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Today's News

  • Farmer of the Year Applications

    The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • Farm Calendar - April 15, 2013

    Farmers market planning

    A planning meeting for the 2013 LaRue County Farmers Market will be 5:30 p.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Past and potential vendors are encouraged to attend the meeting. A tentative opening date for the market has been set for May 3.

     

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet

  • 4H Talent Show

    The 4-H Talent Show was held recently in the LaRue County High School auditorium. 4-H members showcased their talents in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical categories. Results are as follows:

    Junior Instrumental

    Champion – Richard Pike

    Reserve Champion – Madison Wilmoth

    Blue – Sydney Pepper

    Senior Instrumental

    Champion – Leslie Pike

    Reserve Champion – Andrew Coy

    Blue – John, Millie and Anna Ronkainen

  • COLUMN: Five Keys to High Corn Yield

    There are five keys to high corn yields.

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

    1) Good hybrid genetics start with a high yielding hybrid and includes stress tolerance and defensive traits, such as disease tolerance. The best measuring stick we currently have for stress tolerance is yield over multiple locations. Different stresses are imposed at each location and hybrid performance across locations is a good indicator of general stress tolerance.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Kaye Cecil and John Casey Clark

    Ashley Kaye Cecil of Elizabethtown, and John Casey Clark of New Haven, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe Paul Cecil of Hodgenville and Donna Cecil of Elizabethtown. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in occupational therapy. She is employed by Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehab.

  • Water to be shut off Friday evening

    Water will be turned off about 9 p.m. Friday in the area of College Heights and Patterson Avenue in Hodgenville.

    The City of Hodgenville plans to notify each resident who will be affected.

  • Power outage blamed on downed wire

    Much of LaRue County was without electricity for about an hour Thursday night.

    City police stayed busy, checking on businesses that were attempting to close for the evening – and monitoring inoperative traffic signals.

    The cause, as determined by LG&E and KU officials, was a downed wire in a substation located in Hardin County. The line fell on the capacitor bank inside the substation causing an emergency shut down, similar to a kicked breaker within a home. 

  • Student athletes to be honored at Select Preps banquet

    Several LaRue County student athletes will be honored at the Select Preps banquet May 11 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

    The athletes were selected by LaRue County coaches. The News-Enterprise sponsors the banquet.

  • City Council: Rezoning approved

    At the April 8 meeting, Hodgenville City Council approved the rezoning of property at 101 Hill St. from R1A to R1B. The change will allow the property owner to “replace a damaged home” with a mobile home.

    In other business:

    Fire Chief Wally Sparks reported two runs in March. Firefighters helped clean up glass after a truck ran into the Circle K building; and they assisted with traffic control while police worked an accident.

  • Man dies in mobile home fire

    A Mount Sherman man died Saturday evening in a mobile home fire on Greensburg Road near Mount Sherman.
    Terry Sageser, 56, was found in a hallway between a bedroom door and an outside door, according to LaRue County Coroner Todd Skaggs.
    Sageser was cooking something in a skillet in the kitchen, Skaggs said. It appeared that a grease fire started and got out of control.
    “It got away from him and spread,” he said.
    Sageser became disoriented and attempted to “get away from the fire,” retreating to the back of the mobile home.