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Today's News

  • KYA offers students a ‘real-life’ government experience

    LaRue County High School delegates to this year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly not only learned about current issues but also gained insight into the political process.
    The Assembly, held in Frankfort and Louisville last month, was a hands-on learning experience where 45 Kentucky high school delegations wrote, debated, and voted on pieces of legislation which could affect the lives of Kentuckians.
    Ben Schell, an LCHS social studies teacher who is a co-adviser for the group, feels that KYA is an excellent opportunity for students.

  • CSP cut-off set for Jan. 13

    The ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program is Jan. 13, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1220

    Cooking Club
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.  
     Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.

  • Farm News updated 1220

    LaRue County Extension District Board to meet
    The LaRue County Extension District Board will meet noon, Jan. 4 at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Officer elections will be held. The meeting is open to the public.  
     
    Dead animal pickup
    For dead animal pickup, call Bluegrass Recycling at 1-888-744-1186. The cost is $87.50 and the LaRue County Conservation District will reimburse the landowner 75 percent of the cost with receipt. For more information, call the Conservation District office at 358-3132.

  • Sheep and Goat office awarded $40,000 grant

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office for $40,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to continue the services provided by the office to sheep and goat producers.
    These funds will help continue the organization’s marketing and education efforts through their multi-state publication HoofPrint Magazine, which spotlights Kentucky producers, members, extension and Department of Agriculture specialists. This project also includes three part-time staff positions for the office.

  • Cold weather may bring in Kudzu bug

    As the weather grows colder, many insects will enter people’s homes in search of warmth and shelter. A new pest that could enter homes this winter is the kudzu bug, said Doug Johnson, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Emerald ash borer found in Hardin County

    The emerald ash borer has been found in six new Kentucky counties as a result of the 2011 trapping survey conducted by the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist.
    The borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees, is now found in Anderson, Boyle, Bracken, Garrard, Hardin and Scott counties. The borer was already known to exist in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Fayette, Jessamine, Franklin, Henry, Owen, Shelby, Woodford, Boyd, Greenup, Jefferson and Oldham counties.

  • Fall brood cows need quality hay

    Some beef producers think brood cows don’t need high quality hay going into winter because cows’ nutritional needs are lower if they are not in late gestation or have a calf at their side. However, winter feeding costs constitute up to half the expenses of keeping brood cows. 

  • PHOTO: Sixth graders win tournament
  • Smoky Mountain Duals a true test for Mat Hawks

    Wrestling USA magazine is calling it one of the toughest tournaments in the South this year. Tomorrow and Friday, the LaRue County Mat Hawks will compete in the Smoky Mountain Duals in Pigeon Forge, facing some of the best from around the entire South.
    This year head coach Gary Canter has put together the “toughest schedule ever” for any of his teams. The Mat Hawks have risen to the challenge at every turn.