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Today's News

  • Friends, family remember Ashley

    Words spoken at a memorial service for Ashley Long Jan. 31 at LaRue County Middle School assured the relatives, students, and school staff that though gone, she will not be forgotten.
    Eleven-year-old Long, a sixth-grade student, lost her four-year battle with leukemia Jan. 8. As a celebration of her life, the student body filed into the school’s gymnasium to hear teachers and Long’s classmate and friend, Sydney Pepper, speak briefly about the positive influence the daughter of Todd and Linda Long had on all those around her.

  • COLUMN: Pasture renovation pays

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve their pasture and hay fields. Pastures and other forages feed the county’s 24,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. It will soon be time to renovate this year.

    Pasture renovation (seeding legumes, usually clover, into an established grass stand) is a win-win situation because it decreases production costs and increases animal performance, which should result in increased income.

  • Division of Forestry is collecting seeds

    Have you ever heard the expression, “from one small seed, a mighty tree can grow?” It means that things of lasting value often start small, even though the final results may not be seen for years.

  • New bee virus is mutating

    A new, rapidly mutating virus that leaps from plants to honeybees is threatening agriculture that relies on the bees to pollinate about 90 crops worldwide and generates $14 billion a year, according to a Department of Agriculture study published in the journal mBio. It could be another cause of colony collapse disorder, in which whole hives of bees die.

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 5, 2014

    Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Extension office.

     

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Extension office.

     

    Shooting Sports

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host their annual chili supper and silent auction fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Extension office. Contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information.

  • PHOTO: Cattlemen attend convention

    Kelly Flanders, center, president of the LaRue County Cattlemen's Association, accepted awards for LaRue County (Division 2) largest percentage membership increase for 2013, and Division 2 largest numerical membership increase 2013, during the Jan. 16-17 Kentucky Cattlemen's Convention in Lexington.

  • Extension Council presents awards

    The LaRue County Extension Council presented leadership awards at its annual banquet Jan. 27.

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Ann Flanders and Dale Dobson were the recipients of the 2014 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.

    Grassroots

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau was established in the early 1920s by county farm leaders. It provides insurance and other benefits to its more than 3,000 members.

  • WKU announces Dean's List

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the LaRue County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the fall 2013 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List.

    Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk.

    To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.

  • Senior Activities: Feb. 5, 2014

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Ryan’s Family Steak House 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Touch of Class will provide musical entertainment. For more information, call 270-765-7035.

     

    Senior Citizens music

  • Joseph Brey graduates from Washington University

    Joseph K. Brey, son of Jack and Karyn Brey of Hodgenville, earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in December 2013.

    Brey graduated with a doctor of occupational therapy from the School of Medicine.

    Brey will begin an occupational therapist position at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., later this month.

    Brey earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from University of Kentucky in Lexington, in 2010.