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Today's News

  • Coming Home: The best part of war

    Gerald T. Harris served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1970. He was drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, pulling him away from his farm job, where he earned $5 per day.

    Though he didn’t make much as a farmer, he proved to be very dedicated in everything he did. According to Harris, his boss once told him that he was the only employee he felt he could trust.

  • Gulf War

    Mike Abell, gunnery sergeant, retired, served 1975-1997. He is a Gulf War veteran with 22 years of service. 

  • Vietnam Era

    Rob Hutchins served as a radio telephone operator (RTO) with the U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, from July 1969 to July 1970.

    He retired as LaRue County Extension 4-H Agent and now works in the LaRue Circuit Clerk’s office. 

  • The Allen Family: A Legacy of Service

    As with many LaRue County families, the Marvin Allen family has served their country long and well.

    Four of five sons answered the call to service during World War II. Harvey, Leamon, Charles and Haynes all served in the Pacific, and were overseas at the same time.

    The fifth son, Ruel, could not serve because of a heart condition. Ironically, it was his children who represented the next generation in the service. Harold served in Germany, Gussie in the States and Charles in Vietnam.

  • It's optimal haymaking season

    Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield.

    “The stage of maturity at which the hay is cut is the biggest factor that affects quality,” said Tom Keene, UK hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

  • Garden of Close Quarters mirrors family life

    I have seven older siblings. That’s right, seven. At times, they are all annoying and bossy ... and older.

    When we gather for meals around Dad’s kitchen table, it’s like squeezing sardines in a can. Close quarters.

    Speaking of close quarters, I planted two rows of Peruvian purple corn much too close to one another. Ditto, two rows of zinnia.

    I am fully aware of these quasi-planting errors.

  • Farm News - July 2

    Farmers Market offers more dates in July

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be set up from noon to 6 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville (beside Lincoln Jamboree). For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    State Fair entries

  • Take care when handling cattle in hot weather

    It is hot.

    Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to make sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits.

    Above ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • Sports Shorts - July 2

    Swimming pool hours

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool is open every day until school starts back on Aug. 6. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

    It can be rented 6-9 p.m. for pool parties.

    Admission to the pool is $6 for ages 12 and older and $3 for ages under 12. A pool pass for a family of four can be purchased for $30.

    To book a party or for more information, call 270-734-1763 or 270-358-5885.

    Summersville Day 2-Mile Run and Walk

  • LaRue to host U-7 Cal Ripken District Tournament

    The brackets for the Cal Ripken District 7 youth baseball tournaments have been released.

    The U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10 and U-12 tournaments start July 8, while the U-15 tournament begins July 11.

    U-7. The tournament at Hodgenville City Park features Elizabethtown, Grayson County, LaRue County and Meade County.

    LaRue County meets Meade County at 6 p.m. July 8, while Elizabethtown faces Grayson County at 8. The winners meet at 6 p.m. July 9, while the losers face off at 8.