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Today's News

  • Farm News updated 1-24-12

    Beef management
    calendars available
    The 2012 beef integrated resource management calendars are available at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.  These free wall-style calendars are useful for cow-calf producers. The 18-month calendar is designed for either a fall calving or spring calving herd and lists due dates for each breeding date and management suggestions for cattle, forages and records for each month. Supplies are limited.

    Private pesticide
    applicator training

  • 4-H News updated 1-24-12

    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold an information meeting and chili supper 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Extension Office. Chili supper is $5; silent auction offered. Proceeds benefit the club. LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in shooting sports are encouraged to attend.

    Beginners sewing classes

  • Deadline nearing for ELAP assistance; submit to FSA

    Producers have until Jan. 31 to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program.
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards and wildfires.

  • PHOTO: Holiday cooking with 4-H
  • Renew pastures for better yield

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pasture and other forage lands in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe it or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • PHOTO: Little League strategy
  • PHOTO: Bison identified
  • Sports Shorts updated 1-24-12

    Homecoming
    Basketball homecoming is Friday, Jan. 27. The Hawks and Lady Hawks will face Caverna. The Lady Hawks play at 6:30 p.m.; the Hawks play at 8 p.m.

    Youth soccer registration
    Youth soccer registrations will be 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 in the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria for ages 3-17. Season begins in March with U8 and under games beginning in April. Cost is $40. For more information, call Priscilla Grant at 270-361-1349. Online registration is available at www.larueyouthsoccer.com.

    Wrestling State Duals

  • Hawks back on track after ‘tale of two halves’

    The LaRue County Hawks fell to Barren County 56-66 Jan. 17.
    Hawks Coach Paul Childress called it a “tale of two halves.”
    LaRue played “decent defense in the first half and especially finished strong at the end of the second quarter,” he said.
    The Trojans were down by seven points (28-21) at intermission but, unfortunately for the Hawks, rallied in the second half. They outscored LaRue 22-12 in the third period.

  • Mat Hawks prevail at Tennessee, North Hardin tournaments

    The domination continues. Over the past two weeks, the LaRue County Mat Hawks have wrestled in two tournaments, one in Tennessee and the other at North Hardin and at each tournament, LaRue cruised to easy wins.
    In Tennessee, the Mat Hawks set three tournament records: most points, racking up 316 points; having 11 finalists; and having nine champions.
    The second place team at the Tennessee tournament, a top-10 team from Tennessee, had 230 points. At the North Hardin tournament, Central Hardin had 215 points to the Mat Hawks 285 points.