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Today's News

  • Harris no longer animal shelter director

     After spending nearly 15 years taking care of them, John Harris is no longer in charge of the animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Last week, magistrates voted at a special Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting to transfer Harris, who was also the county’s appointed head animal control officer, to the County Road Department.

  • Column: Tips to manage storm water on farms

     We often hear a lot about managing storm water in urban settings, but we may not think about how it impacts farms. During a heavy rain event, clean rainwater can mix with mud, manure and other contaminants and become wastewater.

    To manage storm water on your farm you have to divert rainwater from production areas to keep it clean and to reduce the volume of wastewater. To stay in compliance with the Clean Water Act, agricultural operations must manage wastewater in a way that creates no discharge to surface water resources.

  • COLUMN: Why Kentucky needs to make healthy changes

     Here is the latest Kentucky health statistics for Adult Obesity, Physical Activity and Nutrition. This health information came from Partnership for a Fit Kentucky. 

    A look at the numbers:

    · Kentucky ranked 10th highest in the U.S. for adults who were obese.

    · Kentucky is one of 12 states with obesity rates greater than 30 percent.

    · 66.2 percent of adult Kentuckians are overweight or obese.

    · 72.6 percent of men and 60 percent of women in Kentucky are overweight or obese.

  • Shelter is topic of public meeting

     After each picture, the 100 people strong crowd reacts with sadness and anger.

    The words “What part of humane is this?” flash across the screen.

    The photos, allegedly taken at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, show what Taylor County SPCA members say are poor conditions, including male and female cats housed together, cats with no food or water, dogs bleeding in cages and more.

    “What does it take to make this change?” appears, and the slideshow ends.

  • State begins spraying noxious weeds

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month. The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • PHOTO: Word of the Day

     Bailey Litton enjoyed working on the “word of the day” in the “word work” literacy center. She is a kindergarten student at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • 4-H: Chili cook-off was a community success

     The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent chili cook-off and silent auction. All proceeds went to the 4-H Shooting Sports Club. 

    The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18, with no membership fee.

    A special thanks goes to the following businesses who donated items to the silent auction: Arrowhead Pawn, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Waste Transport,

  • 4-H Calendar - March 6, 2013

     No dogs at Dog Club meeting

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the LaRue County Extension office. No dogs at this meeting.

     

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. March 11 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 13 at the LaRue County Extension Service.

     

    Volunteers needed for Expo

  • Merle Edlin appointed sheriff

     Former LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin was sworn in Thursday afternoon as interim sheriff.

    Shoffner, who resigned effective Feb. 28 due to health reasons, was midway through his third term.

     

    Edlin said he was not planning to run for the office. A new sheriff will be elected and take office immediately after the November 2014 election, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • PHOTO: Conservative Award

     Congressman Brett Guthrie, left, was recently awarded the “Conservative Award” by the American Conservative Union Foundation. The award is given to Members of Congress who score above 80 percent on the voting record determined by the ACU.  Al Cardenas, the chairman of the ACU is pictured with Congressman Guthrie.