Today's News

  • New high school tennis coach enjoys the sport with ‘no time clock, no timeouts, no screaming fans’

    Roger Pierce, who is helping Allison McDowell coach LaRue County High School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams this spring, hasn’t walked the traditional path to coaching that most coaches have trod.
    “I played football, basketball and baseball in high school, but was never on a tennis court until a friend of mine introduced me to the sport while we were in the military,” the 62-year-old Elizabethtown resident said.  
    Later, while working for the state government in Hart County, he resumed the sport recreationally.

  • Farm News updated 2-28-12

    Buy an emblem, support FFA
    Southern States is supporting the National FFA Organization by selling FFA emblems for $1 through March 18. Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.

    Conservation Reserve Program

  • Pest Management School to be held March 7

    What has been a considerably mild winter thus far has many producers wondering if and how the warmer temperatures will affect diseases and insect pests in their fields in the upcoming growing season. The University of Kentucky’s Integrated Pest Management School can help producers get a jumpstart on their 2012 management strategies.
    The school is March 7 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 2-28-12

    Wranglers meet
    The LaRue County 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. March 6 at the Extension Office.  
    Cloverbuds meet
    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 7 at the Extension Office. Cloverbuds is open to ages 5 to 8 or Kindergarten through 3rd grades. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • Natural disaster protection applications are due March 1 and 15, based on crop

    The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for the March 1 deadline are: alfalfa, clover, grass, mixed grass intended for grazing, hay, or seed and TEFF.

  • Workshop focuses on specialty forest products

    Properly managing woodlands can yield more than just timber products. Under a well-managed forest canopy, an abundance of specialty forest crops and products are achievable. To help woodland owners and natural resources professionals discover alternative income sources, the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Cooperative Extension Service, along with Rural Action Inc., are hosting a one-day workshop on March 9.

  • PHOTO: Piggy Bank Contest winners
  • Managing the calving season this year

    Providing sound management during the calving season can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:
    Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just 3 percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.

  • LaRue Relay teams fight for a common cause

    “The easy part about cancer is being a survivor. The hard part is watching others go through it and not make it.”
    Those are the words of Susan Holt, co-captain of LaRue County Relay for Life’s Janet’s Angels team.
    The team, which has formerly been known as the “Tiki Hut Healers,” formed in 1997 in support of then 13-year-old Valerie Holt. Valerie was battling Wilms tumor.

  • Vine Grove man charged with DUI after crash

    A Vine Grove man was charged with driving under the influence Feb. 17 after a single vehicle crash.
    Joshua A. Akers, 27, was driving an F-150 pickup on Bardstown Road just outside city limits when it struck an embankment, according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Akers failed a field sobriety test, according to Williamson. He transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before booking him at the LaRue County Detention Center.