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Today's News

  • Scholarship calendar

    County Homemaker Scholarship

    A $400 scholarship is available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available from the Extension Service office at 358-3401 or on the office Web site ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Service by March 12.

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • Fundraiser calendar

    FFA emblem fundraiser

    Southern States is supporting FFA by selling FFA emblems for $1 through March 14. After you buy an emblem, you can sign your name on it or the name of a child you care about. The emblems will be displayed in the store. Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.

  • 4-H calendar

    Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. March 11 at the Extension Service office. Cloverbud activities are for ages 5 to 8 or in kindergarten through third grade.

     

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 15 at the Extension Service office. New members are welcome to attend.

     

    Leadership project

  • Think twice before using high-rate refund anticipation loans

    Instead of waiting for tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service, nearly 10 million consumers, many from low- to moderate-income families, borrow against part or all of their expected tax refunds. These refund loans are heavily marketed by paid tax preparers and immediately put cash into the consumer’s hands, making it seem to be a quick and “painless” way to get cash. The quick cash comes at a price, however.

  • RUS? Laptop initiative is a gr8 idea for students, teachers

    While covering the LaRue County School Board meetings over the last several months, I kept hearing about this “laptop initiative” where high school students will be given laptop computers to use during class and to take home with them.

    Then at last week’s board meeting, I sat through the full presentation of the initiative, heard comments from students, parents, teachers and community members, and finally got to see the full impact this program could make on the students and our community.

  • Glendale student makes President's List

    Samantha Kay Adams of Glendale was one of 268 students who were named to Union University’s President’s List for the fall 2009 semester which ended earlier this month.

    The President’s List includes full-time students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average on a four-point scale.

    Union University is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

  • Hawks are 18th District champs

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity basketball team overcame a very stubborn Green County Dragon team 55-48 in the 18th District title game Feb. 27 at Caverna High School in overtime.

    Green County senior guard John Stone hit a runner in the lane to tie the game at 44 to send the game into overtime, but LaRue County scored 11 points to Green County’s four to clinch the victory. 

  • Governor signs education bill

    Surrounded by educators and legislators from both parties Thursday, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed HB176, an education bill that allows the state to compete for up to $200 million in federal stimulus dollars to improve schools. The Governor commended state legislators on their bipartisan efforts to quickly pass the bill – the first legislation to emerge from this session.

  • Nolin to award scholarship funds

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. will award $7,000 in scholarship funds to area students.

    The cooperative provides electricity to about 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. Nolin will award six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult who is continuing their education at a vocational school or college.

  • North Hardin tops LaRue in region semifinal

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