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Today's News

  • Optimism 'low' for lithium-ion battery plant in Glendale

    Landmark News Service

    James J. Greenberger isn’t holding out much hope that an electric vehicle battery plant will be built in Glendale in the near future.

    “At the moment, there’s not much to be optimistic about,’’ said Greenberger, co-founder of the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries consortium. “I wish I could have something more positive, but I don’t want there to be false hopes out there. We don’t have a lot of optimism for this anytime soon.’’

  • Fall weed control decisions

    LaRue County farmers tend usually pay less attention to combating weed problems during the fall and early winter months than during the spring planting season. However, this is an optimum time to critically evaluate successes and failures of the past growing season and make plans for the upcoming 2010 growing season.

    It is a good time of year to consider what weed control strategies worked, and what options did not perform up to expectations during the growing season, and why. Pinpointing the cause of poor weed control may not be easy.

  • Timely tips for beef producers in October

    For fall calving cows, the calving season is in full swing. Check cows frequently. Identify calves and commercial males should be castrated and implanted.

    Obtain yearling measurements (weight, hip height, scrotal circumference) on replacement animals—especially for registered ones. The largest measurements for weight, height and pelvic areas aren’t what you are looking for. In most cases, you are more concerned with minimums, like eliminating heifers with very small pelvic areas so that you minimize their likelihood of calving difficulty.  

  • 4-H record books due Oct. 20

    4-H members are encouraged to submit their Record Books by Oct. 20. Record Books will be judged and the winning junior division record books will advance to the district competition. 

    Awards for all record book participants and winners will be presented at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet Dec. 7 at the Extension Service office.

  • Preserving heritage

    Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare member, Morna Eastridge of Sonora discussed the art of loom weaving with visitors at the LaRue County Genealogy Library. The volunteers also demonstrated basket weaving, quilting, chair bottoming, crochet and painting as part of their heritage crafts preservation project.

  • Weis named outreach counselor

    Gene Weis has been named the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority outreach counselor for this area.

    Weis will visit schools, college fairs and other places to talk with students and parents about the benefits of going to college. He will work in Allen, Barren, Bullitt, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson and Spencer counties. Weis succeeds Summer Gortney, who is now KHEAA’s regional counselor in the Lexington area.

  • Church opens Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry

    The Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church women began a food ministry in April. The Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry, located in the church basement, is supported totally by donations from the women’s group, church members and other local churches. Local farmers and gardeners have also contributed.

    The Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry is open 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

  • Kappa Delta Pi comes to Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has joined two other private institutions in Kentucky in establishing a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society specifically for education majors.

    Installation for the new members, students and faculty, of CU’s KDP chapter, Alpha Epsilon Omicron, was Sunday in Ransdell Chapel.

    About 30 initiates, including students and faculty, were installed as members of the society as the chapter plaque was presented.

    Student officers of the organization include Amber Jinnett of Hodgenville, secretary.

  • Kappa Delta Pi comes to Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has joined two other private institutions in Kentucky in establishing a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society specifically for education majors.

    Installation for the new members, students and faculty, of CU’s KDP chapter, Alpha Epsilon Omicron, was Sunday in Ransdell Chapel.

    About 30 initiates, including students and faculty, were installed as members of the society as the chapter plaque was presented.

    Student officers of the organization include Amber Jinnett of Hodgenville, secretary.

  • LaRue students featured in Youth Salute

    Two LaRue County High School students have been honored by the Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council, Inc.

    Finalists were selected on their overall merits of their biographical sketch and  leadership essay.

    Kellie Owen is one of two Youth Leaders of the Year. She is a Governor’s Scholar, Regional vice-president of FFA, Band, National Honor Society and on the Youth Council for her church. She plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in engineering.

    Kaitlyn Skaggs is a finalist for Youth Leaders of the Year 2009-10.