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Today's News

  • Harvesting blueberries, blackberries

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer several health benefits, and they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • Sports shorts - July 13, 2016

    Pickleball

    Pickleball is being played at 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at the Board of Education gym on College Street. Pickleball is free to anyone interested in learning the sport, a combination of tennis and ping-pong. All equipment provided.

    LaRue County Park and Recreation Board

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation Board meets 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Park. For more information, call Eric DeVary at 270-358-8386.

    LCHS Girls Basketball Camp

  • Multi-sport athletes in high school

    Most all of us would agree that some of the best times in our lives were the times spent in high school. LaRue County High School on average has 750 students each school year. Of the 750, nearly 300 of those are student-athletes. Of the more than 300 student-athletes, at least half of those participate in more than one sport. A small percentage of those athletes participate in three sports year around.

  • LCYSA prepares for 2016 season

    The LaRue County Youth Soccer Association (LCYSA) is gearing up for another great season. While records don’t show exactly when the association began, coach and newly elected president Billy Smith said LCYSA has experienced tremendous growth in recent years.

    “Since I began coaching four years ago, the league has grown from about 150 to nearly 250 players.”

  • Kids in hot cars are a deadly combination

    With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting that most of the U.S. will face well above average temperatures this summer, the Kentucky State Police is warning parents and caregivers about the fatal dangers posed by leaving children in hot cars.

    “Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash related deaths for children ages 14 and younger,” says Sergeant Michael Webb. “Your car can become an oven very quickly, reaching temperatures of 125 degrees in minutes even with the windows cracked.”

  • Don't let the quietness fool you

    By State Representative Terry Mills

    The halls of the Capitol may be relatively quiet when July arrives, but that doesn’t detract from the month’s importance when it comes to running state government.  It marks the start of another fiscal year and, in even-numbered years, is when most new state laws take effect.

  • Forget the driveless car, a driveless tractor may be in your future

    You might think that the concept of the Driverless Car began with Google. Actually, we can trace the idea back to as early as 1935 where the idea first appeared in the pages of works of Science Fiction. By 1939 the idea of smart, or automated, highways were seen in early plans from GE and others. But, of course, in the early 1930’s, computers to power these magic devices were also things of Science Fiction, so we would have to wait another 75 years for scientists and Google to come along and make an idea a reality.

  • Steaming – a healthy way to cook your veggies

    Steaming is a healthy way to cook - no added fat required, zero potential carcinogens from charring, and minimal loss of nutrients. You can add flavors in the steaming liquid or by lining the steamer with fragrant additions such as using your favorite fresh or dried herbs for extra flavor.

  • Talley sworn in to HPD
  • ANNIVERSARY: Benningfields Celebrate 50 years

    Wendell and Frieda (Thompson) Benningfield of Magnolia were married in Hodgenville, KY on July 9,1966.

    The couple has 4 children: Tim (Cathy) Benningfield of Shepherdsville, Ruth (Billy) Middleton of Magnolia, Mark (Nikki) Benningfield of Elizabethtown, and the late Robert Wesley Benningfield. They have 6 grandchildren- Courtney, Leah, Luke, Eli, Jaiden, and Logan.

    A celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,eastern time, on Saturday, July 16 at LaRue County Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville.  Family and friends are welcome. No gifts please!