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Today's News

  • Farm News & 4-H Calendar - June 18

    FARM NEWS

    Farmers Market open on three dates

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be set up from noon to 7 p.m. June 19 and 26, and July 3, at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville (beside Lincoln Jamboree). Hamburgers will be served. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Farm Service Agency: COC elections begin June 15

  • Court ruling could impact local murder case

    When a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was announced in late May, it opened the door for a possible defense in a local murder case.

    Defense attorneys for Abdullah White, who is charged with murder in the death of Kristie L. Allen, 28, were granted a continuance Monday in LaRue Circuit Court. With the trial now set for Oct. 27, the defense has time to research whether the Supreme Court ruling in Hall v. Florida is relevant.

  • Green hay can combust

    Several hay fires have already occurred this year, and growers should be aware of the potential for additional ones. When hay is baled too wet, hay or barn fires can occur.

    However, hay fires can generally be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moisture and the temperature of recently baled hay monitored.

    Hay usually will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, hay should be monitored to ensure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion (fire).

  • Wild girls Susan and Becky frolic in the garden

    At Groundhog Hill, the zinnia, marigold and sunflower might not yet be in bloom, but the wildflowers certainly are: Black-eyed Susan, Queen Anne’s lace (aka, chiggers), daisy and cornflower dot the landscape surrounding the garden and nearby Nolynn Creek.

    Since the county fair is in June this year, I am tempted to cut a bouquet and enter it in the Floral Hall since nothing else is ready (although I could enter photos of zinnias).

  • Sports Shorts - June 18, 2014

    Golf scramble

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a golf scramble June 20 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event will be held at Lindsey Golf Course, 4024 Bullion Blvd., Fort Knox. Registration is at 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch is at 1 p.m. Register at www.bbbs.org/golf4hardin.

    Tennis Camp

  • Campbellsville U to offer bass fishing

    Campbellsville University athletics is expanding once again. Co-ed collegiate bass fishing will become CU’s next intercollegiate varsity sport, beginning in 2014-15, said Rusty Hollingsworth, CU athletic director.

  • State Champs' coach will cheer from the sidelines

    After 10 years as head coach during which she led her LaRue County High School cheerleaders to a state title and two national final appearances, Tara Wooden is stepping down.

    “I am just ready to spend more time at home with my husband,” she said. “It’s a really long season, June through March, and while I loved every minute of coaching, it’s time to take a step back and focus on other priorities.”

  • News of Record - June 18

    DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Turner Cottrell to attend IFAL

    Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 92 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 60 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 29th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month.

    Turner Cottrell is LaRue County’s representative. He will attend IFAL at the University of Kentucky.

  • Opportunity and economic growth rely on a skilled workforce

    The column, Work Matters, is a project of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board. It is devoted to exploring workforce quality and economic development issues in the region.

    As a small business owner, I learned many years ago that my success is dependent on a team of loyal, skilled employees. Ask any large employer, and they’ll tell you the same. A business can’t exist, a profit can’t be made and an economy can’t thrive without skilled employees.