Today's News

  • Branscum Construction honored for Sunrise design

     Branscum Construction Company was presented the 2011 “Build Kentucky” Award by the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky at an awards banquet on Feb. 24. The Russell Springs-based company was honored for the design and construction of the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • UK economists to discuss what to expect from the Farm Bill, ACRE

    As work begins on the U.S. Farm Bill, people from many walks of life will turn their attention toward Congress to see how the new bill will shape up compared to previous versions. The new bill could affect farmers large and small, consumers, agribusiness, food safety and the environment.

  • Fiscal Court: Sign replacement is costly

     A road department report of local traffic and street name signs being replaced because of wind damage led to a discussion of signs of the times regarding new federal regulations as LaRue Fiscal Court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 13.

  • PHOTO: Sprouts
  • Farm News updated 03-14-12

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. March 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
    Private pesticide
    applicator training

  • 4-H Calendar updated 3-14-12

    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. March 14 at the Extension Office.
    Shooting Sports Club to meet in New Haven
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet 6:30 p.m. March 15 at the New Haven Gun Club.
    Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Expo, 4-H Camp

  • Annual Extension Expo this Saturday

    4-H will be well represented this Saturday at the annual Extension Expo held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school gym. The 4-H Council is doing a drawing for a free trip to 4-H Camp, valued at $165. Purchase a candy bar for $1 in order to enter your name in the drawing. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Expo. Members need not be present during the drawing to be eligible for the prize.

  • Five keys for high-yielding corn this year

    There are five keys to high corn yields: Good genetics; maximize days suitable for growing; achieve 90 to 95 percent light interception at or close to silking;  adequate nutrients to complete plant growth and seed fill; and adequate water and air to complete plant growth and seed fill. By optimizing each of these five keys, the odds for producing high corn yields are much improved.

  • Former employee files suit against Signature HealthCare

    A former employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home has filed a civil suit in LaRue Circuit Court against Signature HealthCare.
    Diane Roberts, who was employed at the facility for 34 years, according to the suit, claims she was promised that she would be retained as director of nursing after the nursing home was leased to Signature HealthCare. She claims she worked as director of nursing since 2005, and further, that she was terminated without prior notice.

  • Three injured in crash outside Buffalo

    A two-vehicle crash on Greensburg Road left three people injured Friday afternoon.
    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy, Joe Milby, 40, of Greensburg, was traveling westbound near the 2500 block of Greensburg Road when he lost control of the Ford pickup he was test-driving from Hutcherson Auto Sales.
    The truck struck a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Melinda Howell, 62, of Greensburg Road, in the right side.
    The pickup then flipped several times and landed on its top according to McCoy.