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Today's News

  • LaRue County Cattlemans Association - April 19, 2017

    Warren Beeler, Executive Director of the Governors Office of Agriculture Policy, shown pictured right with Joe Stults, President of LaRue County Cattleman’s Association, was guest speaker at the LaRue County Cattleman’s monthly meeting held April 11. A large crowd attended to hear Mr. Beeler speak on Ag Development Funds being used toward growth in the agriculture industry in Kentucky.

  • Say yes to asparagus

    Asparagus is an early-season crop you may now find at markets. Harvested during April and May in Kentucky, it is a nutrient-dense vegetable that you can eat raw, lightly boil, steam, stir-fry or grill. It can be seasoned with herbs, butter or Parmesan cheese to enhance its flavor.

    Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate and fiber. A half-cup serving of fresh asparagus, which is about six stalks, contains 22 calories, 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of carbohydrates.

  • Regional job and career fair set for April 20

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 17th Annual Regional Job and Career Fair Expo on April 20. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Bees, Pesticides in the Garden

    At one of our recent “Hort Shorts” gardening classes, I was asked by a local beekeeper how they can avoid problems to bees when using pesticides in the garden and yard.

    Overwintering losses of honey bee colonies increased in 2006 and remain at unacceptable levels, but at the same time, there has been a huge increase in beekeeping by hobbyists. This article addresses a few steps which can be taken to minimize hazards to bees when using insecticides to manage other insect pests in the garden.

  • WKU places second at national tournament

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team placed second at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament championship.

    The tournament was hosted by Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, during the March 31 through April 3 weekend.

    Brian Anderson, a sophomore from Hodgenville placed sixth in impromptu speaking and quarterfinalist in extemporaneous speaking.

  • Birthday: Lafollette celebrates 87th
  • Goodtime Cruisers kick of Cruise in on the Square
  • Jaggers Reunion

    Everett and Kate Jaggers owned a farm in Magnolia, KY from 1906 to 1954. They had seven daughters – Ollie, Bertha, Virgie, Sallie, Mary, Iva Belle and Pauline. Their descendants had a reunion April 8, 2017 at LaRue Baptist Church.

    Those present were: members of the Ollie Polley Family – Genrose Meers, J.T. Meers, III and Patsy Thomas.

  • Community Good Friday Service
  • LaRue Co. WKU students recognized

    Two LaRue County students who attend Western Kentucky University were recently recognized by the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program.

    Brian Anderson of Buffalo and Austin Barnes of Hodgenville were designated alternates for the program along with three other students.

    Anderson is a second-year Economics, International Affairs, and Asian Religions and Cultures major. He is the son of Kim and Heath Anderson.

    Barnes is a second-year Mechanical Engineering major. The son of Rebecca Wofford, he is a member of WKU Army ROTC.