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Today's News

  • Cecil attends WKU's 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute from June 23 to June 27.

    Katy Blair Cecil, a teacher at LaRue County High School, was one of 431 educators, who attended. The group included representatives from 75 Kentucky school districts, 14 Kentucky independent school districts, three Kentucky Diocese, 17 states and three countries.

  • Wheat variety test results are available at the Extension Office

    Despite some issues with winter injury in wheat and some concerns over DON (deoxynivalenol) in the harvested crop, most LaRue County farmers had very good wheat yields this year. Growers now are selecting the varieties they will grow for the 2014-15 crops.

    As growers select their varieties, they should consider results of the UK Small Grain Variety Performance Test. In the 2013-14 growing season, 112 wheat varieties were evaluated in six locations across Kentucky, under both no-till and conventional tillage systems.

  • Little Merchants: Newspaper carriers featured in new book

     About 50 years ago, Grant Wise was hired at his first job.

    He was only 11, but he handled duties that would make some grownups cry in protest.

    Up at 3 a.m., seven days a week, he pedaled his bicycle, while hefting a heavy canvas bag, for miles through the dark streets of Hodgenville – no matter the weather. He retraced his route in the afternoon.

    He was a newspaper boy.

  • It's time for Zinnia Fest at the hill; LaRue invites all to come see the vivid colors in his garden

    Next to Arbor Day, I don’t know of a holiday more exciting than the one that is fast approaching.

    This extra-special day comes around only once per year and is smack dab in the middle of the summer. Friends and family gather to celebrate a favorite flower that makes all of our spot of garden just a little more beautiful: Zinnia Fest.

    The second annual Zinnia Fest is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 26, at Groundhog Hill.

    Grab your gardening scissors, a pail of water and cut a colorful bouquet for your Sunday lunch table.

  • Coach Howell accepts new role with Hardin school

    For the last 34 years, Aaron Howell has associated himself with the color blue. Growing up he found himself, like many people in Kentucky, a big University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. In high school he sported the E’town blue, and then UK blue as a college graduate. His first job as an assistant coach was at North Hardin with school colors of blue and black.

  • PHOTO: New landscaping at schools

     W.L. Miller, maintenance worker for LaRue County Schools, cut trees beside LaRue County High School last week to make way for new landscaping.

  • Meredith brings home another state championship

    Madeline Meredith won her division in the 50-meter backstroke in the 12-and-under Kentucky Long Course State Championship with a time of 34.60 seconds. She set another state record for the 9-10 years age group.

    A member of the Elizabethtown Dolphins’ swim team, she broke a teammate’s record of 34.81 set in April 2013.

    She also took second in the 100-meter backstroke; fourth in the 100-meter butterfly; and fourth in the 100-meter freestyle.

    She took third for overall points.

  • PHOTO: Cattlemen's Dinner

     The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association provided a meal at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmers’ Summer Outing on July 12. The event was held at Ryan and Misty Bivens’ Fresh Start Farms.  

  • 10U tournament brought 16 top teams to county

    LaRue County hosted the West Kentucky Cal Ripken 10U State Tournament last week, giving residents a chance to enjoy the best of youth league baseball action.

    The LaRue County All-Stars, coached by Jerry McBride, had the three toughest teams – out of 16 – in their pool.

    The team “played hard and was excited to be there,” said McBride, but it wasn’t enough to overpower the eventual two-time state champion – Germantown; Jeffersontown; and three-year finalist Saint Matthews.

  • News of Record - July 23

    DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.