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Today's News

  • Book describes invasive plant life

    The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is distributing free copies of a new guide, titled “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests,” that gives homeowners, gardeners, land managers and others information on controlling and removing invasive plants in the South.

  • Grassland Reserve Program applications being taken

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. Although GRP applications are continually accepted, the application ranking cutoff date for 2011 is March 31. Applications received after March 31, 2011 will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

    The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners and operators the opportunity to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources. 

  • Cost share funding available through Conservation Office

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through Feb. 28, 2011.           

  • Local students make honor roll at Bethlehem High School

    Two LaRue County students have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.
    Skyler Kaitlyn Frye, a sophomore, was named to the All A Honor Roll.
    Jesse E. Plouvier, a freshman, was named to the A-B Honor Roll.

  • LaRue County Middle School Honor Roll - second nine weeks

    All A

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat North Bullitt, drop to Caverna

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    The LaRue County Hawks won one and lost one last week.
    The team dropped to Caverna 64-49 on Jan. 18, losing a shot at gaining the top seed for next month’s 18th District Tournament.
    Caverna, which will be the top seed, led by 11 at the end of the first quarter. LaRue County lost two straight games for the first time this season.

  • LCMS Mat Hawks take second in Region Tourney

    After a poor showing at the district wrestling tournament, the LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks bounced back strong taking second at the regional tournament behind Union County Middle School. The Mat Hawks qualified nine grapplers to the State Tournament on Feb. 5 at Montgomery County.
    “We didn’t do well at the district tournament,” said Head Coach Dan Heady. “As a whole, I am not sure the team was focused nor ready to wrestle and it showed at North Middle. “

  • Toliver named Director of Cultural Diversity

    Dr. Thelma White, President/CEO of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has announced the appointment of Felicia Toliver as Director of Cultural Diversity. 

    Toliver will be responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating programs and services which promote multiculturalism and inclusion throughout the college community. Her activities involve working with faculty, staff and students to accomplish these goals, and include recruitment, retention, training and workshops, advising, and the Governors Minority Student College Preparation Program.

  • COLUMN: No improvements needed for 'True Grit' - but filmmakers made them anyway

    When I heard that someone was remaking the movie classic “True Grit,” my first thought was “why.”
    Remakes are generally a waste of time and a movie like “True Grit” needs no improvements. As corny as it sounds, one of my favorite scenes in the 1969 film is John Wayne as one-eyed, cranky Rooster Cogburn on horseback, reins in teeth and Colts in both hands, charging the bad guys.

  • COLUMN: Random drug tests a good idea for welfare recipients

    Under a newly proposed bill – House Bill 208 – state recipients of food stamps, Medicaid or other state assistance could face losing their benefits if they can’t pass a drug test.
    The bill, proposed by Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, has already won the backing of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonburg. I think he might be onto something as well.