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Today's News

  • Teacher charged with unlawful transaction

    A former LaRue County High School teacher has been charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, according to court records, is accused of assisting or causing a minor age 16 or under to disobey parents. According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the minor by her parents earlier this year.

  • ECTC offers ACT prep

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer ACT prep courses beginning in August.
    Individual classes are structured to give attention to each of the four subject areas – English, math, reading and science – or students may choose to take the ACT overview, offering custom-designed tutoring and practical advice on all four subjects.

  • ECTC registration for fall semester begins Aug. 9

    Students can register Aug. 9, 10 and 11 for fall semester classes, which begin Aug. 15 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Registration schedule is alphabetic according to last name. Students can register for the full semester or the bi-terms, which run Aug. 15–Oct. 14 and Oct. 17–Dec. 10.
    Financial aid is still available. Students should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible, if they have not already done so.

  • School Calendar: Updated 07/26

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school – Aug. 4
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7
    No School – Nov. 7-8
    Thanksgiving break – Nov. 23-25
    Winter break – Dec. 19-30
    Students return after winter break- Jan. 2
    Martin Luther King Day- Jan. 16
    President’s Day- Feb. 17
    No school- March 5
    Spring break- April 9-13
    May 4- No School
    Last day for students- May 16

    ALES

  • ECTC hosts parent orientation

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a forum 7 p.m. July 28 for parents and guardians of students attending the college this fall.  The forum will last about one hour.
    This will be an evening of information, storytelling and tips for parents who want to learn more about the college experience  their child is about to enter in the fall. Parents and guardians of currently or previously enrolled students are also welcome.

  • Veteran teacher and school manager retires after 35 years

    After 35 years in the educational field, veteran teacher and school manager Kathy Ross retired in July.
    Ross, who spent 30 years as a classroom teacher at Magnolia and the last five years as school administrative manager at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, taught all grades during her career except kindergarten and fifth.
    The county’s first ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) recipient, one of her most memorable moments was when ALES became the model school for the state’s School Manager Program.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/26

    Support 4-H at the LaRue County Fair
    Support 4-H at the LaRue County Fair by purchasing a bag of cotton candy for $2.  The booth is located across from the entrance to the grand stand and will be open each evening during the fair.
     
    4-H exhibits on display at the fair in the Floral Hall
    Stop by the Floral Hall at the fairgrounds to view the 4-H exhibits on display Wednesday through Friday evening.  Exhibits must be picked up between 10 a.m. and noon July 30.
     
    4-H Council meeting canceled

  • Farm News: Updated 07/26

    FSA nominations
    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees ends Aug. 1. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. For more information, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or call the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702.

  • Verification required for payment

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley, reminds producers that, in order to receive USDA program payments, each payment recipient must have an Adjusted Gross Income verification consent form on file with the Internal Revenue Service.
    The consent form authorizes IRS to verify for FSA whether a payment recipient’s AGI meets the eligibility requirements for FSA programs. The form became a requirement for payment eligibility beginning with the 2009 crop year, however many program participants have not complied with this requirement.

  • FSA livestock loss assistance

    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 provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.