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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Natural dyes can brighten Easter

    Coloring Easter eggs is one of the favorite holiday activities for children of all ages. You can use natural ingredients to get colorful results. Here’s a list of natural dye sources and the colors they produce.

    · Fresh beets — pinkish red

    · Yellow onion skins — orange

    · Spinach leaves — pale green

    · Red cabbage leaves or canned blueberries — blue

    · Strong brewed coffee — beige to brown

  • PHOTO: Rotary speech winner

     LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson, middle, won the Elizabethtown sectional speech tournament March 27 while representing the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He will now move on to regional competition. At left is Rotary President Kyle Williamson. Speech Coach Katy Cecil is at right.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life survivor dinner
  • COLUMN: Reduce grain production costs by testing soil, controlling weeds

    With the low prices of corn and soybeans, associated with high land rent and other high production costs, grain farmers are looking to cut production costs.

    According to Chad Lee, UK Extension grain specialist, there are at least two primary things farmers need to do. The first is to use appropriate soil-applied fertilizers based on soil tests, and the second is to use highly effective weed control, which probably includes a soil residual herbicide.

  • 4-H Calendar - April 1, 2015

     Wranglers meet

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. April 7 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6-8 p.m. April 13 at the Extension office.

    Talent Show

    The LaRue County 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Extension office.  Participants must pre-register by April 13 by calling 270-358-3401.

    4-H Camp

  • New vehicle registration system saves time and money

    Some time- and cost-saving changes to Kentucky’s vehicle registration system are being implemented in county clerk offices across the Commonwealth.

    The vehicle registration system is changing to “print on demand” decals for license plate renewals. Instead of clerk offices having to stock booklets of preprinted decals, the new decals are printed at the time of registration.

  • RECIPE: Madeleines a distinctive treat

     (StatePoint) Forget cronuts, cake pops and cupcakes. Whether you’re planning an elegant afternoon tea or seeking an unexpected addition to your next brunch or cocktail party, there’s another chic pastry that deserves its day – the madeleine. These classic seashell-shaped cakes were named after their creator, Madeline Paulmier, by King Louis XV in the 18th century, so the story goes.

  • Problems with phone service persist across country

    (StatePoint) Whether you’re on the calling or receiving end, problems with telephone service can be frustrating.

    From problems with failure to complete calls to poor call quality, many of these issues are a byproduct of how long-distance phone carriers choose to route their calls. Unfortunately, long-distance carriers often choose a call path based on cost rather than quality and calls following the least-costly route can fail to reach their destination or complete with poor sound quality.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Madison Lee wins $1,000

    LaRue County High School senior Madison “Maddie” Lee was named a National Beta Scholar.

    She is among 249 students to receive a $1,000 scholarship to use at the school of her choice. She plans to attend Asbury University and major in education.

    She is the daughter of Marty and Teresa Lee of Hodgenville.

  • College grant is available for adult students

     Adult Kentuckians who are interested in taking college classes may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    The maximum award amount is $1,000.

    The grants are available to adults at least 24 years old who are enrolled less than half-time at a participating Kentucky college. Applicants must show financial need and must U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. They must also be working on their first undergraduate degree.