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Today's Features

  • Magnolia Elementary School may be sold in upcoming months – but the old millstone that adorned the grounds for decades won’t be a selling point.

    MES has not been used for classes since it consolidated with Buffalo Elementary School four years ago to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The millstone stayed behind, under a Magnolia tree near the playground.

  • County Clerk announces hours

    The LaRue County Clerk’s office will be open half day Sept. 1 and all day Sept. 2. The office will close Sept. 4 and 6 to honor Labor Day.  

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  • General sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program continue through Aug. 27.

    CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits.

    During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency office.

  • The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Kevin McCubbin’s farm on Old Sonora Road, just south of KY 222. 

    After several years with the grower cooperator being Carlos Tucker, we have changed locations and are working with Kevin McCubbin with our variety plots and field day.

  • If the band’s name – Hooker – has raised your eyebrows, it has done its job.

    “My dad always told me it was like putting ‘free beer’ on the marquee,” said Kyle Williamson, founding member of Hooker.

    Williamson, lead guitarist and vocalist, said the name was meant to draw attention and get people in the door. Once in the door, the reasoning went, the audience would stick around because of the band’s performance.

    The band plays a mix of cover songs and original material.

  • As LaRue County wheat growers select their wheat varieties to seed this fall, they should consider results of the University of Kentucky Small Grain Variety Performance Test. In 2010, 83 wheat varieties from seed companies were evaluated in seven locations across Kentucky. The nearest location to LaRue County was the Stuecker Farm in Hardin County.

  • If you expect a run-of-the-mill sermon when Bro. John Bailey takes to the pulpit, think again.

    Some might even call the former U.S. Army Ranger, who held services at LaRue Baptist Church near Lincoln Farm last Sunday, quite a cut-up when he preaches.

  • Conservation Reserve Program signup

    Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program continues through Aug. 27. Farmers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Farm Service Agency. CRP removes land from agricultural production by entering into long-term contracts with producers. For more information, call FSA at 765-2702.

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  • LaRue County FFA members won two state FFA contests last week and were selected as national finalists in two proficiency areas.

    The Food Science and Technology team will participate in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 20-23 after winning the state contest at Morehead State University on July 26. Members of the team are Nathan Atwell, Brittney Corbin, Ben Tucker and Caleb Whelan.

  • Cooking Club meets

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Cooking Club is open to LaRue County youth with an interest in learning basic cooking skills. For more information, call the Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

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