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Today's News

  • Eighth-graders down Caverna

    The LaRue County Middle School basketball teams took on Caverna Nov. 23 with the eighth graders winning 46-40 and the seventh graders falling 35-25.

    Kody Key was top scorer for the Hawks with 17 points, all in the second half. Blake Ashby had 14; Tyler Howell had 10; Cody Aubrey had 3; Dalton Lawson had 2.

  • LaRue wrestlers ranked fifth in state

    For LaRue County High School’s wrestling coach Gary Canter, the start of this year’s season is looking pretty much like last season, except for one important factor: his young team is experienced and being given respect from most knowledgeable in high school wrestling from across the state.

  • Be aware of risks when handling wildlife

    There are medical risks associated with handling wildlife and certain safety precautions should be taken. Diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases.

    Disease prevention and food safety can be helped by following simple steps:

  • Memorial fund needs help to help students

    Nowhere is the true spirit of Christmas more prevalent than through the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund.

    Thanks to the generosity of LaRue Countians since the fund’s inception in the late 1960s, thousands of LaRue County students who needed help have been able to receive it.

    The major moneymaker to keep the fund active is the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner which will be held at the LaRue County Middle School cafeteria noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

  • 'Home for the Holidays' unveiled

    During the start of the holiday season may seem like an odd time to release a medicine management campaign, but the hope is that it will be the perfect time.

    The “Home for the Holidays” medicine management campaign is being unveiled during this holiday season in conjunction with the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, and Consumers Union, a non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports. The campaign’s goal is to assist older adults and their caregivers in making smart, economical health-care decisions.

  • 4-H Awards Banquet will be held Monday

    Numerous 4-H members and volunteers will be recognized 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet at the Extension Service office.

    The meal is potluck with the 4-H Council providing the meat, drinks and paper products. All 4-H members are welcome to attend, however, invitations were mailed to those who will be receiving recognition during the banquet. Please RSVP if you will attend by calling 358-3401.

  • Time to consider deadlines for holiday shipping needs

    The U.S. Postal Service has issued this list of holiday shipping cut-off dates to ensure packages arrive on time. Some dates have passed.

    APO/FPO

    Express mail – Dec. 18

    First class and priority mail – Dec. 11

    Parcel airlift – Dec. 1

    Space available mail – Nov. 21

    Parcel Post – Nov. 13

    International

    Dates vary for delivery. Check with your local post office.

    Domestic

    First class and priority mail – Dec. 21

    Express mail – Dec. 23

  • Laptop initiative will open doors for learning

    LaRue County Schools are considering taking a giant step forward in technology that could equip all their high school students with never-before opportunities for learning.

    The program, which students will name, will put the use of a laptop computer into the hands of each LaRue County High School student. 

    “I feel the laptop initiative has the potential to enhance learning and better prepare our students for college and/or the work force,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools superintendent. 

  • Poor nutrition for beef cattle can have delayed effects on productivity

    This has been a great year for forage production in LaRue County. We’ve had plenty of rain and thus grass for the grazing season with lots to spare for haymaking. We still have accumulated fescue pasture that can be grazed this winter. In recent years, cattle producers have been feeding hay for months by this time of year.

  • Local residents honored by UK football team

    Two LaRue County men were among 26 seniors to be honored by the University of Kentucky football team before the Nov. 28 game with Tennessee.

    Zipp Duncan, the son of Steve and Marsha Duncan of Magnolia, started the last two seasons as an offensive tackle. He was backup tight end as a redshirt freshman in 2006. He appeared in 38 games, making 26 consecutive starts.