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Today's News

  • Fall wheat planting may not be wise

    Corn, soybean, and wheat prices (but not yields) have all done well this year.  As a result, grain farmers may be considering planting wheat this fall and follow with a soybean double crop. However, double-crop soybeans are more susceptible to summer drought and typically yield about 20 percent less than full season soybeans. Let’s consider an example of a planting decision and possible implications using a UK Ag. Economics web based decision aid.

  • Pumpkin crops do well despite extreme heat and lack of rain

    This year’s excessive heat and lack of rain hasn’t had a major effect on pumpkin and gourd crops, according to Becky Wilmoth of  “Wilmoth’s Pumpkins & More.”
    Wilmoth who owns the pumpkin patch with her husband, Eric and three sons Wade, 8, Levi, 9 and Trent, 17 said this year hasn’t been as bad as it could have been.
    “Most things did pretty well,” said Wilmoth. “Excessive heat and not enough rain caused a few things to not get as big as they usually would have.”

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 10-04

    Little League girls’
    basketball signups
    Little League girls’ basketball sign-ups are 5-6 p.m. Oct. 11 in the LaRue County High School cafeteria for grades 1-3.

    Middle School State Golf Championship
    The Kentucky Middle School State Golf Championship is Oct. 15 in Louisville. For more information, contact Leslie Graham at 502-778-0127 or l.graham01@insightbb.com.

    LCHS Softball Golf Scramble

  • Abell makes 20 saves against Bethlehem

    When a team plays the fourth-ranked team in the state, a team ranked in the top 50 in the nation, a team that has already won a state championship this season, that team is supposed to lie down and die, accept the mercy rule and go home.
    Somebody forgot to tell the LaRue County Hawks soccer team about proper protocol. The Hawks came for battle and battle to the end they did. If you love soccer, you would have loved this match.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Campbellsville

    The Lady Hawks snapped a three-match losing streak with a defeat of Campbellsville 25-11, 25-14 Thursday. It was their first win at home since Sept. 10.
    “We played very well tonight,” said Coach Ben Schell. “Miranda Hornback and Lauren Meredith led the way with their serving – nine combined aces.”
    Junior Haley Holt had six kills and two blocks.

  • Cross Country

    Sept. 17
    Central Hardin Invitational
    Hardin County Fairground
                                  
    Elementary Boys 3k Run
    6 Gabe Lafollette, 13:34.17
    7. James Akin, 13:37.67
     
    Elementary Girls 3k Run
    17. Aiden Rackliffe, 15:37.65
    29. Alexis Grimes, 17:04.28
    31. Bella Venegas, 17:13.08
     
    Middle School Boys 3k Run

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-04

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    FRC Advisory Council to meet
    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Machelle Durham at 270 358-4112.

    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.

  • Lincolns Loft offers writing contest

    Lincolns Loft bookstore in Hodgenville is participating in a nationwide writing contest for middle school students.
    Students may write the first paragraph of the next Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life book in the series by James Patterson and submit it for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The submission must be between 10 and 60 words.
    The contest is open to students ages 8-13 as of Sept. 13.
    Enter by visiting Lincolns Loft or via mail. Parental permission is required to enter.
    Deadline is Nov. 1.

  • HES gets a visit from ‘Johnny Appleseed’

    Hodgenville Elementary School Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Johnny Appleseed (former teacher Renee Skaggs.) Skaggs shared stories about Johnny Appleseed, taught the kids an apple song, told the story of the little red house with no windows or doors, and used a map to show where he traveled. At the end of her presentation, the students sang “Happy Birthday to Johnny Appleseed.” Their faces lit up as they blew out a candle creatively placed in an apple.

  • LaRue County Middle introduces Spanish instruction

    LaRue County Middle School has introduced Spanish instruction this year.
    Instructor Tiffany Early, who also teaches Spanish I at LaRue County High School, said a lot of schools across the nation are starting foreign language study at an earlier age.
    “As diversity increases and our economy globalizes, it is becoming imperative for our students to develop second language skills,” said Early, who has four years teaching experience including one year at Corbin Middle School and three at Knox Central High School in Barbourville.