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Today's News

  • Mat Hawks have five medalists

    LaRue County's Mat Hawks did not have a wrestler in the championship match at Saturday's State Tournament in Lexington.

    Three wrestlers fought their way out of the loser's bracket to take third: Raymundo Perez, Caleb Canter and B.J. Carman.

    Dylan West and Jared Whitlock took eighth.

  • COLUMN: Grow stronger with time

     The story is told of a young construction site worker who bragged that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. One of the older workers finally had his fill and said to the young man, “Why don't you put your money where your money where your mouth is. I will bet you a week's wage that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you will be unable to wheel back.”

    “You’re on, old man,” replied the young braggart. “Let’s see what you’ve got.”

  • 4-H Talent Show and poster contest deadlines approaching

     The 4-H Talent Show will be held 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-register by March 18 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.

  • KET: Calling all young writers

     KET invites Kentucky's kindergarten through fifth grade students to submit their original, illustrated stories for the 2013 KET Young Writers Contest.

    KET will select winners at each grade level and award prizes. The first-place stories in each grade level will be published online on the KET website.

    Entries can be submitted now through April 13.

    Details about the contest, instructions, complete contest rules, and past winners are available at http://connect.ket.org/site.

  • Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

     The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • PHOTO: Turner meets the governor

     Biven Turner, a fourth-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, met Gov. Steve Beshear on a recent visit to Frankfort.

  • PHOTO: Biven Turner is page for a day

     Biven Turner, a fourth-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, spent a day in Frankfort as a page for State Rep. Michael Meredith.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: It is possible to know God

     To know God is possible, and such knowledge is found through personal devotional life and spiritual practice.

    We learn from scripture that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).

    So how do we obtain faith? Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).

    In order to have the faith God is speaking about would be spending time in his word.

  • COLUMN: Farmers should consider farm business management program

     Keeping good records helps farmers make sound management decisions. This is especially important in today’s agricultural economy. Farming is a business and continues to face financial strains from many directions.

  • Industrial hemp bill heads to House

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Senate approved by a 31-6 vote today a bill that would regulate the growing of hemp in the state if the crop is legalized by the federal government.