Today's News

  • Understand animal behavior when handling beef cattle

    Having proper handling facilities, understanding animal behavior and following safe handling techniques can make the chore of moving cattle less stressful for the animal and producer.

    When moving cattle, the position and movement of the handler is important.

    Cattle have a flight zone – the area around them that they do not like for people to enter.

    The size of this zone varies from animal to animal. The animal will move away when a person enters this zone and that trait can be used to move them where you want them to go.

  • Virtual farmer’s market launched

    In an effort to support local food production, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Louisville has launched Kentucky Food Trader (www.kyfoodtrader.org), a virtual farmers’ market that connects both buyers and sellers with local food as soon as it is harvested.

  • 4-H calendar

    Check for lice

    4-H campers are required to have a lice check conducted before attending camp. The lice check will be 10:30 a.m.-noon June 28 at the Extension Service office. Parents should bring camper’s medications as well as money for the crafts class at this time. If you have questions, contact the Extension Service at 358-3401.

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Golf instruction

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring golf instruction for beginners to experienced, 6th-12th grades. One-on-one and group sessions available. To schedule a time, call Rip Collins at 358-5984 or Jorge Venegas at 358-2210. Golf clubs available upon request.

  • FSA committee nominations begin June 15

    The nomination period for Farm Service Agency county committees is important to all farmers and ranchers, whether beginning or long-established, with large or small operations. FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level.

    County committees provide local input on commodity price support loans and payments; conservation programs; incentive, indemnity and disaster payments for some commodities; emergency programs; and payment eligibility.

  • LaFollette wins feature race at Bluegrass

    Bluegrass Speedway held the seventh annual Jerry Rucker Memorial May 29. The event is named in honor of a Hodgenville driver. Portions of the admission fee are reserved for a scholarship for his children.

    Dustin Neat of Dunnville picked up his second win of the season and his second win in the JRM to collect $2,000.

    Shane LaFollette of Hodgenville won his second UMP Street Stock feature of the season.

  • A warm grill is easier to clean

    Use these helpful tips from the National Soap and Detergent Association to help you with cleaning your microwave or grill.

    Q: We left the popcorn in the microwave too long and now there are burn marks inside. How can we remove them?

    A: Start by mixing a solution of warm water and dish detergent in a bowl until it suds up. Soak a rag or a coarse sponge in the solution and scrub gently. Wipe dry.

  • KEN-DEC, plant manager sentenced in U.S. District Court

    KEN-DEC Inc., a Horse Cave company formerly engaged in the metal plating business, and David Lester Becker, 72, of Cave City, formerly plant manager of that business, were sentenced in United States District Court for felony violations of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  • Magnolia woman to serve 10 years on meth charge

    A Magnolia couple Ricky Glenn Stearman, 48, and Tammy Lynn Stearman, 35, entered guilty pleas to drug charges in LaRue Circuit Court Monday.

    The Stearmans were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to court records. Shaun Christopher Manookian, 27, of the same address faced the same charges.

  • New Hope resident claims first win

    Robbie Settles of New Hope claimed his first win at the Shorty Gardner Memorial at Bluegrass Speedway June 5. Other feature event winners included Tim Tungate of Campbellsville, Jason Wheatley of Loretto and Timmy Glazer of Bardstown.

    The seventh annual event was held in honor of Gardner, formerly of Hodgenville. Gardner was a long-time supporter of the Sportsman division at Bluegrass Speedway and ran his own wrecker at the track on many race nights.


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