Today's News

  • Farm News updated 1-31-12

    Beef management calendars available
    The 2012 beef integrated resource management calendars are available at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.  These free wall-style calendars are useful for cow-calf producers. The 18-month calendar is designed for either a fall calving or spring calving herd and lists due dates for each breeding date and management suggestions for cattle, forages and records for each month. Supplies are limited.

    Big Tree Contest

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-31-12

    Beginners sewing classes
    A beginners sewing class for ages 9-18 will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in February at the Extension Office.  Class size is limited. To sign up, call 358-3401. If you have a sewing machine, bring it to the class. Students will be given a short list of supplies needed for the class.

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Feb. 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  This is for ages 5 to 8 years old or kindergarten-third grades.

    Shooting Sports

  • Hunters find challenge in sandhill cranes

    Larry Dreamis Hill failed in his quest to take a bird during Kentucky’s inaugural sandhill crane hunting season but says it wasn’t for lack of effort.
    “These birds were extremely challenging and seemed to change their patterns a little every day. I really enjoyed the challenge and look forward to future seasons of pursuing this bird. I remember when the first sandhill cranes showed up in Cecilia years ago now I have the opportunity to hunt them. It’s very exciting,” said Hill, Cecilia’s retired fire chief.

  • Meredith files bills for possible tax exemptions

    Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) announced Thursday he is filing two bills that if passed in the 2012 Legislative Session would provide tax exemptions to Kentucky’s equine and agricultural animal industries.
    House Bill 285 would extend sales tax exemptions to any horse farms and equine operations in the Commonwealth on feed, building supplies and other items.  Joining Rep. Meredith as primary co-sponsors on the bill are Rep. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown.

  • Deadline close 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. 17. 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.

  • Horse College offered this spring

    For horse (equine) owners in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties, a four-session Horse College will be offered this spring. Each session will last two-to-three hours.
    The classes will meet at 6 p.m. for four consecutive Monday nights beginning March 12 with the first session at the LaRue County Extension Office. The focus of session one is nutrition.
    The second session is March 19 at the Hardin County Extension Center, the topic is equine health.

  • PHOTOS: All Cheer! They’re Statebound
  • Change coming for soccer, volleyball

    Beginning with the 2012 season, regional alignments for boys’ and girls’ soccer will resemble those of the other sanctioned team sports in a measure approved by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control.

  • Sports Shorts updated 1-31-12

    Youth soccer registration
    Youth soccer registrations will be 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 4 in the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria for ages 3-17. Season begins in March with U8 and under games beginning in April. Cost is $40. For more information, call Priscilla Grant at 270-361-1349. Online registration is available at www.larueyouthsoccer.com.

    Chili supper and cornhole tournament fundraiser

  • Lady Hawks fall to E’town

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks had a rough first quarter Jan. 23 as they played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Stadium.
    They gave up seven turnovers and misfired on their first 12 shots from the field.
    “That’s what they do on their home floor,” LaRue’s Coach Travis Wootton said. “I think it was nerves and figuring things out. They’re one of the best defensive teams in the state. You have to be aggressive against them and I thought they were more aggressive than us in the first quarter.”