Today's News

  • God bless America

    As America celebrates another birthday, some things are very evident.  America has enjoyed the many blessings of God.  We have become the world’s greatest economic, political and cultural power evidenced by an unparalleled stand of living.

     But will America continue to enjoy these blessings?  Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”  Does this verse forecast what lies ahead for America?

  • Kentucky 2015 Acreage reporting dates

    In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Elizabethtown FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.

    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Hardin and LaRue County:

    July 15, 2015: Spring Seeded Crops (Corn and Soybeans) and CRP

    September 30, 2015: Aquaculture, Value loss and controlled environment crops (except Nursery)

    The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

  • 2015 Kentucky Junior Angus Preview show results
  • Former LaRue teacher to lead Scott County HS band

    A former LaRue County band director will lead the Scott County High School Band, Scott County Schools officials announced.

    Greg Stepp, who also served for nine years as assistant SCHS band director under Director Tom Brawner, was tapped this week to move into director’s position after Brawner’s contract was not renewed this spring.

    “Building upon the strong tradition established, I am excited to be the one selected to teach and lead the great students of this great program into the future,” Stepp said.

  • Tips for Hay Harvest

    While hay acres may have dropped off a little in LaRue County, hay is a still a significant agricultural crop. It is especially important to cash hay growers and ruminant and equine producers.

    Therefore, harvesting hay for higher and better yields is critical. It’s not always easy to do. Consider these ideas on how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.

    Mow to a proper height, which is between 2- 4 inches for alfalfa and between 3-4 inches for most grasses.

  • Bridgewater Scouts hold dedication for Union soldier

    The Bridgewater Scouts SVR Company and the A Company of the First Capital Guards will host a monument dedication 11 a.m., July 4, for a Union soldier who was murdered by Confederate guerilla soldiers in 1864.

    Corporal Thomas Crady served with the Union in the 26th Kentucky infantry.

    The ceremony will be at the Castleman Cemetery, which is located near the intersection of Hwy 1832 and Hwy 1607 in Hodgenville.

  • Early Childhood Council gets $7k

    Governor Steve Beshear announced last week that nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. LaRue County received $7,000 in this funding cycle as part of the governor’s continuing commitment to improving care and education for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.

  • Sports Shorts


    Pickleball is being played 5-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the pavilion behind First Baptist Church on Tonieville Road. Free to anyone who is interested in learning the sport, a combination of tennis and ping-pong. All equipment provided.

    2015-16 Sports Pre-Participation Physicals

  • Former Wildcats Drafted to NBA

    Imagine a 5K race where the object is not so much to see who wins as it is for everyone to have a good time.

    That’s what’s happening Aug. 8 at LaRue County High School when the school’s business and technology students host a first-ever “Taking Care of Business” Color Run/Walk.

  • News of Record the week of July 1, 2015

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.