Today's News

  • School Calendar: Feb. 18, 2015


    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.


    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).




  • TOUCH POINTS: Rather, be happy

    Webster's Dictionary defines happiness as fortunate, having, displaying, or marked by pleasure or joy.

    Happiness is temporary because it is based on external circumstances.

    Would success, money, power, make you happy?  Maybe, for a short time. 

    We could have everything we wanted in this life, and still be miserable.

  • COLUMN: Less strife in a Christ-filled life

    Do you ever have stress in your life? It would really be better to say “when” you have stress, problems or pain. These will come.

    Life is stressful or stress-filled. It is caused by any number of situations: health problems, raising children, financial difficulties. The list could go on and on.

  • Church Calendar: Feb. 18, 2015

    Single Moms’ Oil Change fundraiser

    Area churches have donated desserts to be auctioned to raise funds for the upcoming Single Moms’ Oil Change in our community. The auction will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church. Guest speakers include Arlie Hamilton, Gary Rock and Donnie Goatley.


    Gospel singing at Buffalo Baptist

    Buffalo Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Performers are Ronnie Benningfield, Tim Shockley, Gerald Murphy and Glen Rice.

  • COLUMN: He's driving again with Mary

    Madison “Mac” Mather died, at the age of 100, on Friday the 13th.

    Many of us think it would be lucky indeed to live to that ripe old age –especially if we could stay in our own homes as did Mr. Mather.

    No matter how old we grow, few of us will reach the legendary status of Mr. Mather. He was the embodiment of the very best country songs.

    I don’t think he would have minded being described in such terms. The last time we spoke, he talked about his love of music and how he loved to call square dances in his younger days.

  • State Fair board adds extra day of horse show

    The Kentucky State Fair Board last week voted to extend the World's Championship Horse Show, held during the Kentucky State Fair, by an extra day. The additional day will begin in 2015.

    Held in Freedom Hall, the prestigious Saddlebred show will now begin on the first Saturday of the Fair for an eight-day run, rather than the first Sunday. The finals will continue to be held on the last Saturday night.

    Fred Sarver, who represents the America Saddlebred Horse Association on the Kentucky State Fair Board praised the action of the fair board.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Winter backyard birding basics

    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Farm Calendar: Feb. 18, 2015

    Options for Farm Bill

    A meeting to discuss options for the new Farm Bill Program will be held 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the LaRue County Extension office. ARC and PLC programs will be discussed along with other options. The meeting is sponsored by the Farm Service Agency and Extension.


    Conservation Stewardship Deadline Approaching

  • COLUMN: Fair Bill meeting planned for Feb. 19

    As a part of the 2014 Farm Bill, LaRue County landowners have a one-time opportunity to update their payment yields (based upon 90 percent of a farm's 2008-2012 average yields) and to possibly reallocate their farm base acres based upon the share of 2009-2012 acres planted to program crops. The deadline is Feb. 27.

    Almost all farms can benefit from updating with many program crop yields improving by several bushels per acre. The decision to update yields can be made on a crop-by-crop basis.

  • WKU's forensics team finds more success

    Western Kentucky University’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Normal, Illinois, and Murray to take part in several tournaments Feb. 7-8.