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Today's News

  • HAWKS SOCCER: Team photo

  • Rains from Isaac give soybeans a boost

     Remnants of Hurricane Isaac provided much needed moisture for most of the state’s soybean crop, said Chad Lee, grain crops specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • SOCCER: Hawks fall to E'town

    After eight straight games under Murphy’s Law – what can go wrong will go wrong – Travis Richardson and the slumping Elizabethtown Panthers finally had something go right Tuesday.
    Richardson had one assist and two goals, including the game winner in the final 4 minutes, as the All-State junior striker helped the visiting Panthers finally hold off the LaRue County Hawks, 4-3 in the area rivals’ inaugural meeting.

  • COLUMN: Grow veggies later in the season

     Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden- fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies.

    Lettuce, spinach, radishes, turnips and beets are quick to mature from seed to harvest. Plus, the cooler temperatures enhance their flavor. Simply count the number of frost-free days left in your growing season and compare it with the number of days from planting to harvest listed on the seed packet.  

  • General Assembly's 2013 schedule set

     The 2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 8 and will last 30 legislative days.

    As usual during an odd-numbered year, in which sessions are half as long as in even-numbered years, the session will have two parts. The first four days of the session – Jan. 8 to Jan. 11 – will focus on organizational work, such as electing legislative leaders, adopting rules of procedure and organizing committees. The introduction and consideration of legislation can also begin during this time.

  • CAIP grants require recordkeeping and site visit

     There are 11 major investment areas eligible for reimbursement in this year’s County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP). All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.

  • 4-H program needs volunteers

     4-H enrollment is currently taking place for 2012-13. School club meetings are being held for 4th and 5th graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school. However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. 

    All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year goes from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

  • Kentucky ranks third in childhood obesity

     Kentucky has the third-highest childhood obesity rate in the country and the seventh-highest rate in adult obesity, Trust for America's Health ‘F as in Fat’ report shows. Sixty percent of Kentucky women and 80 percent of men living in the state are either overweight or obese.

  • Baker graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Matthew R. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Capt. Turner assumes command

     Capt. Mark Turner relieved Capt. Stephen Pachuta as commanding officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka during a change of command ceremony Jul. 27.

    The reception was at the Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Commissioned Officers Mess, Admiralty Room, Benny Decker Theater, Yokosuka, Japan.

    Turner arrived from Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington where he served as executive officer from July 2010 to July 2012.

    Capt. Turner, his wife Sybil and children Charles and Grace, were graciously welcomed and accepted.