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Today's News

  • USDA encouraging use of Minority Farm Register as an outreach tool

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites minority farmers in Hardin and LaRue Counties and across the nation to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportunities from USDA agencies.

  • Deadlines approaching fast for the 4-H Talent Show and Poster Contest

    The 4-H Talent Show will be held 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-register by March 26 by calling the Extension Office at 358-3401 or stop by to pick up a registration form.  
    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered including vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • Practice safety on the farm with children; livestock can pose a danger

    It is important to remember livestock can be dangerous. Injuries from livestock-related accidents are a major source of farm-related injuries to children.
    The National Safety Council reports 17 percent of all farm injuries involve animals. It is important to think about how those injuries could be prevented, and make changes to prevent additional accidents.

  • Utility trailer, reported stolen four years ago, recovered in KC Estates

     A utility trailer, reported stolen by its Louisville owner four years ago, was recovered Friday after its owner saw it on TV.

  • Reding spreads word about ag through Commonground

    True or false: Foods produced through traditional and organic methods are nutritionally equivalent?
    According to Howardstown farm wife and CommonGround spokesperson Ashley Reding, the answer is “True.”
     “From high fructose corn syrup to ‘corporate’ farms to free range chickens to antibiotics and hormones, there are a number of misconceptions surrounding modern agriculture,” said Reding, who with her husband and his parents, operate Homestead Family Farms.

  • Little damaged reported during Friday's storm

     LaRue Countians braced for another round of bad weather Friday evening. A tornado warning was issued about 4:45 p.m. by the National Weather Service. 

  • March 8 is National Agriculture Day

    Featured in this month’s edition of Progressive Farmer as one of America’s Best Young Farmers for 2012, LaRue County couple Ryan and Misty Bivens exemplify the growing trend in modern farming – leasing hundreds of acres in order to produce enough crops to offset today’s high production costs.
    “Farming is a business, and farmers today are following the Walmart philosophy of larger franchises that allow one-stop shopping,” Ryan Bivens said from his farm office off Highway 84 about three miles west of Hodgenville.

  • 1952 tornado tore swath through south section of Hodgenville

    The Leap Day tornadoes will go down in history as one of the area’s worst natural disasters.
    Downtown Hodgenville has been spared for decades of such severe damage.
    Ronnie Benningfield, correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News, said the path of the tornado that hit Hodgenville Feb. 29 was similar to the one that destroyed numerous houses and fairground buildings in 1952.

  • KSP accepting donations for tornado victims

     In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities. 

  • Man charged with trespassing in storm-damaged area

    A Hodgenville man was charged Friday with criminal trespass after he allegedly refused to leave the area surrounding  storm-damaged KC Estates.
    Donald Lee Russell III, 24, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; and failure to notify address change.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said the area had been plagued with onlookers since minutes after the tornado struck. The National Guard was called in to help local law enforcement and firefighters with patrols.