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Today's News

  • LaRue's jobless rate is 10th lowest in state

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2010 and July 2011, while 18 county rates increased and three counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  
    LaRue County recorded the 10th lowest jobless rate in the state at 8.2 percent. It was an increase from 7.5 percent the previous month but down from 9.8 percent a year ago.
    Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate at 7.3 percent.

  • Middle schoolers donate 705 pairs of sandals overseas

    Even a pair of flip flops can make a difference in the quality of someone’s life.
    That’s a lesson LaRue County Middle School students received when they, with the guidance of teacher Seronia Hudson, collected 705 pairs of the inexpensive sandals to ship to Afghanistan.
    A Fort Knox battalion in the war-torn country will distribute the shoes as a part of an international goodwill effort to the Afghan children. Temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees, making walking in the harsh climate and rocky terrain extremely difficult without shoes.

  • PHOTO: Fire at sawmill

    Buffalo and LaRue County Firefighters extinguished a fire Wednesday beside the former Thompson’s sawmill on Jericho Road. The fire spread around a large building and charred an electrical pole. Firefighters said they were called also to the scene Monday to extinguish a sawdust fire. It appeared that someone had been cutting up the equipment inside the building for scrap; however, no one was at the scene when firefighters arrived. The property is owned by Kentucky Tie and Lumber.

  • Howell's vintage art lends hometown touch to new Sunrise Manor

    About 1,000 people toured the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home at its Aug. 28 open house.
    Many noticed and commented on the impressive Lincoln-LaRue artwork in each hallway. Most of the framed prints denote an important place or person in the county’s history, whether it be a presidential visit to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln or Hodgenville street scenes.

  • LCMS Site-Based Council Meeting Dates

    Site-based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. in the middle school library on the following dates:
    Sept. 20
    Oct. 18
    Nov. 15
    Dec. 13
    Jan. 17
    Feb. 21
    March 20
    April 7
    May 15
    June 19

  • School Calendar: Updated 0906

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Activities
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Curriculum Committee Meeting
    The LCHS Curriculum committee will meet 3:10-4 p.m. Sept. 7.

    Site-based council schedule
    LaRue County High School site-based council meetings will be held 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. For more information, contact Principal Paul Mullins at paul.mullins@larue.kyschools.us.

  • Earning GED can be a steep hill to climb

    Sometimes earning one’s GED can be a big hill to climb – literally.
    Josie Singleton, who is obtaining her General Education Diploma at LaRue County School’s Learning Center, knows firsthand the uphill battle.
    Two days each week, the 21-year-old woman who has had spina bifida since birth and is confined to a wheelchair, eases into it and using only her arms, power rolls from her house on Maple Avenue about a half-mile to the learning center located in the district’s central office on College Street.  

  • Joel Ray Sprowls reflects on his past and future at the Lincoln Jamboree

    Joel Ray Sprowls.
    The name is synonymous with LaRue County, country music and The Lincoln Jamboree.
    People may forget where Abraham Lincoln was born – but they know Joel Ray. Anyone who has worked the LaRue County booth at the Kentucky State Fair can attest to that fact.
    Fair visitors smile as they share tales about the entertainment and jokes they heard at the Jamboree – even if they attended decades ago.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0907

    Livestock Club meets
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Extension Office. Youth wishing to show livestock through 4-H at the county, district or state level are required to obtain a minimum of six livestock educational hours by attending meetings. For those showing breeding animals, hours must be obtained by June 1. For more information about requirements, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.

    Poultry Club meets

  • Farm News: Updated 0907

    Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day
    The Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day will be Sept. 8 at UK’s Farm Research Center near Versailles. Tours start at 5:30 p.m. Topics include: Options When Cattle are Pulled Off Fescue in the Summer: Grazing Corn and Bermuda grass; Seedhead Suppression of Tall Fescue; Development of UK’s Own Novel Endophyte/Varieties: KYFA9301 and KYFA9821; and Warm Season Annual Grasses: Opportunities and Limitations. Contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information on the Field Day.