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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Let them sing for joy

     You may have been the little boy or the parent in the following well-known story. The boy was misbehaving in church with his father trying unsuccessfully to keep him quiet. Finally, the father picked up his son and headed for the vestibule. As they went through the back door the little boy looked over his father’s shoulder and said, “You all pray for me! Pray for me!”

  • Monsanto Fund deadline is April 6

     The deadline is approaching for farmers to nominate rural public school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Nominations will be accepted until April 6. Eligible farmers can nominate their school district by visiting www.GrowRuralEducation.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332. Grants are awarded based on merit, need and community support.

  • Thistle spray-day is April 7

     Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.

  • COLUMN: Spring cleaning burns calories

     Many of us would love to work more physical activity into our schedules but between responsibilities at work and home, it can be hard to squeeze it in. The 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week most health and wellness experts recommend may seem impossible. But daily physical activity is the biggest tip given recently by a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association to help our brains stay in optimum working order.

  • COLUMN: Think life isn't fair? It's not.

     We have all heard it said, “Life isn’t fair.” And for some of us it seems so very true. 

    Cancer is in some families, and not others; some people can find good jobs, others can't no matter how hard they work; some people have plenty, and others struggle everyday just to live and pay their bills.

    Some parents lose a child or two to death, while others lose none; some people are sick their entire life, while others enjoy abundant health.

  • Files in City Hall case are unsealed

     The discovery - or evidence - in the criminal cases against Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback was unsealed Thursday morning by LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III.

    There are five large notebooks of documents, along with photos and recordings, to  go through. Continue to check back online and in next week's print edition for more information.

  • Many activities planned at 4-H Conference

     With summer just around the corner, it is time for Kentucky 4-H teens to register for the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.

    The Conference takes place at the University of Kentucky June 9-12 and is open to all 4-Hers who have graduated eighth grade through the age of 18.

    During the conference, 4-H members have the opportunity to experience dorm life in UK residence halls, attend educational and recreational workshops and meet new friends from across the state.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 26, 2014

     Explorers

    The 4-H Arts & Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 26 at the Extension office.

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Poster contest deadline

    The 4-H Poster Contest deadline is Friday, March 28. If you need a copy of the rules, contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

     

    Photography Club

  • PHOTO: Rambo speaks at Chamber luncheon

     

    Kenny Rambo recently led a lively discussion at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce March luncheon meeting. Rambo represented the Workforce Solutions program that is part of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Rambo spoke on the current diversity of today’s workforce, speaking to the Traditionalist era (those born before 1945), the Baby Boomers generation (1946-1964, Generation X, (1965-1976), Generation Y, (1977-1990) and Generation Z (those born since 1991).

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Greenwood

     The visiting Lady Hawks jumped out to a 1-0 lead on senior Peyton Gardner’s solo home run in the top of the first, but the defending state champion Lady Gators of Greenwood scored twice in the bottom of the inning and held on for their second straight win. The Lady Hawks fell 5-2.

    “It was a good game for us,” said LaRue County coach Aaron Howell. “We just made some mistakes, but it’s early in the season and we’ll learn from it.”

    Sophomores Delany Eastridge and Jill Hughes each singled for the Lady Hawks.