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  • BUFFALO: Buffalo was a little bit Mayberry

    Growing up in Buffalo in the 1930s and ‘40s was a lot like living in the idyllic, if fictional, Mayberry, according to local businessman Joel Ray Sprowls.

    “Everything was laid back; there was no rushing around like today,” said Sprowls, who attended Mount Tabor School and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1946.

    Though the atmosphere was relaxed, Sprowls and the other kids in town always found plenty to occupy them.

  • BUFFALO; History: No more Buffalo Wallow

    As far as local historians can tell, Buffalo started with the first house built by James Creal in 1848. In 1854, a gristmill was built on the creek, and the next year the Rev. John Duncan and W. L. Creal built a general merchandise store.
    One day in the Duncan-Creal store, someone brought in a large animal bone. It was agreed that it was the rib of a Buffalo since there were buffalo wallows along the creek. Someone suggested they should name their town “Buffalo Wallow.”

    Fortunately, “Wallow” was dropped in following years.

  • BUFFALO; 'Miss Ann' recalls the town at its best
  • PHOTOS: Keeping Buffalo beautiful
  • Ready for class
  • School Calendar -July 31, 2013

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day

    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    ALES
    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Open House
    Open house for LCHS is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20.

  • Young students should master certain skills before starting school

    The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood suggests all kindergarteners should have these needs met and skills developed to be ready for school.

    1. Eats a balanced diet gets plenty of rest

    2. Receives immunizations and regular medical and dental care

    3. Runs, jumps and does other activities

    4. Can cut and spread food with butter knife and/or fork

    5. Feeds self with fork or spoon held in fingers

    6. Washes and dries hands and goes to toilet alone

    7. Brushes teeth without assistance and rinses out mouth

  • Seth DeVary named Young Achiever

    Seth DeVary has been selected by International Leadership Network as one of 28 students to receive recognition as a 2013 Young Achiever.

    It’s the second year he’s received this honor.

    He will be a freshman at LaRue County High School. He served as Kentucky Junior Beta State Secretary for 2012-13, received the National Junior Beta Leadership Award and was the National Junior Beta Secretary runner-up.

  • New for fall: Professional Growth and Effectiveness System in classrooms

    Kentucky is creating a new Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) whose goal is to increase student learning by ensuring that each student is taught by an effective teacher.

  • Impatiens downy mildew is widespread

    A new disease affecting a popular bedding and container plant will likely change the look of Kentucky gardens for years to come, said Nicole Ward Gauthier, extension plant pathologist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    Impatiens downy mildew was first reported in the state in June 2012. It is widespread this growing season. Kentucky is not alone. The majority of states in the eastern half of the United States reported cases of the disease in 2012.