Today's News

  • PHOTO: Calendar Girls fundraiser
  • Students participate in Fourth District Treble Chorus

    Students from Hodgenville Elementary, Abraham Lincoln Elementary and LaRue County Middle School participated in the Fourth District Treble Chorus this past Saturday in Bardstown.
    In order to sing with the 231 member group, students auditioned soon after school began this semester and spent many hours in rehearsals prior to the day-long event with guest conductor Frank Heller, III and pianist Jimmie Dee Kelley.
    Local music teachers Patrick Walsh and Penny Akers accompanied the group.

  • PHOTO: Ruler of the roost
  • Farm News: Updated 09/28

    Noninsured crop disaster assistance for
    barley and popcorn
    Barley and popcorn are no longer insurable through crop insurance for LaRue County. Producers are required to purchase noninsured crop disaster assistance insurance through Farm Service Agency to maintain eligibility for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) purposes.
    Contact the FSA office at 765-2702 before Sept. 30 for barley and March 15, 2012 for popcorn.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0927

    Sept. 30 – 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheet deadline. Submit to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 4 – Wranglers 4-H Horse Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 10 – 4-H Livestock Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 11 – Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. at the Extension Office; 4-H Poultry Club meets 3:30-5 p.m. at the Extension Office
    Oct. 14 – 4-H Record Book deadline

  • Agricultural Development Board invests $25,000 in Hart County

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved Tim and Wanda Quiggins for $25,000 in county Agricultural Development Funds to construct a multi-purpose facility for agricultural events.
    These funds were contributed by the following counties: Barren ($10,000), Hart ($5,000) and LaRue ($10,000).

  • PHOTO: Watermelon helpers
  • 4-H points system record sheets due

    The 4-H year runs from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. With the end of the 2010-11 4-H year, it’s now time for 4-H members to submit their 4-H Awards Point System Record Sheets.
    Record Sheets are simply a record of the 4-H activities or events a particular member has participated in during the past year. Points are assigned for various events, depending on the level of participation.  
    Cloverbuds are eligible to submit a record form as well in order to receive recognition. Cloverbuds are ages 5 to 8.

  • October: Time to identify and fortify calves

    For fall calving cows, the calving season is in full swing. Check cows frequently. Identify calves.
    For others, it is time to get everything ready for the fall-breeding season. Line-up semen and supplies and get your bulls ready to go. Put fall-calving cows on accumulated pasture before the breeding season.
    For spring calving herds have a pregnancy examination of cows. Winter feeding costs can be minimized by eliminating open cows prior to winter feeding. Also, obtain weaning weights of your calves.

  • Bluegrass Speedway

    SUMMARY-Bluegrass Speedway
    Sept. 24

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models (19 entries)
    Top Qualifier- Aaron Hatton 14.822
    Dash- Tim Prince, Jeff Watson, Dustin Neat, Aaron Hatton, Lee Devasier, Tim Rivers
    1st Heat- Jason Hinkle, Steve Barnett, Tommy Carlton, Jim Price
    2nd Heat- Bill Blair, Jr., Marty O’Neal, David Webb, Jeff Rawlings