Today's News

  • State FFA president to visit Washington for celebration

    The next generation of America’s agricultural leaders will play an integral role in celebrating the industry during National Ag Day on March 20. Quint Pottinger, Kentucky FFA state president, a graduate of LaRue County High School and current student at the University of Kentucky has been selected as the student representative from Kentucky

    Student representatives from FFA, 4-H and AFA from across the country will meet with their congressional representatives and carry the message of Ag Day to Capitol Hill on March 12.

  • Main Street training available Thursday

    Local business persons have an opportunity to join local government, Main Street board members and staff at a workshop on economic restructuring March 19. The program will take place 1-5 p.m. at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Main Street staff and board members receive 1/2 training credit.

    The session is free but reservations are required.

  • Maximize your seed investment

    The seed analysis tag is your guarantee of what you are paying for. Good knowledge of what that tag tells you can be a useful tool in receiving the best value for your money. Be especially aware of the seed variety, pure seed, germination and test date on an analysis tag:

  • Get a good start on seedling production

    It won’t be long before tobacco growers will prepare greenhouses and outdoor float beds and start producing tobacco transplants. Higher production costs associated with increased prices of fuel and other inputs are among the problems faced by tobacco producers.

    Losses to disease in the float system could take an additional toll on a growers’ bottom line. Planning and preparation now can lead to better disease control and better yields of transplants in the spring.

  • Teens Leading Kids targets gifted/talented

    Calling it “peer leading in its purest form” Marsha Duncan described the Teen Leadership Program which her office and others in the LaRue County School District sponsor.

    Twelve LaRue County High School seniors, members of the school’s Teens Leading Kids Club, pass on the training they’ve received in several areas to elementary and middle school children as part of what Duncan, who coordinates the district’s Youth Service Center, says may be unique in this area of the state.

  • Paden named virtual high school teacher of the month

    Multi-tasking is an understatement when talking about Eddie Paden’s schedule.

    In addition to teaching eighth-grade language arts at LaRue County Middle School, Paden also finds time to coach wrestling and volleyball, and since 2000 he has taught online classes through the Kentucky Virtual High School.

    For his innovative online instruction, the administrative staff at KVHS named him January Teacher of the Month.

  • LaRue’s region hopes dashed

    LaRue County scored the game’s first five points, but John Hardin tallied the next 14 points and then used a 17-8 third quarter to end the Hawks’ season 70-58 in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament on March 5 in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.

  • Estes, Armes form team in home business

    Two LaRue County educators have entered the business side of health drinks.

    Chris Estes, a physical education and health teacher at LaRue County Middle School and triathlete, was looking for a healthful beverage to enhance his training. He heard about Zija, an all-natural drink high in several nutrients, and was impressed by its results.

    Zija is made from roots, leaves and pods of the moringa plant, the 2008 National Institute of Health plant of the year. The plant has high amounts of calcium, vitamin C and potassium.

  • Agencies agree communication was needed after the storm

    Representatives from several agencies gathered to discuss lessons learned during the January ice storm.

    The nearly two-hour meeting March 5 at the LaRue County Courthouse gave emergency responders, health care providers, utility companies, city and county government and the media the chance to compare notes and discuss what services could be improved in the event of another catastrophe.

  • Bryan Bault's play recognized

    A LaRue County High School senior was honored Tuesday night following the 5th Region Tournament finals.

    Bryan Bault, the Hawks' 6-foot-3 center, was named to the All-Tournament Team. The announcement was made at Marion County High School, the tournament's site.

    Bault was recognized for his play in the Hawks' 70-58 loss March 5 to John Hardin in the tournament's first round. He scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets.

    He also was named to the All-District Team after LaRue County won the 12th District title.