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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • 4-H CALENDAR - Nov. 7

     Cloverbuds meet

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Nov. 7 at the LaRue County Extension Office This is for youth ages 5 to 8 or kindergarten through third grades.

     

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Extension Office. Any youth wishing to show livestock will need to complete a minimum of six educational hours. For more information, call the Extension Office at 358-3401.

     

    Poultry Club

  • COLUMN: The death of Capt. Waskow

     AT THE FRONT LINES IN ITALY, Jan 10 (1944) (by Wireless) – In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Capt. Henry T. Waskow of Belton, Tex.

    Capt. Waskow was a company commander in the 36th Division. He had been in this company since long before he left the States. He was very young, only is his middle twenties, but he carried in him a sincerity and gentleness that made people want to be guided by him.

  • COLUMN: Soybean variety plots ranked

     The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts corn and soybean variety plots in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. Corn plot results were recently discussed.

    This week we will look at the soybean results. They, too, were in cooperation with Carlos Tucker on the Duell Farm.

  • COLUMN: Early Childhood Council promotes quality training for local childcare workers

     The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored a training workshop at the Extension Office for local childcare workers. The trainer, Liz Lancaster, was contracted through the new Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.

    Attendees learned how to use a developmental screening tool - Ages and Stages.

  • KHEAA TIPS: Be careful on social media sites

     While keeping in touch with friends on social media sites is fun, giving out too much information can lead to financial problems. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you limit your exposure.

    Unscrupulous people may try to use your posted information to commit crimes. To help protect yourself and your personal information, follow these tips:

    · Make your contact information private. Never post your phone number, address or e-mail address. Scammers can piece together your identity from this information.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Beware of Rachel and fake collectors

      1. Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Sandy. Be cautious of emails or social media that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas, you could end up with a virus on your computer. When giving, don’t fall for high-pressure tactics, beware of organizations with copycat names similar to reputable charities, and make the check payable to the organization, not an individual.

     

  • Changes made in pre-trial services

     A recent change in pretrial guidelines may have defendants sitting behind bars for a longer period of time.

    Under the new guideline, which was announced last week, pretrial officers will have 24 hours to interview defendants, rather than a 12-hour limit that has been in place since 1976.

    When asked for a comment, Jessica Downs, pretrial supervisor for Nelson, Hart and LaRue counties, directed it to the state’s pretrial department in the Administrative Office of the Courts, who couldn’t be reached by press time.

  • Several indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Russell Despain inducted into Honor Society

     Russell Despain of Campbellsville is one of 78 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who will be inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony on Nov. 13.

    Despain is among about 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.