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Today's News

  • LCHS to become math demonstration site

    LaRue County High School will become a demonstration site for mathematics instruction, thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Department of Education and Green River Regional Educational Cooperative.

    LCHS and math departments from four other districts – Allen County-Scottsville, Campbellsville, Hart and Monroe county high schools – have committed to the three-year project, according to Johna Rodgers, GRREC grant writer.

  • Pepper profit popped

    Local plans to reintroduce peppers as an alternative cash crop to tobacco have been foiled by Mother Nature.

    The steamy summer with record high temperatures provided a perfect breeding ground for bacterial leaf spot, according to Scotty Lee, owner of Lee’s Garden Center.

    “The water and fog spread it everywhere,” said Lee, who provided a transfer station for the crop. “The heat just multiplies the bacteria. Every time it rained, it spread faster.”

  • 4-H calendar

    Enrollment open for 4-H

    It is time for current 4-H members to re-enroll and new members to join. 4-H is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. as of Jan. 1. Youth ages 5 to 8 may join 4-H as a Cloverbud. Various project clubs are available to join, or a child may join as a member at large. The 4th and 5th graders at HES and ALES will have a 4-H club meeting at school once a month. 4-H enrollment forms are available from the Extension Service office or ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment. 

    Poultry Club to meet

  • Rotary Club provides forum for jailer candidates

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club hosted the candidates for jailer at its weekly meeting Sept. 2.

    The forum, held at Paula’s Hot Biscuit, was well attended as the candidates made their case why they should be LaRue County’s next jailer.

    Each candidate had the opportunity to share their reasons why they were running for the office.

  • Reed tops for LaRue at All-Comers Meet

    Sophomore Amarah Reed was the fastest athlete competing for LaRue County High School at the Green County All-Comers Meet Sept. 2

    Reed ran the 2,650-meter run in 11:32.38, behind Baylee Shofner and Molly Frank of Green County.

    Overall, the team took second, behind host Green County.

    Other results are:

    Kristina Durbin, 6th; Michelle Seymour, 7th; Amanda Adyani, 8th; Alisha Durbin, 15th; Harley Keller, 17th.

    Boys

    In the boys’ division, LaRue freshman Adam Sandidge took fourth with a time of 10:11.12.

  • Sports Shorts

    Parks and Recreation Board to meet

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the park. Please attend if you are interested in becoming part of the park board or want to help make improvements at the community park. Call Eric DeVary at 358-8386 for more information.

    Rotary fundraiser, punt, pass, kick

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club will host a punt, pass, kick fundraiser at home football games Sept. 10 and 24. Check with any Rotarian for more information.

    Upton Days 5K Run

  • Farm calendar

    Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Weather volunteers needed 

  • Protecting sources means protecting the public

    During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making a lot of sense.

  • Additional tips for harvest safety

    Let’s look at some more harvest safety tips in this week’s column.

    Keep bystanders away from operating equipment. Also, be aware of people who may have come into the area. Harvesting areas and equipment are no place for children. Always check around equipment before starting or moving it.

  • Meredith, LaFollette win big at Bluegrass Speedway

    Two Hodgenville men won their racing events Saturday at the 10th annual Bluegrass Classic at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown.

    Shane Lafollette was tops in UMP Street Stocks and Billy Meredith won UMP Sportsman.

    LaFollette took the lead mid-point of the 12-lap UMP Street Stock main event and held off the charges of Scott Beeler to capture the feature event win in his #63 Ford Thunderbird.