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Today's News

  • COLUMN: It's county fair time

    The LaRue County Fair is July 30-Aug. 4 and features many livestock and crop exhibitions.

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate and ownership by certain date. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not.

    The dairy show will be 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27. This is a date change from previous years. There will be heifer and cow classes of all five dairy breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein

  • COLUMN: Cancer screenings sponsored by Extension Homemakers

    The mobile mammogram unit from the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville will be at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    The LaRue County Extension Homemakers organization is sponsoring the unit.

    To qualify for a screening mammogram on the unit a woman must be age 40 or over, not have breast implants and not be pregnant or breast feeding.

  • PHOTO: Field and woods fire

     LaRue County firefighter Chris Schmittou sprayed water on a field fire that reached a patch of woods Tuesday, July 10 in Hodgenville. Hodgenville and LaRue firefighters also were dispatched to the area between Boone and Polley Avenues. The fire departments worked about 20 minutes extinguishing the flames that were close to several homes.

  • 75 attend 4-H Camp

     Seventy-five campers and 14 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland June 26-29 enjoying such activities as swimming, boating, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes and low ropes. 

    4-H Camp would not be possible without all the help from the adult and teen leaders who volunteer their time for the week.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings pays off note

  • Cameron Dawson wins golf tourney

    Cameron Dawson won the 13-14-year-old division in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour at Kearney Hill in Lexington. Cameron, an eighth grader, is the son of LaRue County High School Athletic Director David Dawson. He has been playing the sport for nine years and has competed in the regional golf tournament.

  • JUST ASK: Why are the dogwoods dying?

     Any idea why so many dogwood trees in the area are dying?

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    According to The Land Steward website http://www.landsteward.org, flowering dogwood trees are dying from anthracnose, a disease caused by a fungus.

    According to the website, “the first sign of infection can often be seen on the leaves, where you might see tan spots that develop purple rims. Leaves may also have necrotic veins and leaf margins, and large necrotic blotches.

  • Building and rezoning permits – June 2012

    June 1 – Ray Purvis, Ball Hollow Road, Buffalo – residence

    June 4 – Keith Corum, E. Leafdale Road, Hodgenville – residence

    June 4 – Brian Cornett, Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville – deck

    June 7 – Stewart Marcum, S. Greensburg Street, Hodgenville – deck

    June 7 – Jason Wolford, Eugenia Avenue, Hodgenville – deck

    June 8 – John Roberts, Salem Church Road, Hodgenville – garage

    June 8 – Asa Whitlock, Whitlock Spur Road, Hodgenville – residence

  • 'I support veterans' license plate now available

     Kentuckians can show their support for veterans with newly available vehicle license plates.

    The new plates – available even to those who are not veterans themselves – show support for veterans and also raise funds for veterans programs.

  • Central Kentucky Tennis Series to be played in Campbellsville

     The Central Kentucky Tennis Series will make a tour stop in Campbellsville on Aug. 4-5 when some of the best area tennis joins other stops along the tour — Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Harrodsburg, Greensburg and Columbia.

    The CKTS is in its 10th season with competition in 21 divisions — eight men's, five women's, three boy's, three girl's and two mixed. 

    The Campbellsville Open is directed by Campbellsville University Tennis Coach Kyle Caven, and will be held at the tennis complexes at CU and Miller Park.