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Today's News

  • Kentucky Chain newest addition to quilt trail
  • Thistles can creep up in any field

    Most farmers don’t think much about thistles until they see the plants begin to send up a stalk and then a seed head in late spring. However, now is a good time to inspect pastures for the rosette stage of the plant and take action if needed.

    Thistles are one of the most troublesome weed problems in pastures and hayfields. Thistle plants can interfere with grazing, limit forage availability, and become a major problem for hay production.

  • New sports safety bill signed into law

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed HB 383 into law. The new law includes a measure that requires high school coaches to complete a sports safety course on how to prevent common injuries.

    “This is an important piece of legislation that I hope will protect the health and safety of our student athletes,” Beshear said. “I applaud the sponsors for their efforts to protect our students from the dangers of heatstroke, illness and injuries incurred while participating in sporting events through the bill’s requirements for proper training and equipment.”

  • Grass tetany may be dangerous to livestock

    Grass tetany is a cattle disorder caused by an abnormally low amount of magnesium in the bloodstream of cattle. It can occur in most cattle herds. Pregnant cows should be fed supplemental magnesium from 60 days before calving until the beginning of the breeding season to help prevent grass tetany and maintain proper health for maintenance and rebreeding.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action provides heating assistance

    Do you need assistance with your heating costs? The local Community Action office will assist families of low-income with the LIHEAP crisis program.

    To be eligible for crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • Go online with comments for state historic preservation plan

    The Kentucky State Historic Preservation Plan is a five-year comprehensive plan that addresses critical issues affecting historic and cultural places in Kentucky. As the primary state agency responsible for overseeing historic preservation activities in the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Heritage Council  is charged with developing plan priorities, goals and strategies.

  • KSP giving away a Dodge Challenger

    The Kentucky State Police Trooper Island drawing features a 372-horsepower Dodge Challenger R/T. The vehicle has a black metallic exterior and a dark gray cloth interior. It’s powered by a 5.7-liter V8 MDS VCT engine with a lifetime limited warranty. Other features include 20-inch chrome wheels, a rear spoiler, power sunroof, and six disc CD changer.

  • LaRue Schools on one-hour delay

    Two days after returning from spring break, the LaRue County School System is on a one-hour delay this morning because of snow. Some areas received a half inch or more.

    The overnight snowfall is creating scattered slick spots, particularly on lightly traveled rural roads and bridges or overpasses. Warm ground temperatures protected some streets and parking lots from the impact of the April snow showers. If your vehicle is parked outside, allow extra time to clear all the windows before heading for work or school.

  • $moke ’em ... If you can afford ’em

    House Bill 144, doubling the state tax on cigarette sales, went into effect today, and tobacco consumers have been very vocal in their reaction.

     “It’s ridiculous; highway robbery,” said Sue Ann Twyman as she bought a pack of cigarettes at Smoketown II on Lincoln Boulevard across from LaRue County High School. 

    Clyde Viers, another local cigarette customer at the business, agreed.

  • Tennis team defeats North Hardin

    The LaRue County High School tennis team opened its season with a win over North Hardin, followed by a pair of losses.

    “Our team really looked good against a North Hardin team, winning all our matches and played good against two regional powerhouse teams,” said tennis coach Chris Estes. “We just couldn’t come up with a win.”