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Today's News

  • LCHS continues winning season

    Over the past two weekends, the LaRue County High School speech team has competed in three tournaments and brought home several awards for both individual and team, including four championships.
    On Nov. 5, the team competed in the Calloway County Invitational; and on Nov. 12, the team traveled to Western Kentucky University to compete in the Alumni Swing, which is two tournaments in one day.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 11-16

    4-H Council
    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to serve on the council should contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@ uky.edu. The council oversees the county-wide 4-H program as far as planning, evaluating and funding.

    4-H Club meetings are held at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. New members are welcome to attend. For more information about 4-H, call Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

  • Farm News: Updated 11-16

    FSA ballots mailed
    The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

    Beef Producers meet

  • Extension Office Master Gardener Class to be offered in the spring

    The Hardin County Extension Office will offer a Master Gardener Class next spring.
    Classes are 9 a.m.-noon on weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on the following dates:  Feb. 21, 23, and 28; March 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 27; and April 3.
    Participants are asked to participate in a 40-hour internship to Cooperative Extension Service programs in return for the training. They will learn about botany, soils, plant diseases and insects.

  • Sandhill crane hunt begins soon

    Kentucky's first sandhill crane hunting season will open soon and hunters may  apply for permits through Nov. 30. The drawing is scheduled for Dec. 5.
    Applications are available online at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources website, www.fw.ky.gov. Each application costs $3 and a hunter may only apply once.

  • Woodlands are often an overlooked farm asset

    Maximizing every bit of profit from a farm is a key to success. One thing that may not be at the top of many landowners’ minds is their farm’s timber, but woodlands should be thought about and managed just like crops, fields, or other agricultural endeavors.
    Farmers can benefit by understanding the industry and learning basic forestry concepts, such as how to control light and density, manage pests and steward a forest to make it healthier and sustainable.

  • PHOTO: First deer for Cecil
  • 4-H offers Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser

    New this year, 4-H members are selling Little Caesars pizza kits. The Little Caesars selection includes crazy bread, cinnamon crazy bread, pretzels, mini calzones, boneless wings, pies and cookie dough.

  • PHOTOS: Middle school basketball
  • Arnette chosen to play in East/West All-Star game

    Xavier Arnette was selected to play in the 2011 East/West All-Star game Nov. 25-27. Arnette attends East Hardin Middle School in Glendale. He is the son of Maceo and Tammy Arnette of Elizabethtown and the grandson of Carrie Arnette and the late Maceo Arnette Sr. of Hodgenville.