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Today's News

  • PHOTO: 4-H Bracelets

     

    Madison Wilmoth assists Alyssa Jones with constructing her rubber band bracelet during a special class held in January. Due to the popularity of the class a second class is being held 2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Extension office. Members can learn how to construct different designs from each other.  Participants need to bring their own loom and rubber bands.

  • Extension memories wanted

     Submit an Extension memory and get a chance to win $100.

    This year the national Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating its 100th year anniversary. If you have a favorite memory or story from some Extension-related experience such as Ag, Homemakers or 4-H, share it with the LaRue County Extension Office (270-358-3401). All who submit a memory will be eligible for a $100 prize which will be drawn on March 15 at the Extension Expo. Memories can be dropped off at the Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, or emailed to marcy.ward@uky.edu.

  • COLUMN: Consider several factors in grazing livestock

      Grazing represents the cheapest way to feed cattle and other ruminants on a cost per pound of nutrient basis. Let’s review briefly some considerations of a defined grazing program. 

  • COLUMN: Heart disease is more deadly than cancer

     Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of illness and death for North American women and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. February is Women’s Heart Health Month, and it is a great time for women to start taking better care of their hearts all year round.

    It’s important to know your personal risk for heart disease and family history. Common risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and overweight or obesity.

  • ALES students enjoy Dynamath

     

    Each Wednesday, 16 fifth-graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School participate in a math extension class using the Scholastic publication Dynamath. The group, selected by math teacher Karlotta Cecil, looks forward to their extra time of math problem-solving, which not only involves the magazine, but offers videos and math games that they often do together. All of the Dynamath activities are also available online so students may continue their lesson at home.

  • PHOTO: ECTC Choir
  • Volunteers needed for LaRue County Reads

     One of the largest volunteer programs at Abraham Lincoln Elementary is its LaRue County Reads group.

    Formed about eight years ago, this group of volunteer readers range in age from high school age to senior citizens. They dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes a week to read with a preselected student and often take on at least two children to mentor if their schedule allow.

  • Concerts to benefit Addie

     A Louisville bar is hosting two benefit concerts next month — one of which features a prominent country star — to help recoup financial losses for an Elizabethtown toddler fighting cancer.

    Nick Nowinski, owner of Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, has booked country musician Gary Allan for a show at 6 p.m. March 25. Doors open at 4 p.m. and an opening act takes the stage at 5 p.m., he said.

  • Food Check Out Week: Feb. 16-22

     Kentucky Farm Bureau leaders across the state are celebrating national “Food Check-Out Week,” Feb. 16-22, to mark the time of year when the average American has earned enough income to meet his or her annual cost of food.

  • PHOTO: Rep. Meredith greets Leadership class

     State Representative Michael Meredith met with members of the Leadership LaRue class last week in Frankfort. From left, Martha Read, Michelle Rogers, Missy Milby, Angel French, Jason Detre, Krista Levee, Hazel Hinton, Meredith, Teleana Davis, Paul Richey, Kayla Moore, Nathan Highbaugh and Chad Puyear.