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Today's News

  • TRACK: Lady Hawks learn teamwork

     The strength of this year’s LaRue County High School girls’ track team likely lies in the athletes knowing that there is always room for improvement, according to coach Laura Kudrna.

    “None of the girls come out thinking they know it all or that they are the sole individual to win it all for the team,” said the fifth-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, in her third year as coach. “We all know that everyone contributes to the team, whether it’s an individual event, relay or field.”

  • Turkey season begins in April

     With opening day of the statewide season just three weeks away, Kentucky turkey hunters can look forward to encountering gobblers of all ages this spring.

    “There will be a higher than average number of jakes (juvenile gobblers) compared to the 2-year-olds and older adult gobblers in our flocks,” said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We should have another good spring season.”

  • COLUMN: Know your health numbers

     Our daily lives are flooded with numbers: PIN numbers, phone numbers and various account numbers. But there are also certain health numbers that can save and extend your life.

    • Cholesterol: less than 200mg/dl.

  • COLUMN: Thistle 'spray day' is April 10

     Musk or nodding thistle is the most common type of thistle locally. The primary growth period is in the spring and summer. However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring.

    The most important step in long-term control of thistle is to prevent flowering, and the production and spread of new seed (which is carried by wind). This can be done by mechanical or chemical control.

  • Spring break: Free admission to Lincoln Museum

     The Lincoln Museum will kick off its 25th anniversary events with LaRue County Week during spring break, April 1-7. Admission is free to any LaRue County resident. 

    Children and adults can follow Lincoln’s footsteps and participate in a scavenger hunt during their visit. Every 25th visitor will receive a small gift.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    The Lincoln Museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 270-358-3163.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 27, 2013

     Explorers

    The 4-H Explorers (Arts and Crafts) Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Dog Club meeting canceled

    The 4-H Dog Club will not meet March 30.

     

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 at the Extension Office.  Call 358-3401 for more information.

     

    Wranglers

  • LCHS Honor Roll - third nine weeks

     LaRue County High School

    Third nine weeks

    All A’s

  • Two nonprofits benefit from farmer's generosity

     Two nonprofit groups are benefiting from the generosity of an agriculture company and the respect of a local farmer.

    Thomas Green of Glendale gave the Lakewood Elementary School athletic department and Central Hardin High School Future Farmers of America each $2,500 he won in a national drawing.

    The FFA participated in a check presentation last week at Central Hardin with Green and a representative of the organization that sponsors the award.

  • Prepare for those spring storms

     Now that we are into spring, storms are a good likelihood and Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company provide simple ways for customers to plan for severe weather. KU takes steps year-round to prepare for the effects of inclement weather and offer customers the following tips and suggestions to plan ahead and also prepare, so they can be safe during storm events:

  • Soybean board: Record year for exports

     These little piggies went to market – international markets, that is, and in record numbers. Despite challenging issues, such as the struggling global economy and trade barriers, U.S. poultry and livestock farmers enjoyed a record year for meat exports, which helps keep domestic demand for U.S. soy strong.

    U.S. poultry, egg and pork shipments exceeded previous highs for value and volume set in 2011. International beef sales dipped slightly in volume but broke the previous value record.