Today's News

  • Farm Calendar - July 15, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Beef meeting

  • Influencing people

    Do you do anything just like your parents did?  Parents do influence children in certain ways.  You remember the old TV commercial with the father and young son walking by the lake.  Father picks up a rock and throws it skipping across the water.  The young son repeats the father’s action.

    We all have an influence upon others.  Sometimes we sharpen them.  Sometimes we drag them down.  But we do influence people in various ways about many things.

  • Biomass Crop Assistance Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications from foresters and farmers seeking financial assistance to harvest and deliver biomass to generate clean energy.

  • Crop progress report

    Kentucky experienced near normal temperatures and well above normal rainfall over the past week.

    Precipitation for the week totaled 2.45 inches, 1.63 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 76 degrees for the week, which was near normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 55 percent adequate and 43 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 3 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 30 percent surplus.

  • Lost in LaRue

    I had a traveling companion this week! I actually had 4 travelling companions. My husband and I packed up the kids with plenty of snacks and took a mini road trip. We started out going to Buffalo on Hwy 470. My oldest son was excited to see Abraham Lincoln’s picture peering out from a window of an old house in Buffalo. We turned around and went back down Hwy 210. We sidetracked on Jericho Road to check out an abandoned house (I love abandoned places). Back on Hwy 210 and turned off on Hwy 462.

  • It's County Fair Time, crop exhibits

    The agricultural portion of the 2015 LaRue County Fair is July 29 to August 1. County residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 108th LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo.

    Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 29. This year there is a youth division for ages 16 and younger. There are 18 vegetable classes, 10 canning classes, and a Garden Display class for youth. 4-H entries are all in another division.

  • Sports Shorts - July 15, 2015

    LCHS volleyball tryouts

    The LaRue County High School volleyball team will hold tryouts on 9-10:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., today and July 16, in the LCHS gym. All players are expected to attend both sessions. Any girl planning on trying out must have a current KHSAA physical. For information, contact Coach Ben Schell, 270-358-2210 or ben.schell@larue.kyschools.us.

    Church league softball

  • LaRue wrestler finishes in 2nd place
  • Keep him from the bees

    Imagine driving down the road and pulling in your driveway to find a man wielding a broom swinging it wildly in the air. This is exactly what happened to me one evening. I came home to find my dear husband trying his best to eliminate the carpenter bee population around our log home. In addition to the log house there was an expansive wrap-around deck, which the bees didn’t touch. I guess the logs were tastier or they didn’t like the pressure treated wood on the deck.

  • Myth or reality: The Walter Mitty Life

    So many of us judge our own lives to be boring and uneventful. We long for something, anything, to happen. We long to be SOMEBODY. To accomplish something. We long for a fiction. I always think about “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the short story by James Thurber in which the main character entertains himself with imaginary fame and glory.

    The short story was made into a 1947 movie starring Danny Kaye and then remade in a 2013 movie starring Ben Stiller.