Today's News

  • Ray Allen Mackey a finalist for 'Farmer of the Year'


    A Hardin County farmer is one of three finalists for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Farmer of the Year” contest.

    Ray Allen Mackey of Elizabethtown, Gary Cecil of Daviess County and Kenny Imel of Greenup County, are competing for the award which recognizes an individual whose personal efforts not only strengthen the state’s agriculture industry but also demonstrate service and leadership on and off the farm.

  • ECTC Barons begin season

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s men’s basketball team, the Barons, started its 2013-14 season Nov. 1, with a game at Volunteer State Community College. The team is in its second year, coached by John Veague, from the University of Illinois-Chicago, with assistant coach Roman Ritchey, Georgetown College.

  • COLUMN: Spend less, plan more

    Last year, the Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 8 percent in 2011. This year, help reverse this trend and plan on spending less and saving more. Here are five ways to cut back on your holiday spending this year:

  • COLUMN: CAIP guidelines explained

    County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) for 2013 will begin soon. All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary Focus Investment Area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.

  • PHOTO: National Radiologic Technology Week
  • Natural gas will cost more this winter

    Natural gas costs at the start of the 2013-14 heating season will be higher than last year, but are still well below the peak reached in 2008, the Kentucky Public Service Commission said last week.

    On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay about 19 percent more this November than last if they consume 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The average total bill for 10,000 cubic feet – including base rates – is projected to be about $101.81.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Gifted and talented students sail into science

    Thomas Edison, the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, movie camera, and phonograph, is quoted as having said, “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

    Carol Shelton is finding that those words apply to education as well, turning the work of rote learning into fun activities for her students. 

    The retired LaRue County Middle School science teacher is introducing students identified as gifted and talented to aspects of engineering, acoustical engineering and mechanical engineering.  

  • PHOTO: LCHS Class of 1963 reunion
  • LaRue under tornado watch until 2 a.m.

    LaRue County is covered by a tornado watch alert issued by the National Weather Service.

    The watch is scheduled to be in effect until 2 a.m. EDT Friday. The initial Kentucky watch zone has been expanded to the east and now covers more than half the state, including Hardin and all adjacent counties.

    The area also is part of a wind advisory. Steady winds of 40 mph have been recorded and are expected to continue until midnight or later, according to forecasters.

  • 4-H Pumpkin carving class and contest