Today's News

  • 4-Hers should register for speech, demonstration contests

    The 4-H Speech and Demonstration contests will be held 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Extension Service office.

    Both contests provide participants with the opportunity to develop their communication skills. Participants must register by calling 358-3401.

    4-Hers may participate in both the speech and demonstration categories, if they wish.

    Speech contest rules

  • Soil testing for nutrients important for production

    With the continued high price of fertilizer, 2009 is a year to pay particular attention to fertilizer cost as an important part of the cost of production. The only way to determine the fertility of a field and the actual fertilizer needed is to take a representative soil test and follow recommendations for the crop.

  • Environmental Center closed through May 1

    The LaRue County Environmental Education Center on Leafdale Road and the forest walking trails continue to be closed to visitors while ice storm cleanup is ongoing.

    According to Bob Sims, community development director, extensive boundary fence repairs have been completed for cattle exclusion of neighboring cattle.

    Sims said he was “very disturbed to find several cuts to the five-strand barb wire fence and four-wheeler tracks were detected while repairs took place ….”

  • Reducing mail service would save billions

    Remember when it was exciting to get mail with your name on it. As a child, it was like Christmas morning in the mailbox. But the thrill of seeing your name on an envelope loses its excitement with maturity and the arrival of bills.

    In this period of economic hardship, news of corporate restructuring, downsizing and a general woe-is-us attitude, the U.S. Postal Service has lined up behind the banks and carmakers in approaching Congress for support.

  • Raccoon negative for rabies

    A raccoon that was feared to have rabies tested negative for the disease, according to a spokesperson at the LaRue County Health Department.

    A Hodgenville man began rabies shots last week after he was bitten by the animal. He was keeping the raccoon in his apartment, according to police. The raccoon was found dead in its cage after being quarantined last week. Its head was sent to a Frankfort lab for testing.

    Sherry Grimes said preliminary tests received Monday show the animal did not die of rabies.

  • Tennis teams defeat Bardstown, Campbellsville

    The LaRue County tennis teams improved their records last week with wins over both Bardstown and Campbellsville.    

    Head coach Chris Estes started the season with a very young team that has continuously improved – placing LaRue in a strong position tournament time.

    The boys’ team (4-3) defeated Bardstown 4-1; the girls (3-3) won 5-0.

    In singles, Dylan Parr claimed an easy victory for the Hawks, 6-2, 6-0. Caleb Canter won his match 8-3.

  • 4-H Talent Show champions named

    The 4-H Talent Show was held at the LaRue County High School Auditorium on March 27. 4-H members showcased their talents. The participants were divided into two age divisions: 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds. 

  • Herald News headlines

    Here are a few of the top headlines from the print edition of The LaRue County Herald News, which is being distributed today:

  • Reunion calendar

    National Guard reunion

    A 40th reunion and anniversary of the Kentucky National Guard, B Battery, 2nd 138th Field Artillery, is set for 1-5 p.m. April 25 at the Elizabethtown Armory on Warfield Street. All former members are welcome to attend. This unit was deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968. For more information, contact Al McDonald at 270-300-8106.

    Class of '89

  • Sunrise Volunteers to meet April 28

    The Sunrise Volunteers will meet 6:30 p.m. April 28 in Sunrise Manor’s activity room for a semi-annual meeting. Nominations and election will be held for president, first vice president and second vice president. As a dinner will be served, volunteers should sign the reservation list located by the sign-in sheet in the lobby or contact Kathy Cooper at 358-3103.

    The next executive board meeting will be 3 p.m. May 4 at the nursing home.