Today's News

  • Six months of soybean production in 300 words

     Soybeans are in the fields for about six months of the year in LaRue County.  Let’s look at a brief summary of common or recommended production activities during these months.

  • 4-H Calendar - May 15


    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 15 at the Extension office. The Cloverbud program is open to ages 5 to 8 or kindergarten through third grade. For more information, call the Extension office at 358-3401.

  • FSA considering new contracts under CRP

     The Farm Service Agency is accepting new offers and approving new contracts under CRP’s Continuous, CREP, FWP, and SAFE signups. 

  • Groundhog Hill deserves a schematic

     If you’re like me, when The LaRue County Herald News arrives, you immediately flip to the Farm page to see what’s new at Groundhog Hill (closely followed by a peak at obituaries and then a glance at master commissioner sales and then back to GH).

  • Prescription drug box available at police station

     A grant for the area is making prescription drug drop boxes constantly accessible.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Katie Meredith and Tyler Hornback

    Kevin and Karen Meredith are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Meredith, to Tyler Hornback, son of Dean and Kelly Hornback.

    Tyler and Katie are high school sweethearts. Katie works for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Tyler works for Hornback Construction.

    Their wedding is 5:30 p.m. May 25, 2013, at South Fork Baptist Church. A private reception will follow.

  • Log house holds decades of history

    A couple of months ago, Greg and Bonnie Ballard purchased about 100 acres and an old farmhouse on Bardstown Road at auction.
    They wanted to expand their farming operation and expected to have the house bulldozed as soon as possible.
    But when they walked inside, they had second thoughts. Inside the frame house is a two-story log house, built about 1890. The huge old logs are visible in a corner near the front door. The original stone fireplaces and hand-hewn handrail are still inside. There’s even a “Harry Potter” style room under the stairs.

  • Man admits taking money meant for sick child

    A Hodgenville man has admitted he stole a jar containing money for a sick child.
    Tyrone Lee, 32, was charged April 8 with theft by unlawful taking after a store clerk noticed a donation jar was missing.
    LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield reviewed surveillance footage to determine what happened. According to his citation, Lee entered IGA Express about 9:22 p.m. and approached the counter to pay for some items. He placed his jacket over the donation jar and carried it from the store.

  • Hepatitis outbreak was impetus for clean water

    A little more than 50 years ago, a young boy fell victim to an outbreak of hepatitis.
    Dale Meers spent part of his summer break under a doctor’s care as his parents, John T. and Genrose, worried about his prognosis as they heard of other cases in the Buffalo area.
    His physician, Dr. Carson Crabtree, believed the outbreak of hepatitis was linked to dirty water.
    Hepatitis, a broad term for inflammation of the liver, is linked to poor sanitation. It can be mild – lasting a couple of weeks –or disabling.

  • Water District benefits about 99 percent of county

    You never miss the water ‘til the well runs dry.
    The old adage has been used to refer to anything that is underappreciated. It’s easily understood by anyone who has gone for any amount of time without a reliable water supply.
    The day Karl Highbaugh’s home was hooked up to a LaRue County public waterline is one of his most memorable.
    For about two years, Highbaugh “hauled water” in milk jugs from a nearby farm to his home between Hodgenville and Sonora.