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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Weiner league signups

    Weiner league signups for ages 2 1/2-6 years are 4:30-6 p.m. May 5 and 6 and 10 a.m.-noon May 8 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 358-9261 or Sharon Allen at 325-3605.

    Golf Scramble

  • Green River issues boil water advisory

    The flooding has caused a boil water advisory to be issued in the Green River Valley Water District.

    This affects customers east of U.S.31E, north of the Green River in Hart County, and south of Magnolia in LaRue County.

  • Lee’s, Hinton’s certified by KFB

    LaRue County is home to two of the 108 markets across the state that are members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.

    Their acceptance by Farm Bureau as a Certified Roadside Market tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Back roads may still be flooded

    Flood waters have receded across most of the county, however, some back roads continue to be impassable. These include Gunning Lane, Blanton Road and Old 52 South (Lyons Station, Athertonville and Youngers Creek) and Dangerfield Road.

    Wednesday evening, U.S. 31 E was cleared to traffic through Athertonville and New Haven.

    Officials urge caution when driving in these areas.

  • Architect reports on Sunrise Manor's progress

    Jerry Herndon, the architect who designed the $10.8 million new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home under construction in Hodgenville, described the facility in detail and took questions from an audience of about 50 people gathered in the current nursing home’s chapel April 20.

    “I am excited and can tell you that there is something special about the impact this nursing home will have on the community,” said Herndon, whose office is in Lexington.

  • District courtroom cleared due to odor

    LaRue District Court proceedings were moved to the larger Circuit Courtroom April 28.

    When Circuit Clerk workers arrived at work in the courthouse annex, they smelled a foul odor after the heater was turned on, according to LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner.

  • Church calendar

    Prayer Time

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have prayer time 7 p.m. May 6 in honor of National Prayer Week. Bro. Charles Juma will lead the service. For more information, call 737-6174.

    Wesley Meadows Bake Sale

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will have a bake sale 9 a.m.-noon May 8 at IGA. Proceeds go to local missions of the church. For more information, call 325-3740 or 358-3300.

    Faithful Citizenship Luncheon

  • Magnolia man injured when pickup and tractor collide

    A Magnolia man was injured in a pickup vs. tractor collision Friday afternoon.

    About 4:30 p.m., David Owen, 52, of Magnolia was driving a 1973 John Deere 4430 tractor north on U.S. 31E. The tractor, which was pulling a fertilizer buggy, attempted a left turn into a field, according to Deputy Matt Darst’s report.

    Owen turned into the path of a southbound 1997 Ford F150 pickup driven by Manley Cruse, 74, of Magnolia. The vehicles hit head-on and both had extensive front end damage.

  • Plan now for higher soybean field production

    Soybeans are in the fields for about six months of the year in LaRue County.  Let’s look at a brief summary of grower actions during these months.

    May: Full-season soybean planting should begin by mid May. Growers will burn down or till weeds prior to planting. Roundup Ready soybeans are grown most often now. Pre-emergence herbicides can be applied immediately after planting and before the crop emerges. Stand counts should be conducted to determine the quality of the stand. 

  • Present, future generations reap benefits from historic preservation

    We first offered our new Main Street Membership program at Extension Expo and were pleased to have quite a few of you sign up, about half also volunteering to help with projects. People are still coming in to the office to sign up: $5 for students and seniors 60 or over; $10 for other individuals; $20 for businesses and organizations and $100 for a lifetime membership. We will be reaching out into the community to find more corporate members and individuals and we have no boundaries where members are concerned.