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Today's News

  • Local farmers may qualify for upcoming stimulus incentives

    American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds are available to LaRue County farmers on approved energy efficiency cost-share items, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy said Monday.

    LaRue County is one of 49 counties that will not have held or completed a sign-up period for the County Agricultural Investment Program prior to Nov.15, 2009.

    Therefore, farmers in LaRue County may apply directly to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) for these energy stimulus incentives.

  • Seed analysis tag provides clue to value

    The seed analysis tag is your guarantee of what you are paying for. Good knowledge of what that tag tells you can be a useful tool in receiving the best value for your money. Be especially aware of the seed variety, pure seed, germination and test date on an analysis tag.

    The Kentucky Seed Law requires a variety statement. Purchase seed that is labeled with a variety name. That can be an actual name or a designation that is a set of numbers and letters.

  • Schools announced personnel changes

    Personnel changes were heard by the LaRue County School Board Jan. 19.

    They include employment of:

    •Jennifer Adams as TRT at LaRue County Middle School effective Jan. 11.

    •Kaleena Thompson as English teacher at LaRue County High School effective Jan. 4.

    •Vicky Stewart as Reading Resource Teacher at LCMS effective Jan. 5.

    •Charlotte Tucker as attendance clerk at Hodgenville Elementary School effective Jan. 11.

    •Crystal Carol Shaw as bus monitor effective Jan. 8.

  • Sullivan honored in FFA's top four

    Cody Charles Phillip Sullivan of LaRue County High School’s FFA Chapter was named one of four national finalists in the Turf Grass Management - Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency award program in July. He competed to be named the national winner during the 82nd National FFA Convention, Oct. 21-24, in Indianapolis.

  • Railway Museum in running for grant

    Those who ride the rails in New Haven may find the track smoother than before if proposed repairs are made.

    New Haven Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to participate in a T-21 federal transportation enhancement grant application on behalf of the Kentucky Railway Museum.

    If awarded, the funds would be used to make repairs and restoration of the historic railroad bridge over the Beech Fork River.

    The approximately 200-foot-long double camel back trestle bridge is the largest of seven bridges in the 17 miles of track cared for by KRM.

  • ALES receives a new high-tech tool for learning

    Many of us who attended school before the technology avalanche of the last few years  remember when the cutting edge of high-tech instructional tools consisted of a piece of chalk and blackboard.

    The blackboard has been upgraded by the greenboard with dustless chalk to whiteboard with erasable markers to Smartboards. Now, using these Smartboards, teachers can display movies, songs, lectures, tests, just about any teaching tool imaginable from any place in the world and show them to their entire class.

  • Wetlands Reserve Program deadline approaching

    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Wetlands Reserve Program. Upcoming application ranking cut-off dates are March 15, May 1, June 15 and July 31. 

    WRP applications are continually accepted and those applications received after the cut-off dates will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

    The Wetlands Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their property.

  • Generator theft during ice storm leads to jail time for two

    Last winter’s ice storm knocked out utilities, made roads treacherous and crippled communications across the state.

    Workers spent countless hours trying to restore electricity, water and telephone service to many areas. South Central Rural Telephone Co., based in Glasgow, hooked gas generators to outdoor telephone boxes to make sure residents were able to call for assistance during the worst of the storm.

  • Deadlines loom for Conservation applications

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. The application ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1.   

    The focus of GRP in Kentucky will emphasize preservation of native and naturalized grasslands and protection of grazing operations with excellent land management practices.

  • Deadlines loom for Conservation applications

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. The application ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1.   

    The focus of GRP in Kentucky will emphasize preservation of native and naturalized grasslands and protection of grazing operations with excellent land management practices.