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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Soybean pests usually cause minor damage

     There are several insects that can feed on soybeans. Fortunately, most usually cause only minor damage.

    Green cloverworms larvae are slender, light green caterpillars with three pairs of white stripes running the length of the body. Young larvae skeletonize the underside of the leaf. Older larvae eat all of the leaf except the largest veins. They are usually controlled by natural enemies and do not reach economic levels.

  • Coloring contest winners: Garrett and Kaylee

    Garrett Dohn and Kaylee Hatcher were the winners of The LaRue County Herald News’ Back-to-School Coloring Contest.

    They received a goodie bag filled with fun school and craft supplies. Their artwork was displayed in the newspaper’s office, along with the other entries.

    Garrett is the son of Joe and Glenda Dohn. Kaylee is the granddaughter of Tommy Hatcher.

    Our thanks to all who entered. 

  • Rutledge: $1,000 scholarship

     Kelsey Rutledge of Hodgenville has been selected for a University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

    She plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to study automotive technology.

    The 2014 LaRue County High School graduate is the daughter of Robert Rutledge and Twala Rutledge.

  • Sandidges celebrate golden anniversary

     Terry and Sue Sandidge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2014.

    They were married Aug. 28, 1964.

    A reception, hosted by their children, will be held 2-4 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center.

  • Two injured in CATS crash

    Two women were injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash in a remote area of LaRue County.

    Terry Veirs, 56, of Salem Church Road, was driving a Dodge Caravan owned by Central Kentucky Community Action north on Levelwoods Road about 8:42 a.m. She had traveled past Levelwoods Church and entered a downhill curve when the front passenger side tire slid off the right side of the roadway.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the combination of wet grass and soft ground from recent rainfall prevented Veirs from correcting her path.

  • DYW: Metcalf to represent LaRue County

    Montana Metcalf, a senior at LaRue County High School, will represent the county in January at the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky contest – formerly called Junior Miss.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, performed a gymnastics routine for the talent portion of the program. She was judged also on self-expression, fitness, interview and scholastic achievement. She won a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Illegal street rods tear up Commerce

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police shut down an “underground street-racing” group early Saturday on Commerce Parkway.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said he received a call about 1 a.m. regarding a “large gathering of people at a business” in the industrial park.

    When he and KSP arrived, they found more than 80 people gathered in a business parking lot – and six-to-eight racing vehicles.

  • Who’s behind Kentucky’s ban on casinos, gay marriage?

    Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?

    Baptists.

    That’s the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky’s continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

  • CU and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership agreement

     Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.

  • Hawks look to future, put ’13 season behind

    Each and every one of us go through struggles in our daily lives. To say Head Coach Josh Jaggers went through a three-month struggle with his 2013 varsity football season is a huge understatement.

    This year’s 2014 Hawks football team remembers the pain and struggle experienced last season, and is determined to right the wrong that took place last year going 0-11.