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Today's News

  • LaRue County schools adopts new assesment system

    LaRue County school administrators say Kentucky’s receiving a waiver from the No Child Left Behind education law is a positive step.
    “I really think the change is a good change. Actually, I haven’t talked to any educator who thought NCLB should continue,” Superintendent Sam Sanders said.
    The waiver means that Kentucky can use a new and more flexible assessment system, Unbridled Learning, which it has developed, to determine progress in schools instead of the federally-mandated NCLB.

  • EQIP applications to be accepted through Feb. 29

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial assistance opportunities.

  • Farm News updated 2-21-12

    Kentucky Alfalfa Conference
    The 32nd annual Kentucky Alfalfa Conference will be Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Cave City Convention Center. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. Discussion topics include Roundup Ready varieties’ performance, marketing alfalfa, KDA testing program, seed coating, alfalfa in horse and beef diets and other topics. There will also be a trade show. A $15 registration fee, payable at the door, includes proceedings, refreshments and lunch.

    Extension Council to meet

  • Barn tales: If old barns could talk

    John Poteet, a frequent contributor to The LaRue County Herald News, has a great fondness for old barns. He saw a pair of barns, standing about 400-feet apart on the same farm in the Leafdale community, and was inspired to submit the following:
    If old barns could talk, these two old barns like two old men sitting in rocking chairs on the porch of their retirement home might have a conversation something like this. We’ll call the old barns Grover and Wilson.
    “How old are you, Wilson?”

  • Beware of grass tetany in cattle

    Michelle Arnold, UK Extension Veterinarian encourages cow/calf producers to start feeding high magnesium mineral. Grass will be greening up soon so it is best to be proactive to prevent grass tetany.
    Grass tetany is caused by abnormally low magnesium in the bloodstream of cattle. Pregnant cows should be fed supplemental magnesium from 60 days before calving until the beginning of the breeding season to help prevent it.

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-21-12

    Youth softball registration
    LaRue County youth softball registration is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. League is for girls 6U to 16U. For more information, contact Greg Cooper at gregcooper21@gmail.com.

    Youth baseball signups

  • Lady Hawks enter District tourney after wins over Washington, Campbellsville

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown had 22 points, four steals and three assists as the visiting Lady Hawks (16-10) held on for their second straight win (48-40) Feb. 14 over Washington County.
    Freshman guard Alexis Brewer added seven points and five rebounds, while junior forward Alisha Durbin and senior guard Nancy Howell each scored six points.
    Haley Holt added five points; Allison Evans had two.
    Campbellsville
    clobbered
    The Lady Hawks clobbered Campbellsville 67-32 Thursday.

  • Hawks end season with victory over Marion County

    The LaRue County High School Hawks defeated Washington County 74-53 Feb. 14 in Springfield.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran led scoring with 24 points and five rebounds; junior guard Kelton Ford had 19 points and six rebounds.
    Junior guard Dustin Coulter scored nine, hitting three-of-three field goal attempts and one free throw.
    Rounding out the scoring were Jackson Venegas with eight; Kyle Meredith, Jonathon Firquin and Tyler Howell with four; and Kody Key with two points.
    Firquin had also three rebounds.
    Marion mashed

  • Hawks win berth in District final

    GREENSBURG - LaRue County didn’t let Caverna hang around this time.
    Senior guard Kyle Sheeran got hot from outside early, the Hawks clamped down defensively and they moved into the 18th District Tournament final for the fourth straight year.
    Sheeran scored a team-high 18 points and three other LaRue County players reached double figures as the top-seeded Hawks rolled past fourth-seeded Caverna, 75-42 in Monday night’s semifinal at Green County High School.

  • Mat Hawks set school records at State Tourney

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks took second place in the small school division and fourth place overall at the 2012 KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday in Lexington.  
    Senior Bernard Ray was a state champion. The Mat Hawks had two state runners-up and five other state placers.