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Today's News

  • Volunteers battle large field fire near Sonora

    About an hour after a "no outside burn" order was issued Thursday, firefighters were called out in force to control a field fire between KY 84 and Siberia Road.

  • Sweet Sweet Sorghum

    Last week, LaRue County High School sophomore Casey McMillen spent his fall break harvesting sorghum.

    His family’s rediscovery of the nearly-lost art of sorghum-making tied in with an FFA project for McMillen, who is working on his State FFA degree. To obtain his State FFA degree he must earn or invest $1,500 or work 1,000 hours. He must also be an FFA member for three consecutive years and complete state, national and regional requirements.

    After experimenting with a few other activities, McMillen decided sorghum fit the bill.

  • Field fires keep volunteers busy

    County firefighters stayed busy last week fighting field and brush fires. Magnolia firefighters extinguished a blaze that reached a barn on Magnolia Gas Storage Road.

  • Judge reprimanded by Commission

    A LaRue County Circuit Court judge has received an order of public reprimand from the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission for his failure to render timely decisions in a significant number of cases.

    The disciplinary action against Judge John David “Jack” Seay was officially taken July 30 but was recently published in the September edition of the Kentucky Bar Association magazine “Bench and Bar.”

  • Pearman honored once again for excellence in education

    Just months after being honored within his school district, Gary Pearman is back in the winner’s circle.

    Pearman, an English teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, is one of 24 recipients of the 2011 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Pearman and others are finalists for 2011 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, to be announced Oct. 19.

    Pearman is an ExCEL winner and has been at T.K. Stone for about 14 years. He was nominated for the award after receiving the ExCEL honor in March.

  • Cruse thanks constituents

    In December 2010, I will conclude 16 years of service on the LaRue County Board of Education. I wish to offer my sincere thanks to the voters in my district who have allowed me such an opportunity to serve. During my tenure on the Board, I have had the good fortune to work with three fine superintendents and several equally fine board members.

  • Work Transition Program provides employability skills

    LaRue County Schools’ Work Transition Program provides a positive beginning in the world of work for students having a range of disabilities, according to Sue Hines, student employment coordinator.

    “Our goal is to employ all who graduate from our high school that have been in the program,” Hines said.

  • Lactose intolerant? You might be wrong

    Chances are, you probably know someone with lactose intolerance, whether it’s a friend, relative, or yourself. The truth is that many people who avoid dairy products might actually be able to tolerate them in certain amounts. If you have cut down on milk because you think your stomach cannot handle it, you might be doing more harm to your health than good.  Cutting out milk can deprive you of important nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. No dairy in the diet is also linked to lower bone mass, higher blood pressure and colon cancer.

  • Church calendar

    Mount Tabor choir performs

    Mount Tabor Baptist Church Choir will perform 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Forest Baptist Church, 4500 Petersburg Road, Louisville. The church van will leave at 5:15 p.m.  Call 325-3512 to reserve a spot due to limited space.

     

    Camp meeting at New Freedom

    New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church will have a camp meeting through Oct. 15. Services are at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. with meeting ending after Friday morning service. For more information, call 234-6017.

    Union Band holds chili supper

  • Library landing

    Story Time

    Story time with stories, activities and nursery rhymes for preschool children is 11-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library.

    AR tutoring

    Accelerated Reading tutoring is 4-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library.

    Homeschool program

    A program for homeschoolers is 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday at the LaRue Public Library. Support group and unit study. All ages welcome.

    After school program