Today's News

  • 4H participates in AGstravaganza, State Fair
  • Grain Field Day and Grain Yield Contests

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Fresh Start Farms, operated by Ryan and Misty Bivens. The farm is located at 4109 Sonora Road (KY 84), Hodgenville.

    We will look at Extension’s corn and soybean variety plots on the farm. They include 25 Roundup Ready corn varieties (planted May 7) and 27 Roundup Ready Group IV soybean varieties, double cropped on June 21 after wheat.

  • GROUNDHOG HILL: Garden of Grief

    This week, the garden at Groundhog Hill holds little interest for me.

    The zinnias are no longer beautiful. The Peruvian purple corn is no longer intriguing. The pumpkins hold little, if any, promise for future joy.

    I feel bereft.

    The weather forecast for this week is severe thunderstorms every day, and that is perfectly fine to me.

    Come, wind. Come, storms. Do your worst.

    This week, I do not wish to pick up debris, to pull any weeds, to move forward.

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    John R. Smith

     Lila Williams was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last Tuesday. Kristi Breckenridge had surgery last week. She’s doing well and was at church Sunday morning at First Baptist. 

    Courtni Price was involved in automobile accident last Thursday. Everyone was glad she and her friend sustained only minor injuries. 

  • A strong Fort Knox equals a stronger Army

    The recent developments world-wide are a reminder why our nation needs a strong national defense. Fort Knox is key to our military’s future. Unfortunately, this Administration has taken actions that reduce our military advantage when we should be doing all that we can to keep our advantage strong.

  • Treasure Finders going to Kentucky State Fair

    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is offering a direct link to his Treasure Finders website at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Fairgoers can digitally search the Treasury’s list of hundreds of thousands of unclaimed properties valued at nearly half-a-billion dollars – and file a claim online.

  • FISCAL COURT: County employees receive 2 percent raise

    LaRue County magistrates approved a 2014-15 tax rate of 19.65 cents per $100 of assessed property value as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 12.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, explained that the increase is below the permissible 4 percent increase, but slightly above the compensating rate that yields an amount of revenue approximately equal to that produced in the preceding year from real property.

    Fiscal Court also approved an across-the-board 2 percent increase in county salaries not set by state statute.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Meet James Slaven, LCMS assistant principal

    LaRue County Middle School assistant principal James Slaven enters his new position with both administrative and classroom teacher experience.

    “This is my 18th year in education,” said the native of Monticello who graduated from Wayne County High School. “I taught a variety of math classes in middle and high schools for 14 years, spent one year in Louisville, five years at Allen County-Scottsville and 10 years at North Hardin.”

  • COLUMN: Our greatest sin is forgetting God

    We are blessed to live in America. James Buchanan, in his 1857 inaugural address said, "No nation in the tide of time has ever been blessed with so rich and noble inheritance as we enjoy." These words could as easily have been said today.

    James MacArthur, in his book, Can God Bless America, says, "America wants God's blessing, but not God. Our nation has systemically pushed him out of the national consciousness - rejecting Biblical morality, ignoring his word, and relying on the political and entertainment arenas for moral guidance."