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Today's News

  • Donors make a difference with the gift of life

    The need for blood is constant. In fact every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need.
    That’s why on the second Tuesday of every other month, downtown Hodgenville is lined with signs urging people to donate blood at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.
    “It’s a simple, but life saving process,” said Volunteer Coordinator Faye Puyear “The actual giving blood part only takes eight to 10 minutes.”

  • Barren man pleads guilty to crashing into Lincoln statue

    A Barren County man pleaded guilty in LaRue Circuit Court earlier this month to one count of criminal mischief and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He’s expected to receive a diverted sentence.
    Police say Jeremy Scott Veatch, 24, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus on U.S. 31-E just after 4 a.m. on April 10. The car entered the traffic island on Lincoln Square and struck the “Lincoln as a Boy” statue.

  • PHOTO: One big cat
  • 4-H Dog Club teaches care and training to youth

    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Extension Office. New members are welcome to attend. Do not bring your dog to this meeting.      
    The 4-H Dog Care and Training Project is a valuable experience that teaches youth to raise and understand animals as well as master important life skills.

  • Farm News: Updated 10-25

    Extension Council to meet
    LaRue County Extension Council will meet noon Nov. 1 at the Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road. Future program planning will be discussed. The Extension District Board will meet immediately afterwards.

    Wildlife Habitat
    applications accepted

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-25

    Dog Club to meet
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Do not bring dogs to this meeting. New members are welcome to attend. The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18 with an interest in dogs. Younger youth, ages 5 to 8 may join and attend meetings, but are not allowed to participate in competitive events. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 or attend the meeting. Membership forms may be completed at the meeting for anyone who is new to the club.

  • Modern gun season for deer opens Nov. 12

    Hunters often wonder about rules and regulations concerning deer hunting. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky’s most popular big game hunting season:
    Q: Does modern gun season for deer open on Nov. 12 every year?
    A: No. It opens statewide on the second Saturday in November. The actual date changes annually due to calendar shift.
    Q: How long is modern gun season open?

  • Corn variety plots results announced

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator this year was Kevin McCubbin.
    Seed companies supply seed, assist at planting and harvest and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • PHOTO: Flying high

    LaRue County Middle School cheerleaders stunt during a recent game.

  • State college savings plan to give away $1,000

    The best time for a family to start saving for college is when a child is born. For that reason, the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust will award $1,000 college savings accounts to four lucky babies born in Kentucky.
    Parents, legal guardians or grandparents are invited to enter online at www.kysaves.com for a chance to win. One entry will be randomly selected at the end of each calendar quarter through Sept. 30, 2012. Babies born in the 12 months before each quarterly drawing are eligible.