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Today's News

  • Annual jobless rate down slightly

     Annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, while 57 county rates went up and 12 counties had the same annual rate for both years, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in 2013, compared to 7.6 percent in 2012. Of a 6,935 civilian labor force, 6,424 were employed in 2013; compared to a 6,924 civilian labor force with 6,398 working in 2012.

  • COLUMN: God helps us deal with losses in our lives

     “O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength in time of distress” (Isaiah 33:2).

  • Leaves of three, let them be

     Season has arrived for poison ivy, oak and sumac; here's plenty of advice on how to deal with them and their rashes

    Leaves of three, let them be.

    This old childhood rhyme still holds true today, well at least for poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has seven to 13 leaflets on each leaf. But the result is the same: If you come into contact with the oil from their leaves, you are likely to end up with an itchy rash that can last from one to three weeks.

  • BIRTHDAY: Oleta Money celebrates 90 years

      Oleta Money will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception between 2 and 4 p.m. April 26 at Upton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.No gifts requested. Cards are welcome. Cake and punch will be served.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Hart

    The Lady Hawks defeated Hart County 5-2 Wednesday in an 18th District game.

    The visiting Lady Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead as seniors Brigitte Skaggs and Courtney Johnson had run-scoring groundouts, but the Lady Raiders erased the deficit with two runs in the second and one in the third.

    Senior Peyton Gardner went 2-for-3 with a double, while sophomore Jill Hughes doubled.

    Junior Emillee Cundiff  struck out four and gave up nine hits, three earned runs and one walk in six innings.

  • COLUMN: Writer recalls his mother's care

    April 23, 2014, is a date of no real significance to most people, but it is to me. It is the first April 23 in 94 years my mom has not been here to celebrate her birthday. She died on Dec. 20.

    Born in Dukedom, Tenn., she was the youngest of four children, and the only one to graduate high school. She remembered the Great Depression vividly because her family lost two farms. The experience affected her whole life.

  • COLUMN: Write a gratitude letter

    Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? It's your outlook - your choice. Every day we have choices to make. It's when we are feeling frustrated, exhausted, and put-upon that we have to dig deep into ourselves and find what is good.

    Gratitude is recognizing, appreciating and acknowledging the simpler things in life. Gratitude is something we have to practice, and practicing it can help relieve some of the stress of caregiving. Studies have shown that when we think about what we are grateful for on a daily basis we can improve our lives.

  • 4-H Gardening Club meets Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back this Saturday, April 26, with its first meeting for the season. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at Lee's Garden Center.

    All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children as well. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water, fertilize, etc.

  • Students honored by McKendree

    Local students were among those recognized by McKendree University on April 13 at an honor society induction ceremony for students at its Louisville and Radcliff campuses:

    Lauren Ford, of Magnolia, a senior studying nursing, was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society and the Nursing Honor Society.

    Joseph Vertrees, of Upton, a junior studying management, was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta business student honor society.

    Teresa Perkins, of New Haven, a senior studying nursing, was inducted into the Nursing Honor Society.

  • 4-H Calendar April 23, 2014

    Arts and Crafts Explorers

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. at the Extension office.

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. April 24 at the Extension office.

     

    Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. April 26 at Lee's Garden Center. Call the Extension Office at 270-358-3401 for more information.