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Today's News

  • Time for wheat planting decision

    Corn, soybean and wheat prices have all done well this summer. As a result, grain farmers may be considering planting more wheat this fall and follow with a soybean double crop. However, double crop soybeans are more susceptible to summer drought, and typically yield about 20 percent less than full season soybeans. Let’s consider an example of a planting decision and possible implications using a UK Ag. Economics web based decision aid.

  • 4-H calendar

    Cloverbuds to meet

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Extension Service office. Participants will get to decorate pumpkins. Cloverbud activities are open to LaRue County Youth ages 5 to 8 or in kindergarten through third grade. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. 

  • Early release Friday gets high score

    LaRue County Schools’ new early release policy appears to be working – although school officials will continue to monitor the effect it has on students and teachers.

    Prior to the school year, the school board voted to shorten the school day each Friday – elementary school students are released at 1:15 p.m. while middle and high school students are released at 1:30 p.m.

    Teachers are to utilize the time in planning, technology training, reviewing curriculum and analyzing test data. Principals prepare the agenda.

  • Longstanding meetings

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  • Prepare for fall wildfire season

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for an active wildfire season this year as low humidity, low fuel moisture and increased fuel loads ­could cause high to very high burning conditions.   

  • Lady Hawks begin region play Monday

    Here are the pairings for the 5th Region volleyball tournament, which starts Monday at LaRue County.

    The host Hawks (26-10) open the tournament at 6 p.m. Monday against Marion County (28-8), followed by Nelson County (23-7) v. Elizabethtown (29-10) at 7:30 p.m.

  • Soil test results may be lower during dry fall

    Soil samples taken during dry falls tend to result in soil pH and soil test potassium being unusually low. This results in recommendations that overestimate lime and K (potassium) fertilizer that may be needed.

    Recently, University of Kentucky soil test labs began a new test for soil pH to solve the problem occurring with lower pH levels in soil samples taken in dry falls.

  • Three more charged in alleged crime syndicate

    Three more arrests have been made in an alleged drug ring operating in the LaRue, Green and Hart County area.

    Kentucky State Police served arrest warrants Oct. 3 on Jacobi Alan Caven, 20, of Magnolia; Bryanna M. Grant, 18, of Hodgenville; and Mark Alan Caven, 49, of Summersville. Each were charged with unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor; and engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate. 

    Grant and Jacobi Caven were each charged also with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense.

  • Lincoln Trail youth leaders announced for 2010-11

    Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council Inc. has announced the Youth Leaders of the Year 2010-2011. Finalists were selected on their overall merits of their biographical sketch and leadership essay. 

    Finalists include Shelby Laine Rogers, Lyndsay June Whitlock, Emily Mary Alice Dewitt and Valerie Ann Whitlock of LaRue County High School. These students took part in personal interviews with Lincoln Trail Youth Salute’s panel of judges to determine the two Youth Leaders.

  • Sports Shorts

    Lady Hawks Golf Scramble

    The LaRue County High School softball team will have a golf scramble 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at LaRue County Country Club. Registration begins at noon. Long drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes will be awarded. For more information or to pre-register your team, contact Coach Aaron Howell at 735-1134.

          

    Sport schedules online

    LaRue County High School schedules are available on the sports Web page. Go to www.larue.kyschools.us and click on athletics.