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Today's News

  • School Calendar: Updated 06/14/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    OTHER
    Free GED testing
    The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee.  LaRue County Adult and Family Education plans to offer official practice testing, prerequisite to taking the GED, on Saturdays. There also will be some Saturday classes in addition to the regular schedule to help LaRue County citizens take advantage of this opportunity.

  • WKU Dean’s and President’s List Fall 2010

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the fall semester at Western Kentucky University.
    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
    Students who list their information as “confidential” in TopNet (WKU’s website) will not be listed.
    They are:

  • Parent-Child Zumba offered June 25

    Mrs. Kentucky United States Andi Tonietti-Guzman is hosting a parent/child Zumba party 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25 at Glendale Christian Church, 119 S. Main Street, Glendale.
    The event will encourage parents to learn to feed their children quick and healthy meals. A Zumba class with personal trainer Jessi Cruse Clemons will dance to the Madagascar soundtrack and last about 30 minutes.
    Afterwards, children and parents may play games and eat a healthy lunch. The cost is $15 per parent/child and each additional person is $5.

  • Seniors receive surprise visit from early influences

    Senior Breakfast turned into senior surprise June 3 as the Class of 2011, being treated to breakfast at LaRue County High School’s cafeteria, also enjoyed a surprise visit by their former kindergarten teachers and instructional assistants.

  • FSA county committee nominations begin today

    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15.
    To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate.

  • Prevented planting report should be submitted July 15

    Due to Kentucky’s weather creating delays in planting, the Kentucky Farm Service Agency is extending the 2011 date to report prevented planting for all crops except small grains to July 15, to coincide with the crop reporting deadline. Normally, producers are required to file this notification on prevented planting with their FSA office within 15 days of the respective crop’s final planting date.

  • Guide to invasive plants offered through USDA Forest Southern Research Station

    The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is distributing free copies of a new guide, titled “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests,” that gives homeowners, gardeners, land managers and others information on controlling and removing invasive plants in the South.

  • FSA program deadlines loom

    July 15 - Final date to report acreage on all other crops and land uses, except small grains, including CRP acreage. Production reporting deadline for NAP crops for previous year’s production except small grains. Exception: Crops insured through NAP must report the earlier of: 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest or grazing, or July 15.
     July 29 - Final date to apply for 2009 Supplement Revenue Assistance Program (SURE).

  • Farm calendar: updated 06/14/2011

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. June 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
    ACRE deadline
    extended to Sept. 1
    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/14/2011

    Kentucky Youth Seminar
    The Kentucky Youth Seminar will be held June 22-24 in Lexington. Local eligible participants will be attending.
     
    Lice check for 4-H Camp
    The mandatory 4-H Camp head lice check will take place 4-5:30 p.m. June 27 at the Extension Office.
     
    4-H Camp
    Local youth, adults and teen leaders will attend 4-H Camp June 28-July 1 at Lake Cumberland.