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Today's News

  • Mike Cottrell named EMS director

     Pat Helm, director of emergency medical services, tendered his resignation to LaRue Fiscal Court last week with an effective date of Dec. 31.

  • Nine area students advance to KMEA All-State Chorus

    Nine local elementary and middle school students recently received notification of their successful auditions for the 2012 Kentucky Music Educators Association’s Children’s All-State Chorus. Of the nearly 660 Kentucky fifth and sixth grade students who auditioned, almost 600 had scores between the required 200 and 250 range making it more difficult than ever to become a part of the 200 member ensemble.

  • File FAFSA at beginning of year for better chance of financial aid

    Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2012 should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.

  • School Calendar updated 1220

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed through Dec. 30.

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES
    Site-based council schedule
    The HES site-based council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 18.
    For more information, call the school at 358-3506.

    LCHS

  • KYA offers students a ‘real-life’ government experience

    LaRue County High School delegates to this year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly not only learned about current issues but also gained insight into the political process.
    The Assembly, held in Frankfort and Louisville last month, was a hands-on learning experience where 45 Kentucky high school delegations wrote, debated, and voted on pieces of legislation which could affect the lives of Kentuckians.
    Ben Schell, an LCHS social studies teacher who is a co-adviser for the group, feels that KYA is an excellent opportunity for students.

  • CSP cut-off set for Jan. 13

    The ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program is Jan. 13, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1220

    Cooking Club
    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.  
     Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Extension Office.

  • Farm News updated 1220

    LaRue County Extension District Board to meet
    The LaRue County Extension District Board will meet noon, Jan. 4 at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Officer elections will be held. The meeting is open to the public.  
     
    Dead animal pickup
    For dead animal pickup, call Bluegrass Recycling at 1-888-744-1186. The cost is $87.50 and the LaRue County Conservation District will reimburse the landowner 75 percent of the cost with receipt. For more information, call the Conservation District office at 358-3132.

  • Sheep and Goat office awarded $40,000 grant

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office for $40,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to continue the services provided by the office to sheep and goat producers.
    These funds will help continue the organization’s marketing and education efforts through their multi-state publication HoofPrint Magazine, which spotlights Kentucky producers, members, extension and Department of Agriculture specialists. This project also includes three part-time staff positions for the office.

  • Cold weather may bring in Kudzu bug

    As the weather grows colder, many insects will enter people’s homes in search of warmth and shelter. A new pest that could enter homes this winter is the kudzu bug, said Doug Johnson, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.