Today's News

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 06/21

    FSA nominations
    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees ends Aug. 1. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. For more information, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or call the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/21

    Kentucky Youth Seminar
    The Kentucky Youth Seminar will be held June 22-24 in Lexington. Local eligible participants will be attending.
    Lice check for 4-H Camp
    The mandatory 4-H Camp head lice check will take place 4-5:30 p.m. June 27 at the Extension Office. Bring all medication that will be taken to camp at this time. Girls will need to pay the $2.00 craft fee and t-shits will be distributed.
    4-H Camp

  • Controlling insects in stored wheat

    Prior to harvest take the following steps: Clean all equipment and storage bins thoroughly to remove old grain, trash and debris that might contaminate the new crop. Remove spilled grain around pits/hoppers and storage bins to prevent contamination. Treat bin walls and flooring with an approved residual insecticide such as Tempo and Reldan. Treat the outside base of all bins with an approved residual insecticide. Mow, spray or remove weeds/grass/vegetation around storage bins.

  • PHOTO: Super soccer
  • Sports correspondents needed for fall

    The LaRue County Herald News is looking for freelancers to cover high school sports beginning in August. We’re looking for someone who likes sports and likes to write about sports.
    Good communication with coaches, players and newspaper staff is a must.
    The ideal candidate would have their own photography equipment and be able to provide photos with their stories. However, it is not a requirement.
    Payment will be on a per-story/per-photo basis.
    Some travel outside LaRue County may be required during tournament season.

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 06/21

    Rainchecks honored Saturday at Bluegrass Speedway
    Saturday’s June Jam at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown was rained out. The event will not be rescheduled. This is the sixth rainout that Bluegrass Speedway has had so far in the 2011 race season.
    June 25 is the final event that patrons and race teams can use rainchecks from the May 21 rainout event. For more information about Bluegrass Speedway, visit www.bluegrass-speedway.com.   

    LaRue County Park & Recreation pool open

  • Dawson wins Pepsi Junior Tour

    Cameron Dawson, a LaRue County Middle School student won the Pepsi Junior Tour golf tournament June 20. He competed in the age 11-12 division at Campbellsville Country Club. Dawson, the son of LaRue County High School Athletic Director David Dawson, has been playing the sport for eight years and has competed in the regional golf tournament. He will compete in three more tourneys this summer.

  • Billy Howell, former funeral director, dies

    Billy Howell, 72, former director of Hodgenville’s Billy Howell Funeral Chapel, lost his battle with cancer June 21. He died about 10 a.m., according to friends.
    His Celebration of Life service is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY.  Visitation begins at noon Saturday at the funeral home.
    Howell, who started racing stock cars in 1962, was named to the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2010.

  • Car show and mud run to benefit Kosair Charities

    A fundraiser car show and mud run will be held July 2 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    The car, truck, tractor and bike show will begin at 10 a.m.

    The mud run follows at 7 p.m. with several classes including modified, pro-stock, super stock, stock 1, 2 and 3, barnyard, powderpuff, ATV, dune buggy and Ladies’ Dash for Cash.

  • COLUMN: Tell your descendants about God

    What stories Moses had to tell!

    Moses witnessed events few people would ever see. God instructed Moses to tell his descendants about the miraculous experiences with Pharoah. (Exodus 10:2).

    As God was speaking to the Israelites he commanded that his laws for living be passed on from parents to children. Religious education is important. It helps each generation obey God and set their hope upon him. God commanded the fathers to make known to their children the praises of the Lord and his strength and the wonderful works he has done.