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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Keeping Buffalo beautiful
  • Ready for class
  • School Calendar -July 31, 2013

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day

    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    ALES
    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Open House
    Open house for LCHS is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20.

  • Young students should master certain skills before starting school

    The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood suggests all kindergarteners should have these needs met and skills developed to be ready for school.

    1. Eats a balanced diet gets plenty of rest

    2. Receives immunizations and regular medical and dental care

    3. Runs, jumps and does other activities

    4. Can cut and spread food with butter knife and/or fork

    5. Feeds self with fork or spoon held in fingers

    6. Washes and dries hands and goes to toilet alone

    7. Brushes teeth without assistance and rinses out mouth

  • Seth DeVary named Young Achiever

    Seth DeVary has been selected by International Leadership Network as one of 28 students to receive recognition as a 2013 Young Achiever.

    It’s the second year he’s received this honor.

    He will be a freshman at LaRue County High School. He served as Kentucky Junior Beta State Secretary for 2012-13, received the National Junior Beta Leadership Award and was the National Junior Beta Secretary runner-up.

  • New for fall: Professional Growth and Effectiveness System in classrooms

    Kentucky is creating a new Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) whose goal is to increase student learning by ensuring that each student is taught by an effective teacher.

  • Impatiens downy mildew is widespread

    A new disease affecting a popular bedding and container plant will likely change the look of Kentucky gardens for years to come, said Nicole Ward Gauthier, extension plant pathologist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    Impatiens downy mildew was first reported in the state in June 2012. It is widespread this growing season. Kentucky is not alone. The majority of states in the eastern half of the United States reported cases of the disease in 2012.

  • Farm News -July 31, 2013

    Conservation program for tornado damage

  • Pesticide container collection date is Aug. 7

    The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted again this year. Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers.

    Local farmers and other users were encouraged to rinse the containers as they were used and store them until the collection date on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

    All recycled containers must be properly rinsed. Triple rinsing is suggested.

  • Check out Zinnia Fest on Groundhog Hill

    Sitting alone in a folding chair on a sunny afternoon in the middle of a babbling creek, a tired gardener’s mind tends to wander, and to wander, and then finally, to go blessedly blank.

    Then, the mind wanders some more before an image takes shape and solidifies: I sit on the edge of my truck tailgate smiling as friends mill about the garden laughing as they discover one flower more beautiful than the last. This isn’t Heaven. It’s Groundhog Hill.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Zinnia Fest is upon us.