Today's News

  • Rust sentenced to 10 years

     James Michael Rust, 33, of River Road, New Haven, was sentenced to 10 years and fined $385 on multiple drug charges.

  • Conservation District sponsors 'Big Tree Contest'

     The LaRue County Conservation District is hosting a “Big Tree Contest.”

  • 1,100 attend Principal Amber Thurman's funeral

     About 1,100 people attended the funeral of Amber Witten Thurman last week.

  • Inmate's escape from courthouse mimics 2001 run

     Eleven years ago, an inmate from the LaRue County Detention Center bolted from the courthouse and was chased down by a constable.

  • LaRue receives wildfire suppression fees from KDF

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry recently paid $27,120.86 to 55 counties from the collection of wildfire suppression fees as required by state law.
    LaRue County received $116.67.
    Pike County received the highest amount, $3,780.23; Bath County received the lowest, $14.09.

  • How lye and fat keep us clean

    “Let me get this straight, you want me to wear gloves and eye protection, and then I’ll use what we make on my skin?” The first time I made soap, I was a touch wary. The warnings about lye are serious – the words “chemical burn” are not ones I ever want associated with me. But I truly enjoyed watching these two somewhat disgusting substances (rendering tallow is not a fun experience) become something useful – and, as usual, that led me to find out exactly how this was possible.

  • Farm News updated 1-17

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council meeting

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-17

    Dog Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting.
    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold a chili supper Jan. 26 at the Extension Office. Contact one of your club leaders for more information.

    For more information about 4-H programs, contact Extension Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

  • Plan forage seed purchases now

    Spring seems a long way off, but farmers should begin planning now for this year’s forage seed purchases. Let’s discuss some things for you to consider now for this farm investment.
    Buying certified seed is one of the few investments that gives you a guaranteed high rate of return.

  • School Calendar updated 117

    Schools will be closed Feb. 17. Spring break is April 9-13.

    Stay and Read
    Students may stay after school and read every Tuesday until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

    Jan. 19 – STLP Club meets after school until 4:15 p.m. in the computer lab
    Jan. 26 – Science Fair Help Night, 5-7, in the cafeteria