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Today's News

  • January Money Tip for Students

     As students become more responsible for paying their own bills, they need to be aware of the types of cards available, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Debit cards are tied to a bank account. When someone uses a debit card, the money is automatically deducted from the account. Most colleges issue a type of debit card to students that can be used to buy books, supplies and meals. In that case, the card is not tied to a bank account but is preloaded with funds deposited each semester or quarter.

  • COLUMN: Registration available for Master Cattlemen Program

     Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties have the opportunity to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program.  

    The Master Cattlemen Program consists of 10, four-hour sessions focusing on beef production and the beef industry. These individual educational sessions cover management skills, forages, nutrition, facilities and animal behavior, environmental stewardship and industry awareness, genetics, reproduction, herd health, end product and marketing and profitability. 

  • COLUMN: 25 ways to eat better in the New Year

     The LaRue County Extension Office offers 25 tips to eat better in the New Year:

    • To help with portion control, use the smallest plate that will hold your food.

    • At mealtime, serve from the stove instead of putting a serving bowl on the table.

    • Make double vegetables and serve them first, to take the focus off meat.

    • Switch to whole wheat pasta.

    • Eat vegetarian one night a week.

    • Cut back on butter or margarine – newer whole grain breads are tasty on their own.

  • Food Service Inspections: Oct. - Dec. 2012

  • COLUMN: There is no glory in living a postponed life

     Someday.

    Somewhere.

    When I move.

    When I retire.

    There are many who do what I call “postponed living.”

    Steven Grellet, a French Quaker who lived in New Jersey in the mid 1800s, said, “I shall pass through this world but once and any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now and not defer it – for I shall not pass this way again.”

  • Allie Perkins honored at White Coat Ceremony

     The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy welcomed 138 new students in the Class of 2016 during a White Coat Ceremony held in August at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

    Allie Perkins, a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School, was among the students.

    Perkins is the daughter of Tracy Tharp of Hodgenville and Jeff Watson of Elizabethtown; and the granddaughter of Janice Jones of Hodgenville and John and Alice Perkins of Bowling Green.

    She works part-time at Rite Aid of Nicholasville

  • Students may win $1,500 for college

     Kentucky students in grades K-6 have a chance to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

  • LCHS Speech Team dominates competition

     The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate team continued their recent dominance of regional opponents this past Saturday at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville. 

    The LCHS team racked up wins in seven of the 12 speaking events, with several others making the final rounds and bringing home trophies. 

    Senior Zach Thurman led off the day with a sixth-place finish in broadcast announcing and first-place wins in prose and storytelling. 

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: A food diary can help you lose weight

     The top three New Year’s resolutions are:

    • Spend more time with family and friends;

    • Exercise more/get in shape;

    • Lose weight.

  • Guthrie says fiscal cliff compromise failed to yield needed spending cuts

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, said his opposition to a late-night compromise bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to stave off billions in tax increases was driven by lawmakers’ refusal to address the country’s spending problem.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes Hardin County, was one of many House Republicans who opposed the measure in a 257-167 vote. He said lawmakers chose a compromise that ignores the country’s fiscal troubles by failing to include an emphasis onspending cuts.