Today's News

  • Western Kentucky University Spring Graduates

    Several local students graduated from Western Kentucky University in the spring semester.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0809

    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    Aug. 10 – 3rd-5th grade field trip to The Stephen Foster Story, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Open House
    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    Wee Time

  • Route changes for ECTC campus

    Students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University in Elizabethtown may need to make some changes to their routes as fall semester classes start Aug. 15.

  • Kentucky schools aquire new graduation rate formula

    In a move toward a more accurate measurement of high school graduation rates, the Kentucky Department of Education this year for the first time has used a formula that is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education called the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate.
    Using this formula means that high school graduation rate numbers may be several points lower than in previous years, reflecting a different method of computing the rate and not necessarily meaning that fewer students are finishing high school.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0809

    4-H Poultry Club meets
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    State Fair exhibits
    4-H exhibits advancing to the Kentucky State Fair must be brought to the Extension Office by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15.  Items and ribbons will be returned to the Extension Office from the State Fair on Aug. 29.
    Shooting Sports Club meets
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold its monthly meeting practice at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club on Thursday, August 18th.

  • Squirrel season begins Aug. 20

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 29, 2012.
    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.
    Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the outlook for the season is excellent.

  • Farm News: Updated 0809

    Pork Producers to meet
    The LaRue County Pork Producers will meet on 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Southern States holds membership meeting
    Southern States Hardin Cooperative, Inc. will hold their annual membership meeting Aug. 23 at 310 West Water Street, Hodgenville. Membership day activities start at 11 a.m. with the business meeting at noon.  

    ACRE deadline extended
    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.

  • Southern States annual meeting set

    Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Hardin Cooperative, Inc. – Hardin and Hodgenville branches.

  • Fort Knox deer hunting guidelines released

    The dates and guidelines for the 2011 Fort Knox deer hunting seasons have been released to the general public with significant changes sure to benefit civilian hunters.
    Archery hunters interested in hunting at Fort Knox can apply Aug.1-15 while gun and youth hunters can apply Aug. 15-31. Application forms may be obtained at the Hunt Control Office or downloaded from www.knox.army.mil/fw/downloads.asp. All deer harvested on post are bonus animals and supplement the Kentucky bag limit.

  • LaRue CAIP program coming soon

    LaRue County has been allocated $135,000 for the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) for 2011. This is the third year CAIP has been offered locally by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) and the County Agricultural Development Council.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, and the grant administrator is Dyan Puckett, 537-3889.