Today's News

  • High school seniors should begin filling out FAFSA

    High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school this fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    The information on the FAFSA determines if students qualify for federal and state grants and for federal student loans. Also, many colleges use the information to award grants and scholarships administered by the school. Therefore, students should submit the FAFSA even if they feel it is unlikely they will qualify for aid.

  • High school students get a lesson in leadership

    A good leader follows the Golden Rule in that he is more interested in others than in himself.
    That was the tenet Mark Needham, special assistant to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, shared with Teens Leading Kids at LaRue County High School Jan. 19.
    Needham, executive director and chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, should know leadership. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1982 earning a bachelor of science degree in engineering and a commission as an armor officer.  

  • PHOTO: Cecil harvests first deer
  • Farm News updated 1-24-12

    Beef management
    calendars available
    The 2012 beef integrated resource management calendars are available at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.  These free wall-style calendars are useful for cow-calf producers. The 18-month calendar is designed for either a fall calving or spring calving herd and lists due dates for each breeding date and management suggestions for cattle, forages and records for each month. Supplies are limited.

    Private pesticide
    applicator training

  • 4-H News updated 1-24-12

    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold an information meeting and chili supper 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Extension Office. Chili supper is $5; silent auction offered. Proceeds benefit the club. LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in shooting sports are encouraged to attend.

    Beginners sewing classes

  • Deadline nearing for ELAP assistance; submit to FSA

    Producers have until Jan. 31 to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program.
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards and wildfires.

  • PHOTO: Holiday cooking with 4-H
  • Renew pastures for better yield

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pasture and other forage lands in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe it or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • PHOTO: Little League strategy
  • PHOTO: Bison identified