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Today's News

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

    By TIM BALLARD

    KHEAA

    Kentucky high school students and 2015 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Foreign exchange in LaRue County

    LaRue County families will host eight foreign exchange students who will attend LaRue County High School during the 2015-16 school year.

    Katie Wheatley is local coordinator for the Council on International Educational Exchange, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that places the students.

  • Farm Calendar - July 22, 2015

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays now through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Split Fair

  • 4-H Calendar - July 22, 2015

    LC 4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., July 27, at the Extension Office.

    4-H project entry for fair exhibits

    4-H Project entry day for county fair exhibits will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 29, at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • Quarles: Ag commissioner’s role is liaison for rural Ky.

    KENTUCKY PRESS NEW SERVICE

     

    Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner hopeful Ryan Quarles made a visit to Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg on Friday to speak with representatives from Appalachian Roots, share his plans if he is elected in November, and perhaps most importantly, hear ideas about ways to improve farming in Eastern Kentucky.

    Todd Howard and Kathy Curtis opened the discussion with an explanation of Appalachian Roots’ goals: employing agriculture as a means to boost the economy and the health of the region.

  • Myers discusses worm control in beef cattle
  • 4-H Communications Day winners
  • AGstravaganza features livestock shows

    The agricultural portion of the LaRue County Fair is July 29 through Aug. 1, and it continues to feature livestock shows.

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee and some do not.

  • Sports Shorts - July 22, 2015

    Pickleball

    Pickleball is being played 5-8 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at the pavilion behind First Baptist Church on Tonieville Road. Pickleball is free to anyone interested in learning the sport, a combination of tennis and ping-pong. All equipment provided.

    LaRue County Park and Recreation Board

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation Board meets 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Park. For more information, call Eric DeVary, 270-358-8386.

    ECTC soccer tryouts

  • LaRue County 10U All-Stars