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Today's News

  • LaRue County High School art exhibit open May 11

    Monique Hanna’s art students will reveal their works to the public at the fourth annual LaRue County High School Studio Art Exhibit 6-8 p.m. May 11 in the school library.
    The show will display the creations of the six seniors and 14 juniors that make up the Advanced Studio Art Class. Hanna said the seniors will exhibit at least five pieces each, with the juniors (depending on space) showing two of their works.

  • Farm Calendar 5-9-12

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    The LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers Association will meet 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Extension Office. Dr. Mike Keller will be present “Minerals Matter,” a program teaching the importance of mineral supplementation for sheep and goats. There will also be election of officers and planning for the LaRue County Fair sheep and goat shows. The meal will be potluck. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Forest Leadership Program

  • Conservation District accepting requests for cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program May 14 through June 15.           

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau looking for 2012 Farmer of the Year, applications must be postmarked by July 2

    Kentucky Farm Bureau is on the lookout for the best of the best as it calls for applications for the 2012 KFB Farmer of the Year award. The organization initiated a Farmer of the Year awards program as a way to recognize KFB members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 5-9-12

    Poultry
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5:00 p.m. May 9 at the Extension Office.
     
    Photography
    The 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30 p.m. May 11 at the Extension Office.
     
    Dog Club
    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. May 12 at the Extension Office. Bring your dogs on a leash if it’s not raining.

    4-H Explorers
    The 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the Extension Office.

  • Chemicals can affect water safety

    May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month. We can observe it by helping keep our groundwater safe from contaminants.  
    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of farming, but, if misapplied, can lead to groundwater contamination. As farmers plant and grow crops this year, they should take steps to reduce the chance of farm chemicals in groundwater:
    Read the manufacturer’s label for each chemical and follow label directions for safe use and disposal.

  • Cloverbud Camp signups going on now

    If your kindergartener to 8-year-old is ready for an overnight 4-H camping experience then Cloverbud Camp is the place to start. Cloverbud Camp is specifically designed for young campers and their parents, who are not ready for a week of a residential camping experience. The length of stay is two nights and three days.
    Campers participate in the traditional camp activities offered at 4-H camp including canoeing, riflery, cooking, fishing and nature as well as fun afternoon and evening activities including swimming and field games.  

  • Barn, farm implements destroyed by fire

     Local firefighters struggled to contain a barn fire on S. L&N Turnpike Sunday afternoon but the structure, along with several farming implements, was a total loss.

    Chris Shaw had finished mowing some fields on the Buffalo farm of Josh and Jamie Marksbury, his brother-in-law and sister, about 5:30 p.m. He parked the tractor and bush hog in the barn and returned to the house.

  • Sports Shorts updated 5-9-12

    Sports physicals scheduled
    Sports physicals for LaRue County High and Middle School athletes will be 9-9:30 a.m. May 12 in Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, Elizabethtown. Cost is $10. For more information, contact David Dawson at LCHS at 358-2210.

    Spring Hoot 5K
    Barren River Lake State Resort Park will host the Spring Hoot 5K race on May 12. Awards will be presented for each division and overall male and female winners for the 5K run. Prizes will also be given and all participants are eligible.

  • Track and Field: LINCOLN TRAIL HEARTLAND CONFERENCE MEET, CARL DEATON CLASSIC

    LINCOLN TRAIL HEARTLAND
    CONFERENCE MEET
    CECILIA — Results from May 1 meet at Central Hardin High School:

    GIRLS (Nine teams)
    TEAM RESULTS
      9. LaRue County, 23

    INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
    100-Meter Dash
    14. Shaila Winston, 14.60
    20. Logan Grant, 16.10

    200-Meter Dash
    13. Alisha Durbin, 30.07
    15. Patricia Gibson, 30.68

    400-Meter Dash
    16. Abby French, 1:14.79
    18. Nichole Thomas, 1:22.27

    800-Meter Run