Today's News

  • PHOTO: First hunting trip
  • Farm News: Updated 1108

    FSA ballots mailed
    Ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections were mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

    Beef Producers meet

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1108

    Rabbit Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 14. The meeting will count for one hour toward the required educational hours of training needed to be eligible to show at county, district or state 4-H youth livestock shows.
    Poultry Club

  • SURE enrollment begins Nov. 14

    Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program enrollment for 2010 crop year losses begins Nov. 14.
    To qualify for a SURE payment, the producer’s operation must be located in a county that was declared a disaster, either as a primary or contiguous county, for 2010 and have at least a 10 percent production loss that affects one crop of economic significance. Producers with agricultural operations located outside a disaster county are eligible for SURE benefits if they had a production loss greater or equal to 50 percent of the normal production on the farm.

  • PHOTO: LaRue FFA competes in contest
  • Fall is a good time to prepare next year’s garden

    Now is a good time to clean up the garden. Garden clean-up done well is good exercise, aids in sanitation of the area, and is an excellent and effective plant disease control practice. Many disease causing fungi and bacteria can survive the winter on diseased roots, stems, leaves, or fruits and cause problems next year. 
    Remove all the plants (except cover crops or winter vegetables) from the vegetable garden. Dig up the roots and take them away as well. Roots left to decompose in the soil can release microbes next year.

  • 4-H candy sales start Monday

    The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale begins Nov. 14. Starting today 4-H members may pick up candy at the Extension Office, located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate.  
    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, peanut butter and milk chocolate with almonds for $1 each.
    For each 40 candy bars sold, the member’s name will go in a drawing for $50 cash.

  • PHOTO: Never too early for tennis
  • Sports Shorts updated 1108

    Youth wrestling begins Nov. 10
    LaRue County Youth Wrestling will start 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the high school wrestling room. Wrestlers must have USAW card before practice. Contact Melissa Metcalf at gmetcalf@scrtc.com or 270-537-4900 to register.
    Cheerleaders compete at National Qualifier
    The LCHS cheerleaders will compete at the North Alabama National Qualifier Nov. 12.

    All-season passes available

  • Deadline approaching to enter Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship essay contest

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission, part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking nominations for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award, along with essays and artwork for the esteemed King Award.
    The theme for the essays and artwork is “Exploring the ‘King’ in You.” The contest is open to kindergarten to 12th-grade students who may submit an essay or two-dimensional artwork that reflects a student’s most inspired King moment or speech.