Today's News

  • School Calendar updated 1206

    Schools will be closed Dec. 19-30.

    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Holiday Choir
    The Holiday Choir will perform 9-10 a.m. Dec. 15 in the ALES gym.

    PTO meeting
    The PTO will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 15 in the ALES cafeteria.

    School board meeting

  • High school academic team preparing for January’s Governor’s Cup competition

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the Green River Regional Academic League this fall. This league includes LaRue County High School, Adair County High School, Green County High School and Taylor County High School.  
    The following students placed in Written Assessment part of the league’s fall competition:
    • Emily Farrar – second place in written composition
    • Bethany Lope – fourth place in written composition
    • Delaina White – fifth place in written composition

  • Schools not immune to surges in energy costs

    Skyrocketing energy costs are eating into the budgets of almost all businesses and organizations and schools aren’t immune. For example, U.S. EPA Energy Star states that “energy costs are the largest expense for school districts after salaries and benefits.”
    The 2011 fiscal year expenditures for LaRue County Schools showed $367,049.89 for electricity, $60,474.06 for natural gas, and $42,695.57 for water and sewage.

  • PHOTOS: HES 4-H officers
  • PHOTO: Rock harvests first deer
  • KFW proposes 900 elk permits be issued

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission at its quarterly meeting Dec. 2 proposed issuing 900 quota hunt elk permits for the 2012-2013 elk seasons. Commission members also voted to modify some deer, small game and furbearer regulations.
    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1206

    4-H candy sale
    The 4-H Candy Sale fundraiser will run through Dec. 14.  Members are encouraged to participate in the sale which serves as the main fundraiser for 4-H.  Members are selling candy bars for $1 each.  Prizes are available for sellers, depending on the number of cases sold.  For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.
    Pizza sale
    Pizza sale orders must be picked up between 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Extension Office.  If you have any questions, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • Farm News updated 1206

    Beef Cattle Association to meet
    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Dave Maples, executive vice president of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will be the guest speaker. Reservations are requested by Dec. 10 by calling the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • FSA offers online communication

    Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky now have a more efficient, timely option for receiving important Farm Safety Agency program eligibility requirements, deadlines and related information.

  • Tips for soil sampling

    A soil analysis report and recommendations are based on about a pint of soil submitted for testing. That pint of soil compares to about two million pounds of soil (at six inches deep) per acre. Therefore, for the most accurate report, take the best soil samples possible. These tips will help.
    You’ll need to take different samples for various land uses such as agricultural fields, lawn, garden, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs and azaleas because these may have distinct fertility and acidity or alkalinity requirements.