Today's News

  • 2016 Kentucky net farm income likely to hit lowest level since 2010

    Kentucky net farm income is expected to dip to less than $1.5 billion in 2016, down from $1.7 billion in 2015 and potentially its lowest level since 2010. A significant decline in cash receipts the past couple of years, plus the end of tobacco buyout payments in 2014, have been the major reasons behind the rapid fall in Kentucky’s net farm income since peaking at nearly $3 billion in 2013.

  • Drought aid Farmers in need of hay

    Farmers in ten southeastern Kentucky counties may be eligible for federal aid under an agricultural disaster declaration issued as a result of the ongoing drought throughout the Commonwealth.

    “The drought that has gripped Kentucky in recent months has been especially hard on farmers,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Crops have been affected, and livestock producers have been forced to feed hay earlier than usual because their pastures are depleted. This aid will provide much-needed resources for Kentucky farmers.”

  • Farm calendar - December 7, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will have their Annual Holiday Dinner at 6:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 13 at Arrowhead Archery and BBQ, 195 Lee Oak Dr., Hodgenville.  There is a $13 per person meal charge for individuals attending who are not members of the Association. Membership applications will be available at the door (pay dues, no meal charge). For more information, and for required reservations, contact the Extension Office, 270-358-3401.

    Winter Grain Workshop

  • Mistletoe: Tree thief to holiday tradition

    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts—steals— water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts; hence the name.

  • Freshman basketball results - December 7, 2016

    Hawks 46 vs Etown 32 11/28/16

    The Hawks freshman basketball team opened its season with a 46-32 win over Elizabethtown.   The Hawks jumped out to a 6 point lead at halftime and use a big third quarter to pull away from the Panthers.   The Hawks hit 9 of their 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the game.   The Hawks were led in scoring by Warner Bryan with 19 points and Chance Bowen with 11 points.

    Lady Hawks 32 vs. John Hardin 21 11/30/16

  • JV basketball results - December 7, 2016

    LCHS Hawks 60 vs. Caverna 35 12/1/16

    LCHS Hawks JV team opened the season at Caverna with a 60-35 victory.   The Hawks used a smothering press in the first quarter to jump out to a 22-2 lead.   The Hawks then outscored Caverna 38-33 over the next three quarters for the final margin of victory.  

    The Hawks were led in scoring by Bryson Cobb with 13, Anthony Adkins and Dailliss Cox each had 10.

    Their next game is this Saturday at home against Thomas Nelson at 6 p.m.

    LCHS JV Lady Hawks 43 vs. Meade Co. 41 12/1/16

  • Sports shorts - December 7, 2016


    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.

  • 8th grade Hawks continue to win

    As week six of the Boy’s Middle School Basketball season kicked in, the Boy’s Middle School Hawks hosted Scott Middle School from Fort Knox last Monday, November 28.

  • LCHS competitive cheer prepare for state

    We have often heard that the road to success is always under construction. The construction process for the LCHS cheer squad has been a challenging one to say the least over the last six months as their season comes to a conclusion at the KHSAA State Competitive Cheer event this Saturday, December 10.

  • Mat Hawks have good showing in tourneys

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks had two good showings in the Oldham County Super Duals last Saturday and the Woodford County Tri-Dual last Wednesday.

    The Mat Hawks finished first in the Woodford County Tri-Dual last Wednesday. The results were LaRue County 48 vs. Woodford County 36 and LaRue County 60 vs. Taylor County 24. Individual results were not available at press time.

    Burrell said that the Woodford County Tri-Duals was the toughest match they have had all season.