Today's News

  • School Calendar updated 4-18-12

    Last day of school is May 16.

    Special meetings for principal selection
    The ALES site-based council will have a special meeting 5:30 p.m. April 18 for an anticipated principal selection vote to occur.

    ALES Advisory Council meeting
    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet 11 a.m. April 18 in the Conference Room at ALES. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 358-4112.
    Site-based council schedule

  • Truitt remembered for vision, tenacity

    Former Hodgenville Mayor and LaRue County Schools Superintendent Roger L. Truitt died Friday, April 13, while on vacation in North Carolina.
    Truitt, 72, had spent the day fishing and playing on the beach with his family. He suffered a massive heart attack that evening at their motel, according to his wife, Ann.
    His family called 911 and paramedics revived him. However, he later died at Avon Medical Center.

  • Scholarships updated 4-18-12

    Leadership LaRue County

    The Leadership LaRue County Class of 2006-07 will offer a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from LaRue County public, private or home schools. Adults wishing to begin an educational program may apply.

    Applicants must reside in LaRue County and enroll as a full-time student in either the Kentucky Community and Technical College system or a four-year college or university in Kentucky.

  • Applications for service award now being accepted

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2012 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.
    “The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make our community a better place through service,” said Vicki Devers, community education director. “The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating our community.”

  • PHOTO: Opening day turkey
  • Farm News updated 4-18-12

    Nut growers to meet
    Kentucky Nut Growers Association spring meeting will be held 9 a.m. April 21 at the Marion County Extension Office, 415 Fairgrounds Road, Lebanon. The event includes a potluck. A kitchen is available to heat up lunch items. Following the luncheon is the spring auction, which will include fruit and nut trees. For more information, contact Dr. Kirk Pomper at (502) 597-6174 or kirk.pomper@kysu.edu.

    CLASS: How to grow green beans

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-18-12

    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 18 at the Extension Office.
    The LaRue County 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:15-5 p.m. April 19 at the Extension Office.
    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 25 at the Extension Office. For more information, call 358-3401.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Talent Show
  • Warmer wealther could ripen the chance for West Nile outbreak

    Last week, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile Virus and cited State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout’s advice that Kentucky equine owners should consult their veterinarians about vaccinating their horses against the disease.

  • Local dairy farmer receives recognition for commitment to the dairy industry

    The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Board of Directors recently recognized board member and 2010 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award winner Larry Jaggers for his outstanding leadership role and dedication to the Kentucky and Southeast dairy industries.
    Jaggers has been a dairy farmer for more than four decades and was the owner and operator of C&L Farms. Throughout his career, Jaggers has worked on behalf of Kentucky and the dairy industry to promote milk and dairy products across the Southeast.