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Today's News

  • Youth baseball field improvements appreciated

    On behalf of LaRue County Youth Baseball, I would like to thank the numerous individuals who spent March 19-20 resurfacing the minor league field at the park.

    I also would like to thank the local organizations, businesses and people who provided the equipment needed to resurface the field – Baker Concrete Construction, Boyd’s Landscaping, Otis and Rosemary Meredith, LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner and Tim Brown.

    This resurfacing has created a safer field for future minor league players.

    Eric DeVary

    LaRue County

  • Please slow down

    Could you kindly do me a favor and ask folks that are dropping off and picking up their kids at the old elementary school, that now serves as a daycare, to please slow down. This also includes coming up the hill, but especially out of the parking lot. There have been numerous close calls. There is also a three-way stop sign at the top of the hill, which should mean people need to stop, not touch and go like some fighter pilot.

  • Support for LOL

    My name is Bethany Blair and I am 7 years old. I attend Hodgenville Elementary.

    I want to ask for your support for Laptops of LaRue. I think LaRue High Schoolers should have laptops because that’s where I learn everything. You can do your homework on Notepad. If you are stuck on a word you can look it up on the dictionary. And they can take it anywhere. They can take it on a family trip.

    They can learn more from it than you can teach. I can look up anything on it. So that is why I think high schoolers of LaRue should have laptops so they can learn more.

  • Pork Producers search for missing grill

    The LaRue County Pork Producers loaned one of its grills to a local church in February.

    The grill, valued at $1,500, has not been returned to the group, and unfortunately, the contact information has been misplaced.

    With the return of warm weather, the group is anxious to start holding community cooks again. The grill is an important part of their fundraising efforts.

    If you have any information about the grill’s whereabouts, call Bill Goatley at 766-2728.

  • Relay for Life: Bessie Miller's story of survival

    The LaRue County Relay for Life is May 14 at Hodgenville Elementary School. This is the first of a series of cancer survivor stories to bring awareness to this cause.

    I am fighting cancer. My story is not unique but I wish to share it in the hope that I can make a difference in the life of someone else. I have found during the last four years since I was first diagnosed with cancer that no one is immune to this disease. I have seen people of all ages fighting to beat cancer and be numbered among those who can say they are “cancer survivors.”

  • Late spring is a good time to control thistles in pasture

    Most farmers don’t think much about thistles until they see the plants begin to send up a stalk and then a seed head in late spring. However, now is a good time to inspect pastures for the rosette stage of the plant and take action if needed.

    Thistles are one of the most troublesome weed problems in pastures and hayfields. Thistle plants can interfere with grazing, limit forage availability and become a major problem for hay production.

  • Sports Shorts

    Youth Soccer Association to meet

    The LaRue County Youth Soccer Association meets every third Tuesday of the month at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in the guidance room. The next meeting is April 20.

    Umpires needed

    Youth girls’ softball is seeking umpires for the upcoming season. Those interested should call Regina Devers after 4 p.m. at 234-6217.

  • Magistrate, state rep candidates speak at tonight's forum

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  • Lady Hawks good sports after Florida opponents’ tragic loss

    The Lady Hawks traveled to Panama City Beach last week to take on Bay County’s finest teams. They came back with one win and three losses, but learned a valuable lesson – a softball game is not life and death, it’s simply just a game.

  • KHSAA seeks new board member

    The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking an individual to serve on the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Board of Control to fill a vacant position.

    The KHSAA is the Kentucky Board of Education’s designee to manage statewide interscholastic athletic programs. The Board of Control supervises KHSAA, establishes staff salaries, sets goals for the association and has the authority to set rules and review proposed changes to the KHSAA constitution and bylaws.