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Today's News

  • Pat Meers, long-time deputy clerk, dies at age 63

    Parthenia “Pat” Meers, a familiar face at the LaRue County Courthouse for three decades, died Sunday, July 31, after suffering a heart attack.

    It was just short of the anniversary (Aug. 1, 1983) she started her career at the courthouse and 364 days since her retirement from the circuit clerk’s office.

    Meers, 63, worked as chief deputy, handling juvenile casework. She was friendly, but firm in handling the confidential nature of the court files. It was common to see families asking for her assistance and advice in the office.

  • Eye exams required for new students

    Shopping for supplies and new clothes aren’t the only preparations that parents should make before school starts. State law requires that children ages 3 through 6 who are entering a public school or preschool program for the first time have a vision exam.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 0801

    ACRE deadline extended

    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.

     

    Emergency loans available

    LaRue County has been declared a “contiguous county” due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred April 22-May 20. Eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

  • Help cattle beat the heat

    It is Hot! Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to make sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits.

    Above ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not can act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0801

    Rabbit Show deadline

    The State 4-H Rabbit Show entry deadline is Aug. 5.  4-H members planning to show at the State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show must submit their registration form to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.  Registration forms are available at the Extension Office. Call 358-3401 with questions.  

    4-H Poultry Club meets

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on 3:30 p.m. August 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Students encouraged to make healty choices

    One of the biggest challenges for school food services today is getting students to accept and to select the healthier choices they are offered.

    Dr. Cyndie Story, a registered dietitian and certified chef at Culinary Solution Centers

    in Jacksonville, Florida, met with LaRue County’s food services personnel last week to show them some ways food preparation can help students make better selections.

  • LaRue County Middle School site based council meeting dates

    LaRue County Middle School

    Site-based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. in the middle school library on the following dates:

    Aug. 16

    Sept. 20

    Oct. 18

    Nov. 15

    Dec. 13

    Jan. 17

    Feb. 21

    March 20

    April 7

    May 15

    June 19

  • LaRue County School Board meeting dates

    LaRue County School Board meeting dates

    Aug. 15 – LCHS Media Center

    Sept. 19 – LCHS Media Center

    Oct. 17 – LCHS Media Center

    Nov. 21 – LCMS

    Dec. 19 – ALES

    Jan. 17 – HES (Since regular meeting date falls on a holiday, this meeting will be held on Tuesday)

    Feb. 20 – LCHS Media Center

    March 19 – LCHS Media Center

    April 16 – LCHS Media Center

  • Comcast offers low cost Internet to qualifying families

    With today's society relying so heavily on Internet, Comcast has implemented a new program to provide certain households with students receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, a low cost Internet service.

    The program, Internet Essentials, costs qualifying LaRue County families a mere $9.95 per month (plus tax).

    For those who qualify, there are no activation fees, equipment rental fees or price increases.

  • Registration open to win $500 college savings account

    Two students will win $500 college savings accounts at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville Aug. 18-28. The accounts are being given away by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, the state’s official 529 college savings plan.