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Today's News

  • United Way allocates nearly $16,000 to Kids Crew

    United Way of Central Kentucky saw an increase in its giving this year, which allowed the agency to directly benefit more agencies in its four-county coverage area.
    Fourteen agencies received funding totaling nearly $700,000 this year. The amount does not include specific charitable designations identified by donors, said Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky.
    Wilborn said each of the 14 applications received by the agency was reviewed for hours by a community investment team made up of representatives from local businesses.

  • Cattlemen’s Association offers scholarship

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association has been a long-time supporter of youth across the state through FFA, 4-H and scholarships. KCA has two education scholarships available funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation.
    The KCF Youth Scholarship started in 1991 and has provided $74,000 in scholarship funds to students across Kentucky.  Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one graduating high school senior from each of the five KCA regions who plan to major in Agriculture or an Agriculturally-related subject.

  • School Calendar: Updated May 4, 2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    No School
    May 6

    Last day of school
    June 2

    LCHS
    Senior photos
    Group senior photos will be taken 9 a.m. May 5 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Baccalaureate
    Baccalaureate is 5 p.m. May 22 at LCHS gym.

    Graduation
    Graduation is 8 p.m. June 3 at LCHS gym.

    Free GED testing

  • ALES students get artsy with tye-dye

  • Two high school students recognized for essay response

     “What’s great about America?”
    That’s the question John Stossel, former investigative reporter for ABC and Fox News, invited students to answer for a contest sponsored by “Stossel in the Classroom,” a project that provides curriculum materials to teachers.
    Two LaRue County High School students who responded were recognized by Stossel for their essays.
    Hope Farrar was a semi-finalist and fellow freshman Brigitte Skaggs an honorable mention in the national contest which had 7,514 essays submitted.

  • Register for camp

    It’s time to register youth for 4-H summer camp, one of Kentucky’s long-standing and great values. 4-H camps offer unique experiences each year to children of many ethnicities, backgrounds, and situations who get to participate in traditional 4-H activities during their week-long stay.
     The activities include low and high ropes, canoeing, archery, swimming and diving, nature hikes, arts and crafts, sports, games and more. 4-H camps run from the end of May through early August.  LaRue County will be attending camp from June 28 to July 1.

  • High school greenhouse open to the public

    This year’s production in the LCHS Agri­science Greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 18 and sales have been strong. The community traditionally has supported the efforts of local high school students by purchasing a vast array of bedding plants and a great selection of high quality hanging baskets in the area.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated May 4, 2011

    LaRue County Farmers Market
    LaRue County Farmers Market will open the season May 6. The market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at the LaRue County Extension service parking area.

    Beef Meeting

  • Pythium root rot in tobacco float beds

    Several diseases can affect tobacco seedlings in float beds.  These include anthracnose, blue mold, collar rot, pythium root rot, damping off (soreshin), blackleg, and target spot. Pythium root rot and target spot usually are the most common.  Let’s look at pythium root rot today.
    Pythium Root Rot can appear at any stage of transplant production, this disease normally appears when water temperatures consistently exceed 65 degrees. The first visible symptoms of Pythium root rot tend to be yellowing and stunting of transplants in a well-defined area or areas.

  • Fish and wildlife supports hunting sandhill cranes

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has come out in favor of limited hunting of the eastern population of the sandhill crane, which can be spotted in many areas of the county during migration through parts of Kentucky.
    John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, wrote an article in support of limited hunting in response to opinion pieces opposing a proposal before the department that would allow limited harvest of the birds.