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Today's News

  • Local 4-H program receives funding

     Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer announced in February that for the first time, the proceeds from the farm licenses plate - voluntary donations would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud. Farmers can make the $10 donation when they renewed their license plates.

  • Williams sworn in as circuit judge

     Senate President David L. Williams has accepted appointment as Circuit Judge for the 40th Judicial Circuit and has taken the oath of office for that position. His acceptance of the appointment causes a vacancy in the State Senate seat for the 16th District. Senator Williams’ position on the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) has also been vacated.

  • Tickets available for Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner

     Tickets for the annual Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund luncheon are on sale at the LaRue County Board of Education. The luncheon is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the LaRue County Middle School cafeteria. A luncheon and musical entertainment are available for $10. 

    This worthy cause has helped hundreds of needy families purchase school clothes for their children for the last 40 years. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door but advanced ticket sales allow more efficient meal planning. Call Sarah Hornback at 358-4111 for more information.

  • 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.