Today's News

  • 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.

  • Students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies.

    * Jodi L. Gaw, Buffalo, Master of Science in Nursing

    * Kenny L. Albert, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    * James P. Boyd, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    * Jill C. Hines, Hodgenville, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

    * Seth A. Hummer, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    * Heather M. Bewley, New Haven, Master of Arts in Education

  • COLUMN: Tips to manage money

    Money has consistently been named the number one cause of conflict in marriages. Since money problems are predictable, be proactive and get talking before you walk down the aisle. Here are ideas to get couples to start talking about money from Syble Solomon with LifeWise and www.moneyhabitudes.com.

  • Reunion planned


    LaRue County High School Class of 1975 is planning a 40th reunion. All interested classmates should meet 4 p.m. March 1 at LCMS. Contact Doris Jean Holleran at 270-358-4598 for more information.

  • 'Lincoln's Little Sister' essay available in several platforms

    Danville author Stuart W. Sanders has published “Lincoln’s Confederate ‘Little Sister:’ Emilie Todd Helm,” a long-form essay available on the Kindle and related platforms.

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 18, 2015

    Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.


    RELAY FOR LIFE: Adopt-A-Pig

    Living Strong’s Adopt-A-Pig Project is going on through April 25. Adopt a plastic pig and enter a variety of contests to support Relay. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.


  • Community Calendar: Feb. 18, 2015

    School board to meet Thursday

    Monday’s school board meeting was canceled due to snow. There will be a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at LaRue County High School, same agenda.


    Extension Expo booth sign-ups

    Booth reservations are being taken for the Extension Expo to be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 in the LaRue County High School gym. Call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information or to sign up for a booth space.