Today's News

  • USDA works to inform of discrimination claim process

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun scheduling a series of outreach meetings with farmers and ranchers throughout the country to discuss a process that has been put in place to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert that they were discriminated against when seeking farm loans from the agency.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 06/28

    Corn available for wildlife habitat
    The Lincoln Area Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has roundup ready corn available for wildlife habitat. The chapter is asking a minimum fee to pay for the corn and a donation to help fund their outreach programs. A strict limit of five bags weighing 50 pounds each is enforced. For more information, call 766-4241.

    FSA nominations

  • Frequently asked canning questions

    Can food be re-canned if the lid does not seal?
    Canned food can safely be recanned if the unsealed jar is discovered within 24 hours. To re-can, remove the lid and check the jar sealing surface for tiny nicks. Change jar if necessary, add a new treated lid and reprocess using the same processing time.
    Do you really need to leave a certain amount of headspace in the jar?

  • Seeking a crown? LaRue County Fair needs beauty contestants

    The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or Action Hair Studio, 504 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville.

    There are no practice times. For more information, call Ashley England at 270-763-7072 or the Fair office at 270-234-3313.

    Times shown are correct. (Due to changes made by organizers, some pageants have incorrect starting times in the Fair book published July 6.)

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Kellise Hoefer wins Magnolia Bank scholarship

    Kellise Hoefer, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, is the winner of the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Magnolia Bank. The $500 scholarship is given annually by the bank.

    Hoefer, a Magnolia resident, plans to attend the University of Louisville and pursue a degree in physical therapy.

  • Saxton's Cornet Band to perform at park

    The Saxton’s Cornet Band of Kentucky will perform a free concert July 4 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The historically-accurate group plays brass band music from the Civil War era from both the North and South. The instruments are from that era and musicians wear authentic uniforms of the period.

  • PHOTO: GED awards

    The 2011 GED graduation high score award winners are from left, Daisy Ash, Family Literacy High Score; Amanda Roarx, Adult Education High Score; Tearra Parker, Language Arts Reading Award; Patrick Hyde, Mathematics Award; Kaitlyn Patterson, Language Arts Writing Award; Michael Hyde, Science Award; and Anna Anderson, Social Studies Award.

  • COLUMN: You can be redeemed and so happy in Jesus

    A little boy made a beautiful boat, which he loved very much. He was very sad when someone stole his boat, but sometime later he saw it downtown in a pawnshop window. 

    He rushed in and said to the shop owner, “That is my boat.” 

    The shop owner replied, “No, it is mine, I bought it.” 

    The boy said, “Yes, but I made it.” 

    “For $10 you can have it,” said the store owner.

  • Hodgenville woman injured in crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday during a crash Friday on East Dixie Avenue between Bishop Lane and New Glendale Road.

    John Grimm of Elizabethtown was pulling out of the E’town Motel in his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee because traffic stopped to wave him across one lane, according to police.

    Grimm didn’t see Vanessa McCoy of Hodgenville southbound in the left lane in her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to police.

  • Part of mud run proceeds will offset teen's medical expenses

    A teenager was seriously injured during a mud run competition at the Green County Fair June 16.

    The Greensburg Record-Herald reported that a spectator, Michael Landon Burton, 16, of Green County sustained head and arm injuries when an off-road vehicle went out of control, went airborne and crashed into the stands. He was transported to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital and later taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    Part of the proceeds from a July 2 mud run at LaRue County Fairgrounds will be donated to the Burton family to offset medical expenses.