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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Remembering JFK

     On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

  • COLUMN: Beef producers encouraged to keep records

    As we approach the end of another year, it's a good time for beef producers to think about changes to improve the bottom line in their farming operations. While excellent prices are projected, and will add to profitability, record keeping is important.

    It is important not only to keep good farm records, but it is also to study and utilize them. This will help you identify areas of needed improvements.  

  • 4-H Calendar - Nov. 20, 2013

    Arts and Craft Explorers

    The 4-H Arts and Craft Explorers will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Extension office.

     

    Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the New Haven Gun Club.

     

    4-H Council meets

    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Extension office.

     

    Awards banquet

  • PHOTO: Donating blood

    Bethany Gusler, a Campbellsville University senior from Sonora, donated blood at Campbellsville University Nov. 14. Jasmine Rowan with the American Red Cross prepares to take her blood. The university’s goal was 85 units, and 109 units were collected. The next blood drive on campus is Feb. 20, 2014.

  • HES art show winners

    Three Hodgenville Elementary School students were honored to have their art shown and judged in two exhibitions.

    Former HES student, Haley Ferguson, won first place in the fourth-grade, in the Kentucky Art Education Association’s Artsonia contest, while Hunter Kirkland placed second in Kindergarten. Shianne Thompson was a finalist in the Artsonia, “Artist of the Week,” contest which had students’ works from across the nation. Shianne garnered 679 votes while the top prize ended up going to a student in Columbia, Missouri.

  • PHOTO: Four weeks of sewing classes

    Abigail Sallee attended a four-week 4-H basic sewing class at the LaRue County Extension office. She was instructed by Master Clothing Volunteer Judy Greenwell.

  • PHOTO: 4-H seamstress

    Olivia Hazelwood shows off the apron and stocking that she made during the 4-H sewing classes.

  • BASKETBALL: Ivy Brown signs with Western

    Then-Western Kentucky University coach Mary Taylor Cowles was one of the first NCAA Division-I coaches to come calling for LaRue County’s Ivy Brown.

    When WKU fired Cowles in March – during Brown’s junior season with the Lady Hawks – Brown wondered what would happen.

    It didn’t take her long to find out. Just two weeks later, Michelle Clark-Heard, a former University of Louisville assistant and a former Lady Topper standout, was named WKU’s coach.

    And not soon after, Brown was back in contact with WKU.

  • Ivy Brown signs with WKU

    The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team announced the signings of four commitments, including top in-state players Ivy Brown of LaRue County and Shalika Smith of Glasgow. The Lady Toppers also have received letters of intent from forwards Javieonna Norris of Illinois and Tashia Brown of Georgia, according to WKU’s website.

    Ivy Brown is a front-runner for Miss Basketball honors in the 2014.

  • COLUMN: Check that turkey's temperature

    There are three ways to thaw your turkey safely — in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave oven. Keep the turkey in its original wrapper. Place it on a tray or in a pan to catch any juices that may leak.

    For thawing in the refrigerator, allow about 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds. A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. If necessary, a turkey that has been properly thawed in the refrigerator may be refrozen.