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Today's News

  • School Calendar: Updated 0906

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Activities
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Curriculum Committee Meeting
    The LCHS Curriculum committee will meet 3:10-4 p.m. Sept. 7.

    Site-based council schedule
    LaRue County High School site-based council meetings will be held 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. For more information, contact Principal Paul Mullins at paul.mullins@larue.kyschools.us.

  • Earning GED can be a steep hill to climb

    Sometimes earning one’s GED can be a big hill to climb – literally.
    Josie Singleton, who is obtaining her General Education Diploma at LaRue County School’s Learning Center, knows firsthand the uphill battle.
    Two days each week, the 21-year-old woman who has had spina bifida since birth and is confined to a wheelchair, eases into it and using only her arms, power rolls from her house on Maple Avenue about a half-mile to the learning center located in the district’s central office on College Street.  

  • Joel Ray Sprowls reflects on his past and future at the Lincoln Jamboree

    Joel Ray Sprowls.
    The name is synonymous with LaRue County, country music and The Lincoln Jamboree.
    People may forget where Abraham Lincoln was born – but they know Joel Ray. Anyone who has worked the LaRue County booth at the Kentucky State Fair can attest to that fact.
    Fair visitors smile as they share tales about the entertainment and jokes they heard at the Jamboree – even if they attended decades ago.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0907

    Livestock Club meets
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Extension Office. Youth wishing to show livestock through 4-H at the county, district or state level are required to obtain a minimum of six livestock educational hours by attending meetings. For those showing breeding animals, hours must be obtained by June 1. For more information about requirements, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

    Poultry Club meets

  • Farm News: Updated 0907

    Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day
    The Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day will be Sept. 8 at UK’s Farm Research Center near Versailles. Tours start at 5:30 p.m. Topics include: Options When Cattle are Pulled Off Fescue in the Summer: Grazing Corn and Bermuda grass; Seedhead Suppression of Tall Fescue; Development of UK’s Own Novel Endophyte/Varieties: KYFA9301 and KYFA9821; and Warm Season Annual Grasses: Opportunities and Limitations. Contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information on the Field Day.  

  • Conservation Writing and Art Contest now underway, deadline Dec. 1

    With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • PHOTO: Ryder family receives award
  • Conner elected as delegate to American Angus Association, Marksbury elected alternate delegate

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 128th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 14 in Louisville.

  • Snakes alive! Frog has last word in battle

    Snake eats frog.
    The long and short of it is that snake wins, frog loses.
    But it doesn’t always happen that way. Last week, one very unlucky snake attempted to swallow an apparent believer in the old pelican vs. frog cartoon: “Never, ever give up.”
    In that cartoon, a frog has its hands around the neck of a pelican that is attempting to eat him.

  • New programs presented to local area residents

    Some new program opportunities are being presented for individuals in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties to see if there is enough interest to offer the programs locally in the three county area.