Today's News

  • ‘Ag Tag’ donations soared to nearly $630,000 in 2017, shattering previous records

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began.

    The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Farm calendar - August 2, 2017

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    Due to great sales numbers, the LaRue County Farmer’s Market vendors have decided to extend the market one more week to August 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until everything is sold out.

    Beef Producers meeting

    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet at the LaRue County Extension Office at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8. Please note that this is a new time and all monthly meetings will be at 7 p.m. year-round unless otherwise noted. There will be a meal provided and we do ask that you bring a dessert.

  • Grazing Annual Lespedeza

    Lespedeza is a legume that was first planted in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, and is commonly associated with the name Japanese clover.  It was not until the 1940s and 50s that lespedeza became more common in pastures. Currently the southeastern United States is the main location of annual lespedeza used for grazing

    Perennial or Annual?

  • Hodgenville City Clerk receives certification

    Hodgenville City Clerk Toni Burton was named a Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerk at the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Institute Awards in Lexington on July 21.

    To be a certified clerk, 120 hours has to be successfully completed in the required courses of study outlined by the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association.

  • French sworn in to State Bar of Georgia

    Martha Sue (Curle) French was sworn in to the Georgia Bar on July 10, 2017 by the Honorable Ronnie K. Batchelor, Judge of the Superior Court of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit of Georgia in Lawrenceville.  

    French is also a member of the Kentucky and Florida Bar Associations.  She has spent the past 31 years in various roles with State Farm Insurance Companies where she is currently a training manager in the Atlanta office.  She manages claim trainers in Atlanta; Concordville, PA; and Newark, OH.  

  • New faculty at LCS

    Fourteen certified personnel join the ranks of LaRue County School teachers this year. Below are brief introductions to who they are, where they’re from, where they teach, and short comments from them.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Elementary School

    Stefanie Carmine-Bryan (first grade).

    Born in Louisville and grew up in Bardstown. High School: Bardstown High School. College: Spalding University, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. 

    Experience: 1997-2000 taught a 1st/2nd grade mix at Bardstown Elementary School;  

  • 2017 LaRue County split fair results - Held July 18, 2017

    2017 LaRue County Fair Agricultural DisplayYouth Division

    Red Tomatoes

    First – Eva Falk


    First – Leo Falk

    Second – Isabella Day

    Third – Ellie Grace Day

    Yellow Onions

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

    Peppers, Hot Bell or Sweet

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

    Yellow Squash

    First – Isabella Day

    Second – Ellie Grace Day

  • Fourteen McConnell Center teachers visit Washington, D.C.

    Senator Mitch McConnell had 14 teachers from Kentucky visit the nation’s capital from July 24-28 and one of them was LaRue County High School Social Studies teacher Kendrick Bryan.

  • Birthday: Gibson
  • 4-H Calendar - August 2, 2017

    4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 7 at the LaRue County Extension Office.