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Today's News

  • KHSAA looks at soccer changes

    The KHSAA team sports committee is considering wide-reaching soccer realignment.
    Currently, the 5th Region in soccer consists of Bardstown, Bethlehem, Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, LaRue County, Nelson County and North Bullitt in the 9th District and Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, John Hardin, Meade County and North Hardin in the 10th District.
    The goal of the realignment is to keep soccer schools in the same region, and hopefully the same district, as basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball.

  • Pay for college

    If you decided to go to college, or if you are already in college, you have made a good financial choice. Kentuckians with bachelor’s degrees typically earn $16,000 more annually than people with high school diplomas.
    But you need to find the best way to pay for that college education, preferably with money you do not have to pay back. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may help.

  • School Calendar updated 11-16

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 19-30.

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Independent readers
    Independent readers may stay after school until 4:15 p.m. each Tuesday in the library.

    Jumping Hawks

  • Memorial Dinner set for Dec. 4

    Thanks to the generosity of LaRue Countians, the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund, since its inception in the late 1960s, has provided clothes and other assistance to thousands of LaRue County students who have needed help.
    The major moneymaker to keep the fund active is the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner which this year will be held at the newly remodeled LaRue County High School cafeteria Dec. 4 from noon until 2 p.m.

  • LCHS continues winning season

    Over the past two weekends, the LaRue County High School speech team has competed in three tournaments and brought home several awards for both individual and team, including four championships.
    On Nov. 5, the team competed in the Calloway County Invitational; and on Nov. 12, the team traveled to Western Kentucky University to compete in the Alumni Swing, which is two tournaments in one day.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 11-16

    4-H Council
    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to serve on the council should contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@ uky.edu. The council oversees the county-wide 4-H program as far as planning, evaluating and funding.

    4-H Club meetings are held at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. New members are welcome to attend. For more information about 4-H, call Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

  • Farm News: Updated 11-16

    FSA ballots mailed
    The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

    Beef Producers meet

  • Extension Office Master Gardener Class to be offered in the spring

    The Hardin County Extension Office will offer a Master Gardener Class next spring.
    Classes are 9 a.m.-noon on weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on the following dates:  Feb. 21, 23, and 28; March 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 27; and April 3.
    Participants are asked to participate in a 40-hour internship to Cooperative Extension Service programs in return for the training. They will learn about botany, soils, plant diseases and insects.

  • Sandhill crane hunt begins soon

    Kentucky's first sandhill crane hunting season will open soon and hunters may  apply for permits through Nov. 30. The drawing is scheduled for Dec. 5.
    Applications are available online at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources website, www.fw.ky.gov. Each application costs $3 and a hunter may only apply once.

  • Woodlands are often an overlooked farm asset

    Maximizing every bit of profit from a farm is a key to success. One thing that may not be at the top of many landowners’ minds is their farm’s timber, but woodlands should be thought about and managed just like crops, fields, or other agricultural endeavors.
    Farmers can benefit by understanding the industry and learning basic forestry concepts, such as how to control light and density, manage pests and steward a forest to make it healthier and sustainable.