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Today's News

  • Conservation district accepting soil samples

    The LaRue County Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Applications on a continuous basis. The current ranking period ends Sept. 30. This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more landowner friendly and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year.

    As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • 4-H enrollment happening now

    4-H enrollment is currently taking place for 2014-15. School club meetings are being held for 4th, 5th and 6th graders and at LaRue County High School. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school. However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5-to-8 year olds.

  • Local small ruminant profit school

    A Small Ruminant Profit School for interested goat and sheep producers will be offered locally this fall and winter. The four-session class course is designed for beginning sheep and goat producers, but all producers are welcome.

    In the four classes, producers will learn about the basics of small ruminant production ranging from breeds, nutrition, genetics and selection, marketing trends and niche marketing, fencing, facilities, shelters and equipment, parasite management, foot care, health management, recordkeeping and reproduction.

  • KSP auditor continues digging in Cruse case

    The trial date for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback has been set for Nov. 10 in Nelson County.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III moved the case after hearing requests from prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, citing pretrial publicity.

    Cruse and Hornback have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges of abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking. Cruse also is charged with violating campaign laws and two counts of second-degree forgery.

  • School board spars over tax

    The LaRue County School Board met Thursday night to discuss the tax rate for the 2014-15 school year. Prior to the meeting, the board held a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. No one from the public attended.

    The decision for the board was to either take a compensating rate, which is determined by the state and would allow for the district to bring in the same amount of revenue as last year, or to take a 4 percent increase.

  • Oct. 6 is deadline to register to vote

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 6.

  • Phone-otography is a natural way to document life

    As someone who uses a real camera on a near-daily basis, let me just say that I do not disapprove of people who use their phones to take pictures. In fact, I’m often impressed by their work when I see it on Instagram or Facebook.

    People have come up with some pretty clever ways of taking pictures with their phones. I’ve decided to start calling it ‘phone-otography’ in hopes that it catches on and I can finally be trendy.

  • Youth Leadership Council announces Youth Leaders of the Year

    Based on biographic information, leadership positions, academics, essay and personal interviews, two students were recently selected to represent the Lincoln Trail Youth Salute Program.

    Brian Anderson (LaRue County High School) is the son of Heath and Kim Anderson of Hodgenville. He is the Debate Team captain, plays soccer and has received the Kentucky High School Speech League State Extemporaneous Speaking State Championship.

  • BIRTH: Rocks welcome Kase Decker

    Daniel and Stefanie Rock are proud to announce the birth of a son, Kase Decker Rock, born Aug. 8, 2014, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Kase weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Bo Decker of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Danny and Shirl Rock of Hodgenville and Randy and Dianna Hart of Elizabethtown.

    Kase was welcomed home by his big brother, Cannon.

  • WEDDING: Meet the Logsdons

    Jacob Logsdon and Kristen Wilkinson were united in marriage Sept. 6, 2014, at South Park Country Club, Fairdale, Kentucky.

    The groom is the son of Gary Logsdon of Hodgenville, and Malinda Logsdon of Magnolia. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Logsdon and Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ragland of Hodgenville.

    He is employed at KU in Louisville.

    The bride is the daughter of Donny and Caryn Petross of Louisville. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler and Donny and Esther Petross.

    She is employed at University of Louisville Hospital.