellness Club schedule

    Family Fitness & Wellness Club

    6-7 p.m. at listed school location (Hodgenville Elementary or  Abraham Lincoln Elementary)

    Jan. 27          HES       Lower Body Conditioning

    Feb. 1            ALES     Kickboxing

    Feb. 3             HES      Walk/Fit Night

  • Scholarship opportunities

    Bluegrass Cellular

    Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 38-county coverage area, which includes LaRue County. The deadline for applications is April 4.  Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. For guidelines and application, go to www.BluegrassCellular.com.

    Nolin RECC