Today's News

  • 4-H calendar

    Sewing class

    A beginner’s 4-H sewing class will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Extension Service office. Call the Extension Service at 358-3401 to register. If you have your own sewing machine, bring it with you to the class.



    4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. Activities are for LaRue County youth ages 5-8.  Monthly meetings are held. New participants should register through the Extension office. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • Headlines from the Herald News

    Here are a few of the top headlines in this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Graves in Buffalo Cemetery desecrated

    Shonda Darnell and her mother Robin Edwards placed a wreath adorned with red poinsettias and silver bells at the gravesite of a family member Thursday in Buffalo Cemetery. By Sunday afternoon, the item was gone and the tombstone of Shonda’s father and Robin’s deceased husband had been vandalized.

    “They kicked the vases off (the side of the tombstone) and took the shepherds’ hooks,” Edwards said.

    And the vandals did not stop there.

  • USDA approves emergency loans for Kentucky farmers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that farmers in all 120 counties in Kentucky now are eligible for emergency loans due to drought and high winds that occurred in Kentucky in 2008.

    Gov. Steve Beshear sent a request Sept. 19 to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer requesting that USDA disaster assistance be made available to farmers across the Commonwealth because of crop losses resulting from widespread drought conditions which began in early 2008.

  • Mat Hawks take second at Oldham

    Head wrestling coach Gary Canter wasn’t sure what he would get from his young Mat Hawk squad heading into Oldham County Saturday. Canter would have been happy to finish with a 3-2 record, but at the end of the day the Mat Hawks were in the finals match with fifth-ranked Seneca. The team lost the match by one point.

  • Biofuels conference available at two sites

    Biofuels have gained popularity in recent years and are becoming a more viable alternative fuel option for farmers, while at the same time helping them reduce their carbon footprint. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is offering a half-day conference in two locations to address current farm biofuels topics.

  • Youth Ministry Conference held at Campbellsville University

    “Youth in churches actually want more from their youth ministry experience,” said the Rev. Joe Ball, who works with the Youth Ministry and Sunday School Department at the Kentucky Baptist Convention, as he talked at Campbellsville University’s Youth Ministry Conference Nov. 15 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Forty-two youth ministers and others interested in the field, from Kentucky and Indiana, attended the session.

  • Governor proposes budget cuts

    Gov. Steve Beshear proposed a plan Thursday to address the state’s budget crisis that would utilize a 70-cent increase in cigarette taxes and double the tax rate on other tobacco products to protect funding for education as well as the state’s most vulnerable populations through Medicaid and mental health services.

  • Government payments available to small farms

    New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program. Originally, the 2008 Farm Bill prohibited DCP payments on farms with 10 acres of base or less, unless the farm is wholly owned by a socially disadvantaged farmer or limited resource farmers. The 2008 enrollment period for the DCP on farms with greater than 10 base acres ended Sept. 30.

  • Jail inmate fined for driving county truck

    A LaRue County jail inmate who was spotted driving a county truck while on community work release was fined for the violation, but will not have to serve extra jail time.

    Bobby Council, 25, of Magnolia, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, after  Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputy Russell McCoy observed him Sept. 30 behind the wheel of a truck at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage.