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Today's News

  • Students honored by WKU

     Western Kentucky University conferred degrees to its largest spring baccalaureate graduating class ever on Saturday as three undergraduate ceremonies wrapped up the University's 175th Commencement.

    WKU conferred 1,545 baccalaureate degrees, 120 associate degrees and 33 undergraduate certificates.

    In a fitting ceremony on Armed Forces Day, 14 Hilltopper Battalion Army ROTC cadets – including Micah Farmer of Upton – were commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • COLUMN: Memorial Day helps us remember

    The ability to remember is a wonderful gift God has given us. Some memories cause us to laugh, while others cause us to weep. Memories are also very practical. If we could not remember that a red light means "stop" we would be in trouble.

    But the problem is that sometimes our memory fails us. Sometimes we forget. There are events we should never forget. Memorial Day commemorates some of them.

  • Kentucky Kingdom opens May 24

    With final stages of a $44 million renovation nearly complete, Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville is set to reopen May 24, the start of Memorial Day weekend.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life donation

     Allison Shepherd, right, general manager of The LaRue County Herald News, presented a check for $375 to Kathy Ross, Survivor chairperson for LaRue County Relay for Life. The newspaper collected donations for “in memory of” and “in honor of” ads for those who have battled cancer.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life donation

     Allison Shepherd, right, general manager of The LaRue County Herald News, presented a check for $375 to Kathy Ross, Survivor chairperson for LaRue County Relay for Life. The newspaper collected donations for “in memory of” and “in honor of” ads for those who have battled cancer.

  • Otis signs with Georgetown

     Bowling Green High School soccer player, Nicholas Otis, signs national letter of intent to play at Georgetown College. Otis led the Purples to the Kentucky State Tournament boys soccer Final Four last year and was named First Team All State during his senior year.

    “I selected Georgetown College because of both academics and soccer and I am excited about the opportunity to play soccer in college. Georgetown is a great school and I am looking forward to my next step,” he said.

  • WKU Distance Learning offers its first MOOC

     Western Kentucky University will offer a Massive Open Online Course in June titled “The History of Sports in America.”

    A MOOC is a free online course available to an unlimited number of participants. Courses are open to everyone and encourage active participation and interaction with fellow students through discussion and other activities. 

  • PHOTO: Grand slam for great-grandparents
  • 4-H Calendar - May 21, 2014

     Cloverbuds

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 21 at the Extension office.

     

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 6 p.m. May 22 at the Extension office.

     

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. May 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Arts and Crafts

    The 4-H Explorers Arts & Crafts Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 28 at the Extension office.

     

  • COLUMN: Summer annual grasses can supply forage needs

     Summer annual grasses such as sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrid, teff and pearl millet can play an important role for pasture and hay needs. If managed properly, these grasses can provide high yields of good quality forage in a short amount of time.