Today's News

  • Abundant clover setting stage for cattle bloat problems

    Reported cases of frothy bloat in cattle are up quite a bit in 2010 compared to recent years.

    Several University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists weighed in with possible explanations for the higher incidence of bloat. Ray Smith, extension forage specialist, said he and his colleagues have been in regular contact with livestock producers and industry representatives throughout the state.

  • Send us your best shot

    Send us your best shot.

    The LaRue County Herald News is sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered – nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.

    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.

    We’ll print the winning photos and you’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.

    There is no charge to enter.


  • Sports Shorts

    Bicycle drawing is Friday

    LaRue County Parks and Recreation will draw for the bicycle Friday, July 2. The drawing will be taken from the park admittance tickets. The winner will be notified by Regina Devers.  

    Updated physical


    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.

    White Mills Days 5K Run

  • School calendar


    SBDM Council

    The ALES SBDM Council will meet 5:15 p.m. July 6.


    LaRue County Middle School will have registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19 in the LCMS library. Incoming sixth graders will need a current physical and updated immunization certificate on file. Schedules will be given out after registration packet is completed. For more information, call 358-3196.


    Distinguished Alumni nominations accepted

  • 4-H calendar

    Lice check

    All 4-H campers are required to have a lice check conducted before attending camp. The head check will take place 10:30 a.m.-noon  June 28 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville.  Parents should bring camper’s medications and $2 for girl campers for the crafts class at this time. If you have questions, contact the Extension Service at 358-3401.


    Off to camp

  • Judge orders man to seek help for alcohol abuse

    A Hodgenville man drew the ire of LaRue County District Judge C. Derek Reed when he allegedly showed up in court intoxicated - for the second time.

    Robert Earl Burk, 45, was charged June 2 with alcohol intoxication, first and second offenses. His arraignment in District Court was June 16.

    When Burk approached the bench, Judge Reed asked if he had been drinking. Burk said he had been drinking the previous night. Reed said there was a strong odor of alcohol about Burk and required him to take a Breathalyzer test before he accepted his plea of guilty.

  • City's surplus property to be auctioned

    Hodgenville City Council has settled a dispute with a Hodgenville man who attempted to purchase the old city hall building last year.

    Last year, Harold Warren offered the high bid for a frame building near the bridge in downtown Hodgenville. He believed he had purchased an adjacent parking lot as well.

  • Farm calendar

    Home canning vegetables DVD demonstrations

    During the growing season, the Extension Office will show DVD segments demonstrating how-to techniques on home canning and freezing during farmers market hours. June 25 and 29 will show segment on canning vegetables like green beans. Drop in any time between 2 and 5:30 p.m. or call Abby Tate at 358-3401 if you want to view the DVD at other times.

    FSA loans available for farmers affected by flooding

  • Take these steps to reduce mosquito populations

    Last week’s column covered some general aspects of mosquitoes, their development and general controls, especially larval control. Let’s review some practical, fairly simple, non-pesticide, environmentally friendly ways to reduce mosquito populations. Following the steps below will keep your property from becoming a prime mosquito breeding ground:

    • Since used tires are a primary mosquito breeding area, remove all discarded tires.

  • LaRue students getting to school and staying

    Non-academic data reports, released this month by the Kentucky Department of Education for school year 2008-09, show LaRue County Schools with over a 96 percent graduation rate, above 95 percent attendance rate and with zero dropouts.

    The data also includes results from retention and successful transition to adult life, which with dropout, attendance, and graduation rates, comprise the non-academic component of the Kentucky School Testing System and parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.