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Today's News

  • Turkey Harvest
  • 4-H Calendar

    Poultry Club and Explorers
    The 4-H Poultry Club and the 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. May 8 at the Extension office.
     
    Dog Club, bring dog on leash
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Extension office. Bring your dog on a leash.
     
    Livestock
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. May 13 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     

  • Decision deadline nearing for risk protection programs

    The 2012 drought greatly reduced Kentucky corn yields and left many producers wondering whether they have the protection they need in case of another disastrous season.

    University of Kentucky College of Agriculture economist Cory Walters said producers can choose between two risk protection programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election.

  • Farm News

    Goat and Sheep Producers
    The LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. The program will be a video on goat pasture management, and final planning for the LaRue County Fair goat and sheep shows (June 17 and 21). Light refreshments will be available.

    Beef Producers to meet

  • Looking Back at 1963
  • Sports Shorts - May 8

    Track region tournament
    The LaRue County High School track team will compete Thursday in the region tournament at Bardstown.

    Physicals needed for spring sports

  • Lady Hawks defeat Campbellsville

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks defeated Campbellsville, 13-2, April 30.
    Sophomore catcher Sierra Mullins went 3-for-3 and drove in four runs while classmate Emillee Cundiff tossed a complete game to lead the host Lady Hawks to the five-inning victory over the Lady Eagles.
    Cundiff walked three and gave up two hits while not giving up an earned run.
    Juniors Peyton Gardner and Courtney Johnson, sophomore Trishtian Cruse (2-for-3) and freshmen Haleigh Gregory and Shakeya Washington also drove in runs to help LaRue County win its third straight game.

  • Cattle internal parasite testing program offered

    Internal parasites in cattle can be costly for beef and dairy producers. Heavy infestations result in obvious symptoms such as rough hair coat, poor weight gain, unthriftiness and a condition called bottle jaw. Lower infestation levels are not as obvious, but may still be costing cattle producers’ money through lower performance.

  • Hawks rally to beat Trojans

    The LaRue County Hawks defeated the North Hardin Trojans 7-6 on May 2.
    The Hawks fought off a bases loaded scenario in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win.
    Up 7-6, LaRue County freshman reliever Dalton Metcalf’s first pitch sailed over the head of the Trojan batter and Hawks sophomore catcher Koy Lindsey.
    But Lindsey quickly recovered the ball and tossed it to Metcalf, who tagged out North Hardin freshman Gardy Sanchez at home plate and end the game.

  • Crouching groundhog, hidden deer

    Jim La Rue, Official Historian of La Rue County (and longtime Early Files columnist for The LaRue County Herald News), notes that Groundhog Hill gets its moniker from my maternal grandfather, Paul E. Enlow (1896-1976).

    Papa, as we grandchildren call him (and pronounced Pop-Paw), used to say that the area now home to one of the world’s most fantastic gardens was “Groundhog Heaven” (I guess because it’s highly suitable for the habitation of groundhogs ... close to a creek, lots of holes, vegetation.