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Today's News

  • Farm News -August 21, 2013

    Horsemen’s Caucus
    The Kentucky Horse Council will host a free horsemen’s caucus and dinner 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Hardin County Extension office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. There will be a discussion of the region’s equine needs and overview of county equine survey results. Pre-register at www.kentuckyhorse.org/horsemenscaucuses-registration.

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council

  • 4-H Calendar -August 21, 2013

    Cooking Club meets
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     

  • Journeys, destinations and getting there from here

    Planting a garden is a journey into the unknown sometimes.

    Of course, one knows what they are planting, but the road to harvest can get downright bumpy. Once the garden is planted, that’s the road map and the journey to harvest begins.

    There are unforeseen circumstances like the unexpected visit from the Colorado potato beetles. R.I.P. red pontiac potatoes. I hardly knew ye.

  • 4-Hers bring home Skillathon gold
  • Sports Shorts -August 21, 2013

    Pool’s hours
    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool will be open weekends only in August. It will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $6 for 12 and older, and $3 for under 12.

    Volleyball season begins
    The first game of the regular season for the Lady Hawks Volleyball team is Aug. 22 at home against Caverna.

    Co-ed softball tournament benefits Alzheimer’s research

  • End of Summer
  • ‘The Maltese Falcon’ next on Free Movie Night

    A classic mystery is the next installment of Free Movie Night.

    The Maltese Falcon, a 1941 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    Bogart plays private detective Sam Spade who is trying to solve the murder of his partner while dealing with three eccentric criminals and their quest for a priceless statuette.

    The movie was directed by John Huston and based on a book by Dashiell Hammett. It is 100 minutes long.

    There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.

  • 130-plus attend book launch
  • Officer Richardson honored for seat belt enforcement

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 140 law enforcement officers from 123 agencies across the Common-wealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.

    The third annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held last week at the Marriott Downtown Louisville. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down by number of officers within the agency, plus a division for Kentucky State Police.

  • New 911 director takes 'one day at a time'

    LaRue County’s new 911 director of communications is taking things “one day at a time,” since beginning work July 23.

    Nathaniel “Nathan” Hall was appointed to the position one day after the death of Chris Jackson, LaRue County’s longtime 911 coordinator.

    Jackson had been battling cancer for a couple of years and taken a turn for the worse not long after Hall interviewed for the job.

    Jackson, involved in choosing his successor, recommended Hall for the job, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.