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Today's News

  • Scholarship available for early childhood development

    Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times annually for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Reed accepted to West Point

    LaRue County High School senior Spenser Reed has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
    Cadets who enter the academy must do so with a nomination from a U.S. Senator or Congressman, and after completion of the four-year program are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • LaRue teachers receive Excellence in Teaching award

    On May 21 Campbellsville University will recognize teachers Missy Flanders, David Noe and Chris Price as this year’s LaRue County recipients of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
    The university began the award program in 1987 to recognize quality teaching and learning taking place throughout Kentucky.
    Flanders learned that she was the latest recipient while preparing for national board teacher certification the last of March.

  • Farmers have 30 days to submit notice of livestock losses to LIP

    Farmers who suffered losses of livestock due to the recent storms and flooding in Kentucky are reminded that they have 30 days after the livestock loss was apparent to submit a notice of loss with their local Farm Service Agency office. The notice of loss is the first step toward applying for partial reimbursement under the Livestock Indemnity Program.

  • Farm News: updated 5/11/11

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. May 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
     
    Goat and Sheep Producers meet; guest speaker is Ken Andries

  • Tractor rollovers cause fatalitites

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, agriculture ranks as one of the most hazardous industries in the country. In fact, between 1992 and 2007, the CDC reports that 8,088 farm workers in the U.S. died from work-related injuries.
    The leading cause of death: tractor rollovers, accounting for an average of 96 deaths annually. Additionally, the Farm Safety Association declares that about half of all fatal tractor accidents are caused by rollovers.

  • 4-H Calendar: updated 5/11/11

    Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. May 13 at the Extension Office.
     
    Rally Day in Bardstown
    LaRue County 4-H champions will participate in the Area 4-H Rally Day May 14 in Bardstown.  The event includes speeches, demonstrations, talent show and fashion revue.
     
    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the Extension Office.
     
    Livestock Club

  • Target spot in tobacco float beds

    Several diseases can affect tobacco seedlings in float beds.  These include anthracnose, blue mold, collar rot, pythium root rot, damping off (soreshin), blackleg, and target spot. Pythium root rot and target spot usually are the most common. Let’s look at target spot today.
    Target spot begins in localized areas and commonly occurs after the plant canopy has fully formed. Small, water-soaked lesions appear on leaves and will expand rapidly under conditions of warm temperatures (greater than 75 degrees) and high humidity.  

  • Sports Shorts: updated 5/11/2011

    Upcoming events
    n The region tennis tournament will be played May 13, 14, 16 and 17 at University Courts, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    n The Region 2 track meet will be held May 19 at Central Hardin High School.
    n District baseball and softball tournaments will be played May 23-24 at Hart County High School.
    n Region softball tournament will be played May 30, 31 and June 1 at LaRue County High School.
    n Region baseball tournament will be played May 30, 31 and June 1 at Central Hardin High School.

  • Moore finished 15th at Spring classic

    Former LaRue County golfer Cody Moore finished 15th at the Northern Kentucky University Spring Classic at Pendleton Country Club in Butler and 20th at the North Alabama Spring Classic at the Fighting Joe course in Muscle Shoals, Ala.