Today's News

  • COLUMN: Be safe this harvest season

     Farm accidents are often preventable. With the fall harvest underway, let’s be careful and prevent accidents and tragedies from happening. Consider the following safety tips.

    • Be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and understand the safety procedures. Take time to talk to workers about safety.

    • Long working hours can lead to fatigue and stress, making you less alert to potential safety hazards. Take some breaks when operating equipment for an extended period of time.

  • COLUMN: Safely store and dispose prescription medication

     During the week of Sept. 23-29, The Partnership at Drugfree.org is launching the Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year effort to raise public awareness about and curb prescription drug abuse.

    Most of us will take a prescription medication at some point in our lives. It’s important to remember that medicine a doctor prescribes you is only intended for your use.

    Here are some tips for safely storing medication:

  • Personnel changes made in school district

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Sept. 17 meeting:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Frances Nichole Nimmo as math tutor at LaRue County High School

    • Evelyn Kirkpatrick as instructional assistant for RTI/Enrichment (videography) at Hodgenville Elementary School

    Accepted the resignation of:

    • Mark West as assistant wrestling coach at LaRue County Middle School

    • Dan Heady as head wrestling coach at LCMS

  • Senior Menu


    LaRue County Senior Center


    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    Sept.  26 – baked ham, pork, baked beans, cauliflower with cheese, whole wheat roll, pineapple slices

    Sept.  27 – stuffed green pepper, mashed potatoes, corn, whole wheat roll, peaches

    Sept.  28 – barbecue pork, Brussels sprouts, tossed salad, whole wheat roll, baked apples and raisins with granola topping

  • Slaytons have family reunion

     The Slayton family reunion was Sept. 16 at the LaRue County Senior Center.

  • PHOTO: Running beans

     LaRue County farmers have been harvesting soybeans during the last couple of weeks. The field pictured is located between Lincoln Parkway and Old E’town Road. Soybeans are grown on about 1.3 million acres in Kentucky generating about $300 million, according to the state Extension Service. It’s the second largest row crop in the United States.

  • PHOTO: Back in 1949

     Judy Greenwell shares this photo from circa 1949. From left, Dr. Tim Cravens, Wendell Groves, C.D. Polley, Claude Kennedy and L.L. Hamilton. The photo was taken by Howard Gardner.

  • Diabetes Coalition and class meeting schedule

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the LaRue County Extension Office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


    Managing meals

  • Gardener's Toolbox series begins in Hardin County

     The Gardener’s Toolbox Series, sponsored by Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown, will offer several classes this fall.

    • The class, Making a Mosaic Pot, will be 6 p.m. Oct. 10-17. You will decorate an 8-inch terracotta pot and saucer with mosaic tiles in the first class. The next class is about grouting. All supplies are included. Cost is $25; class limited to 20. The deadline to register is Sept. 27.

    • The class, How to Grow Garlic, will be Oct. 24. Cost is $5.

  • Cookin' for the Hawks