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Today's News

  • Love those volunteers

    I urge you to find and highlight the individuals who volunteered to beautify the downtown area Aug. 18. They were planting flowers and cleaning up.

    They appeared to consist mainly of “The Gang,” a local group of retirees that meet for lunch and fellowship regularly, plus some others. I hesitate to mention names for fear of leaving someone out, although Paul Orr did threaten me with potting soil when I asked if he had any supervision.

    I appreciate them taking their time to perform this service.

  • Magnolia millstone moved

    Magnolia Elementary School may be sold in upcoming months – but the old millstone that adorned the grounds for decades won’t be a selling point.

    MES has not been used for classes since it consolidated with Buffalo Elementary School four years ago to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The millstone stayed behind, under a Magnolia tree near the playground.

  • Community Calendar

    County Clerk announces hours

    The LaRue County Clerk’s office will be open half day Sept. 1 and all day Sept. 2. The office will close Sept. 4 and 6 to honor Labor Day.  

    LaRue County Reads

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    ALES

    Fourth District Choir audition

    Fourth District Choir auditions are 2:45-4 p.m. Aug. 19. The choir will practice 2:45-4 p.m. Aug. 24 and 26.

    Wonderful Wednesday

    Wonderful Wednesday shirt orders are due Aug. 20.

    Advisory Council to meet

  • Laptop fees may be paid through fall break

    LaRue County High School students will register for classes July 22.

    At that time, textbook and laptop fees will be taken 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the media center.

    The textbook fees are $60; laptop fees are $20. Lower fees apply for students on reduced pay or free lunch.

    Laptop fees for students can be paid through the day the computers are handed out, according to LCHS Principal Paul Mullins. Student will receive laptops after fall break.

  • CRP sign-ups continue

    General sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program continue through Aug. 27.

    CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits.

    During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency office.

  • Grain field day will be Aug. 31

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Kevin McCubbin’s farm on Old Sonora Road, just south of KY 222. 

    After several years with the grower cooperator being Carlos Tucker, we have changed locations and are working with Kevin McCubbin with our variety plots and field day.

  • State to construct more barriers on I-65

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday a plan to extend median barriers along a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 65 in portions of Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties.

    “Our chief concern is saving lives,” Beshear said. “Additional barriers will help provide more protection against crossover crashes and make I-65 safer for the traveling public.”

    Barriers will be added from near the 67-mile marker, north of Munfordville, to the 80 mile marker, just north of the LaRue County line in Hardin County, where a stretch of cable barrier currently terminates.

  • Band working on third album

    If the band’s name – Hooker – has raised your eyebrows, it has done its job.

    “My dad always told me it was like putting ‘free beer’ on the marquee,” said Kyle Williamson, founding member of Hooker.

    Williamson, lead guitarist and vocalist, said the name was meant to draw attention and get people in the door. Once in the door, the reasoning went, the audience would stick around because of the band’s performance.

    The band plays a mix of cover songs and original material.

  • Wheat test results provide growers with useful fall planting tool

    As LaRue County wheat growers select their wheat varieties to seed this fall, they should consider results of the University of Kentucky Small Grain Variety Performance Test. In 2010, 83 wheat varieties from seed companies were evaluated in seven locations across Kentucky. The nearest location to LaRue County was the Stuecker Farm in Hardin County.