Today's News

  • CAIP grants require recordkeeping and site visit

     There are 11 major investment areas eligible for reimbursement in this year’s County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP). All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary focus investment area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.

  • 4-H program needs volunteers

     4-H enrollment is currently taking place for 2012-13. School club meetings are being held for 4th and 5th graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school. However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. 

    All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year goes from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

  • Kentucky ranks third in childhood obesity

     Kentucky has the third-highest childhood obesity rate in the country and the seventh-highest rate in adult obesity, Trust for America's Health ‘F as in Fat’ report shows. Sixty percent of Kentucky women and 80 percent of men living in the state are either overweight or obese.

  • Baker graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Matthew R. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Capt. Turner assumes command

     Capt. Mark Turner relieved Capt. Stephen Pachuta as commanding officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka during a change of command ceremony Jul. 27.

    The reception was at the Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Commissioned Officers Mess, Admiralty Room, Benny Decker Theater, Yokosuka, Japan.

    Turner arrived from Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington where he served as executive officer from July 2010 to July 2012.

    Capt. Turner, his wife Sybil and children Charles and Grace, were graciously welcomed and accepted.

  • PHOTO: Trooper Heller promoted

     Kentucky State Police Sgt. James Heller, center, a resident of Magnolia and native of Louisville, received his promotion certificate from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, left, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, right. Heller was promoted to lieutenant on Aug. 16 and transferred from KSP Post 15 in Columbia to Post 7 in Richmond. A 17-year veteran of the agency, Heller is a graduate of DeSales High School and the University of Louisville. He is the son of John and Sheri Heller of Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Counting Lincoln's steps

     Hodgenville Elementary School students attended the “Walk Through Lincoln’s Life” program Thursday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Gabriel Wright, a student in David Edwards’ first grade class and his assistant, Mary Gomer, counted the steps leading to the Memorial Building.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Park field trip

     Tracy Tharp and Ms. Carol’s Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten class enjoyed their field trip Thursday to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. The students enjoyed watching Terry Ovesen and his family splitting logs. From left, Rori Cornett, Leah Morrow, Ariel Hernandez, Kristina Wilson, Cody Love and Daniel Duarte.

  • Rezoning approved for MVP Nursery

     The Nelson County Fiscal Court has approved a zone change request by the MVP Garden Center to expand its operation on New Haven Road.

    The owners, Charles Richard Bryan, Thomas Frederick Newton and MVP requested a zone change from B-1 (neighborhood business district) to B-3 (regional retail business district).

    The Planning Commission recommended approval for the zone change and a conditional use permit for the property at 5749 New Haven Road (US 31 E) because a nursery and greenhouse are not conditional uses in a B-3 zone.

  • Essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts

     With a new school year now underway, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.