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Today's News

  • Patterson awarded educational award in national competition

    Lauren Faye Patterson of Upton has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.
    She is the daughter of Andrew and Susan Patterson and plans to use the grant to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Patterson is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

  • Schools prepare for spring testing; counselor anticipates retirement

    LaRue County Schools are looking for progress in each of the areas tested as the district enters statewide spring testing.
    All schools continue to prepare for the reading, math, science and writing assessments in various ways.  Summer Garris, senior class adviser and LaRue County High School teacher, said her school is using a spinoff of a television series to go with a “Survivor-Ramp Up” theme that includes an acronym designed to help students ready themselves for the tests.  

  • Brown harvests six bearded Tom turkey

    John Brown, of Hodgenville, harvested this unique Tom turkey on April 19. It weighed 23.72 pounds and had one-inch spurs. The bird has six beards and would be classified as a non-typical Tom. The total length of the beards measured 40.875 inches. Brown has harvested five double bearded birds and one triple bearded Tom in his hunting career, but this bird is a once in a lifetime trophy and is classified as very rare.
     

  • Farm News: Update April 26, 2011

    Farm Service Agency is relocating
    The Hardin/LaRue Farm Service Agency is moving to 250 Sportsman Lake Road, Elizabethtown, the week of April 25. The office will re-open May 2. Services will be extremely limited; call 765-2702 to ensure service has been restored.
    Garden Project
    LaRue County Community Action will hold its annual garden project 1 p.m. April 28. The program is income based and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Faith Miller at 358-3937.
     

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated April 26, 2011

    Register now for 4-H Camp
    4-H Camp will be June 28-July 1 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Applications are available from the Extension Service office or www.ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/summercamp. It is open to LaRue County youth ages 9-14 and in grades 3-8. Cost for campers is $165. An $85 deposit will hold the child’s spot until May 20 when full payment is due. Scholarship applications are available for those with financial need. Space is limited for campers and adult and teen leaders. For more information, call 358-3401.

    Wranglers 4-H Horse Club

  • Success tips for cash hay operation

    As a follow up to last week’s column, let’s consider some additional tips to be profitable in hay production and marketing.
    Develop a plan to first harvest the heaviest production in a timely fashion. This first harvest can be nearly 50 percent of your annual yield on good stands in good years. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

  • Livestock barn exhibited fine carpentry craftsmanship

    This picture on the right, taken several years ago is of a once proud old livestock barn that was a perfect exhibition of the best of LaRue County sawed hardwood lumber and the best of carpentry craftsmanship. I saw this old barn years ago when, while it was deteriorating, what it once was, was easily visible. It is presently only a heap of rotted and rotting lumber.

  • SPORTS SHORTS: Updated April 26, 2011

    American Red Cross Golf Scramble
    The American Red Cross Golf Scramble is 9 a.m. April 29 at the Elizabethtown Country Club. Bring your own team or be assigned a team. Cost is $50 per person. This includes a continental breakfast, lunch, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, goody bag, prizes and prize money. There is a $10,000 hole-in-one, sponsored by American Mining.

  • Campbellsville wins share of MSC title

    Campbellsville University men’s tennis blew past University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Saturday, 6-0, to finish the Mid-South Conference season with a 3-1 record and share of their first MSC title.
    The Tigers won all three doubles matches including Zac Malyon and Terry Caven’s 8-0 win.
    Caven, a junior at CU, is a former standout LaRue County High School tennis player.

  • Lady Hawks defeat John Hardin, 13-6

    The homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks exploded for 12 runs in the first three innings and finished with 14 hits en route to a 13-6 win over John Hardin April 18.
    “They’ve come a long way since the start of the season,” said LaRue County coach Aaron Howell. “They’ve been working hard in practices and before games. They’ve been real focused here lately. The bats came alive tonight.”
    That much was evident early.