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Today's Features

  • Campbellsville University’s University Chorale has kicked off its annual spring tour across Kentucky. It will take the ensemble to various cities across the commonwealth through Feb. 28.

    The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Tony Cunha, assistant professor of music and associate dean of the School of Music at CU, will perform at churches and a high school during the tour.

    Carmen Drake and Blake Whitlock, both of Hodgenville, are members of the chorale.

    The remaining schedule for the tour is:

  • ALES

    Feb. 25 – School Culture Committee, 3 p.m.

    Feb. 26 – Conservation Awards banquet 6 p.m. at Extension Office

    March 1 – Special SBDM meeting at 5 p.m. in Gearon Conference Room   

    March 2 – Family Reading Night in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday 6-7:45 p.m.

    LCHS

    LCHS SBDM rescheduled

    The LaRue County High School SBDM Council meeting is rescheduled for 4:30 Feb. 24 in the high school conference room.

    WKU admissions visit

  • With Ol’ Man Winter bringing cold days and frosty nights to the state, the temptation to warm one’s toes at a wood stove’s blazing fire can be too much to resist. According to the National Ag Safety Database, heating equipment is the number one cause of home fires. So safety precautions should be taken by those wishing to heat their homes with a wood stove.

  • Alfalfa is a high quality, high yielding, perennial legume and is incredibly versatile under proper management. It can be grown in pure stands or mixtures for grazing, and can be the best legume choice for a grass-legume grazing.  There are numerous grazing tolerant varieties now available so there is no need to be as concerned about persistence under grazing (providing it is properly managed).

  • A Howardstown farm family represented Kentucky at the American Farm Bureau meeting Jan. 10-12 in Seattle where judges selected the Outstanding Young Farm Family. They came away national winners.

    Aaron and Ashley Reding and their children Kathryn, 9, Andrew, 4, and Adam, 15 months, were announced state titlists at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Dec. 4 in Louisville. Prior to that, the LaRue County Farm Bureau entrants were among three regional winners announced in July.

  • Grain Marketing Short Course

    A Grain Marketing Short Course will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the Hardin County Extension Service in Elizabethtown. Various elements of grain marketing will be discussed including cash contracts, futures, basis, hedging, ACRE, crop insurance and marketing strategies. Enrollment is limited and there is a $20 registration fee. For enrollment or for more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 358-3401. 

               

  • County Homemaker Scholarship

    A $400 scholarship is available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Service office (358-3401) or on the office Web site ces. ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Service office by March 12.

  • Feb. 16 – Headstart

    Feb. 17 – Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Learning Tree, TLC, Hines Lane, Country Lane, Childress Loop, Warren Rd., Logan DeSpain Rd.

    Feb. 18 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, LaRue Baptist School

    Feb. 23 – LCHS, LCMS, Bethany’s, Valerie’s, Senior Citizens Center, Adult Daycare

    Feb. 24 – Even Start

    Feb. 25 – First Friends, Preschool, Even Start, Preschool

  • The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold an orientation meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Extension Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.  The 4-H Shooting Sports program is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. If you are interested, but not already a member of 4-H, membership forms will be available at the meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting with their children. Volunteers are always needed to help the coaches during practices. 

  • Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pastures in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.