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Today's News

  • Spring fire season begins Feb. 15

     It doesn’t make sense for wildfires to start easily when Kentucky has had such a run of cold, wet weather but how wet or cold the ground is has little to do with how vulnerable dead grass is to a spark.

  • PHOTO: Childcare Champion
  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 19, 2014

     Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Extension office. New members are encouraged to attend.

     

    Cooking Club, Conservation Banquet

    The 4-H Cooking Club will be preparing and serving the meal for the Conservation Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 20. If you would like to help with this fundraiser, contact club leader, Connie Smith, at 270-766-7771.

     

    Rubber band bracelet class

  • NAMI offers support classes

     NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold a series of 12 classes to help family members understand individuals with serious mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.

    Nelson County’s Family-to-Family program will host the event 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning March 19 at Communicare, 333 S. 3rd Street, Bardstown.

  • COLUMN: Make the most of your time

     Even if we live to an advanced age, we are on earth for only a brief time. So, we want to make the best use of what time we are given and be found as good stewards when we arrive at the end of our journey.

    God’s word gives some helpful suggestions for making the most of our time.  Colossians 3:23 NLT says, “Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you are working for the Lord rather than for people.” 

  • PHOTO: 4-H Bracelets

     

    Madison Wilmoth assists Alyssa Jones with constructing her rubber band bracelet during a special class held in January. Due to the popularity of the class a second class is being held 2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Extension office. Members can learn how to construct different designs from each other.  Participants need to bring their own loom and rubber bands.

  • Extension memories wanted

     Submit an Extension memory and get a chance to win $100.

    This year the national Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating its 100th year anniversary. If you have a favorite memory or story from some Extension-related experience such as Ag, Homemakers or 4-H, share it with the LaRue County Extension Office (270-358-3401). All who submit a memory will be eligible for a $100 prize which will be drawn on March 15 at the Extension Expo. Memories can be dropped off at the Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, or emailed to marcy.ward@uky.edu.

  • COLUMN: Consider several factors in grazing livestock

      Grazing represents the cheapest way to feed cattle and other ruminants on a cost per pound of nutrient basis. Let’s review briefly some considerations of a defined grazing program. 

  • COLUMN: Heart disease is more deadly than cancer

     Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of illness and death for North American women and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. February is Women’s Heart Health Month, and it is a great time for women to start taking better care of their hearts all year round.

    It’s important to know your personal risk for heart disease and family history. Common risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and overweight or obesity.

  • ALES students enjoy Dynamath

     

    Each Wednesday, 16 fifth-graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School participate in a math extension class using the Scholastic publication Dynamath. The group, selected by math teacher Karlotta Cecil, looks forward to their extra time of math problem-solving, which not only involves the magazine, but offers videos and math games that they often do together. All of the Dynamath activities are also available online so students may continue their lesson at home.