Today's News

  • Free book provides advice to adults returning to college

    Kentucky adults considering returning to college have a free resource to help them make decisions about higher education.
    “Adults Returning to School” is published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), the state agency that administers Kentucky student financial aid programs and provides college planning materials.

  • Local Scholarships Available

    County Homemaker Scholarship

  • Scholarship aids high school students with cost of enrolling in AP, dual credit

     Kentucky high school students may qualify for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university or for Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken through the Kentucky Virtual High School.
    The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), is available to Kentucky students in grades 9 through 12.
     Priority is given to low-income students.

  • School Calendar updated 2-21-12

    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    Stay After and Read every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form
    Academic Team every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library
    STLP meets
    STLP meets in the computer lab after school until 4:15 p.m. and the BETA Club meets in McDowell’s classroom after school until 4 p.m. Feb. 9.


  • LaRue County schools adopts new assesment system

    LaRue County school administrators say Kentucky’s receiving a waiver from the No Child Left Behind education law is a positive step.
    “I really think the change is a good change. Actually, I haven’t talked to any educator who thought NCLB should continue,” Superintendent Sam Sanders said.
    The waiver means that Kentucky can use a new and more flexible assessment system, Unbridled Learning, which it has developed, to determine progress in schools instead of the federally-mandated NCLB.

  • EQIP applications to be accepted through Feb. 29

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial assistance opportunities.

  • Farm News updated 2-21-12

    Kentucky Alfalfa Conference
    The 32nd annual Kentucky Alfalfa Conference will be Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Cave City Convention Center. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. Discussion topics include Roundup Ready varieties’ performance, marketing alfalfa, KDA testing program, seed coating, alfalfa in horse and beef diets and other topics. There will also be a trade show. A $15 registration fee, payable at the door, includes proceedings, refreshments and lunch.

    Extension Council to meet

  • Barn tales: If old barns could talk

    John Poteet, a frequent contributor to The LaRue County Herald News, has a great fondness for old barns. He saw a pair of barns, standing about 400-feet apart on the same farm in the Leafdale community, and was inspired to submit the following:
    If old barns could talk, these two old barns like two old men sitting in rocking chairs on the porch of their retirement home might have a conversation something like this. We’ll call the old barns Grover and Wilson.
    “How old are you, Wilson?”

  • Beware of grass tetany in cattle

    Michelle Arnold, UK Extension Veterinarian encourages cow/calf producers to start feeding high magnesium mineral. Grass will be greening up soon so it is best to be proactive to prevent grass tetany.
    Grass tetany is caused by abnormally low magnesium in the bloodstream of cattle. Pregnant cows should be fed supplemental magnesium from 60 days before calving until the beginning of the breeding season to help prevent it.

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-21-12

    Youth softball registration
    LaRue County youth softball registration is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. League is for girls 6U to 16U. For more information, contact Greg Cooper at gregcooper21@gmail.com.

    Youth baseball signups