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Today's News

  • Boldly question without fear

    On May 19, a front-page article covered Dr. Richard Gilbert’s recent tax case in which he was found guilty of tax evasion. We all pay our income taxes thinking it is our civic duty to do so because, while we hate parting with our money, we know it is going to pay our fair share. I want to clarify what I believe Dr. Gilbert is guilty of by giving a few examples first from the Supreme Court.

  • Gilberts fight the good fight

    Concerning the Gilbert-IRS trial: I have known Richard Gilbert and his family for the past three years and am amazed by the integrity and high moral standards within the family and the way the family works together so harmoniously. There is a love within that family that every home in America should be so fortunate to have.

    They share a spirit of gentleness, kindness, hard work and a willingness to learn. They fight the good fights for freedom and we all should admire them for doing that.

  • Conservation plans available to interested woodland owners

    USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service is accepting applications from woodland owners interested in having a conservation activity plan for forest management developed for their lands. Owners of woodland who have never had a forest management plan developed, or have a plan needing revision (older than five years), are applying for the Conservation Activity Plan for Forest Management through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

  • Library announces extended hours

    The LaRue County Public Library is extending its hours on a trial basis.

    For  three months, the library will stay open longer "to explore the benefit of changing our hours long term," Director Niki Carter said.

    The library is now pen from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Mark these Main Street dates on your calendar

    We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.

  • Review storage options to reduce hay losses

    With hay season under way, now is the time for farmers to think about ways to store the hay they produce this year to reduce storage losses.

    The most common storage method is leaving large round bales stored outside on the ground. This method requires no investment but leaves hay out in the weather resulting in the largest possible dry matter loss. Storage losses can run up to 30 percent or more during a normal year.

  • Lady Hawks finish season of wins, broken records

    In early March, the Lady Hawks coaching staff had the players list goals for the 2010 campaign. With the end of the regular season over, the team accomplished the goal to have a winning season. With a 4-1 home victory over rival North Hardin, the team guaranteed a winning season, 18-13, a major turnaround from last year’s record of 10-16.

  • Lady Hawks fall in District Tourney

    The second-seeded Lady Hawks (18-16) fell to Hart County’s Lady Raiders in Monday’s 18th District Tournament semifinal in Greensburg.

    Third-seeded Hart County entered the tourney with a record of 12-13. Hart took the lead in the second inning and capitalized on Lady Hawk errors.

    LaRue won both regular season games against Hart County.

    The tournament, held at Greensburg’s American Legion Park, continued Tuesday with top-seeded Green County battling Hart County for the championship.

  • County eligible for matching grant

    LaRue County is eligible to receive state funding to assist with cleanup of flooded areas.

    Last week, Gov. Steve Beshear announced LaRue, along with 83 other flood-damaged counties, could apply for a portion of $1.6 million in emergency matching grants. The money is to be used to help the counties clean up solid waste generated by floodwaters. The eligible counties are those that declared a state of emergency because of the major flood event earlier this month.

  • Hawks defeat E’town and Fort Knox to end regular season

    The LaRue County Hawks baseball team played two games last week, winning both. They beat Elizabethtown 6-1 and Fort Knox 15-0. They were scheduled to play Louisville Fern Creek but the game was canceled due to inclement weather. 

    Panthers to pussycats

    The Hawks used a big offensive fifth inning to defeat the Elizabethtown Panthers May 18.

    “Offensively we executed the hit and run and the squeeze very efficiently.  We played with confidence,” said Coach Chris Price.