Today's News

  • Farm News

    County Agricultural Development Council Meeting
    The LaRue County Agricultural Development Council will meet 7:30 p.m. May 30 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information, call 358-3401.

    CRP sign-up
    A four-week Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up ends June 14. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.

  • Providing high-quality forage boosts animal performance

    Producing and feeding high quality forages is vital to improved animal performance, whether the goal is more pounds of milk, a higher rate of gain, or improved conception.

    Forage quality is defined as the extent to which a forage, whether pasture, hay or silage, has the ability to produce the desired animal response.

    While many factors affect forage quality, the stage of maturity at harvest or grazing is the single most important consideration. It also is the one where producers can make the most progress.

  • No-till drills available from Conservation District

    The LaRue County Conservation District has three no-till drills available for rent.

    No till planting leaves most of the soil surface undisturbed as the drill places seeds directly into the soil without plowing or disking.

    Michelle Ogden, administrative secretary for the Conservation District, said two 10-foot drills and one 7-foot native grass drill are available.

    “Rates are competitive at $8 per acre, with a minimum of $50 per rental,” Ogden said.

  • Rain brings no rest for Yard Boy

    With all the rainfall in the last week, the garden at Groundhog Hill is pretty darn muddy, so there’s not much to do except to stand and to stare at the blank rows and to yell in a public pool lifeguard-type voice, “Is anything germinating under there?”

    So like all super amateur gardeners with some time on their hands, I have assumed a dual identity. I like to think of him as Estate Manager, but my father has another name for him: Yard Boy.

  • 5th Region Tournament Update

    Girls Region Tourney

    The Lady Hawks advance to the semi-finals of the 5th Regional Tournament after a 12-2 win in 5 innings over Nelson County.

    LaRue will play Central Hardin at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson County High School.

    Boys’ Region tourney

    The Hawks lost 11-1 in five innings to Central Hardin in first round of the 5th Region Tournament.

  • Memorial service planned for officer

    Bardstown Police have announced a candle light vigil will be held at 9 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the Bardstown Police Station.

    The vigil is in memory of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, who was murdered early Saturday morning on the off-ramp of exit 34 on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    "We encourage anyone who wishes to participate to join us in the tribute," a statement fro the department read.

    The department said there will be a limited number of candles and encourages people to bring their own.

  • KSP holds press conference about shooting

    The fatal shooting of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis early Saturday morning was premeditated murder, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police said at a press conference in Elizabethtown Sunday.

    “Someone planned this,” Master Trooper Norman Chaffins told reporters “Someone planned to shoot somebody … at that location at that time.”

    However, police aren’t absolutely certain that Ellis was the target.

  • Officer was ambushed

    The Bardstown Police officer who was killed early Saturday morning on the Blue Grass Parkway exit ramp at Bloomfield Road (Ky. 55) was apparently ambushed by someone with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin.

    Whoever shot Ellis fired on him from a hill above the Exit 34 ramp, Houghlin told the TV station. When a reporter asked if the shooting was an ambush, the coroner answered, "I would say that is definitely what happened."

  • 5th Region Baseball: LaRue faces Green

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson stated the obvious following Saturday morning’s 5th Region Baseball Tournament draw. He has been through this a time or two before, so he doesn’t get too caught up in the pairings.

    “It doesn’t matter who you play, we have to come out and be at the top of our game,” Thompson said. “Everyone in the tournament is a good team and whoever you play is probably going to throw their best (pitcher). We have to be ready to play.”

  • 5th Region Softball Tourney starts Monday

    BARDSTOWN — Saturday morning’s 5th Region Softball Tournament draw at first-time host Nelson County.

    The defending champions will take the field first as the 18th District Tournament runner-up Green County Lady Dragons (21-9) take on the 20th District champion Taylor County Lady Cardinals (29-9) at 11 a.m. Monday. The teams met May 8 in Campbellsville with Green County eking out a 1-0 victory.