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Today's News

  • A friend’s tribute to Celia McDonald

    It was June 1984. I was two weeks out of high school and walking into my first job interview. I had grown up in the Buffalo area with a great love for reading and writing, but all the work I had done so far in my life revolved around mowing yards, helping farmers put up hay, and assisting my Dad move heavy pianos. I had never yet held a public job. I was 17 – and nervous as a cat.

  • State beef assessment set for Nov. 20

    A referendum on whether Kentucky cattle producers may be assessed $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky is scheduled for Nov. 20.

    The referendum will ask Kentucky cattle producers: “Shall the producers of bovine animals assess themselves an additional $1 per head sold, and use the funds so collected by the Kentucky Beef Promotion Council to finance a program to promote and stimulate by research, market development, and education, the use and sale, domestic and foreign, of bovine animal products?”

  • Pottinger named soybean ambassador

    The Kentucky Soybean Association’s Ambassador program was developed to give emerging leaders the opportunity to gain expertise and industry exposure critical to becoming an effective and knowledgeable future board member to the Kentucky Soybean Association or Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    A select group of soybean farmers, including Butler “Quint” Pottinger V of New Haven, will participate in the two-year program to help develop leadership qualities and skills that may be channeled toward future leadership roles in the soybean industry.

  • Corn variety plot harvested

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2014 was Fresh Start Farms.

    Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), 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.

  • Boys eye first district championship

        The LaRue County Boys Soccer team will take an 11-9 record into Tuesday night’s 18th District Tournament as they play tournament host Marion County in semi-final action. The Hawks earned the #2 seed in the tournament with regular season wins over Marion County, Hart County and Campbellsville. The only district loss came to Taylor County.

  • Ladies seek back-to-back championships

        Coming off a 15-3 record last season, and the loss of six seniors, Head Coach Laura Kudrna knew she would experience some growing pains and have to adjust to a new type of squad. The Lady Hawks soccer team has certainly proved people wrong, posting a solid 9-7 record this season.

        LaRue County will enter the 18th District Tournament as the #2 seed and play Hart County at 8 p.m. Tuesday in semi-final action at Marion County.

  • School, district report cards online

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days Choir
  • LIHEAP applications taken at Community Action

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families with energy costs. Federally funded assistance is available in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.

    LaRue County Community Action will begin subsidizing heating assistance to eligible households on Nov. 3.

  • PHOTO: Class of '64