Today's News

  • It's optimal haymaking season

    Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield.

    “The stage of maturity at which the hay is cut is the biggest factor that affects quality,” said Tom Keene, UK hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

  • Garden of Close Quarters mirrors family life

    I have seven older siblings. That’s right, seven. At times, they are all annoying and bossy ... and older.

    When we gather for meals around Dad’s kitchen table, it’s like squeezing sardines in a can. Close quarters.

    Speaking of close quarters, I planted two rows of Peruvian purple corn much too close to one another. Ditto, two rows of zinnia.

    I am fully aware of these quasi-planting errors.

  • Farm News - July 2

    Farmers Market offers more dates in July

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be set up from noon to 6 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville (beside Lincoln Jamboree). For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    State Fair entries

  • Take care when handling cattle in hot weather

    It is hot.

    Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to make sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits.

    Above ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • Sports Shorts - July 2

    Swimming pool hours

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool is open every day until school starts back on Aug. 6. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

    It can be rented 6-9 p.m. for pool parties.

    Admission to the pool is $6 for ages 12 and older and $3 for ages under 12. A pool pass for a family of four can be purchased for $30.

    To book a party or for more information, call 270-734-1763 or 270-358-5885.

    Summersville Day 2-Mile Run and Walk

  • LaRue to host U-7 Cal Ripken District Tournament

    The brackets for the Cal Ripken District 7 youth baseball tournaments have been released.

    The U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10 and U-12 tournaments start July 8, while the U-15 tournament begins July 11.

    U-7. The tournament at Hodgenville City Park features Elizabethtown, Grayson County, LaRue County and Meade County.

    LaRue County meets Meade County at 6 p.m. July 8, while Elizabethtown faces Grayson County at 8. The winners meet at 6 p.m. July 9, while the losers face off at 8.

  • Another Level Camp welcomes Clem Haskins

    Paul Handley hosted a free basketball camp for local children at his home in June.

    “Another Level Basketball Academy,” provided four days of instruction to students from first-to-12th grade.

    “The reason that I have this camp is a lot of young men don’t have the money to pay for a camp. I want to give back to the community – I’m never going to charge for a basketball camp, said Handley.”

    According to Handley, the camp is getting bigger every year. This year, a few people from Indiana attended the camp.

  • Carol George to serve as sports medicine trainer

    In 2006 I had the opportunity to meet with a representative of the newly-formed Hardin Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine program. That meeting with Eric Oliver quickly became a great relationship with HMH and LaRue County High School.

    Over the last eight years LCHS has been fortunate to be a part of the HMH Sports Medicine program. We have had great trainers since 2006, and are pleased to announce that Carol George will assume responsibilities this week as LCHS certified athletic trainer.

  • National motocross champ off to Murray

    Not only has Reese Merrick, a 2014 LaRue County High School graduate, earned a diploma for his work in school, he also is the holder of state and national motocross titles, claiming his first when he was 7 years old.

    “I was sitting in our living room, watching motocross on TV with my stepdad,” the 18-year-old Upton area resident recalled. “I wanted to do what they were doing, and I told him that I wished I had a bike so that I could do that.”

  • Glendale Children's Home sells

     Ron Biddle of Carlisle traveled more than 200 miles to look at Glen Dale Children’s Home one final time Saturday as the property was being sold at auction.

    The property that once housed troubled and orphaned children and closed five years ago included more than 272 acres and 13 decaying structures broken up into 10 tracts sold Saturday for more than $1.77 million, including buyer’s premium. The sale averaged more than $5,900 an acre.