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Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar - July 18, 2012

    Day Camp

    A 4-H Day Camp will be held 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 25 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Participants will make several projects that can be entered in the LaRue County Fair, including a basket and a birdhouse. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. Participants will also make brownies which they can make again at home to enter in the fair on July 30. This day camp is open to youth ages 9 to 12. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 to sign your child up to participate.

     

    Fair project entry deadlines

  • TIPS TO CONSERVE WATER

    The Kentucky Division of Water is encouraging citizens to learn how they can conserve water during drought and year-round with some simple changes in their water-use habits.

  • Early childhood development programs are successful, officials say

     Early childhood development programs and school readiness screenings deserve credit for at least some of the progress made in public education in Kentucky lately, state officials told a legislative committee last week.

    The screenings, currently given to children entering kindergarten in various Kentucky school districts, are often the first indicator of educational success, state Early Childhood Advisory Council member Brigitte Ramsey told the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.

  • University's athletic booster club to hold fundraiser

     Campbellsville University will host the eighth annual Athletic Booster Club auction and dinner Aug. 9 in the Winters Dining Hall.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the silent auction items (about 20) open for bid and the meal scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Winters Dining Hall on Campus.

  • FISCAL COURT: County and city prepare for surplus auction

     LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville July 10, declared several items as surplus in preparation for public auction.

    “LaRue County Schools are having their surplus auction July 21 at the bus garage and they invited us to join them with our surplus items,” said Tommy Turner, judge-executive. 

    Among those items are several vehicles, engines, and two central air conditioners.

    The magistrates heard second reading of a Planning and Zoning ordinance amendment that clarified the ordinance’s language.

  • Linda Cundiff honored by University

     Campbellsville University art professor Linda J. Cundiff was presented the Campbellsville University Advancement Board's 20th Annual Excellence in Teaching Award for tenured faculty recently.

    The award is given annually to a faculty member who has excelled. Cundiff was given the award by Randy Herron, chair of the CU Advancement Board, and board member Kimble Jessie.

  • COLUMN: Summer stressors damage plants

     Don’t let summer stressors ruin your landscape’s good looks. Instead give your plants’ natural defenses a boost and keep both vegetable gardens producing and flowers blooming.

    Busy summer schedules can lead to plant neglect and less-than-picture-perfect gardens. When you team this with summer heat and drought that can lead to wilting, brown leaves, and poor growth, and add insects and diseases that can further weaken and damage plants, gardens can really suffer.

  • Nelson County indictments

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury.  They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court July 19.

  • LONGSTANDING MEETINGS updated July 11, 2012

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  • Hold special taxing districts accountable

     State Auditor Adam Edelen is pledging to shed much-needed light on special taxing districts throughout the state by the end of the year. His goal — create the first-ever database and inventory of all special taxing districts, which are estimated to be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,800 in numbers throughout the state. And even more staggering are the current spending estimates of those districts, which could range from $500 million to $1 billion of taxpayers’ money.