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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Livestock Club attends Expo

     The 4-H Livestock Club was represented at the 30th Annual Extension Expo. They assisted with the petting zoo and sold wooden livestock cutouts to raise funds for their club. From left, Holden Madriaga, Jacob Gentry, Aaron Elswick, Kalli Flanders and Morgan Durham.

  • School Board: PLAN scores improve

    Amanda Reed presented the PLAN and Explore reports Monday to the LaRue County School Board.
    The Explore (grade 8) showed that LaRue County Middle School students were above the state average in every subject area and ranked in the top 11 percent in the state. PLAN (grade 10) showed that LaRue County High Schoolers scored as high or higher than the state in all areas. LCHS is in the top 34 percent of districts overall.
    In other business:

  • Free GED testing offered through June 30

     Free GED testing and National Career Readiness Certificate assessments are being offered free of charge to eligible Kentuckians on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30 or until funds are exhausted.

  • Community Calendar - March 21, 2012

     Central Kentucky Community Action Board of Directors meet

  • Church Calendar - March 21, 2012

    Ovesen Heights open during severe weather
    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will be open as shelter during severe weather. For more information, call 763-3568. The building is handicap-accessible.

    Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ
    The food pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to those who qualify 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday, March 23, and 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.  For more information, call 358-9812 or 358-9220.

  • Wondering about the purple fields?

     The lavender fields of LaRue County are pretty to look at this time of year, but an aggravation to farmers.

  • Early blooms bring early bees

     Early spring and unseasonably warm weather have brought out blooms and bees.

  • USDA warns of fraudulent letters

    USDA officials learned late Friday afternoon that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states. The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information.

  • COLUMN: Grand moments make me a wealthy, white-haired soul

    My oldest granddaughter Claire was decorating my hair the other day, sticking barrettes and what-not in it. She made the comment that she was putting a clip in the white part of my hair.
    My eyebrow shot up and I looked at her mother, who was barely suppressing her laughter. I couldn’t help but wonder: Did she put her up to it?
    She didn’t have to. Claire, who is 4, didn’t need someone else to point out the obvious.
    Grandkids make you proud and keep you humble.

  • USDA urges farmers to document losses

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced comprehensive outreach efforts are underway to assess damage and assist rural Southern communities in the wake of recent deadly storms.
    The incident is now predicted to be the first billion-dollar disaster of 2012. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s current count of confirmed tornadoes from the March 2 outbreak stands at 42, with damage reported in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.