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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Seven-pound largemouth bass
  • 19th District may change due to population trends

    LaRue County’s voting districts will remain the same for the next 10 years – but the state’s districts could change.
    Every 10 years, after the census is compiled, state legislators begin the redistricting process. Discussions began in July.
    The state did not gain or lose a congressional seat but there was some population shift to the central part of the state which could mean changes for LaRue County.
    Overall, the more populous central districts are expected to become smaller while the eastern and western districts will become larger.

  • PHOTO: Melton harvests first deer
  • PHOTO: Skaggs harvests buck
  • ELECTION: Polling places to change

    If you’re a registered LaRue County voter, chances are your polling place has changed for the Nov. 8 General Election.
    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said a representative of the Kentucky Disabilities Coalition found that some of the local polling places were not fully handicapped accessible. Requirements regarding  van accessibility in parking lots, ramps and handrails were too stringent for some of the older buildings.
    There were other problems as well. Most of the polls were located inside the LaRue County Courthouse and at times, were overly crowded.

  • Landowners, farmers, producers encouraged to apply for assistance through NRCS

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.
    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • Meredith visits LaRue Cattlemen’s Association

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association hosted Kentucky’s 19th House District Representative Michael Lee Meredith Oct. 11. Meredith’s district comprises Edmonson, Hart and LaRue Counties.  
    Meredith updated the Association on recent activities in Frankfort.  Various issues that were discussed were the fuel conversion experiments, animal and disease traceability, tobacco moisture density issues and state budget issues.  

  • Farm News: Updated 10-18

    Making Money Growing Food
    The program “Making Money Growing Food” will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Saint Catherine Mother House in Springfield. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. Sessions include large volume sales, livestock distribution projects, specialty products, public school food service, the wine market and regulations. No charge to attend but pre-registration is required at http://www.planetreg.com/E827193846217 or call Dennis Morgeson at 1-859-336-7741.

    Kentucky Beef Conference

  • AgrAbility program provides assistance to farmers with disabilities

    Kentucky AgrAbility helps farmers with disabilities find ways to continue farming by providing education and assistance so they can cope with or accommodate a disability.
    The program provides technical assistance through direct help to agricultural families with assistive technology, worksite modification and independent living modifications.
    AgrAbility is also the major information resource for farming with a disability and reaches out through direct personal contact; mail and Internet delivery; and public education and outreach.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Teen Leadership Academy