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Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar updated 11-30

    Piggy bank deadline
    Piggy banks are due to be turned in to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 for the piggy bank design contest. Youth are encouraged to design and make an original piggy bank. Banks do not have to be in the shape of a pig. Judging will take place and the top three winners will receive cash prizes, donated by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. First place earns $25. Second place earns $15 and third place earns $10.  

    Pizza sales end Dec. 6

  • Farm News updated 11-30

    FSA ballots mailed
    The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

  • 4-H to hold awards banquet Monday

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers will be recognized Monday, Dec. 5 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be held at the Extension Office and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    The meal is potluck with the 4-H Council providing the meat, drinks and paper products. All 4-H members are welcome to attend; however invitations were mailed to those who will be receiving recognition during the banquet. Please RSVP if you will be attending by calling 358-3401.

  • Fall soil sampling is encouraged

    Fall soil sampling allows farmers and gardeners time to utilize UK research-based fertility recommendations before spring planting. With the recent rain, actually taking the samples should be easier now, too.
    The turn-around time for samples from the Extension Office to the University of Kentucky Soil Testing Lab is much faster in the fall, usually within a week, because fewer people are submitting samples this time of year.  
    Spring turnaround time can approach three weeks during the busiest times.

  • Donate a car to charity

    A great way to help a person or an animal in need is to donate a car you do not use anymore to charity. The process is very simple, the pickup is free and the rewards are great.
    In return for your generous donation, you will get the gift of a tax deduction when you itemize on your federal tax return. You will find hundreds of worthy charities to support with your car donation at Cars4Charities.
    For complete details, call toll free 1.866.448.3487 or log onto http://www.cars4charities.org/.

  • PHOTO: Youth soccer Little Hawks
  • Wrestlers roll into action at Oldham Duals

    The Mat Hawks open the season Saturday at the Oldham County Super Duals. With high expectations and the focus of this team squarely on Feb. 17, the Hawks are ready to start their march towards Lexington.
    “We have a long season to go,” said long-time head coach Gary Canter. “Much can happen between now and February, but I do know that these guys are ready to wrestle someone else other than their team mates.”

  • Armes reflects on football coaching career

    After 16 years of what he and his former players have described as “a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (both of sadness and joy), Rodney Armes, head coach of LaRue County High School’s Hawks’ varsity football team, has hung up his coach’s whistle.
     “I felt it was time for some new blood,” Armes, who retired from coaching at the end of the 2011 season, said. “I still have a passion for the game, but it’s time for a younger person with fresh ideas, plus I wanted to go out on my own terms.”

  • PHOTO: 8th grade action
  • Whitlock twins playing for Transy

    Former Lady Hawks Valerie Whitlock and Lyndsay Whitlock have returned to the basketball court this fall – for a new team.
    The twins, who graduated in May, are playing for Transylvania Lady Pioneers.
    Transy is 0-3 for the season, losing 68-72 to Spalding; 41-62 to Ohio Northern; and 42-56 to Adrian, Mich.
    The Whitlocks played in all three games with Valerie, a guard, scoring 10 points; and Valerie, a forward, scoring four points.
    The Pioneers’ coach, Greg Todd, is in his sixth season.