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Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar

    Gardening Club
    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet 10 a.m. June 8 at Lee’s Garden Center.

  • Farm News

    Gardener Toolbox classes
    Gardener Toolbox classes will be held at the Hardin County Extension office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. “How to Grow Roses” will be June 4; “Composting in the Home Garden” will be July 23. No charge to attend. Call 765-4121 to register.

    CRP sign-up
    A four-week Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up ends June 14. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.

  • New truck and ATV delivered to Bivens' family

    Ryan and Misty Bivens and their children Avery, 2, and Cyrus, 5, watched Monday as a brand new red 2013 GMC Sierra rolled down the long driveway leading to their farm.

    Twenty minutes later, a new Case IH Scout all-terrain vehicle rolled into the drive at Fresh Start Farms.

    The couple won the truck through Kentucky Farm Bureau and ATV through the American Farm Bureau after winning the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award in January.

  • Garden in the 'ugly baby stage'

    After a morning of hacking away at Johnson grass, I like to head over to my sister’s restaurant, pour myself a glass of tea and plop down at the community table for a leisurely lunch.

    Lotsa times, other diners will greet me and inquire after Groundhog Hill, how it’s doing, what’s new, etc.

    Lately though, a new guy has been coming to lunch around the same time I do and stealing my thunder.

  • Sports Shorts

    ECTC soccer tryouts scheduled
    Any graduating seniors, current Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students or other prospective students who want to play soccer are encouraged to attend tryouts. Men’s tryouts are 6-8 p.m. June 6 at Carroll Soccer Complex in Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown. Tryouts for women’s soccer are 6-8 p.m. June 17 at Carroll Soccer Complex.

  • Lady Hawks blanked in last stand at Region

    BARDSTOWN – The Lady Hawks were blanked in late semifinals of the 5th Region Softball Tournament at Nelson County.

    LaRue’s Ladies fell 11-0 in six innings to Central Hardin’s Lady Bruins – the eventual Region champs.

    Sophomore shortstop Kelsey McGuffin pounded out three homers for Central Hardin Tuesday. She hit the last three strikes she saw over the fence at Mike Lusk Field.

  • Derek Bell named new soccer coach

     Derek Bell has been named the new boys’ head soccer coach at LaRue County High School following former head coach Chuck Holloway’s resignation due to health concerns.

    Bell, who has served as Hawks’ assistant coach since 2008, praised Holloway who launched the soccer program at LCHS, coaching co-ed and later boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • Funeral held for Bardstown officer

     Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was remembered at his funeral Thursday as a man who loved life and liked to make people laugh.

    In his eulogy for the young officer, who was murdered early Saturday morning, Police Chief Rick McCubbin told funny stories about Ellis, who would dress up in ridiculous costumes at office parties and play pranks on his fellow officers.

    One time, for example, McCubbin had to move a DARE officer out of his office, and Ellis took it upon himself to find the poor guy other space.

  • UPDATE: KSP releases description of deceased woman found on I-65

    Kentucky State Police have released photos of the jewelry found on an unidentified body Wednesday on Interstate 65.

    The woman is estimated to be between 25 and 30 within a range of 20 to 40. She is between 5-feet 2.5-inches to 5-feet 5-inches. She has shoulder length, dark brown wavy hair with a few red streaks or highlights.

    She has short, well-kept fingernails with remnants of red polish; and toenails polished with silver glitter.

  • BH Media purchases The Roanoke Times

    BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, will purchase The Roanoke Times from Landmark Media Enterprises on Friday.

    Landmark Media Enterprises is the parent company of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Landmark Media Enterprises in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.