Today's News

  • COLUMN: Sunrise Volunteers, March 4, 2015

    The Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home – a group of residents who raise funds for diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease – held a Valentine’s Day indoor yard sale Feb. 13 at the nursing home.

    The president of the Red Hat Society said the proceeds went to the heart disease foundation. Items were donated by Sunrise employees and volunteers.

    Sunrise Volunteers assisted in set-up and sales.

  • COLUMN: Understanding food labels

    Concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase. Here is a list of terms found on food labels and their definition as defined by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration. The USDA makes no claims about one type of food being more nutritious or safer than another.

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Symposium addresses childhood accidents

    There are two great things you can do for youth in upcoming weeks.

    The first thing you can do is attend the annual Farm Safety Symposium associated with the Dixie Fire School 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the RPC building, Room 212 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The topic is “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.” Losing a child or loved one to an accident is a nightmare shared by many. A few courageous people, from all over the country, will tell their story of how this nightmare became a reality for them.

  • Man to serve life for fatal crash

    Kyle Thompson, who called June’s fatal crash that killed Ashlee Nicole Berry “an accident,” was handed a heavy sentence by a Hardin County jury — a term of life plus 70 years.

    “I think they were trying to send a message,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young, adding Kentucky statutes do not allow consecutive sentences added to a life sentence.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 4, 2015

    Poetry contest deadline extended

    The 4-H Poetry Contest deadline has been extended until Friday, March 6. Turn in poetry entries to the Extension office.


    Making dog treats

    A class, “Making Dog Treats,” will be held for 4-H members 2-4 p.m. March 6 at the Extension office. Call 270-358-3401 for more information.


    Livestock Club meeting canceled

    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will not meet in March.


  • 4-H Candy Sales winners
  • COLUMN: Simple steps to starting seeds indoors

    Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden. Plus, you’ll be extending the growing season and bringing the fun of gardening indoors.

  • Navy Reserve celebrates its centennial

    Washington DC – The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on March 3 with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during the year. The events will highlight the history of the Navy Reserve and the remarkable contributions Reserve Sailors have made to the nation’s security.

  • Bookmobile Schedule – March 2015

    March 3 – Rose Circle, Miami Court, Cox Lane, Lincoln Village, Landmark Apartments, Polly Avenue, New Freedom Church

    March 4 – West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway 

    March 5 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L&N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    March 9 – Head Start, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road, Salem Lake Road

    March 10 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Campbellsville Road

  • Quail population rebounding in central Kentucky

    A new report detailing progress at the halfway point of Kentucky’s ambitious 10-year plan to boost quail populations in the state is now available to the public.

    The five-year benchmark report shows large scale habitat work to provide quail better living conditions is paying off. In Hart County, for example, quail counts increased by 771 percent.