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Today's News

  • Millicent Ronkainen earns WKU scholarship

     Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville has received a 1906 Founders Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University Honors College.

    Ronkainen, whose parents are Jim and Diane Ronkainen, is a homeschooled senior and plans to major in biology.

  • PHOTO: Rotary donation

     The Hodgenville Rotary Club donated $250 to Project Graduation. From left, Project Graduation chairperson Karen Adkins, LaRue County High School seniors Tyler Howell and Thomas Harman and Rotarian Katie McDowell

  • LaRue businesses contribute to United Way

     United Way of Central Kentucky wrapped up its annual campaign with its third consecutive year of record fundraising thanks to the generous support of local individuals and businesses. UWCK’s five-county region of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade raised $1,256,868.78, representing a more than 6 percent increase over last year’s total.

  • COLUMN: Easter has many meanings for us

     On Easter we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection as a historical fact. There are at least 15 historical records in the scriptures showing Jesus touching people, eating with people, and talking with people after his resurrection. Five hundred people saw him at one time.

  • Ronkainen earns scholarship to WKU

     Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville has received a 1906 Founders Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University Honors College.

    Ronkainen, whose parents are Jim and Diane Ronkainen, is a homeschooled senior and plans to major in biology.

  • LaRue County High School Honor Roll

    LaRue County High School Honor Roll

    Third nine weeks

    All A’s

  • ENGAGEMENT: Sullivan - Gomez

     Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Sullivan of Rockfield announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Michelle Sullivan, to Richard David Gomez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Gomez of Hodgenville.

    The bride-to-be attended Warren Central High School and is a 2012 graduate of Campbellsville University. She will graduate in spring 2015 from CU with a master's of art degree in social science in history and sociology.

  • CORN: Five keys for high yielding corn

     There are five keys to high corn yields: 1) good genetics, 2) maximize days suitable for growing, 3) achieve 90 to 95 percent light interception at or close to silking, 4) adequate nutrients to complete plant growth and seed fill, and 5) adequate water and air to complete plant growth and seed fill.

    By optimizing all of these five keys, the odds for producing high corn yields are much improved.

  • COLUMN: Grow a nutritious garden in a pot

     Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs.  Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door.

    All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes. A 15-to-24-inch diameter pot or 24-to-36-inch long window box is a good starting size. Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently.

  • Drink up: Tips on getting enough water

    Everyone knows it is important to stay properly hydrated, but how do you make sure you get enough water? According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, women should consume 91 ounces of water a day, and men need 125 ounces a day; a good deal more than the eight cups (64 ounces) we were always told to get.