Today's News

  • 4-H calendar - March 22, 2017

    4-H Council

    The 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Extension Office.  The council is currently seeking new members, if you are interested in becoming involved with the 4-H Council, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • LaRue 4-Hers attend Teen Summit

    LaRue County 4-H was represented at the State 4-H Teen Summit held recently at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center.

    The state wide 4-H conference provides leadership opportunities for 6th through 8th graders.  Participants attended workshops and funshops during the Thursday through Saturday event.

  • Farm calendar - March 22, 2017

    “Hort Shorts” Gardening Series

    LaRue County “Hort Shorts” Gardening Series started on March 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The first class was on Growing Strawberries in LaRue County. Other scheduled classes include Gardening with Tomato, Peppers, and Eggplants on March 27, Straw Bale Gardening on April 3, and Growing Melons on April 10.

     Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

  • Managing frost damage in Kentucky’s alfalfa stands

    First, it is important to understand that determining the temperature that alfalfa stands were exposed to during a frost event is less than exact science. 

    Air temperature reported by local news stations likely use data logged at a weather station that was installed according to National Weather Service guidelines.  These guidelines state that sensors should be installed on level terrain, away from paved or concrete surfaces and upright structures, four to six feet above the soil surface, and in a radiation shield. 

  • Baseball and softball update - March 22, 2017

    For youth baseball and softball enthusiasts, it’s one of the greatest times of the year. Although the youth baseball and softball games are still a couple of weeks away, teams have already been drafted and practice has either started for some teams or will soon.

    According to Maureen Denham, secretary and treasurer of the youth baseball board, the LaRue County Youth Baseball League has a total of 218 youth baseball participants for this upcoming season and 104 participants in youth softball.

  • Sports shorts - March 22, 2017

    5K supports Relay for Life

    A community family event including a 5 K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 8 at First Baptist Hodgenville located at 730 Tonieville Road in Hodgenville. The entry fee is $25 and supports Relay for Life. For more information contact the church at 270-358-3193.

    LaRue Co. youth baseball/softball signups

    LaRue County youth baseball and softball signups can be made online at www.laruecountyyouthbaseball.siplay.com.

    Golf Scramble

  • Sallee’s Family Taekwondo anniversary dinner
  • LCHS track results - Southwestern Warrior Invitational

    LCHS Girls and Boys track results from the Southwestern Warrior Invitational at Southwestern High School in Somerset on Saturday, March 18.


    1sr place- medal winner and the only one for the LCHS boys or girls teams:  Emily Pearman 3200 meter run.

    4 x800- Clair Keller, Emily Pearman, Tori Stinnett and Avery Murray 7th place

    100 Hurdles- Aaleiyah Wyatt 6th place and Kailynd Lewis 7th place

    4 x 100 meter Relay:  Destiny Kirby, Jada Hunter-Hays, Sara Warren and Jackie Rigdon-5th place

  • LCMS wrestling banquet held

    The LaRue County High School Wrestling Team celebrated their 2016-17 season with a banquet on Sunday, March 19.

    Several wrestlers were recognized with awards and statistical awards were also given out. The awards given out were as follows:

    JV Award – Jake Gardner.

    JD Watts Teammate Award – Levi Goodin.

    Granby Award – Noah Davis and Dalton Bell.

    Outstanding Wrestler – Matt Steven.

  • Playing with a ton of heart

    I recently ran across an inspirational quote that reads, “Respect is earned, honesty is appreciated, love is gained, and loyalty is returned.” When putting together this feature article for Senior Lady Hawks Softball player Kourtnee Davenport, it became apparent that there is a distinct correlation between the two.