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Today's News

  • Farm News: Updated 07/12

    State Fair entry
    deadlines
    The Kentucky State Fair will be Aug. 18-28, but entry deadlines are as follows: Open livestock entries must be postmarked by July 10. Open Show livestock may enter after July 10 by paying a double entry fee, but no open livestock entries will be accepted after July 25. Rabbit entries must be postmarked by July 18. Most entries can be made at www.kystatefair.org.

    Pork Producers
    meeting July 18

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/12

    Dog Club meets for practice
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. July 16 at the Extension Office. Bring your dog on a leash. This is practice before the show to be held the following Saturday.
     
    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 21 at the New Haven Gun Club.
     
    Dog Club Show

  • Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio

    A new and potentially serious threat to some of North America’s most beautiful trees was recently detected in the southwestern town of Bethel, Ohio, across the Ohio River from Campbell County, Kentucky.  The invasive insect known as the Asian Longhorned Beetle is among a growing number of exotic, invasive pests to threaten the nation’s forests. The beetle can significantly damage both rural and urban forests, but so far, has had the greatest impact in urban areas.

  • PHOTO: Return from KFB conference
  • It’s county fair week - enter your crop exhibits

    The 2011 LaRue County Fair will be July 22-30 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 104th LaRue County Community Fair.
    Let’s look this week at crop exhibits.  Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the last week‘s 2011 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement in The LaRue County Herald News.  It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events.  

  • New Haven teen injured in wreck

    A New Haven man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash.

    Dillon Downs, 18, of Stiles Road, was driving a 1995 BMW on N. L&N Turnpike toward White City when he lost control of the vehicle. It slid off the right side of the roadway, spun and struck a tree.

    Deputy Eric Williamson said the driver’s door was pinned against the tree and firefighters had to remove the top of the car to remove Downs. The roadway was closed about an hour.

  • Eastern Kentucky University opens new arts center

    RICHMOND, Ky. -- Great variety and a sparkling array of internationally-known entertainers mark the inaugural season of the EKU Center for the Arts at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

  • Heath family holds reunion

    The descendants of Doc and Josephine Heath held their reunion July 9 in the basement of South Fork Baptist Church. Sixty-three attended, including three of their children, Dorothy Cruse, Frankie Bell and Bill Heath.

  • 'Faces of Cancer' exhibit opens July 18

    Most of the time when the word “cancer” appears in news reports it is followed by an onslaught of statistics that rarely makes the illness personal.

    But one exhibit traveling the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, consisting of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, is trying to change that. The exhibit intends on giving the dreaded “C” word a face and associate it with hope rather than despair.

  • BIRTH: Bales welcome Ella Grace

    Nathan and Amanda Bales are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace Bales. 

    Ella Grace was born at 2:42 a.m. on May 12, 2011, at Norton Hospital.  She weighed 4 pounds 9 ounces and was 17 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Beverly Veirs and the late Roy Veirs of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Rita Bales of Hodgenville.