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Today's News

  • New Sunrise Manor holds open house

    After more than a year of construction the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is nearing completion.
    The Signature Healthcare-managed facility will host an open house for the community 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
    Employees will “likely be stationed throughout the building to guide visitors as they explore the new facility,” according to Signature’s media relations manager Ben Adkins. There will be a short program, but “overall, pretty informal.”

  • Plane crashes near elementary school

    Three people were injured when a small plane crashed beside Lincoln Farm Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday. All three were flown to Louisville hospitals.
    Police say the single-engine plane was operated by Joshua Marksbury, 31, of Buffalo. Also on board were his wife, Jamie, 32, and 4-year-old son Jacob.
    A witness said the plane took off from a small airfield across from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It was headed in the direction of the school when it crashed.
    Huel Vincent, who lives in a rental cabin near the airfield, saw it take off.

  • Jessi Boyd earns doctorate

    Jessi Boyd, a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2006 graduate of Western Kentucky Universityhas received the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kentucky. 

    Sheis the daughter of Darryl and Debby Boyd of Hodgenville. Dr. Boyd graduated with a 4.0 in the program and was awarded the 2011 UK Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Award.

  • School Calendar: Updated 08/16

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5

    ALES
    Family Resource Advisory Council
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 in the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 358-4112.

    Activities
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Kentucky schools gear up for testing changes

    Starting this school year, Kentucky has a new accountability assessment system.  
    The name of the former system, Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) has been replaced with Unbridled Learning, College and Career for All. The previous test, Kentucky Core Content Test, is now K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress).
    Senate Bill One, enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, called for a new system of accountability to be in place by the 2011-12 school year.

  • Farm News: Updated 08/16

    CAIP grant applications
    Applications for the LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, will be available Aug. 18 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Dyan Puckett is project administrator.

    Southern States holds membership meeting

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 08/16

    Shooting Sports Club meets
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information, call the Extension office at 358-3401.

  • Pre-registration for hunter education course available

    Obtaining a hunter education course completion card for yourself or a youth in your family is easy to overlook until it is too late for the start of hunting seasons.
    Hunter education courses are not required for children under the age of 12, although a child must be at least 9 years old to take the course. Those required to have a hunting license and born on or after Jan. 1, 1975 must carry a hunter education course completion card while hunting any species. This applies to Kentucky resident and non-resident hunters.

  • FSA provides assistance for livestock losses from heat wave

    Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock death losses due to the recent extreme temperatures and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.

  • CAIP program covers 11 investment areas

    There are 11 major investment areas eligible for reimbursement in this year’s County Agricultural Investment Program. All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent reimbursement limit of $2,000 (down from $4,000 for 2010 CAIP).