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Today's News

  • Research explores no-till tobacco production

    University of Kentucky tobacco extension specialists have partnered with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to conduct research and promote conservation tillage to tobacco farmers.

    Conservation tillage in tobacco has been around for a while. Much of the initial research was conducted by researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, but it wasn’t readily adopted by a large number of growers.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 2, 2015

    4-H Shooting Sports Club

    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports club will practice at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club on Thursday, September 3. The club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month with weather permitting. Call the LaRue County Extension Office for more information at 270-358-3401.

    4-H Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on Wednesday, September 9th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.  New members with an interest in poultry are encouraged to attend.

    4-H Enrollment

  • Farm Calendar – September 2, 2015

    Beef Meeting – September 8

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet Tuesday night, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. Plans will be discussed for Lincoln Days and Commissioner of Agriculture candidate Jean Marie Lawson Spann has accepted an invitation to speak briefly. All interested individuals are welcome to attend and a meal will be served. For more information call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270- 358-3401.

    Master Cattlemen Program

  • Three LaRue Countians Elected Angus Delegates

    Three people from LaRue County have been elected as delegates to the 132nd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on November 5 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

  • Options for Weedy Pastures This Fall

    It has been a good year for weeds and farmers need to look at their pastures. They may see developing weed problems that need action to correct. If there are weed problems, here are some points to ponder.

    Consider whether or not to drill or overseed more forages into existing pasture to improve the stand, spray herbicides to control emerging broadleaf weeds, renovate the stand next spring, or do nothing.

  • From Ag class to floral aspiration

    Erica Vaughn drove past the old white house at 618 South Lincoln Boulevard every day when she was a child and thought to herself, “I would love to live in that home one day.”

    Fast forward to the present, Vaughn now lives and runs her floral and gift shop out of that same house.

    Vaughn, a 2002 LaRue County High School graduate, became interested in floral arrangement while taking agriculture classes in high school.

  • Passing down hometown service and tradition

    A Hodgenville hardware store has been serving LaRue County for several decades.

    Smith’s Hardware is located at 1018 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. However, the store is closed the last Saturday of each month.

    Owner Steve Smith said the idea for Smith’s Hardware was established in the early 1950s with his grandfather Gerald “J.E.” Smith.

  • From the orchard to the fork

    A LaRue County orchard and farm market is living up to their mission of providing good food to good people, resulting in good experiences for everyone.

    Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market is located at 8631 Campbellsville Road in Hodgenville. During the fall season until October 31, their hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. They are open from mid-April until Christmas.

  • Sports Shorts - September 2, 2015

    Little League Girls Basketball Signups

    Little League Girls Basketball Signups will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 3 at the LaRue County Middle School Gym. Cost is $40 per player. K-3 will start in November. Grades 4-6 will be participating in the Nelson County League and that will start late October. We will have more information about dates on the night of sign-ups. Contact Danielle Brown for more information at 270-735-5949 or Danielle.brown@larue.kyschools.us

    LCHS football alumni

  • Volleyball for the Cure set for Sept. 15

    The LaRue County High School Girls Volleyball is supporting the American Cancer Society with the 8th annual “ Volley For The Cure” Tuesday, September 15 at LaRue County High School Gymnasium. The cost is $5 per person.

    Freshman, JV and Varsity teams will all play Taylor County with the first game starting at 5:30 p.m.